Okayama Station is a primary station for Okayama City where the prefectural capital of Okayama is located. The Sanyo Shinkansen, the Sanyo Main Line, the Uno Line, the Tsuyama Line and the Kibi Line are available. This station provides excellent access not only within Okayama Prefecture but also outside the prefecture.
Although plenty of railways are available, it is convenient to use rental car if you are planning to go to various sightseeing spots. Car rental service offices are in various locations. There is one under the Shinkansen overpass located 100m to the right from the East-guchi (exit). There are several more around the West-guchi (exit).
The Kibitsu Shrine is also known as the model for the Momotaro Densetsu (the legend of Momotaro). It is about 25 minutes from Okayama Station via National Route 180 and prefectural road 389. Okayama City's major tourist spots including the Okayama Castle and the Koraku-en Garden are about 10 minutes from Momotaro-dori via Shiroshita-suji (street).