3 days in Okayama Prefecture Itinerary

3 days in Okayama Prefecture Itinerary

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Kurashiki — 1 night

A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan), take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle, then walk around Ujo Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kibitsu Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: get into the urban bustle at Kurashiki City Geibun-kan, examine the collection at Japanese Rural Toy Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, then explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinkeien, and finally make a trip to Kurashiki Ivy Square.

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Takamatsu to Kurashiki is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Niimi.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Niimi — 1 night

Domaine Tetta has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Fri), get great views at Maki Cave, get great views at Rashomon, then get great views at Ikurado, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Tetta, and finally make a trip to Kusama Vacation Village.

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Getting from Kurashiki to Niimi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Niimi, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
Parks · Nature · Wineries
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Okayama Prefecture travel guide

Gardens · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
Okayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on the main island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Okayama.HistoryPrior to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the area of present-day Okayama Prefecture was divided between Bitchū, Bizen and Mimasaka Provinces. Okayama Prefecture was formed and named in 1871 as part of the large-scale administrative reforms of the early Meiji period (1868–1912), and the borders of the prefecture were set in 1876.GeographyOkayama Prefecture borders Hyōgo Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture, and Hiroshima Prefecture. It faces Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea and includes 90 islands in the sea.Okayama Prefecture is home to the historic town of Kurashiki. Most of the population is concentrated around Kurashiki and Okayama. The small villages in the northern mountain region are aging and declining in population - more than half of the prefectures municipalities are officially designated as depopulated.