Okayama prefecture

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Fourteenth-century Bitchu-Matsuyama[1] Castle (備中松山城 Bitchuu-Matsuyama-joo) in Okayama prefecture is the highest castle above sea level in Japan. It sits at 1,575 feet (480m), above the town of Takahashi (高梁).[2]

Okayama prefecture (岡山県 Okayama-ken) is an area of Japan located in the Chugoku region of Honshu island, within the southerly San-yo area. Its population was 1,955,000 in 2006.[3]

Okayama prefecture shares its name with its own capital city, Okayama (岡山市 Okayama-shi).


  1. Bitchu (備中 Bitchuu) was the name of an old Japanese province.
  2. Guide to Japanese Castles: 'Bitchu Matsuyama Castle'.
  3. Japan Statistical Yearbook: 'Population by Prefecture 1920-2006'. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. .xls document.

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