Okayama

Okayama, Japan Jun. 19 Wed 8:51PM

24.3 / 75.7

About Okayama


Okayama Prefecture is located in the Chugoku region of Japan. The prefecture has fifteen total cities, and Okayama is the capital city.
Okayama has been nicknamed the "Land of Sunshine" due to its favorable weather conditions and mild climate. Because of its pleasant weather, Okayama grows some delicious fruits and has many fruit farms. One of their most famous produce is peaches. Fittingly, the popular folk tale Momotaro about a boy born from a peach comes from Okayama. Therefore, there might be some references to Momotaro throughout Okayama.

 

Where To Go

---Korakuen---
Korakuen is a garden not only famous in Okayama but in the whole country of Japan. Considered one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, Korakuen epitomizes the traditional Japanese garden landscape. Korakuen is located right next to the Okayama Castle, so visitors can enjoy two of Okayama's most popular destinations. 

---Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum---
The Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum is located in Setouchi City. The museum is a neat place for people of all ages and is also fun for a family outing. The museum features a collection of Japanese swords and also shows how they are made. Visitors can see the skill and craftsmanship that it takes to create a traditional Japanese sword, and get a glimpse into Japanese culture and history.

 

What To Eat

---Okayama Bara-zushi---
For those who feel like treating themselves to something a little bit special, the Okayama Bara-zushi is a delicious dish. Various luxury seafood such as shrimp, sea urchin, and salmon roe are topped over some sushi rice. Mountain vegetables are also added, making for a nutritious and delicious meal.

---Hinase Kakioki---
Hinase Kakioki is oyster okonomiyaki. Essentially like traditional Japanese okonomiyaki, or Japanese savory pancake, Hinase Kakioko is made up of oysters instead of the traditional filling. Savory, with plenty of sauce, those craving oysters will most likely enjoy this dish.

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