Okayama Prefecture has a mountainous area with many historical heritage sites and hot spring areas, and the Seto Inland Sea, where marine sports and fishing are thriving. Okayama Prefecture has various attractions of both mountains and the sea.
In addition to national scenic spots, 100 landscapes of Japan, 100 waterfalls and 100 beaches, and cherry blossom spots, names, explanations, and maps of tourist attractions in Okayama Prefecture such as hot springs and old shrines and temples are posted.
Okayama prefecture’s map of sightseeing spots, famous places, famous temples, Japan 100 selections.
Okayama Prefecture’s Special natural monuments, national scenic spots, three major XX, 100 landscapes of Japan, etc.
Okayama Prefecture is sandwiched between the Chugoku Mountains on the north side and the Seto Inland Sea on the south side. It is blessed with abundant nature, and many places have been selected as national scenic spots.
Okutsu Valley (Kagamino Town) and Onigatake (Bisei Town / Yakage Town) are known for their autumn colors, and Shiraishi Island (Kasaoka City) is one of the three major beaches in Okayama Prefecture, where marine sports are also popular.
In addition, Mt. Ojin (Kasaoka City), Mt. Shimotsui Washuzan (Kurashiki City), Takashima (Kasaoka City), Gokei (Soja City, Kibichuo Town, Kaga District), Kanba Waterfall (Maniwa City), Owaya Valley (Takahashi City), etc. is there.
The 100 landscapes of Japan have been selected for the Shimotsui coast, which has prospered as a trading hub since ancient times, and the Kanba waterfall, which is also a famous waterfall representing western Japan. Kanba Falls has been selected as one of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan.
Okayama Korakuen (Okayama City), which is one of the representative tourist destinations in Okayama Prefecture, has a high historical value as a daimyo garden in the Edo period that still remains, and is counted as one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan and has been selected as a special place of scenic beauty.
In addition, as a cultural heritage with high historical value, “Former Shizutani School Attached Tsubakiyama Ishimon Tsuda Nagatada Residence and Koyotei” (Bizen City) has been selected as a special historic site.
This is a group of historic sites such as the school for the education of the common people, the graveyard of Mitsumasa, and the residence of his vassals, which was built by the Okayama domain lord Mitsumasa Ikeda in 1670. It is a valuable building.
Former Shizutani School
Okayama Prefecture’s 100 selections (coast, famous castle, waterfall, cherry blossom spot)
As mentioned above, Kanba Falls (Maniwa City) has been selected as one of the 100 best waterfalls.
It is a waterfall with a height of 110m, but a series of small waterfalls, and its artistic flow creates a landscape that is selected as one of the 100 Landscapes of Japan.
Sami Beach (Kurashiki City) and Shibukawa Beach (Tamano City) have been selected as one of the 100 best beaches.
Sami Beach is said to be the oldest beach in Japan, and you can enjoy the calm waters of Setouchi.
Tsuyama Park (Tsuyama City) has been selected as a famous place for cherry blossoms in Japan, and it is a historical park that spreads under the castle of Tsuyama Castle, which is one of the 100 famous castles in Japan.
It is known as one of the best places in the prefecture where you can see more than 1000 cherry trees.
Okayama Prefecture still has a historic cityscape, and there are many historic sites of the castle.
In addition to the above-mentioned Tsuyama Castle (Tsuyama City), Bichu Matsuyama Castle (Takahashi City), Onino Castle (Somori City), Okayama Castle (Okayama City) are among the 100 famous castles in Japan, and Bichu Takamatsu Castle (Okayama City) is It has been selected as one of the 100 Continued Top 100 Japanese Castles.
Okayama Prefecture’s Ancient shrines and temples, famous temples and hot springs
There are many hot spring areas in Okayama prefecture.
Yubara Onsen, Okutsu Onsen, and Yugo Onsen, which are located in the north of the prefecture, are called “Mimasaka Sanyu“.
You can enjoy the hot springs along with the scenery of the mountainous areas of Okayama, which is rich in nature, and it is popular for visiting hot springs.
In addition, the surrounding area of Sakushu Musashi Onsen is maintained as a golf course, and many people visit for leisure.
One of the most famous landscapes in Okayama Prefecture is Seto Ohashi.
A railroad runs in addition to vehicles on the bridge that crosses from Okayama prefecture to Shikoku via the islands.
As one of the largest bridges in the world, it is a scenic spot where you can see the magnificent sea and the magnificent scenery of the bridge.
(External link)OKAYAMA prefecture official site
(External link)OKAYAMA tourism site (Explore OKAYAMA)