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.
Area is 2,746 sq mi. The population is 1,920,000.
Kōraku-en is a Japanese garden located in Okayama . It is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.
Kurashiki is a historic city located in western Okayama Prefecture. The old merchant quarter is called the Bikan historical area. It contains many fine examples of 17th century wooden warehouses painted white with traditional black tiles.
Okayama originally developed as a castle town during the Edo Period (1603-1867). Okayama Castle, the Koraku-en Garden (one of the three major gardens in Japan), and a number of art museums and science museums are found here.
When it gets dark, Kurashiki's streets are gently enveloped by soft illumination, making the area enjoyable at night time as well. The Bikan Chiku area, which houses the Ohara Museum of Art and beautiful, historical buildings, is growing as one of the greatest tourist spots in the prefecture, a unique cultural city in Japan.