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Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Chugoku  /  Okayama Prefecture  /  Okayama
(3.3/5 based on 3,200+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: parks, historic sites, shopping
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima. The city is famous for its tasty fruits, which you can find in many open-air and closed markets, as well as its iconic landscape garden, which features expansive lawns and ponds overlooked by a brooding black castle. Other tourist attractions in Okayama include three museums and the first public school in Japan, alongside an assortment of teahouses and other Edo-period buildings. Images of Peach Boy, a legendary demon-quelling boy hero, appear all over the city, adding to its charm. Add Okayama and other destinations in Japan to your travel plans using our Japan vacation route planner.
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Where to stay in Okayama

As a busy transit area, Okayama offers many places to stay, with most of them in the mid-range category and a few catering to luxury-conscious tourists. Large numbers of modern mid-range hotels and budget accommodations are located to the west of the railway station, in the neighborhoods of Ekimaecho and Honmachi heading towards the Asahi River. There are many capsule hotels around the station, and some nearby internet cafes also offer budget overnight stays. Traditional "ryokan" (guesthouses) and youth hostels cluster around nearby Kurashiki.
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