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Today’s Focus: Okayama

Okayama is Japan’s denim mecca, and is best known for its 16th-century Okayama Castle, or “Crow Castle” and for an iconic formal garden called Korakuen.  But like any other place in Japan, delicious local foods awaits in the gorgeous town of Okayama. The town is rich in gorgeous seafood, crops from the plateaus of the northern area and its own unique type of beef. If you’re touring Japan, be sure to enjoy the local flavor of this countryside town. Some of our favorites include: 1. Kaki Oko (Oyster Okonomiyaki) Oyster farming is popular in the Hinase-area, 45 kilometers east from the center of Okayama. Kaki oko is a local savory Japanese-stye pancake made with fresh, juicy oysters and cabbage. We can’t...

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