Okayama (岡山) is the capital of Okayama Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku Region after Hiroshima. The city is an important transportation hub, being the location where the Sanyo Shinkansen meets with the only rail connection to Shikoku. Okayama's most famous attraction is Korakuen Garden, which is ranked as one of the three best landscape gardens in Japan, along with Kanazawa's Kenrokuen and Mito's Kairakuen. Okayama Castle is located just across from the garden. Okayama serves as the locale for the popular fairy tale of Momotaro (the Peach Boy), so visitors will notice many references to the legendary hero.
Airport to Okayama Station:
Okaden Airport Limousine (30mins)
- Okayama Electric Tramway
- The trams in Okayama are among some of the oldest in Japan, with two lines running through central Okayama City. 100~140 JPY to ride, depending on distance. See AREA 1 map for routes.
- Megurin Bus - Ryobi bus - Shimoden Bus - Chutetsu Bus - Okaden Bus - Uno Bus
Taxi Service (Accept Credit Card)
Ryobi Taxi (086) - 262-3939
Asahi Taxi (086) - 242-0001
Grace Taxi (086) - 263-3333
Towa Taxi (086) - 231-2321
Nihon Taxi (086) - 231-1211