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  • Omocha Okoku
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    Okayama Pref. Tamanoshi Taki 1640-1
    A theme park located in Tamano City, Okayama Prefecture where the whole family members, from children to adults, can enjoy toys together. The majority of the entire park is comprised of indoor pavilions and outdoor attractions. In the park’s 18 themed pavilions, visitors are free to play with such popular toys as Tomica Plarail trains, Licca-chan dolls, and DiaBlock interlocking building blocks. Outdoors, there are 19 attractions to delight children, including roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, and go-carts. The Kodomo Studio, an NHK character-themed pavilion and shop, is also popular.
  • Yumeji Art Museum (Honkan)
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Naka-ku Hama 2-1-32
    The museum was opened in 1984, near the Korakuen Garden in commemoration of the 100th birthday of Yumeji Takehisa. Here, in addition to the hanging scrolls drawn by Yumeji, the main building has about 3,000 items including watercolors and oil paintings, letters and books and other materials. In addition to the permanent exhibition where about 100 works can be seen, exhibitions introducing Yumeji’s art from various viewpoints is held several times a year. At the museum cafe, you can have fancy European baked raisin cookies called Garibaldi which were a favorite of Yumeji.

    The Yumeji Art Museum is located right across the bridge from the Korayuen (North Gate / parking lot), around 5 minutes of walking on foot. The museum is dedicated to the Japanese artist Yumeji...

  • Okayama Prefectural Museum
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Kourakuen 1-5
    Here, the cultural heritage of Okayama Prefecture from primitive through modern times is displayed in an easy to understand manner. In addition to the main attraction, the Akakawa Odoshi yoroi red leathered armor, a national treasure, valuable cultural artifacts are preserved and displayed. Twice a month, a curator provides presentations on the exhibits. This museum is located in the outer garden of Korakuen.

    I visited this museum because of the Bizen pottery collection. I enjoyed seeing this, and also the sword collection, as I hadn't been aware that Okayama was also famous for swords. It was a bit...

  • Yumeji Art Museum Yumeji Seika and Shonen Sanso
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    Okayama Pref. Setouchishi Okuchouhonjou
    The birthplace and home where the well-known Taisho Roman poet, painter, and artist Yumeji Takehisa lived until the age of 16. A traditional Japanese home with a thatched roof built some 250 years ago, both the interior and the exterior are preserved in the state they were in when Yumeji Takehisa lived here. The Syonen Sansou was designed by Takehisa and served as his Tokyo studio and home; on the artist’s 95th birthday in 1979, the structure was restored with the help of Takehisa’s second son, Fujihiko. Hanging scrolls, folding screens, sketches, and other works by Takehisa are displayed inside.
  • Yebisu Ya Pro
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Nakasange 1-10-30 Fukutake Jolly Building B2F
    Long a favorite entertainment venue in Okayama, this club has a casual and friendly atmosphere that makes patrons feel at home. It frequently sponsors live events with guest DJs, dancers, and other artists, and it is a lively and popular spot any night of the week. It has a large number of coin lockers where patrons can leave their belongings and enjoy dancing or listening to live music unencumbered.
  • Bizen Gallery and Cafe Rihou
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Bizenshi Imbe 1530
    This is a Bizenyaki pottery gallery and cafe located along the Sanyo Road in Inbe, Bizen City. The gallery exhibits and sells Bizenyaki works from famous artists to casual everyday items. The cafe offers matcha powdered green tea and coffee with a sweet, light refreshments such as sandwiches and sweets, all served on bizen-yaki dishes.

    JR赤穂線伊部駅から歩いて5分。数多くの備前焼の店が立ち並ぶ道路の一角にあり、散策がてら気軽に立ち寄りたい。店内には備前焼の作品がずらり。有名作家の作品も展示されている。おいしいコーヒーを飲みながら、ゆったりと時間をすごせる。

  • Sun Station Terrace Okayama
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Ekimotomachi 1-1
    Sun Station Terrace Okayama is a shopping center located within Okayama Station. It comprises the West Hall, North Hall and South Hall, and has a wide range of products and stores, including ladies' fashion, menswear, children's clothing, “fast fashion” and other apparel products, as well as household goods, food, restaurants, and branches of ABC-MART, MUJI, etc.
  • Nakayama Strawberry Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Sugano 3980
    This farm is located along Prefectural Road 237 in the Sugano area of Kita Ward, Okayama City. It cultivates different varieties of strawberries such as Akihime, Kaorino, Benihoppe, Honoka and OiCBerry by hydroponics and gives Chinese medicine prescriptions. You can enjoy strawberry picking inside a greenhouse when in season.
  • Setouchi City Museum of Art
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    Okayama Pref. Setouchishi Ushimadochoushimado 4911 Setouchi City Hall Ushiwa City Market 3/4 F
    This art museum is located along Prefectural Route 28 in the Ushimado-cho area of Ushimado, Setouchi City. It exhibits works including those by the Western painter Satake Toku, known as the “olive painter,” who left paintings with olive garden motifs from his atelier in the olive gardens of Ushimado.
  • Shibukawa Zoo
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Tamanoshi Shibukawa 3-1077-1
    This zoo is located in the Shibukawa 3 Chome area of Tamano City. It raises 600 animals from about 80 different species on the site covering almost 100,000 square meters. Besides being able to interact with various animals such as through dog walking and horseback riding, you can collect insects that live in the park for free during the summer.

    ここまで動物と近くでコミニケーションできる 動物園は他にない‼ 凄かったです お目当ての犬の散歩は遅かったので 一緒に歩けなくて残念 でも本当に凄いので行ってみてください

  • Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum
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    Okayama Pref. Setouchishi Osafunechouosafune 966
    This Japanese sword museum is located in the Osafune area of Osafune-cho, Setouchi City. It exhibits Japanese swords with various themes including Bizen swords from Osafune, an area that had long flourished as a Japanese sword production area. In addition, there is also a Japanese sword workshop on the premises, and besides being able to see how Japanese swords are made, you can make reservations to experience making paper knives and small knives, and also lectures to learn how to care for Japanese swords.
  • Tamano Municipal Marine Museum (Shibukawa Marine Aquarium)
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Tamanoshi Shibukawa 2-6-1
    Tamano Municipal Marine Museum and Shibukawa Marine Aquarium are located in Shibukawa 2-chome in the city of Tamano. The aquarium houses 2,000 individual marine life forms of 180 species from all over Japan, especially the Inland Sea, and the museum displays 1,000 specimens of shellfish, taxidermic specimens of fish, and models of ships. There are also outdoor exhibits of marine animals and maritime devices.

    岡山で唯一の水族館 小さい水族館ですが小さい子供なら十分楽しめます。ウミガメのプールで餌を買ってあげる事ができます。

  • Manekineko Museum of Art
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Kanayamaji 865-1
    This art museum for manekineko (beckoning cats) is located in the Kinzanji area of Kita Ward, Okayama City. Besides the permanent exhibition of 700 manekineko of various shapes and materials from traditional ones from throughout Japan to ones made by modern artists, it also holds temporary exhibitions related to manekineko. In addition, there is an adjoining museum shop that sells original manekineko goods.

    A hundred years old living quarter has been transformed into a house of manekineko or fortune cats of 700 kinds. The museum gave the feeling like walking into the grandma's private rooms where...

  • Urayasu Comprehensive Park West District
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Minami-ku Urayasunishimachi 148-1
    A park located in Urayasu-nishimachi Town, Minami Ward, Okayama City. It is divided into a Western District and an Eastern District which sandwich the Aioi River. With a lawn square and a playground in the Western District, and a General Cultural Gymnasium complete with a library in the Eastern District, you'll even find a collection of sports facilities such as tennis courts and soft baseball fields.
  • Nanaku Strawberry Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Minami-ku Nishinana-ku 469
    Nanaku Strawberry Farm is a farm located in Nishi-Nanaku, Minami Ward in the city of Okayama. From January till around June, visitors can pick strawberries or tomatoes, and in July and October, they can pick corn (maize). The farm also has a café where visitors can enjoy treats made with strawberries and other products of the farm, and a stand that sells Takoyaki (grilled dumplings with bits of octopus inside).
  • Nadasaki Municipal Multi Purpose Park
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Minami-ku Kataoka 119-1
    This park is located along National Route 22 in the Kataoka area of Minami Ward, Okayama City. It has a multipurpose plaza with an artificial turf and outer track, sports facilities such as futsal and tennis courts with nighttime lighting, and playground equipment.
  • Okayama City Museum
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Ekimotomachi 15-1
    Okayama City Museum is located near the west exit of Okayama Station in Ekimotomachi, Kita Ward in the city of Okayama. The concept behind it is “to record, preserve, exhibit, and promote the history, present day, and glories of Okayama.” The permanent exhibit, “The History and Culture of Okayama,” displays materials about the natural environment as well as the history and culture of the city, and there are also time-limited exhibitions and art exhibitions.

    Thought we were just going to see the museum that was right next to the jr station and find out about the history of Okayama but happened to be there at the right time and got to see George Lucas...

  • Ikeda Zoo
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Kyouyama 2-5-1
    This zoo is located in the Kyoyama area of Kita Ward, Okayama City. Besides being able to observe various animals such as giraffes, bison, capybaras and red pandas, you can also enjoy interacting with them through giving them bait. In addition, a steam locomotive from Ikasa Railway and passenger cars from Saidaiji Railway are on display. The zoo also holds different events throughout the year including a summer school and night zoo in the summer.

    岡山市の運動公園の近くにある池田動物園。周りに食べるお店はないので、園内で食べるにはここしかありません。カレーやうどんなど、一通りのメニューはそろっていて、子どもでも安心して食べられますよ。値段も観光地にしては安いです。

  • Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Tenjinchou 8-48
    "Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art is located along Prefectural Route 400 in Tenjin-cho, Kita Ward in the city of Okayama. It collects and exhibits the works of traditional illustrators, traditional Japanese painters, Western-style painters, craftspeople, sculptors, and other artists who have a connection with Okayama. In addition to the permanent collection ""The Art of Okayama,"" in which the objects on display are changed periodically, and special exhibitions, the museum also sponsors events such as lectures about art and workshops."

    Looking over some previous reviews, I learn that the museum has a collection. The reason I mention this is because on my visit today, there was nothing to be seen from said collection, as they were...

  • Takamatsu Castle Water-Siege Historic Park
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Tatsuta 774
    This historic park is located in Kita Ward, Okayama City. The park was established from the remains of the embankment used to flood Takamatsu Castle when Toyotomi Hideyoshi laid siege to it in 1582 under the command of Oda Nobunaga and took Kuroda Kanbei’s suggestion to divert the Ashimori River and isolated the castle in water.

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Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan’s Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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