36 days in Okayama Prefecture Itinerary

36 days in Okayama Prefecture Itinerary

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Fly to Osaka Itami, Tram to Hotarugaike, Train to Okayama
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Okayama
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kurashiki
— 10 nights
Drive
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Niimi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tsuyama
— 7 nights
Drive
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Bizen
— 8 nights
Drive to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Fly to Tokyo

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Okayama

— 6 nights
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zentsu-ji Temple and Okayama Orient Museum. Inujima Seirensho Art Museum and Kibitsuhiko Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Okayama side-trips: Takamatsu (Takamatsu's Red Lighthouse, Shikoku Mura Village, &more), Kamiita-cho (Taisenji Temple & Anrakuji Temple) and Teshima Art Museum (in Teshima). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan), step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle, steep yourself in history at Odarayosemiya Ato, and don't miss a visit to Kinojo Iwaya.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Okayama trip builder.

Tokyo to Okayama is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight, tram, and train. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in March, Okayama is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Kurashiki

— 10 nights
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Former Nozakike House and Bicchukokubunji Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Saikokuji Temple and Izutama Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Takamatsu (Ritsurin Garden & Negoroji Temple), Soja (Iyama Hofukuji Temple & Kinojo Castle) and Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu, Kotohiragu shrine office, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ohashi House, admire the masterpieces at Ohara Museum of Art, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Washu.

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Traveling by car from Okayama to Kurashiki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kurashiki can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Niimi.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Niimi

— 4 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bitchu Matsuyama Castle and Raikyuji Temple. Get some cultural insight at Niimi Art Museum and Nishie Residence. Explore Niimi's surroundings by going to Takahashi (Fukiya Furusato Village, Fukiya Elementary School, &more), Shobara (Bihoku Hillside Park, Ombashi, &more) and Sera Kogen Farm (in Sera-cho).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Niimi day trip planner.

You can drive from Kurashiki to Niimi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Tsuyama.

Things to do in Niimi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tsuyama

— 7 nights
Tsuyama is a city in Okayama Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 102,294 and a population density of 200 persons per km². Get some cultural insight at Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park) and Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Daigo Zakura and Tsuyama Manabi no Tetsudokan. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurayoshi (Gokurakuji Temple, Akagawara Nigokan, &more), Kagikake Pass (in Kofu-cho) and Daisen-cho (Daisen, Ono Pond, &more). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Tsuyama Nature & Mystery Museum, stop by Hiruzen Daisen Skyline Kimen Lookout Rest Area, steep yourself in history at Keizo Morimoto Memorial Hall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hiruzen Herb Garden Herbill.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsuyama trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Niimi to Tsuyama takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tsuyama are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bizen.

Things to do in Tsuyama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bizen

— 8 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oasahiko Shrine and Hiromine Shrine. Get a sense of the local culture at Himeji Castle and Old Shizutani School. Get out of town with these interesting Bizen side-trips: Itano-cho (Asutamu-Land Tokushima, Anraku-ji Temple, &more), Hitoyama Rikyu Hachiman Shrine (in Tonosho-cho) and Himeji (Shoshazan Engyoji, Mt Shosha hiking, &more).

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bizen tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tsuyama to Bizen in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bizen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bizen

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Okayama Prefecture travel guide

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Gardens · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
Okayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on the main island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Okayama.HistoryPrior to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the area of present-day Okayama Prefecture was divided between Bitchū, Bizen and Mimasaka Provinces. Okayama Prefecture was formed and named in 1871 as part of the large-scale administrative reforms of the early Meiji period (1868–1912), and the borders of the prefecture were set in 1876.GeographyOkayama Prefecture borders Hyōgo Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture, and Hiroshima Prefecture. It faces Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea and includes 90 islands in the sea.Okayama Prefecture is home to the historic town of Kurashiki. Most of the population is concentrated around Kurashiki and Okayama. The small villages in the northern mountain region are aging and declining in population - more than half of the prefectures municipalities are officially designated as depopulated.

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