・Okayama Electric Railway: This tramway is very popular with the locals. The design of the cars is quite distinctive and varies from retro cars that are over 70 years old to those adorned with whimsical cat illustrations; you never know which car you’ll be able to ride, and that’s half the fun! The line has a history of over 100 years and is a well-loved sight in Okayama City.
・Okayama Castle: The symbol of Okayama. With its unique building shape, in large part thanks to a river acting as its moat, Okayama castle presents a unique aesthetic sense making it the only one of its kind in Japan. It also serves as a museum where visitors can learn more about the period when samurai were active.
・Okayama Korakuen Garden: This is one of Japan's oldest and most famous gardens, built over 300 years ago. The beauty of the landscape has earned it three stars on the Michelin Green Guide. It is also notable for its history of gradual alterations to the landscape according to the personal aesthetic tastes of successive feudal lords.
・Nishigawa Canal Park: A park where you can feel the current day atmosphere of Okayama City. Both banks of the north-south canal have been turned into a park, which is often used as a place for artistic activities by the citizens. Along the canal is Tamachi, the largest amusement district in Okayama.
・Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter: This is the area where the old streets were laid out during the samurai period. The view of the quarter from a traditional rowing boat is a unique experience. The area is also home to traditional machiya houses that have been converted into some of the most fashionable restaurants in Okayama offering traditional Okayama cuisine.
・Kurashiki Ivy Square: This complex of hotels and restaurants, covered in ivy dating back over 130 years ago, is a valuable work of art that embodies the harmony between Man and nature. There is also a museum where you can learn more about the history of Kurashiki, making it a must-visit place when in the city.
・Ohara Museum of Art: This museum, famous as the first private western art museum in Japan, was founded by one of Kurashiki's leading industrialists. One of its unique highlights are the exhibited works focused on the unique Japanese aesthetic sensibility of finding beauty in everyday objects.