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Country/Natural Experience

Enjoy country and nature through experience in Okayama where Japanese archetypal images still remain!

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Enjoy countryside scenery with a rent-a-cycle.

Go cycling on the Kibiji Cycling Road, one of Japan's top 100 paths.
(Time required: 2 hours)

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A bicycle rented at one of the following places can be returned to either location.

・Araki Rent-a-cycle (Inside JR Soja Station rotary)
Free luggage check-in, free route map
Business Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tel: 0866-92-0233 (Reservation required)

・Uedo Rent-a-cycle (Left to the ticket gate of JR Bizen Ichinomiya Station)
Business Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
[Fee]
(1) Drop-off system: 1,000 yen
(2) Return to the place where rented: 400 yen for up to 2 hours
* After the first 2 hours, 200 yen per hour (Upper limit is 1,000 yen.)

Places in connection with Momotaro (Peach Boy) and historic sites are interspersed along the cycling road.

Kibitsu-jinja Shrine
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Kibitsu-jinja Shrine

It is said that Momotaro is based on this shrine. The best part is the 360 m long large corridor. Draw an omikuji (a written fortune) at the vending machine with the illustration of Momotaro printed to tell your fortune. (Translation in English is printed on the omikuji.)

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Kibiji District
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Kibiji District

Many historic sites, including Bitchu Kokubun-ji Temple, the five-story pagoda, Kibitsu-jinja Shrine, and Tsukuriyama-kofun burial mound which are designated as Important Cultural Properties of Japan, are interspersed.

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inaka_bar Here are the rest spots when cycling.

Kibiji Motenashi no Yakata (Shop&Restaurant)
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Kibiji Motenashi no Yakata (Shop&Restaurant)

Enjoy shopping for fruit souvenirs and meals with a view of the front face of the five-story pagoda at Bitchu Kokubun-ji Temple.

Address
418 Shuku, Soja City, Okayama Prefecture

Kokumin Shukusha Sunroad Kibiji (People's Lodge "Sunroad Kibiji")
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Kokumin Shukusha Sunroad Kibiji (People's Lodge "Sunroad Kibiji")

Onsen bathing for day trippers, Café, and dining are available. Japanese cranes can be seen at the adjacent, "Kibiji Tsuru no Sato."

Address
825-1 Misu, Soja City, Okayama Prefecture

Nomaru Engei Kibiji Noen (Fruits Farm)
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Nomaru Engei Kibiji Noen (Fruits Farm)

This is a hands-on type farm offering strawberry picking, pizza making, and barbeque. Soft ice cream with fruit toppings is popular.

Address
411-1 Nishigori, Soja City, Okayama Prefecture

Interact with horses and enjoy the nature of Hiruzen-kogen Heights!

Hiruzen-kogen Heights with its gently sloping mountains in the background is a peaceful place where Jersey cows graze. Feel the fresh breeze on the heights together while gazing upon the gentle horses.

Hiruzen Horse Park
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Hiruzen Horse Park

Beginners are welcome. No reservation required.

[Draft horse back riding in the facility]
1 person: 1,300 yen (one adult),
Riding in tandem (one adult and a child of around 3 years old or older): 2,310 yen

[Draft horse back riding in the perimeter of course]
2,310 yen (500 m), 3,465 yen (1 km)
Business Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Closed: Wednesday and Thursday (January - February)

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Hiruzen-kogen Heights
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Hiruzen-kogen Heights

This is the plateau resort where cycling, camping, and skiing can be enjoyed. Fine food such as Hiruzen Yakisoba (noodles stir-fried in a miso-based sauce) and Genghis Khan (a grilled mutton dish) are available.

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Hiruzen Jersey Land
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Hiruzen Jersey Land

Jersey cows are pastured at this stock farm which extends into the nature of Hiruzen-kogen Heights. Cheese fondue made from fresh and rich Jersey milk and dairy products such as soft ice cream are popular.

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Hiruzen Winery
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Hiruzen Winery

This wine is made from local mountain grapes available only in Japan. Enjoy wine tasting, a glass of wine, and mountain grape soft ice cream here.

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Capture nature in photos during photo trekking.

This plan is to walk along photo shooting spots with a guide. Take photos of natural beauty in Japan while listening to the guide's explanation.

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Okutsukei Valley Premium Walk

Fee: 1,500 yen or more
Dates: Preferred date in spring, summer, or fall
Available language: English
Make reservation/Apply on the website.

More information (Japanese)

Okutsukei Valley
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Okutsukei Valley

This is a varied ravine of which the total length is 3 km. There are many good places to see including the pothole which is the largest in Asia. Enjoy seasonal changes in the scenery. Strolling on the promenade is recommended.

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Hanabijin no Sato (Onsen&Restaurant)
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Hanabijin no Sato (Onsen&Restaurant)

This is the Okutsu Onsen facility for day trippers. Smoothies and lunch made from local produce and fruits at the restaurant, "Aelu," are popular.

Address
261 Okutsukawanishi, Kagamino Town, Tomata District, Okayama Prefecture

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Rent-a-car

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