Okayama

Okayama

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Come to Okayama and visit locales like Korakuen (one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan) and the Bitchu Matsuyama Castle (also known as the "castle in the sky"), where many buildings of historical and stylistic splendor still remain. Also in the prefecture is Kurashiki, a city that boomed as a location for cotton milling. Even now, the streets of the town have a retro-modern atmosphere from their blend of Edo-era homes with Meiji and western architecture. Don’t miss out on the area’s top-notch Japanese soul food, like Hiruzen-style yakisoba noodles, offal oden noodles, and Hinase-style kakioka oyster pancake.

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