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Encyclopedia > Okayama Prefecture
Okayama Prefecture (岡山県; Okayama-ken)
Map of Japan with Okayama highlighted
Capital Okayama (city)
Region Chūgoku
Island Honshū
Governor Masahiro Ishii
Area 7,112.32 km² (15th)
 - % water 0.3%
Population  (October 2005)
 - Population 1,957,056 (21st)
 - Density 275 /km²
Districts 12
Municipalities 29
ISO 3166-2 JP-33
Website www.pref.okayama.jp/
kikaku/kokusai/momo/e/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Peach blossom (Prunus persica var. vulgaris)
 - Tree Red pine (Pinus densiflora)
 - Bird Lesser cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)
Symbol of Okayama Prefecture
Symbol of Okayama Prefecture

Okayama Prefecture (岡山県 Okayama-ken?) is located in the Chūgoku region on Honshū island, Japan. The capital is the city of Okayama. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1397x1593, 77 KB) Summary Large size map of Japan with Okayama highlighted, self made but originally based on a japanese mapbook. ... Okayama (岡山市; -shi) is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. ... The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts: for example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions... Chugoku region, Japan The ChÅ«goku region (中国地方 ChÅ«goku-chihō) is the westernmost region of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaido Honshu Kyushu Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Notes: ¹ as of 2000 References National Governors Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures ranked by area ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Binomial name Prunus persica (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Blossom is a term given to the flowers of stone fruit trees (Genus Prunus) and of some other plants with a similar appearance that flower profusely but for a short period of time. ... Species About 115 species Pines are coniferous trees of the genus Pinus, in the family Pinaceae. ... Genera See text. ... Okayama prefecutral symbol (source: ja. ... Chugoku region, Japan. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Okayama (岡山市; -shi) is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. ...

Contents

History

Okayama Prefecture was formerly divided into Bitchu Province, Bizen Province, and Mimasaka Province until the Meiji Restoration. Bitchu (備中国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of western Honshu, in what is today western Okayama Prefecture. ... Bizen (備前国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of Honshu, in what is today the southeastern part of Okayama Prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The Meiji Restoration ), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to a change in Japans political and social structure. ...


Geography

Map of Okayama Prefecture:
Map of Okayama Prefecture:

Okayama Prefecture borders Hyogo Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture. It faces Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea and includes 90 islands in the sea. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1281x901, 34 KB) Map of Okayama Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1281x901, 34 KB) Map of Okayama Prefecture, Japan. ... Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県 Hyōgo-ken) is located in the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Tottori Prefecture (鳥取県; Tottori-ken) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... The headquarters of the government of the prefecture are in this building in the city of Hiroshima. ... Kagawa Prefecture (香川県; Kagawa-ken) is located on Shikoku island, Japan. ... Shikoku (四国, four provinces) is the smallest and least populous (4,141,955 as of 2005) of the four main islands of Japan. ... The Inland Sea and its major straits with the bay of Osaka (dashed) Formally named the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海 Seto Naikai), the Inland Sea is the body of water separating Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, three of the main islands of Japan. ...


Okayama Prefecture is home to the historic town of Kurashiki. Most of the population is concentrated around Kurashiki and Okayama, and the northern mountains are declining in population. Kurashiki (倉敷市; -shi) is a historic city located to the west of Okayama, Japan, sitting on the Takahashi River, on the coast of the Inland Sea. ... Okayama (岡山市; -shi) is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. ...


Cities

Fifteen cities are located in Okayama Prefecture:


Bizen (備前市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Ibara (井原市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Kasaoka (笠岡市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Kurashiki (倉敷市; -shi) is a historic city located to the west of Okayama, Japan, sitting on the Takahashi River, on the coast of the Inland Sea. ... Maniwa (真庭市 -shi) is a city in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. ... Mimasaka (美作町; -cho) is a town located in Aida District, Okayama, Japan. ... Niimi (新見市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Okayama (岡山市; -shi) is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. ... This is the current Japanese collaboration of the week! Please help improve it to featured article standard. ... Sōja (総社市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Takahashi (高梁市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Tamano (玉野市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Tsuyama (津山市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ...


Towns and villages

Towns and villages in each district: The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Nishiawakura
Setoǂ
Satosho
  • Kaga District
Kibichuo
Nagi
Shoo
Kumenan
Misaki
Shinjo
Takebeǂ
Yakage
Kagamino
Hayashima
Wake

ǂ Scheduled to be dissolved following mergers. Aida (英田郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Nishiawakura (西粟倉村; -son) is a village located in Aida District, Okayama, Japan. ... Akaiwa (赤磐郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Seto (瀬戸町; -cho) is a town located in Akaiwa District, Okayama, Japan. ... Asakuchi (浅口郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Satosho (里庄町; -cho) is a town located in Asakuchi District, Okayama, Japan. ... Katsuta (勝田郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Nagi (奈義町; -cho) is a town located in Katsuta District, Okayama, Japan. ... Shōō (勝央町; -chō) is a town located in Katsuta District, Okayama, Japan. ... Kume (久米郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Kumenan (久米南町; -cho) is a town located in Kume District, Okayama, Japan. ... Maniwa (真庭郡; Maniwa-gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Shinjo (新庄村; Shinjō-son) is a village located in Maniwa District, Okayama, Japan. ... Mitsu (御津郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Takebe (建部町; -cho) is a town located in Mitsu District, Okayama, Japan. ... Oda (小田郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Yakage (矢掛町; -cho) is a town located in Oda District, Okayama, Japan. ... Tomata (苫田郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Kagamino (鏡野町; -cho) is a town located in Tomata District, Okayama, Japan. ... Tsukubo (都窪郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Hayashima (早島町; -cho) is a town located in Tsukubo District, Okayama, Japan. ... Wake (和気郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Wake (和気町; -cho) is a town located in Wake District, Okayama, Japan. ...


Mergers

(as of March 21, 2006)

  • On October 1, 2004, the towns of Kamogawa and Kayo merged to form the town of Kibichuo. The new town belongs to Kaga District, founded upon this merger.
  • On March 22, 2005, the city of Bizen and the towns of Hinase, and Yoshinaga merged to form the new city of Bizen.
  • On March 22, 2005, the towns of Chuo, Asahi, and Yanahara merged to form the new town of Misaki.

2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Takahashi (高梁市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Ukan (有漢町; -cho) is a town located in Jōbō District, Okayama, Japan. ... Nariwa (成羽町; -cho) is a town located in Kawakami District, Okayama, Japan. ... Kawakami is the name of several places in Japan: In Okayama Prefecture, Kawakami Town Kawakami Village This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Bitchu (備中町; Bitchū-chō) is a town located in Kawakami District, Okayama, Japan. ... Takahashi (高梁市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Kawakami (川上郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Kamogawa (加茂川町; -cho) is a town located in Mitsu District, Okayama, Japan. ... Kayo (賀陽町; -cho) is a town located in Jōbō District, Okayama, Japan. ... Ushimado (牛窓町; -cho) was a town located in Oku District, Okayama, Japan. ... Oku (邑久町; -cho) was a town located in Oku District, Okayama, Japan. ... Osafune (長船町; -cho) was a town located in Oku District, Okayama, Japan. ... Oku (邑久郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... This is the current Japanese collaboration of the week! Please help improve it to featured article standard. ... Oku (邑久郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kamo (加茂町; -cho) is a town located in Tomata District, Okayama, Japan. ... Shōboku (勝北町; -cho) is a town located in Katsuta District, Okayama, Japan. ... Kume (久米町; -cho) is a town located in Kume District, Okayama, Japan. ... Aba (阿波村; -son) is a village located in Tomata District, Okayama, Japan. ... Tomata (苫田郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Tsuyama (津山市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Yoshii, Okayama may refer to more than one place in Japan: Yoshii, Akaiwa, Okayama Yoshii, Shitsuki, Okayama This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Shitsuki (後月郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Bisei (美星町; -cho) is a town located in Oda District, Japan. ... Oda (小田郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Ibara (井原市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Shitsuki (後月郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Okutsu (奥津町; -cho) is a town located in Tomata District, Okayama, Japan. ... Kagamino (鏡野町; -cho) is a town located in Tomata District, Okayama, Japan. ... Kamisaibara (上齋原村; -son) is a village located in Tomata District, Okayama, Japan. ... Tomi (富村; -son) is a village located in Tomata District, Okayama, Japan. ... Tomata (苫田郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Kagamino (鏡野町; -cho) is a town located in Tomata District, Okayama, Japan. ... Sanyō (山陽町; -chō) is a town located in Akaiwa District, Okayama, Japan. ... Akasaka (赤坂町; -cho) is a town located in Akaiwa District, Okayama, Japan. ... Yoshii, Okayama may refer to more than one place in Japan: Yoshii, Akaiwa, Okayama Yoshii, Shitsuki, Okayama This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Kumayama (熊山町; -cho) is a town located in Akaiwa District, Okayama, Japan. ... Akaiwa (赤磐郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Mitsu (御津町; -cho) is a town located in Mitsu District, Okayama, Japan. ... Nadasaki (灘崎町; -cho) is a town located in Kojima District, Okayama, Japan. ... Okayama (岡山市; -shi) is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. ... Kojima (児島郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Sōja (総社市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Yamate (山手村; -son) is a village located in Tsukubo District, Okayama, Japan. ... Kiyone (清音村; -son) is a village located in Tsukubo District, Okayama, Japan. ... Tsukubo (都窪郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Sōja (総社市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Bizen (備前市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Hinase (日生町; -cho) is a town located in Wake District, Okayama, Japan. ... Yoshinaga (吉永町; -cho) is a town located in Wake District, Okayama, Japan. ... Bizen (備前市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Chuo (中央町; Chūō-chō) is a town located in Kume District, Okayama, Japan. ... Asahi (旭町; -cho) is a town located in Kume District, Japan. ... Yanahara (柵原町; -cho) is a town located in Kume District, Okayama, Japan. ... Niimi (新見市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Shingo (神郷町; Shingō-chō) is a town located in Atetsu District, Okayama, Japan. ... Tetta (哲多町; -cho) is a town located in Atetsu District, Okayama, Japan. ... Tessei (哲西町; -cho) is a town located in Atetsu District, Okayama, Japan. ... Niimi (新見市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Atetsu (阿哲郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Hokubo (北房町; Hokubō-chō) is a town located in Jōbō District, Okayama, Japan. ... Jōbō (上房郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Katsuyama (勝山町; Katsuyama-chō) is a town located in Maniwa District, Okayama, Japan. ... Ochiai (落合町; Ochiai-chō) is a town located in Maniwa District, Okayama, Japan. ... Yubara (湯原町; Yubara-chō) is a town located in Maniwa District, Okayama, Japan. ... Kuse (久世町; Kuse-chō) is a town located in Maniwa District, Okayama, Japan. ... Mikamo (美甘村; Mikamo-son) is a village located in Maniwa District, Okayama, Japan. ... Kawakami is the name of several places in Japan: In Okayama Prefecture, Kawakami Town Kawakami Village This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Yatsuka (八束村; Yatsuka-son) is a village located in Maniwa District, Okayama, Japan. ... Chuka (中和村; Chuka-son) is a village located in Maniwa District, Okayama, Japan. ... Maniwa (真庭郡; Maniwa-gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Maniwa (真庭市 -shi) is a city in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. ... Jōbō (上房郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Katsuta (勝田町; -cho) is a town located in Katsuta District, Okayama, Japan. ... Katsuta (勝田郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Categories: Towns in Okayama Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Mimasaka (美作町; -cho) is a town located in Aida District, Okayama, Japan. ... Sakuto (作東町; -cho) is a town located in Aida District, Okayama, Japan. ... Aida (英田町; -cho) is a town located in Aida District, Okayama, Japan. ... Higashiawakura (東粟倉村; -son) is a village located in Aida District, Okayama, Japan. ... Aida (英田郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Mimasaka (美作町; -cho) is a town located in Aida District, Okayama, Japan. ... Funao (船穂町; -cho) is a town located in Asakuchi District, Okayama, Japan. ... Asakuchi (浅口郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Mabi (真備町; -cho) is a town located in Kibi District, Okayama, Japan. ... Kibi (吉備郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Kurashiki (倉敷市; -shi) is a historic city located to the west of Okayama, Japan, sitting on the Takahashi River, on the coast of the Inland Sea. ... Kibi (吉備郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wake (和気町; -cho) is a town located in Wake District, Okayama, Japan. ... Saeki (佐伯町; -cho) is a town located in Wake District, Okayama, Japan. ... Wake (和気郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Wake (和気町; -cho) is a town located in Wake District, Okayama, Japan. ... Konko (金光町; -cho) is a town located in Asakuchi District, Okayama, Japan. ... Kamogata (鴨方町; -cho) is a town located in Asakuchi District, Okayama, Japan. ... Yorishima (寄島町; -cho) is a town located in Asakuchi District, Okayama, Japan. ... Asakuchi (浅口郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ...

Future mergers

Akaiwa (赤磐郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Mitsu (御津郡; -gun) is a district located in Okayama, Japan. ... Okayama (岡山市; -shi) is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. ...

Transportation

Railways

  • (Japanese) List of railway stations in Okayama Prefecture

Culture

Pottery

Bizen-yaki (Bizen pottery).


Tourism

Some tourist attractions are:

  • The Koraku-en Japanese garden (後楽園) located in Okayama City.
  • Okayama Castle (岡山城 Okayama-Jyō) located in Okayama City.
  • Shizutani School (閑谷学校 Shizutani Gakkō), located in Bizen City.
  • Bikan Historical Area (倉敷美観地区 Kurashiki Bikan Chiku), located in Kurashiki City.
  • Tivoli Park (チボリ公園 Chibori Kōen), located in Kurashiki City.
  • Bisei Astronomical Observatory (美星天文台 Bisei Tenmondai), located in Ibara Town (following dissolution of Bisei Town).

Korakuen Garden is one of three the most beautiful Japanese gardens (園芸), alongside with Kenroku-en and Kairaku-en. ... Okayama (岡山市; -shi) is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. ... Okayama Castle is a Castles in Japan. ... Bizen (備前市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Kurashiki (倉敷市; -shi) is a historic city located to the west of Okayama, Japan, sitting on the Takahashi River, on the coast of the Inland Sea. ... Ibara (井原市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... Bisei (美星町; -cho) is a town located in Oda District, Japan. ...

Miscellaneous topics

Anime and manga

The anime and manga series Tenchi Muyo! take place in this part of Japan, and many characters are named after geographical features and landmarks of the area. Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation originating in Japan. ... 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... Tenchi Muyo! ), is an anime, light novel, and manga series about a boy named Tenchi Masaki and the alien women that love him. ...


Notables

Yuko Arimori is a Japanese athlete who competed mainly in the Marathon. ... Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // Tesshō Genda Tesshō Genda ) was born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan on May 20, 1948. ... Voice Animage, a magazine about all things seiyÅ«. A seiyÅ«, seiyuu or seiyu ) is a Japanese voice actor. ... Ryutaro Hashimoto (橋本龍太郎 Hashimoto RyÅ«tarō, July 29, 1937 - July 1, 2006) was a Japanese politician who served as the 82nd and 83rd Prime Minister of Japan from January 11, 1996 to July 30, 1998. ... Kiichiro Hiranuma (平沼 騏一郎 Hiranuma Kiichirō, September 28, 1867–August 22, 1952) was a Japanese politician and the 35th Prime Minister of Japan from January 5, 1939 to August 30, 1939. ... Inukai Tsuyoshi (犬養 毅, April 20, 1855–May 15, 1932) was a Japanese politician and the 29th Prime Minister of Japan from December 13, 1931 to May 15, 1932. ... The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣 Naikaku sōri daijin) is the usual English-language term used for the head of government of Japan, although the literal translation of the Japanese name for the office is Prime Minister of the Cabinet. ... Senichi Hoshino (星野仙一 Hoshino Senichi, born January 22, 1947) is a famous Japanese baseball player. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally, the field manager); this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... Koshi Inaba , born on September 23, 1964 in Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture) is a Japanese vocalist. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... Joe Odagiri as Ginko in Mushishi (live-action) Joe Odagiri (オダギリ ジョー or 小田切 è­² Odagiri Jō, born February 16, 1976) is a Japanese actor, who was born in Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Shukei-sansui (Autumn Landscape), by Sesshu Toyo Sesshu Toyo (雪舟 等楊 Sesshū Tōyō, lit. ... This article or section should be merged with Sumi-e Shukei-sansui (Autumn Landscape), by Sesshu Toyo Suiboku, sometimes called Sumi-e, is a form of ink painting developed by the Chinese during the Sung dynasty (960-1274). ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, also called Western Boxing, pugilism, prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science (a common nickname among fans), is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with... Masashi Kishimoto Masashi Kishimoto ), born November 8, 1974, is the creator and author of the popular manga Naruto. ... Mangaka (漫画家) is the Japanese word for a comic artist. ... Daisuke Takahashi (高橋 大輔, Takahashi Daisuke, born March 16, 1986 in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan) competes in Mens Figure Skating. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form that originated around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in African American musical styles blended with Western music technique and theory. ...

External links

  • Official Okayama Prefecture homepage
  • Personnal blog to discover Okayama Prefecture (in french)
Shadow picture of Okayama Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
Symbol of Okayama Prefecture
Cities
Akaiwa | Asakuchi | Bizen | Ibara | Kasaoka | Kurashiki | Maniwa | Mimasaka | Niimi | Okayama (capital) | Setouchi | Soja | Takahashi | Tamano | Tsuyama
Districts
Aida | Akaiwa | Asakuchi | Kaga | Katsuta | Kume | Maniwa | Mitsu | Oda | Tomata | Tsukubo | Wake
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit

Coordinates: 34°42′N 133°51′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Okayama is the prefectural capital of the like-named prefecture, and that government was the sponsor of the International Villas at Hattoji and Ushimado.
Okayama prefecture clearly has a bunch of powerful Dietmen, because the evidence of rampant government spending is all over the prefecture -- whether it's the International Villas, the incredible number of nearly-unused highways crisscrossing the area, or the museums, they've got the funding.
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