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Hiruzen YakisobaOkayama Stir-fried noodles, or Yakisoba, aren’t your regular Yakisoba. What makes Hiruzen Yakisoba special, is that it is made with cabbage picked from the Hiruzen-kogen in Okayama, and made with chicken. In addition, they are mixed with a miso-based sweet and spicy sauce, in cont...more...
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Okayama prefecture is perfect for a 1 or 2-day rest day between the larger and denser prefectures like Kyoto and Osaka, as many of the tourist destinations are focused on relaxing, like onsen and beautiful parks. Here are some things you can do on your trip to Okayama Day 1 After arriving at Oka...more...
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Okayama is the perfect stop for anyone that is interested in traveling to the major areas of Japan, as it connects to the Kyushu, Shikoku, and Kanto regions. Traveling from Tokyo to Fukuoka? You’ll be passing through Okayama!Train The main method of transportation from any other major prefecture ...more...
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A Pleasant Spring StrollOkayama is home to a kilometer-long blossom viewing road, considered one of the premier Hanami spots in Japan. The Asahi River Sakura Road is a long stretch of Sakura trees (about 200 hundred of them!) right next to the Asahi River. During blossoming season, you can see hu...more...
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Korakuen Seen all of the gardens around Japan? Think you’ve seen it all? Try visiting Korakuen! The 300-year old garden has gone through some revivals after the second world war, and the progress shows: the garden is now considered one of Japan’s three best gardens, and is rated 3 stars by the M...more...
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When I visited Korakuen garden in Okayama last year, they had opened one of the buildings that usually aren’t open to the public (the Kakumei-kan Hall). As I walked in, I thought it was simply a nice big old house of some sort but then a door opened and a man stepped out of a room. He stopped whe...more...