Sightseeing in Okayama - what to see. Complete travel guide

1. in Okayama, fans of original souvenirs should pay attention to porcelain goods, as well as traditional tatami mats. Unlike other cities in Japan, they are still made by hand here.
2. The pride of the region is fruit farms, whose products are delivered to all city markets. Sweets made from berries and fruits serve as popular souvenirs too.
3. In restaurants, gourmets should pay special attention to rice dishes. In the prefecture, they grow special rice varieties, which are distinguished by excellent gustatory qualities.
4. Many architectural monuments of various periods have been preserved in the historical district of Okayama. If you don't want to miss the most interesting attractions, explore this area on foot.
5. Okayama has a large train station that regularly receives express trains from Tokyo and other Japanese cities. Okayama can also be reached by bus through one of the nearest cities. Copyright
6. Okayama is considered a calm and safe city, but it is still recommended to observe precautions in crowded places. Watch your personal belongings and, if possible, don't take valuables with you for a walk.
7. There are heavy fines for littering in the city, compliance with the rules is strictly controlled. Similar rules apply to both urban and suburban parks.
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8. Special information desks for tourists can be found at the railway station. That's where you can get city maps and various information booklets for free.
9. Most of the local residents, including staff in restaurants and shops, do not speak foreign languages. Take a phrasebook with you on a trip if you do not know Japanese - it won't hurt.
10. Travelers who are planning to rent a car should remember about left-hand traffic in Japan. Local drivers are careful, but the problem of traffic jams remains relevant.
11. Tipping for restaurant and taxi services are not officially accepted. A small service fee of up to 10% can be included in the bill only in some restaurants operating on the grounds of large hotels.
12. Summers in Okayama are always hot, but it’s still worth taking some warm clothes with you. They are sure to come in handy in entertainment, cultural, and shopping centers where air conditioning is usually turned on.
13. The traditional cutlery in local cuisine restaurants is chopsticks. Only in some restaurants, foreign visitors are offered western-style forks and spoons.
14. Okayama is famous not only for historical but also natural attractions. The most interesting time to visit the city is late spring or summer when nature gains its power.
15. Major hotels provide foreign tourists with special tourist cards. They provide discounts at many museums and cultural centers, as well as public transport.
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