Okayama

Okayama faces the Seto inland sea and contains over 90 islands. The Bitchu Matsuyama Castle (also known as the "castle in the sky"), is an amazing site with a castle on top of a mountain often surrounded by fog. Also there is Kurashiki, an ancient city where the streets of the town have a retro-modern atmosphere from their blend of Edo-era homes and western architecture. Also home to Japan's only seaplane tours giving splendid and unique access to the hundreds of islands.