OKAYAMA

OKAYAMA

Okayama is prominent on the travel radar of Japanese natives and foreigners alike for many reasons: it is blessed with abundant sunshine, thus making it a great environment for the growing of fruits; it is home to Japan's best-loved folk tale character, Momotaro; and it is the birthplace of...

Japanese prefecture Okayama is known for one of the most popular Japanese folktales that Japanese children hear in elementary school, Momotaro (Peach Boy). This is not a coincidence, as Okayama is also popular for being the birthplace of delicious peaches, especially the white variety. Peaches are synonymous with the...

Yumeji Art Musuem used to be the home of Yumeji Takehisa, a great Japanese poet and painter. It only became a museum in 1970 where it introduced the great artist's different works of art. The museum has been split into two: Honkan in Okayama and Bunkan (Yumeji Seika and...

Are you up for an unforgettable authentic ryokan experience? Kifu no Sato is the best choice for you. Its name literally means "the home of seasonal melody" and it has proven itself to feel like a home away from home for many visitors. It claims to be a great...

Every third weekend in February, nine thousand nearly nude men brave the cold in a night of gladiatorial combat at Sadaiji Temple in Okayama prefecture. The reward? A talisman granting a year of happiness and luck, or at the very least a whopping tale to tell when you get...

Okayama Prefecture is located in the east of Chugoku Region of Japan (the same region which has Hiroshima Prefecture). It connects Honshu and Shikoku Islands; therefore, Okayama is the gateway connecting all of Japan. Okayama is also regarded as the most important transport junction of Chugoku Region. With the...

Japanese Folktales or Mukashibanashi (昔話) are popularly known by children and adults all around Japan. People learn of these stories from school or from their parents at a young age and pass on the stories once they have children of their own. geocities.jp/ There are a number of folktales in...

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