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The Japanese Countryside

Okayama is in the Kansai area of Japan. If you are in Nara or Kyoto and feel like checking out somewhere a bit different, then Okayama might be the place for you. You could also visit Kurashiki, which is an old period townwith canals.
The main reason i am recommending Okayama is for the Okayama Villas (see my accommodation tip), which are a group of great villas scattered thru Okayama-ken. The villas are great for anyone. Friends of mine have used most of them and have only ever had good things to say.
We went for the beach and were able to find some great secluded areas where we could lay on rocks and dive straight into the sea. No-one else was around, it was absolutely beautiful!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Secluded, beautiful and relaxing
  • Cons:Not the easiest place to get to for first-time visitors in japan
  • In a nutshell:A great, reasonably priced place to relax.
  • Last visit to Okayama-ken: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated Jan 25, 2005
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  • lillyia's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2005 at 12:09 AM

    Hi, It is National Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi) in Japan tomorrow! Greetings!

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2004 at 7:07 AM

    Nice start! Welcome on VT. Greetings from Poland :)

  • urban4est's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2004 at 11:37 PM

    Okayama-ken, natsukashi na .... I use to enjoy Kannabe and Ibara. Net fishing in the sea was great. Mmmmm shakko and tai.


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