Day 02 - Okayama Free & Easy
After breakfast at the hotel, you are free to explore Okayama on your own. Visit Korakuen Garden, one of Japan’s three best landscape gardens. The garden was designed in the Kaiyu (“scenic promenade”) style which presents the visitor with a new view at every turn of the path which connects the lawns, ponds, hills, tea houses, and streams. You may also visit Okayama Castle. The planks of the Okayama Castle donjon are stained black, which gives the castle its alias: Crow Castle. You can try the kimonos and have your pictures taken for a taste of the life of a feudal lord or princess. Use your JR pass to visit Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter. With its many cultural facilities such as the Ohara Museum of Art and its collection of international masterpieces, Kurashiki Museum of Folkcraft and the Kurashiki Archaeological Museum, the area offers visitors a taste of Western influence combined with Japanese lifestyle. End your day with a shopping spree at the Mitsui Outlet Park. Return to the hotel on your own via train. Overnight in Okayama.