Specialties

Decorative local manhole covers

Manholes are used for the management of sewers, while their covers have been transformed into an artwork with distinctive cover designs. This local manhole cover culture started with a government’s proposal, encouraging local cities, towns, and villages to have their own unique manhole covers to improve the public image and raise the profile of the sewage industry.

There are reportedly 14 million manholes in Japan with more than 10,000 different cover designs.
The designs are unique to an area or a town and often feature its must-see spots, local specialties, and flowering plants. Of course, Okayama is not an exception and has one-of-a-kind manhole covers all over the prefecture. Now go plan your trip to Okayama and find your favorite one!

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Manhole cover collectors’ cards

Collectable manhole cover cards display drain covers with original one-of-a-kind design
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Collectable manhole cover cards display drain covers with original one-of-a-kind design

Start your own collection!
Japanese manhole covers are local artworks with a distinctive design for each region of Japan.
Manhole cover cards have been released as a communication tool to present Japanese sewer cover plate in an entertaining way and enhance public interest and understanding of the sewage industry.
The covers often feature places, local specialties, sports or mascots that the region is known for. These cultural artefacts under the feet of passers-by are created by the Japanese delicacy and accuracy.
The originality and artistic taste have made more and more people in love with them and fans paying visits to the manhole spots are increasing in number.
We also have spots for card giveaway, so when you come to Okayama, don’t forget to get our manhole cards!

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デザイン③桃太郎マンホール(デジタル) Okayama City

①Momotaro
(Cards available)
  • デザイン③桃太郎マンホール(デジタル)
①Momotaro
(Cards available)

Geographic coordinate:
34°39' 41.9''N133°55' 08.2''E

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②Momotaro Dentetsu
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②Momotaro Dentetsu

Geographic coordinate:
34°39' 44.30865''N133°55' 45.06911''E

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③Momotaro Dentetsu
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③Momotaro Dentetsu

Geographic coordinate:
34°39' 58.26832''N 133°55' 12.88132''E

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④Saichan
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④Saichan

Geographic coordinate:
34°39'13.0"N 134°02'13.4"E

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⑤Takebe Town
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⑤Takebe Town

On display in Takebe Yahata Onsen (paid facility)

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⑥Uraja
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⑥Uraja

East side walk of Shiyakusho-suji St.(Momotaro-odori St.~Akura St.)

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⑦Uraja
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⑦Uraja

East side walk of Shiyakusho-suji St.(Momotaro-odori St.~Akura St.)

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⑧Uraja
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⑧Uraja

East side walk of Shiyakusho-suji St.(Momotaro-odori St.~Akura St.)

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⑨Fagiano
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⑨Fagiano

Nishiguchi-suji St.
(ZIP Arena Okayama~Okayama Sta. Nishiguchi square)

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⑩Seagulls
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⑩Seagulls

Nishiguchi-suji St.
(ZIP Arena Okayama~Okayama Sta. Nishiguchi square)

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児島ジーンズストリート Kurashiki City

①MIZUSHIMA RINKAI RAILWAY KIHA205
(Cards available)
  • 水臨A
①MIZUSHIMA RINKAI RAILWAY KIHA205
(Cards available)

Geographic coordinate:
34°31'43.8"N 133°44'28.9"E

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②MIZUSHIMA RINKAI RAILWAY MRT300
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②MIZUSHIMA RINKAI RAILWAY MRT300

Geographic coordinate:
34°36'03.2"N 133°45'54.5"E

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③MIZUSHIMA RINKAI RAILWAY DD200
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③MIZUSHIMA RINKAI RAILWAY DD200

Geographic coordinate:
34°32'15.1"N 133°44'39.1"E

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④⑤“Achi wisteria”
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④⑤“Achi wisteria”

Geographic coordinate:
④34°36'05.9"N 133°46'03.0"E
⑤34°35'47.3"N 133°46'10.4"E

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⑥⑦“Achi wisteria”
(Cards available)
  • 藤B
⑥⑦“Achi wisteria”
(Cards available)

Geographic coordinate:
⑥34°35'31.8"N 133°46'20.6"E
⑦34°35'57.8"N 133°46'09.1"E

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⑧“Achi wisteria”
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⑧“Achi wisteria”

Geographic coordinate:
34°36'00.4"N 133°46'05.7"E

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⑨Wisteria
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⑨Wisteria

Geographic coordinate:
34°36'07.5"N 133°46'04.9"E

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⑩⑪Peach
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⑩⑪Peach

Geographic coordinate:
⑩34°37'28.0"N 133°45'56.1"E
⑪34°38’05.5”N 133°45’30.8”E

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⑫⑬Muscat
  • 船穂町
⑫⑬Muscat

Geographic coordinate:
⑫34°35'07.3"N 133°42'25.9"E
⑬34°35'05.4"N 133°42'32.4"E

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⑭“Achi wisteria”
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⑭“Achi wisteria”

Geographic coordinate:
34°33'52.5"N 133°40'44.0"E

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⑮“Kuramoni”
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⑮“Kuramoni”

Geographic coordinate:
34°36'05.9"N 133°46'05.2"E

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⑯“Ma-bi-chan”
  • 真備町(合併後)
⑯“Ma-bi-chan”

Geographic coordinate:
34°38'00.2"N 133°41'57.0"E

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⑰Japan Heritage
(Cards available)
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⑰Japan Heritage
(Cards available)

Geographic coordinate:
34°32'31.8"N 133°40'19.5"E

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⑱KOJIMA JEANS STREET (symbol mark)
(Cards available)
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⑱KOJIMA JEANS STREET (symbol mark)
(Cards available)

Geographic coordinate:
34°28'20.0"N 133°48'12.7"E

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⑲KOJIMA JEANS STREET (map)
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⑲KOJIMA JEANS STREET (map)

Geographic coordinate:
34°27'45.8"N 133°48'18.3"E

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⑳JEANS MUSEUM
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⑳JEANS MUSEUM

Geographic coordinate:
34°28’35.5“N 133°49’23.6“E

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㉑“Lucario”
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㉑“Lucario”

Geographic coordinate:
34°26'03.4"N 133°48'50.0"E

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㉒“Pochiena”
 “Agehunt”
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㉒“Pochiena”
 “Agehunt”

Geographic coordinate:
34°35'44.0"N 133°46'08.0"E

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㉓“Kenhallow”
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㉓“Kenhallow”

Geographic coordinate:
34°35'53.8"N 133°46'13.0"E

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㉔“Sarunori”
 “Watashiraga”
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㉔“Sarunori”
 “Watashiraga”

Geographic coordinate:
34°35'33.9"N 133°46'13.7"E

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㉕The story of Kurashiki beginning with a single cotton plant
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㉕The story of Kurashiki beginning with a single cotton plant

Geographic coordinate:
34°35'57.7"N 133°46'03.8"E

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㉖Kurashiki - A City of Japan Heritage(Cards available)
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㉖Kurashiki - A City of Japan Heritage(Cards available)

Geographic coordinate:
34°35'57.6"N 133°46'01.9"E

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㉗The story of the port town busting with Kitamae-bune cargo ships
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㉗The story of the port town busting with Kitamae-bune cargo ships

Geographic coordinate:
34°35'57.0"N 133°46'04.3"E

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㉘The story of “Ancient Kibi Heritage in the legend of “Momotaro”
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㉘The story of “Ancient Kibi Heritage in the legend of “Momotaro”

Geographic coordinate:
34°35'58.6"N 133°46'03.3"E

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丸抜き Niimi City

①②Ni-Min
(Cards available)
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①②Ni-Min
(Cards available)

Geographic coordinate:
①34°59'06.9"N 133°27'25.1"E
②34°57'28.4"N 133°28'43.4"E

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③④Ni-Min
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③④Ni-Min

Geographic coordinate:
③34°59'10.6"N 133°28'05.7"E
④34°58'33.0"N 133°28'13.0"E

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⑤Ni-Min
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⑤Ni-Min

Geographic coordinate:
34°57'49.5"N 133°28'20.1"E

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⑥Ni-Min
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⑥Ni-Min

Geographic coordinate:
34°59'10.1"N 133°28'03.5"E

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⑦⑧Ni-Min
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⑦⑧Ni-Min

Geographic coordinate:
⑦34°57'28.5"N 133°28'43.8"E
⑧34°57'53.2"N 133°28'21.5"E

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⑨⑩Ni-Min
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⑨⑩Ni-Min

Geographic coordinate:
⑨34°59'08.3"N 133°27'27.3"E
⑩34°59'01.5"N 133°28'07.0"E

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TOUSYOU Other areas

①GREENable HIRUZEN(Cards available)
(Maniwa City)
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①GREENable HIRUZEN(Cards available)
(Maniwa City)

Geographic coordinate:
35°17'29.0"N 133°38'11.0"E

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②Bellpeal Nature Park
(Mimasaka City)
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②Bellpeal Nature Park
(Mimasaka City)

Geographic coordinate:
35°08'55.6"N 134°24'12.8"E

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③Yunogo hot springs
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③Yunogo hot springs

Geographic coordinate:
34°59'46.1"N 134°08'25.2"E

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④Musashi's own work "Hyotan-namazu Brim"
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④Musashi's own work "Hyotan-namazu Brim"

Geographic coordinate:
35°05'51.7"N 134°19'33.3"E

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⑤Kagamino Town
(Cards available)
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⑤Kagamino Town
(Cards available)

Geographic coordinate:
35°05'31.3"N 133°55'58.5"E

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⑥Gongo
(Cards available)
(Tsuyama City)
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⑥Gongo
(Cards available)
(Tsuyama City)

Geographic coordinate:
35°03'37.9"N 134°00'11.2"E

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⑦Horseshoe crab
(Cards available)
(Ksaoka City)
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⑦Horseshoe crab
(Cards available)
(Ksaoka City)

Geographic coordinate:
34°30'18.6"N 133°30'17.0"E

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⑧Hayashima Town
(Cards available)
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⑧Hayashima Town
(Cards available)

Geographic coordinate:
34°36'02.9"N 133°49'41.9"E

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⑨Lemon & Olive
(Cards available)
(Setouchi City)
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⑨Lemon & Olive
(Cards available)
(Setouchi City)

Geographic coordinate:
34°39'55.1"N 134°05'34.1"E

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⑩Bizen Sword
(Cards available)
(Setouchi City)
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⑩Bizen Sword
(Cards available)
(Setouchi City)

Geographic coordinate:
34°43'17.2"N 134°06'26.1"E

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⑪Kappi
(Cards available)
(Kumenan Town)
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⑪Kappi
(Cards available)
(Kumenan Town)

Geographic coordinate:
34°54'44.0"N 133°56'49.2"E
Roadside Station Kumenan(Displayed near the information)

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⑫Sentaro
(Cards available)
(Kibichuo Town)
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⑫Sentaro
(Cards available)
(Kibichuo Town)

Geographic coordinate:
34°50'01.3"N 133°45'35.4"E

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⑬Yakko
(Cards available)
(Yakage Town)
  • 矢掛町
⑬Yakko
(Cards available)
(Yakage Town)

Geographic coordinate:
34°37'24.9"N 133°35'20.9"E
※The distribution of manhole cards has ended.

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⑭Umebachimon
(Cards available)
(Yakage Town)
  • 矢掛町2
⑭Umebachimon
(Cards available)
(Yakage Town)

Geographic coordinate:
34°37'27.2"N 133°35'30.3"E

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⑮Yakappi
(Yakage Town)
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⑮Yakappi
(Yakage Town)

Geographic coordinate:
34°37'39.0"N 133°35'13.0"E
Yakage-cho Town Hall
(Displayed at the entrance)

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⑯Yakappi
(Yakage Town)
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⑯Yakappi
(Yakage Town)

Geographic coordinate:
34°37'38.0"N 133°35'17.0"E

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⑰Yakappi
(Yakage Town)
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⑰Yakappi
(Yakage Town)

Geographic coordinate:
34°37'26.0"N 133°35'20.0"E

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⑱Denchu-kun
 (Ibara City)
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⑱Denchu-kun
 (Ibara City)

Geographic coordinate:
34°35'58.9"N 133°28'19.0"E
Ibara Water Supply Department
(Displayed at the entrance)

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⑲Komori-uta-no Sato
 (Ibara City)
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⑲Komori-uta-no Sato
 (Ibara City)

Geographic coordinate:
34°35'45.2"N 133°29'13.0"E
Ibara Water Purification Centre
(Displayed at the entrance)

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⑳Komori-uta-no Sato
 (Ibara City)
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⑳Komori-uta-no Sato
 (Ibara City)

Geographic coordinate:
34°35'50.3"N 133°28'01.2"E
(11manhole covers with the same design in the vicinty)

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