55 days in Okayama Prefecture Itinerary

55 days in Okayama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okayama Prefecture trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Tsuyama
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Tsuyama
— 14 nights
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Niimi
— 12 nights
Drive
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Kurashiki
— 13 nights
Drive
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Bizen
— 12 nights
Drive to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Fly to Buenos Aires

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Tsuyama

— 14 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. Popular historic sites such as Minosaku Genpo Former Residence and Ancient Farmer's Pit-House are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tsuyama Manabi no Tetsudokan and Tsuyama Nature & Mystery Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tsuyama: Maniwa (Historical Katsuyama Town Conservation Area, Kamba Falls, &more), Kagamino-cho (Okayama Forest Park, Fairywood Glass Museum, &more) and Mimasaka (Musashi Archives, Sanomo Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Tsuyama Archives of Western Learning, admire the sheer force of Nondaki, take in nature's colorful creations at Shurakuen Garden, and contemplate the long history of Tsuruyama Hachimangu.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsuyama trip planning tool.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tsuyama is an approximately 41-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tsuyama, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Niimi.

Things to do in Tsuyama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Niimi

— 12 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Rashomon and Kinugake Falls. Niimi Art Museum and Takahashishi Nariwa Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Niimi: Takahashi (Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, Bitchu Matsuyama Castle Observatory, &more) and Shinjo-son (Izumo Kaido Shinjoshuku Yadobacho Historical Preservation Area & Gaisenzakura).

Before you visit Niimi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Tsuyama to Niimi in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Niimi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurashiki

— 13 nights
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Bicchukokubunji Temple and Kinojo Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Washu Observation Deck and Kibi Plain Bicycle Route. Explore Kurashiki's surroundings by going to Okayama (Inujima Seirensho Art Museum, Hayashibara Museum of Art, &more), Kasaoka (Manabe Island, Shiraishi Island, &more) and Tamano (Kannon-ji Temple & Desaki Dog Beach). And it doesn't end there: get curious at Life Park Kurashiki Science Center, see the interesting displays at Old Shimotsui Tonya Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Washu, and take a memorable drive along Mt. Washuzan Park (Foremer Mt. Washuzan Skyline).

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kurashiki road trip app.

Getting from Niimi to Kurashiki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bizen.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bizen

— 12 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Katatetsu Roman Cycling Road and Bizen Osafune Token Village. Visiting Otabujima Nature Path and Hattoji Furusatomura will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bizen side-trips: Akaiwa (Kumayama English Garden, Sapporo Wine Okayama Winery, &more), Shin-Tawara Iseki (in Wake-cho) and Chōfuku-ji Temple (in Mimasaka).

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bizen trip itinerary site.

Drive from Kurashiki to Bizen in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Bizen are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bizen

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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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