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Okayama City

The capital of Okayama Prefecture

About Okayama City
Photo: Yuki Yaginuma (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Things to do in Okayama City

Upcoming Okayama City Events

Naked Man Festival

Naked Man Festival

Mid Feb

Brave the cold of February in Okayama for the Saidaiji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri, also known as the Naked Man Festival, and considered..

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Where to eat in Okayama City

Pfft Cat Cafe, Okayama

Pfft Cat Cafe, Okayama

Ciara Long

Pet and play with beautiful pure breed cats, drink juice and eat delicious snacks in the luxurious surroundings of this parlour..

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Places to stay in Okayama City

Seaman House

Seaman House

Bonson Lam

Unlike the more commercial and tourist oriented hotspots of Naoshima and Takamatsu, there is little activity here at night. No jazz..

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Latest Okayama City Reports

Okayama Castle

Okayama Castle

Noro Randria

Discover the history of the Okayama Prefecture through one of the emblems of the city and a variety of enjoyable experiences.

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Shopping in Okayama

Shopping in Okayama

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Discover more about the best spots in the county town of Okayama and satisfy all your shopping needs.

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About Okayama City

Okayama City is the capital of Okayama Prefecture. With a population of over 700,000 people it makes it a comfortable city to visit. Like all places in Japan transportation is efficient and readily available. At the front of Okayama Station you have access to buses, taxis, trams and bicycle hires. This city is a very easy place to use a bicycle as its pretty flat and makes for discovering the city more exciting. The main streets are signed in English, Japanese and Korean. But if you decide to go off the beaten track to see what exciting treasures or eateries you can find, you will easily be able to find your way back to your hotel or back to the station.

This city has Korakuen Garden (noted as one of the 3 best gardens in Japan), Okayama Castle (the black crow) museums, temples (Sogenji Temple which has a large population of foreigners who are in training to become a monk), shrines, Higashiyama (light mountain treks just 15 minutes from downtown), Okayama port to whisk to away to islands in the Seto Inland Sea and shopping and local themed eateries for every palate.

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