Specialties

A Showcase of Specialty Gourmet Dishes

With a mild climate and facing the Setonaikai (The Inland Sea), Okayama offers not only Japanese dishes such as sushi and washoku (Japanese cuisine) but also the most delicious fruits in Japan.
Come and taste the wonders of Okayama!

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Fresh Setonaikai (The Inland Sea) Seafood

Spanish mackerel, which come on the heels of spring in Setouchi, as well as octopus from Shimotsui and oysters from Hinase, are particularly well-known.

Okayama Bara-zushi
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Okayama Bara-zushi

This lavish sushi is packed with the flavor of Okayama seafood and mountain vegetables in every bite. Known as a celebratory dish and commonly associated with hospitality, Okayama Bara-zushi is an appetizingly colorful dish.

Spanish Mackerel
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Spanish Mackerel

Commonly served baked, mackerel can also be experienced as sashimi in Okayama.

Takomeshi (Rice with Octopus)
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  • Available year-round
Takomeshi (Rice with Octopus)

A Kurashiki specialty, this rice dish is made with tasty, chewy octopus.

Hinase Kakioko
(Oyster Okonomiyaki)
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Hinase Kakioko
(Oyster Okonomiyaki)

A local Hinase specialty, this okonomiyaki (savory Japanese pancake) dish is made with a hearty serving of fresh, thick oysters.

Meat Dishes with Unique Flavoring

With such dishes as Okayama’s own Western-style pork cutlet rice bowl and “Chiyagyu,” the so-called phantom Japanese Black beef, Okayama is also a meat-lover’s paradise!

Okayama Demi-Katsudon
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Okayama Demi-Katsudon

This Okayama-style dish features a Western-style deep-fried pork cutlet and cabbage over piping-hot rice topped with demi-glace sauce.

Chiyagyu Beef Dishes
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Chiyagyu Beef Dishes

Chiyagyu beef is known for its marbling, soft texture, and reddish color. The deliciousness is best experienced in steaks or sukiyaki.

A Rich Variety of Noodle Dishes

Come and taste the unique flavor of the area’s own soba (buckwheat noodles), udon (wheat noodles), and ramen.

Hiruzen Yakisoba
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Hiruzen Yakisoba

Hiruzen Yakisoba is made with cabbage from the Hiruzen-kogen Heights mixed with chicken and noodles pan-fried in a miso-based sweet and spicy sauce.

Tsuyama Horumon Udon
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  • Available year-round
Tsuyama Horumon Udon

This dish, a combination of fresh horumon (beef offal) and udon (thick wheat noodle), is one of Tsuyama’s local specialties.

Kasaoka Ramen
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Kasaoka Ramen

Made with ingredients grown in Kasaoka, this ramen is made with soy sauce-flavored chicken broth topped with braised chicken.

Fruit Kingdom Okayama

Grown in sun-soaked Okayama, these fruits offer unparalleled flavor and sweetness.

White Peaches
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White Peaches

Okayama's white peaches are known for their elegant white skin and refined sweetness, not to mention their abundant juiciness.

Muscat Grapes
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Muscat Grapes

Emerald green Muscat grapes are popular for their refreshing fragrant and taste.

Pione Grapes
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Pione Grapes

These large grapes are bursting with juicy sweetness and have no seeds, making them easy to eat.

Fruit Parfait
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Fruit Parfait

A uniquely lush parfait topped with seasonal fruit.

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Don’t miss your chance to enjoy your own fruit-picking experience!

Flavorful Liquor Produced from the Clear Streams of Okayama

Delicious sake made from high-quality rice, high-quality water, and high-quality craftsmanship.

Okayama Sake
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Okayama Sake

Okayama is the birthplace of “Omachi rice,” also known as “legendary brewer’s rice.” Come and try this sake’s unique mellowness.

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