Okayama City (Japan Okayama)

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Okayama City cruise port


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2023-12-06 17:15

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Okayama (Okayama-shi) is the principal port and the capital city of Japan's Okayama Prefecture (Chugoku region on Honshu Island) with population around 0,7 million.

The town received city status in 1889 and is best known for the Koraku-en Garden (one of Japan's three most popular gardens) and the 16th-century Okayama Castle (completed in 1597).

Okayama (Japan) cruise port

As cruise port, Okayama is visited mainly by smaller-sized luxury ships owned by all-inclusive companies like Ponant, Silversea, Crystal, Azamara, Lindblad.

On shore excursions/bus tours from Okayama is visited Kurashiki City which is at ~0,5-hour drive to the west/southwest (road distance 18 km / 11 mi) via Okayama Bypass (part of National Route 2).

Kurashiki is a former shipping center and is popular for its Bikan Historical Quarter (18-19th-centuries buildings and shops) and for shopping for local handicrafts. Among the most visited attractions are the Ohara Museum of Art (1930-opened, houses Japan's first permanently exhibited collection of Western artworks), Japan Rural Toy Museum (has toys made between 1600s-1980s) and the 18th-century Ohashi House (1796-built residence of the Ohashi family - the town's most affluent merchants). Boat cruises on the canal (in Kurashiki's Bikan) are also popular.

Port Okayama (locode JPOKJ) serves cargo vessels and ferries.

During WW2 (1939-1945), the city had a Japanese Army base. At the end of the war (June 29), the city was heavily bombed by the USA and almost entirely destroyed by fires caused by the dropped incendiary bombs. During the US air raids was also completely destroyed the Okayama Castle (in 1966 replicated in concrete).

Into Okayama City were merged 4 neighboring towns - Mitsu and Nagasaki (in 2005) and Takebe and Seto (in 2007). City's economy is based on agriculture (rice, eggplant, white onion, peaches, grapes), industry (machine tool production, food production, chemicals, printing), commerce (shopping, services, news), education, shipping, tourism.

The city is served by two airports - Konan Airport (for small planes / domestic flights only) and Okayama Momotaro Airport (international, located approx 18 km / 11 mi northwest of downtown). Okayama Airport serves regularly scheduled flights linking to Tokyo, Naha, Sapporo, China (Shanghai, Hong Kong), Korea (Incheon-Seoul) and Taiwan (Taoyuan-Taipei).

Okayama City cruise terminal

Large cruise ships and ferries to Okayama dock/berth at Port Uno Ko - located at ~3-min walking distance from Uno Station. From there, cruisers can access the city via train, bus (including shuttle buses), taxi or rental car. Bus travel takes ~40 min, train travel ~50 min, driving time is ~20 min.

Smaller-sized luxury ships and megayachts may alternatively dock at New Okayama Port (in the city).

Port Okayama City cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Okayama City, Japan Okayama. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

4 September, 2024
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Resolution
5 September, 2024
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Resolution
26 September, 2024
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Resolution
27 September, 2024
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Resolution

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