Handayama Botanical Garden is located in a hilly area near downtown Okayama City. Approx. forty-five varieties of 1,000 cherry trees cover the entire mountain in pink when the trees come into full bloom. Cherry Blossom Festivals held in season. Visitors can enjoy fantastic night view of cherry blossoms and purchase souvenirs.
Hayashibara Museum of Art is located in the area of the inner moat of Okayama Castle. This area was a part of Ninomaru annex of the castle, where there was a guesthouse during the Edo period. Since the Meiji era, Lord Ikeda used it as his administrative headquarters.
Iyama Hofuku-ji Temple Okayama 井山宝福寺. Jake Davies. Located a little over two kilometers north of the JR Soja station in the Kibi district of southern Okayama, Iyama Hofuku-ji, a quiet and atmospheric temple, is not directly on the Kibi Bike Path but is close enough to be a worthwhile detour.
Kibitsu-jinja Shrine is closely associated with the figure believed to have inspired the famous Japanese folk tale “Momotaro.” Rebuilt in 1425, the building at the heart of the shrine has been designated a National Treasure. However, the shrine’s grandest feature is its large corridor some 360 m long.
The shrine is said to have been built where Kibitsuhiko-no-mikoto, an ancient general of Japan, lived. It has many historically important facilities on its grounds. The stately and gorgeous inner shrine was rebuilt in 1697 following a construction method from the 7th and 8th centuries.
Miyama Park is home to 7,000 cherry trees, the largest collection of cherry trees in Okayama Prefecture. Visitors throng to the area during the cherry blossom season to see the sights and enjoy the view of the trees are lighted up at night in early April.
Okayama Orient Museum (岡山市立オリエント美術館, Okayama Shiritsu Oriento Bijutsukan) is a museum of Ancient Near Eastern, Roman provincial, Byzantine, Sassanian, and Islamic Art in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. As of 2007 there were some 4,852 items, including winged Assyrian reliefs.
Since opening in 1974, RSK Rose Garden has built a name for itself as one of Japan's leading rose gardens. Concentric circular beds fill the garden's nearly 30,000 square meters with a sea of roses representing 400 species and 15,000 rosebushes, transforming the garden with a riot of color during the peak blooming seasons in the spring and fall.
Maki-do: http://www.city.niimi.okayama.jp/docs/2012030600295/ 8. Visit Korakuen garden, one of the top 3 traditional gardens in Japan. If you visit in the evening between August 1st and 31st, you can enjoy the annual illumination display known as "Genso Teien". The display changes annually. http://www.okayama-korakuen.jp/ 9.
Top 10 things to do in Okayama Prefecture: Summer. 2014.07.26. Visit Senpai Recommends. Summer, Okayama, Visit, Park, City, Trip, Art. Tweet. Top 10 things to do in Okayama prefecture during the summer, in no particular order. View of the Seto Inland Sea from the Ojigadake bluffs. Old copper smelding factory that has been transformed into a fabulous contemporary art museum, Inujima island. If ...
Tsuyama's main railway station is Tsuyama Station. The station is served by the Tsuyama Line (to Okayama), the Kishin Line (to Himeji and Niimi), and the Imbi Line (to Tottori). All services are operated by JR West. Tsuyama is one of the major cities along the Chūgoku Expressway.
Kumano Hongu-Taisha Shrine is the headquarters of over 3000 Kumano Shrines all over Japan. Kumanohongu-Taisha Shrine as main shrine, along with Kumano-Nachi-Taisha and Kumanohayama-Taisha have been named as Kumano Miyama (three major shrines), also registered as UNESCO World Heritage. The pilgrimage road to the Kumano-Hongu-Taisha is called Kumanokodou.