Okayama is the largest city in Chugaku region next to Hiroshima. Okayama is the capital of the Okayama Prefecture. Initially, back in 1603 to 1867, the city was developed as a castle town. Okayama City is a transport hub of western Japan, especially for the bullet train, Shinkansen. The city is roughly halfway between Osaka and Hiroshima. The best and easiest way to get around town is by using The Okayama Electric Tramway, which is the Okayama's streetcar system. It will cost you around RM 16 for a day-pass. It is also very convenient to rent a bicycle near Okayama Station to stroll around the city. A bicycle is one of the famous transportation in Japan.
Also known as Okayama Momotaro Airport is an airport located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The airport situated about 18 km northwest of central Okayama City and about 11.5 km northwest while the former airport was in the waterfront in Minami-ku. Airlines such as All Nippon Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air and Tigerair Taiwan and Japan Transocean Airoperate domestic flights to Sapporo–Chitose, Tokyo–Haneda, Naha as well as international flights to Shanghai–Pudong, Hong Kong, Seoul–Incheon, and Taipei–Taoyuan. A bus ride from the airport to Okayama Station will only take 30 minutes.
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The climate of Okayama is temperate, with quite mild winters and hot, humid, and rainy summers. The city is affected by the monsoon circulation like the rest of the area in Japan. The best time to visit Okayama is during March to April during spring and during September-October during autumn. Japan is famous for its sakura flower, and the best time to visit varies in between late March to April depending on the blooming time.
Korakuen Garden - is the most famous attraction in Okayama, which attracts most of the locals and tourist to the prefecture. Koraku-en is one of Japan's Three Great Gardens besides Kenraku-en Garden in Kanazawa, and Kairaku-en Garden in Mito, Ibaraki prefecture. The garden is just about 1.5 km from Okayama Station. Build in the 1700s, it includes 1.8 hectares of lawn, as well as beautiful sceneries such as ponds, hills, and tea houses. Entrance fees into this garden coupled with Okayama Castle are around RM 22.
Okayama Castle - Okayama Castle was built by Hideie Ukita, the Okayama area’s lord. The castle is located just across the river from Korakuen Garden, making for one of the garden's most dramatic background. The original castle was completely ruined in World War Two and was reconstructed in 1966. The castle offers beautiful sight and set in beautiful surrounds. It is easy to access as the castle only located just a few kilometres away from Okayama Station. Interestingly, and you can enjoy a view of the Asahi River and Korakuen from the tower. Plus, there is also a museum inside the castle. Okayama Castle is one of only a few black castles in Japan, besides Matsue Castle in Shimane Prefecture and Matsumoto Castle. You can also enjoy the magnificent view of the castle from the river by ranting the rowboat.
Iyama Hofukuji Temple located very close to Soja city. The beautiful Iyama Hofukuji Temple is associated with the life of the famous artist/priest Sesshu of 1420-1506. You can find a few statues and painting that illustrate the story of famous Sesshu. As told by the legend, Sesshu was not an especially decent learner cleric, liking to invest his energy drawing as opposed to remembering sutras, and one day as a discipline for some infraction, he was attached to a post in one of the sanctuary structures and left.