7 days in Okayama Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Okayama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okayama Prefecture itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Kurashiki
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Kurashiki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Niimi
— 3 nights
Drive to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Kurashiki

— 3 nights
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
On the 31st (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Ohara Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsu Shrine, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Keshigo, then admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, and finally step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Yasuhara Strawberry Farm, revel in the low prices at Mitsui Outlet Park Kurashiki, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, and finally don't miss a visit to Kurashiki Ivy Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kurashiki trip planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Kurashiki is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kurashiki is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Kurashiki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Niimi.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Niimi

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niimi: Maniwa (Katsuyama Local Historical Museum & Hiruzen Kogen) and Takahashi (Takahashi Folk Museum, Shoka Museum Ikegamitei, &more).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Niimi trip planner.

Drive from Kurashiki to Niimi in 1.5 hours. In January in Niimi, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Niimi

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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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