“I think this whole organic thing is nonsense,” I told my lady friend, “but hey, it’ll be nice to spend a weekend away from the busy city for a change.”
June 17, 2017
One of the most pleasant surprises to emerge from my countryside break was to be introduced to some of Japan’s most beautiful, creative and inspiring works of traditional, hand-made art.
April 8, 2017
Interested in art? Nature? or Both? There is a perfect trip for you: Setouchi Triennale. An outdoor contemporary art exhibition, Setouchi Triennale, which was launched in 2010, is held for its third time, this year, on the islands of Setouchi in south-western part of Japan. More information just a click away!
August 20, 2016
In the hot and humid Japanese summer it is nice to find ways to escape the heat. A trip to a beautiful natural limestone Makido cave in Okayama prefecture is a great choice for a day trip! Pack your bags, summer is here, let's escape.
July 25, 2016
One of my first experiences of rural Japanese life, and both the attributes and limitations thereof, came in 2008 when I made the move from the bright lights, glitz and glamour of Tokyo, to the gentle farmlands of rural Okayama.
September 25, 2015
Okayama is a small city, a little off the beaten track. Overshadowed by its neighbors, Hiroshima and Kobe, it’s easily overlooked by travellers. It makes a fun day trip if you’re planning a visit to the Kansai or Chugoku area of mainland Japan.
June 25, 2015
Okayama is the prefecture nestled a little further west of Osaka and Kyoto and is often called the 'land of sunshine' due to its good weather. This cycling route allows you to stop off at temples, shrines and offers amazing sakura cherry blossom viewing opportunities.
April 10, 2015
Bizen City is about an hour’s drive to the east of Okayama City. According to some Japanese friends, it’s apparently an uninteresting place to live. But it’s definitely great for sightseeing because even an Okayama City resident like me would go there almost every season.
March 3, 2015
In the eastern part of Okayama Prefecture lays a beautiful traditional town of Kurashiki. Only an hour away by train from Okayama city, Kurashiki is a great getaway from modern Japan. Kurashiki is one of Japan’s current historical towns that receive financial assistance from the government.
January 15, 2015
Okayama has plenty of fantastic tourist attractions. Let us introduce the best places to see in the prefecture.
December 8, 2014
Did you know that the town of Fukiya, in Okayama Prefecture, is famous for its red-brown color?
October 29, 2014