Okayama Prefecture – Okayama | Travel Information

Okayama Prefecture located in western Honshu – Japan’s main island. It’s population is quite small, at only 1.9 million people across the prefecture. Okayama is in the Chugoku area, located along the Seto Inland Sea. 

The prefecture capitcal is Okayama city, which is the largest city in Okayama Prefecture – holding a population of 720,000 people.  It was originally established in the Edo period, and to this day, historic remnants are still scattered around the city.

Okayama is often called the land of sunshine, as it averages over 270 days of sun every year. There isn’t a lot of rain in Okayama, but the climate means that its beneficial for growing fruit with soft skins which are easily damaged with the weather.

Destinations in Okayama Prefecture

Okayama Castle

Korakuen Garden

Kurashiki Canal

Kibitsu Shrine

Kakuzan Park

Tours & Experiences in Okayama Prefecture

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