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Okayama Farmers’ Market North Village

Okayama Farmers’ Market North Village

This area includes a ranch, livestock barns, processing facilities for animal products and fields. Dairy and agricultural experiences are available.

Satosho Utsukushii-mori (Beautiful Forest)

Satosho Utsukushii-mori (Beautiful Forest)

This park, located in the forest, covers about 17 hectares. It has a cabin for bird-watching, walking trails, open spaces and camp sites.

Ohaganishi Rice Terraces

Ohaganishi Rice Terraces

The scenery of 40 hectares, having 800 rice terraces, and selected as one of the 100 best rice terraces in Japan, spreads out before you.


Ukan Valley

Ukan Valley

Cherry blossoms in spring and colored leaves in autumn are marvelous.

Mt. Yataka

Mt. Yataka

654 meters high-We can see the Seto Inland Sea and Shikoku from the top of the mountain. The scenery, with a sea of clouds below, is exceptionally spectacular from autumn to winter.

Okayama Prefectural Nature Conservation Center

Okayama Prefectural Nature Conservation Center

In the 100 hectares of this site, there are rearing facilities for Japanese cranes, an aquatic botanical garden and forests for nature observation.


Ikura Ravine

Ikura Ravine

This is a calcareous cave with a total length of about 1,200 meters. The limestone creates a world of mystery.

Maki Cave

Maki Cave

A calcareous cave having a total length of approximately 450 meters. There is an underground lake called “Dream Palace” in the cave.

Miyama Park

Miyama Park

There are about 7,000 cherry trees, and 300 types of flowers and trees. These include azaleas, hydrangeas, pond lilies, and plum trees, numbering over 150,000, all in the 200 hectares of this park.


Koigakubo Bog

Koigakubo Bog

This is an academically valuable bog representing western Japan, where more than 380 types of plants grow wild.

Rashomon (Calcareous Cave)

Rashomon (Calcareous Cave)

Rashomon is the huge arch standing 40 meters high made from limestones. It is a part of the underground cave which has remained after a cave-in since time immemorial.

Kinojo Castle

Kinojo Castle

This ancient mountain castle remains The “Ura Myth.” Approximately 2.8 kilometer-long castellated walls are near the top of the 400 meter high Kinojo Castle.


Nondaki Falls

Nondaki Falls

It is said that the name of these falls, Nondaki (falls of cloth) derives from the fact that the water spreads and falls down like cloth on the surface of the gleaming black rock.

Yokono Falls

Yokono Falls

Consisting of three falls, each one having a different atmosphere. "Somen Nagashi” (a style of eating Japanese vermicelli set flowing in water) in summer is also popular.

Mt. Ushiroyama

Mt. Ushiroyama

The highest peak in Okayama Prefecture (1,345 meter high) which had flourished as a hallow ground of Mountain Buddhism, is in a rich natural environment with primeval beech forests.


Makiba no Yakata

Makiba no Yakata

A hands-on type park equipped with processing and selling facilities for livestock products, a restaurant, and an amusement park.

Hiruzen Heights

Hiruzen Heights

One of the major highland resorts in western Japan, this place is famous for grazing of Jersey cattle.

Kamba Falls

Kamba Falls

These falls are famous as one of the 100 best scenic spots in Japan. This 110 meter high and 20 meter wide waterfall is the largest in western Japan.


Bicchu Kanachiana (Calcareous Cave)

Bicchu Kanachiana (Calcareous Cave)

Located at the northernmost part of the Kibi Plateau, this is the oldest documented calcareous cave in Japan.

Okutsu Valley

Okutsu Valley

A nationally designated beauty spot near Okutsu Hot Spring. It is a good place to enjoy beautiful scenery with the nature of the headstream of the Yoshii River in all seasons. The view of the colored leaves in autumn is especially spectacular.

Okayama Prefectural Forest Park

Okayama Prefectural Forest Park

Broad-leaf trees, like beech trees or Japanese oak trees, as well as bird watching, can be enjoyed in this park.


Iwai Falls

Iwai Falls

The falls at the northernmost part of Okayama Prefecture. You can walk behind the falls.

Mt. Kenashiyama

Mt. Kenashiyama

Famous for the largest natural forest and native forest of beech trees in Okayama Prefecture. The view of colored leaves in autumn is beautiful, and Mt. Daisen and the Japan Sea can be seen from there.

Iwaya Cave (Calcareous Cave)

Iwaya Cave (Calcareous Cave)

Called “The Diamond Cave”, transparent cave formations can be seen here.


Wakasugi Native Forest

Wakasugi Native Forest

One of the major forest bathing spots in Okayama Prefecture along with the headstream of the Yoshii River.

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Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival

Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival

【Mimasaka Area】 Tsuyama city

Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival

This festival is the spring time tradition at Tsuyama Castle (Kakuzan Park) which is famous as one of the best cherry blossom watching spots.

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English pamphlet of Okayama Prefecture

A pamphlet about Okayama in English can be provided in a form of digital data.
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