Okayama (often called the “Land of Sunshine”) is a major transportation hub where the Shinkansen connects with they only train connection to the island of Shikoku. Its climate is warm enough throughout the year to grow olive trees. The major attractions include Okayama Castle and Korakuen. Okayama Castle: Constructed in 1597 and destroyed by bombing in World War II; it was reconstructed in 1966. Korakuen: one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. Built in 1700 and reached its modern form in 1863….