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Okayama
# 29   of 170 destinations
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Korakuen with Okayama Castle in the background

 
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Okayama Cherry Blossom Spots
 

Okayama is the capital of Okayama Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku Region after Hiroshima. The city is an important transportation hub, being the location where the Sanyo Shinkansen meets with the only rail connection to Shikoku. The city developed as a castle town during the Edo Period (1603-1867) and became a significant regional power.

Okayama's most famous attraction is Korakuen Garden, which is ranked as one of the three best landscape gardens in Japan, along with Kanazawa's Kenrokuen and Mito's Kairakuen. Okayama Castle is located just across from the garden. Okayama serves as the locale for the popular fairy tale of Momotaro (the Peach Boy), so visitors will notice many references to the legendary hero.

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Attractions
 1  Korakuen Garden
Outstanding Japanese style landscape garden.
User rating: 85/100 (265 votes)
Visited by: 503 users
 2  Kibi Plain
Charming plain with attractive cycling route.
User rating: 83/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 50 users
 3  Okayama Castle
Reconstruction of the former castle.
User rating: 71/100 (225 votes)
Visited by: 469 users
Special Interest Guides
  Okayama Museum Guide
  A list of some of Okayama's best museums.
  Okayama Cherry Blossom Spots
  A list of popular cherry blossom spots in Okayama.
Side Trips from Okayama
 1  Naoshima
Small island with a lot of modern art.
User rating: 87/100 (75 votes)
Visited by: 149 users
 2  Inujima Island
Small island turned into a modern art site.
User rating: 91/100 (9 votes)
Visited by: 23 users
 3  Bitchu-Takahashi
Pretty town with original mountaintop castle.
User rating: 81/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 55 users
 4  Kurashiki
City with a picturesque, historic canal area.
User rating: 79/100 (300 votes)
Visited by: 660 users
 5  Onomichi
Port town with many slopes and temples.
User rating: 78/100 (108 votes)
Visited by: 261 users
 

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Okayama International Hotel
A quiet, relaxing place to stay surrounded by natural beauty. Enjoy Zen meditation near Seto Bridge and Shikokufs 88 temples.

Tours and Packages
Okayama and Kurashiki Tours
Various tours and travel packages for Okayama and surroundings.

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User Rating (by 417 users):
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Best rated destinations (out of 160):
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116.  Karuizawa   75/100
117.  Nagano   75/100
118.  Fukushima   75/100
119.  Huis Ten Bosch   75/100
120.  Okayama   75/100
121.  Arita   75/100
122.  Inuyama   75/100
123.  Echigo Tsumari   75/100
124.  Minakami   75/100
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24.  Uji   1001
25.  Beppu   977
26.  Hakodate   967
27.  Otaru   955
28.  Kumamoto   937
29.  Okayama   932
30.  Ise Shima   930
31.  Mount Fuji   909
32.  Matsumoto   857
33.  Kagoshima   805

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April 12, 2011
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