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:
You’ve probably heard of Kobe beef, but did you know that Chiya beef from Okayama is just as delicious? Known for its tenderness, the beef is grown in special care in Niimi City in northern Okayama. Unfortunately, this beef is limited in other parts of Japan due to limited shipments nationwide.