Hayashibara Museum of Art
Nicknamed U-jō (烏城; Crow Castle) because of its colour, the striking black Okayama Castle was built by daimyō Ukita Hideie and...
Okayama Prefectural Museum
Exhibits a range of historical artefacts from the region, including documents, tools, armoury and Bizen pottery. The museum is near the...
Kōraku-en draws the crowds with its reputation as one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan. Built on the orders of daimyō Ikeda...
Saudade na Yoru
This 2nd-floor lounge bar overlooking the Symphony Hall building makes all the right retro-chic moves, with a rough concrete floor,...
Despite its name, this mellow, lamp-lit restaurant focuses on French and Italian dishes, deftly whipped up in the small open kitchen....
Hayashibara Museum of Art information
Lonely Planet review
This is a small museum with exhibits of scrolls, armour and paintings that were once the property of the Ikeda clan (who ruled Okayama for much of the Edo period). It's near the back entrance of the castle.