Specialties

OKAYAMA☆Omotenashi Restroom

In order to offer a “secure, safe and comfortable” trip for visitors, Okayama Prefecture introduces the “OKAYAMA Omotenashi Restroom”, a public restroom that meets the prefecture’s established standards for “facilities, cleaning and hospitality”

  • モモ2
  • サル3
  • イヌ1
  • キジ2
  • DSC_5571_トリミング
  • 20210913093148_IMG_7310
  • DSC_5466_トリミング
  • 6512EDCE-6939-4294-BE05-B77A5707990E
  • s-20220201_135448_トリミング
  • DSC_5004
  • DSC_5383_トリミング
KITERASU
  • IMG_0104
  • IMG_0077
  • IMG_0081
  • IMG_0087
  • モモ1
  • 木テラス
  • IMG_0104
  • IMG_0077
  • IMG_0081
  • IMG_0087
  • モモ1
  • 木テラス
KITERASU

This is a public restroom made to promote the use of wood materials. It was constructed with a new building method utilzing CLT, Cross-Laminated Timber. It’s a resting spot complete with benches and bike stands, and was named a winner of the 17th (2020) Chugoku Architectural Culture Prize.

More information (English)

Shiro-machi Station
  • 01城まち外観 (1)
  • 20210913093102_IMG_7306
  • 20210913093148_IMG_7310
  • 20210913093304_IMG_7316
  • 20210913093600_IMG_7320
  • IMG_0066
  • モモ2
  • 城まちステーション
  • 01城まち外観 (1)
  • 20210913093102_IMG_7306
  • 20210913093148_IMG_7310
  • 20210913093304_IMG_7316
  • 20210913093600_IMG_7320
  • IMG_0066
  • モモ2
  • 城まちステーション
Shiro-machi Station

A toilet specific to Takahashi City, a city that promotes that idea of ‘town building from restrooms'. It is located next to the famous Bicchu Matsuyama Castle, also known as “The Castle in the Sky''. This area not only offers the Takahashi toilet, but also serves as a rest area and souvenir store where visitors can enjoy hospitality from the region’s locals

More information (English)

JR Katsumada station
  • DSC_5571_トリミング
  • DSC_5626
  • DSC_5616_トリミング
  • DSC_5605_トリミング
  • DSC_5615_トリミング
  • DSC_5599_トリミング
  • DSC_5575
  • DSC_5586
  • DSC_5591
  • モモ1
  • 勝間田駅
  • DSC_5571_トリミング
  • DSC_5626
  • DSC_5616_トリミング
  • DSC_5605_トリミング
  • DSC_5615_トリミング
  • DSC_5599_トリミング
  • DSC_5575
  • DSC_5586
  • DSC_5591
  • モモ1
  • 勝間田駅
JR Katsumada station

This is a restroom at Katsumada Station on the JR West Kishin Line. Following renovations completed in February of 2021, the station now has a motif reflecting its history as a flourishing inn town and alternate residence for the feudal lords of the Edo period (1603-1867) along the Izumo Highway.
The station can be reached in 90 minutes from Okayama Station via the Tsuyama Line, and 90 minutes from Himeji Station via the Kishin Line. It is also a point of departure for buses heading to Tsuyama and Nagi.

More information (English)

Roadside Sta. Awakurando
  • DSC_5510_トリミング
  • DSC_5478_トリミング
  • DSC_5466_トリミング
  • DSC_5443_トリミング
  • DSC_5455_トリミング
  • DSC_5458_トリミング
  • DSC_5426
  • DSC_5429
  • キジ2
  • 道の駅あわくらんど
  • DSC_5510_トリミング
  • DSC_5478_トリミング
  • DSC_5466_トリミング
  • DSC_5443_トリミング
  • DSC_5455_トリミング
  • DSC_5458_トリミング
  • DSC_5426
  • DSC_5429
  • キジ2
  • 道の駅あわくらんど
Roadside Sta. Awakurando

“Awakurando” is located beside the Tottori Expressway’s Nishiawakura Interchange, the central point that connects the San-in and Sanyo regions. This is a resting space where one can enjoy restaurants that offer special seasonal cuisine as well as a popular local hamburger. At this rest area, one can experience the CLT restroom. This restroom is the first structure that Okayama Prefecture built using CLT (cross-laminated timber), a new building material. This wooden restroom is very comforting and gives off a strong sense of cleanliness.

More information (English)

Roadside Sta. Sanyodo Yakagejuku
  • DSC_3005
  • 7AF0F70B-EDA1-4966-B436-C38361321ECD
  • 8E8CDA0A-0060-47D2-B432-F2511E6FCAB1
  • 0A4A8A37-7CC3-4B29-B507-F1FEFB18BD58
  • 6512EDCE-6939-4294-BE05-B77A5707990E
  • 378C864F-5DC8-490D-91E0-DAF8EE2AC408
  • 71A652AC-A3B6-4196-96D3-8C8830DBAD52
  • 2CBDEE29-40BA-49CF-B7AA-37F6C8D768FC
  • モモ2
  • 道の駅山陽道やかげ宿
  • DSC_3005
  • 7AF0F70B-EDA1-4966-B436-C38361321ECD
  • 8E8CDA0A-0060-47D2-B432-F2511E6FCAB1
  • 0A4A8A37-7CC3-4B29-B507-F1FEFB18BD58
  • 6512EDCE-6939-4294-BE05-B77A5707990E
  • 378C864F-5DC8-490D-91E0-DAF8EE2AC408
  • 71A652AC-A3B6-4196-96D3-8C8830DBAD52
  • 2CBDEE29-40BA-49CF-B7AA-37F6C8D768FC
  • モモ2
  • 道の駅山陽道やかげ宿
Roadside Sta. Sanyodo Yakagejuku

Opened in March of 2021, this new style of roadside station has no shops or restaurants on its premises, encouraging visitors to enjoy those at the nearby shopping district. The station building was supervised by Okayama-born industrial designer MITOOKA Eiji, and has a children’s play room, observatory deck, and a tourism and local product information corner.

More information (English)

Roadside Sta. Kaze-no-Ie
  • 道の駅 風の家トイレ(外観) (1)
  • DSC_3180
  • DSC_3184
  • 道の駅 風の家(内観)1 (1)
  • 道の駅 風の家(内観)3 (1)
  • 道の駅 風の家(内観)4
  • DSC_3182
  • DSC_3183
  • モモ1
  • 道の駅蒜山高原・風の家
  • 道の駅 風の家トイレ(外観) (1)
  • DSC_3180
  • DSC_3184
  • 道の駅 風の家(内観)1 (1)
  • 道の駅 風の家(内観)3 (1)
  • 道の駅 風の家(内観)4
  • DSC_3182
  • DSC_3183
  • モモ1
  • 道の駅蒜山高原・風の家
Roadside Sta. Kaze-no-Ie

A roadside station that has gained popularity as a landmark for leisure in Hiruzen. This establishment has dairy products, local specialties and souvenirs for sale, as well as a restaurant with a menu that is loaded with local cuisine, such as soft-serve ice cream and Hiruzen Yakisoba.

More information (English)

Roadside Sta. Gaisen zakura Shinjo-syuku
  • IMG_1854
  • IMG_1855
  • DSC_3212_補正
  • DSC_3213_補正
  • DSC_3215_補正
  • イヌ1
  • 道の駅がいせん桜新庄宿
  • IMG_1854
  • IMG_1855
  • DSC_3212_補正
  • DSC_3213_補正
  • DSC_3215_補正
  • イヌ1
  • 道の駅がいせん桜新庄宿
Roadside Sta. Gaisen zakura Shinjo-syuku

Gaisen Sakura Shinjo-Shuku was opened in April 2018 as a setting for advertising Shinjo Village’s attractiveness. Shinjo Village isn’t just a place for buying local Shinjo goods. It also functions as an everyday shopping point for the village and plays the role of the community hub for the people of the region.

More information (English)

Roadside Sta. Hiruzen Kogen
  • 道の駅 蒜山高原(外観) (1)
  • DSC_3185
  • 道の駅 蒜山高原(内観)1 (1)
  • 道の駅 蒜山高原(内観)2 (1)
  • 道の駅 蒜山高原(内観)3 (1)
  • DSC_3187
  • モモ1
  • 道の駅蒜山高原・風の家
  • 道の駅 蒜山高原(外観) (1)
  • DSC_3185
  • 道の駅 蒜山高原(内観)1 (1)
  • 道の駅 蒜山高原(内観)2 (1)
  • 道の駅 蒜山高原(内観)3 (1)
  • DSC_3187
  • モモ1
  • 道の駅蒜山高原・風の家
Roadside Sta. Hiruzen Kogen

Located in the center of the Hiruzen District and adjacent to Hotel Hiruzen Hills. The shop has a corner with local specialties, souvenirs, soft-serve ice cream and much more for sale. And it can be used as a resting area where one can view and receive numerous pamphlets. Also offering rental bicycles, this area is also recommended as a departure point for cycling.

More information (English)

Roadside Sta. Kumenan
  • s-20220201_135735_トリミング
  • s-20220201_135448_トリミング
  • s-20220201_134904_トリミング
  • s-20220201_135624-(1)_トリミング
  • s-20220201_135518
  • s-20220201_135532
  • サル3
  • 道の駅くめなん
  • s-20220201_135735_トリミング
  • s-20220201_135448_トリミング
  • s-20220201_134904_トリミング
  • s-20220201_135624-(1)_トリミング
  • s-20220201_135518
  • s-20220201_135532
  • サル3
  • 道の駅くめなん
Roadside Sta. Kumenan

The Kumenan Roadside Station is located in the middle of National Route 53, which connects the cities of Okayama and Tsuyama. Its cafeteria features a healthy menu with dishes made from selected ingredients, including freshly-picked vegetables local to the town of Kumenan. The station also has takeout options made with Kumenan’s local specialty, yuzu (a kind of citrus fruit), as well as plenty of souvenirs to choose from. Locals and drivers use the station as a place to rest on their long journeys.

More information (English)

Uji public restroom
  • DSC_5082_トリミング
  • DSC_5152_トリミング
  • DSC_5097_トリミング
  • DSC_5135_トリミング
  • DSC_5119_トリミング
  • DSC_5107
  • DSC_5108
  • DSC_5132
  • モモ2
  • 宇治公共トイレ
  • DSC_5082_トリミング
  • DSC_5152_トリミング
  • DSC_5097_トリミング
  • DSC_5135_トリミング
  • DSC_5119_トリミング
  • DSC_5107
  • DSC_5108
  • DSC_5132
  • モモ2
  • 宇治公共トイレ
Uji public restroom

A toilet specific to Takahashi City, a city that promotes that idea of ‘town building from restrooms'. It is located next to “Moto Nakada Tei Kurayashiki”, a structure that carries on the traditions of village headsmen of the Edo Period. It was formerly the sake cellar of Nakata Tei but was refurbished into a facility currently used for training, dinner parties and lodging. This spot is highly recommended as a rest area when visiting “Fukiya Furusato Village", a spot chosen as a Japan Heritage site.

More information (English)

Kibi SA
  • DSC_5007
  • DSC_5005
  • DSC_3172._トリミングjpg
  • DSC_4994
  • DSC_5004
  • DSC_4996
  • DSC_3171_トリミング
  • DSC_3173_トリミング
  • DSC_3170_トリミング
  • DSC_4987
  • 吉備SA
  • DSC_5007
  • DSC_5005
  • DSC_3172._トリミングjpg
  • DSC_4994
  • DSC_5004
  • DSC_4996
  • DSC_3171_トリミング
  • DSC_3173_トリミング
  • DSC_3170_トリミング
  • DSC_4987
  • 吉備SA
Kibi SA

Sanyo Expressway service area
Following renovations to the service area's downbound (Shimonoseki-bound) side, it has become a store reminiscent of a marketplace, where you can experience the charms of Okayama, “The Land of Sunshine.” It’s also outfitted with a “Welcome Gate” accessible from local roads.

More information

Okayama Farmers Market North Village Roadside market
  • DSC_5536._トリミングjpg
  • DSC_5538_トリミング
  • DSC_5540
  • DSC_5550_トリミング
  • DSC_5545_トリミング
  • DSC_5544
  • キジ1
  • ノースヴィレッジロードサイドマーケット
  • DSC_5536._トリミングjpg
  • DSC_5538_トリミング
  • DSC_5540
  • DSC_5550_トリミング
  • DSC_5545_トリミング
  • DSC_5544
  • キジ1
  • ノースヴィレッジロードサイドマーケット
Okayama Farmers Market North Village Roadside market

Okayama Farmers Market North Village is an agricultural park located in Shoo Town. This park has many recreational fields such as the athletic field, petting zoo and the vast lawn field, as well as various hands-on learning experiences, restaurants, BBQ areas, souvenir shops and a mountain lodge style cottage where visitors can stay. North Village is a park where one can enjoy and learn in a bountiful nature environment. Okayama local specialties and souvenir items can be bought at the roadside market near the entrance of North Village.

More information (English)

Michiguchi PA
  • 女子トイレ③パウダーコーナー_トリミング
  • 女子トイレ②洗面_トリミング
  • 女子トイレ①_トリミング
  • ファミリートイレ②_トリミング
  • 大型ブース_トリミング
  • 道口PA
  • 女子トイレ③パウダーコーナー_トリミング
  • 女子トイレ②洗面_トリミング
  • 女子トイレ①_トリミング
  • ファミリートイレ②_トリミング
  • 大型ブース_トリミング
  • 道口PA
Michiguchi PA

Sanyo Expressway parking area
Both the Okayama-bound and Shimonoseki-bound sides have been renovated, with the former gaining a “MOTENAS” shop offering fine dining and souvenirs.

More information (English)

Hoshi-no-Sato Tourist Information Center
  • DSC_5205
  • DSC_5198
  • DSC_5160_トリミング
  • DSC_5167_トリミング
  • DSC_5182_トリミング
  • DSC_5179_トリミング
  • DSC_5212
  • イヌ2
  • 星の郷観光センター
  • DSC_5205
  • DSC_5198
  • DSC_5160_トリミング
  • DSC_5167_トリミング
  • DSC_5182_トリミング
  • DSC_5179_トリミング
  • DSC_5212
  • イヌ2
  • 星の郷観光センター
Hoshi-no-Sato Tourist Information Center

Hoshi-no-Sato Tourist Information Center is located in Ibara City’s Bisei Town, the first municipality in Asia to be certified by the Dark Sky Community in November 2021. This is a spot where one can receive information on Bisei Town Tourism, purchase local goods and enjoy local cuisine.

More information (English)

Ipponmatsu view park
  • DSC_5392
  • DSC_5410_トリミング
  • DSC_5396_トリミング
  • DSC_5405_トリミング
  • DSC_5412
  • DSC_5402_トリミング
  • index09
  • モモ1
  • 道の駅一本松展望園
  • DSC_5392
  • DSC_5410_トリミング
  • DSC_5396_トリミング
  • DSC_5405_トリミング
  • DSC_5412
  • DSC_5402_トリミング
  • index09
  • モモ1
  • 道の駅一本松展望園
Ipponmatsu view park

This is the Ipponmatsu view park, which boasts the very best view of the Okayama Blue Line and the many beautiful islands that surround it. It’s also home to the “Mini Railway Park,” which has a national reputation as one of the greatest of its type in Japan. Along with some delicious restaurants and a farmer’s market, it’s an excellent tourist spot for adults and kids alike.

More information (English)

Roadside Sta. Kamogawa-Enjo
  • DSC_5697_トリミング
  • DSC_5678_トリミング
  • DSC_5679
  • DSC_5681
  • DSC_5682_トリミング
  • DSC_5695_トリミング
  • DSC_5689_トリミング
  • DSC_5688
  • サル4
  • 道の駅かもがわ円城
  • DSC_5697_トリミング
  • DSC_5678_トリミング
  • DSC_5679
  • DSC_5681
  • DSC_5682_トリミング
  • DSC_5695_トリミング
  • DSC_5689_トリミング
  • DSC_5688
  • サル4
  • 道の駅かもがわ円城
Roadside Sta. Kamogawa-Enjo

A spot located along Route 429 that offers road information and information on a region born from the idea of being able to use the roads comfortably. There is a parallel restaurant establishment that uses the region’s ingredients for their dishes, as well as fresh agricultural goods, processed goods and the town’s local signature products on display and for sale.

More information (English)

Tsukuriyama-kofun Tumulus Visitor Center
  • DSC_5362_トリミング
  • DSC_5386_トリミング
  • DSC_5375_トリミング
  • DSC_5383_トリミング
  • DSC_5373_トリミング
  • DSC_5366
  • 造山古墳ビジターセンター
  • モモ1
  • DSC_5362_トリミング
  • DSC_5386_トリミング
  • DSC_5375_トリミング
  • DSC_5383_トリミング
  • DSC_5373_トリミング
  • DSC_5366
  • 造山古墳ビジターセンター
  • モモ1
Tsukuriyama-kofun Tumulus Visitor Center

Information on “Tsukuriyama Ancient Burial Mound”, the fourth largest Zenpo Koen Fun (large keyhole-shaped burial mound) of Japan’s early fifth century, “Okayama, Birthplace of The Legend of Momotaro”, one of Japan’s designated cultural assets, and tourism in the vicinity of Tsukuriyama Ancient Burial Mound is offered at the Tsukuriyama-kofun Tumulus Visitor Center.

More information (English)

Description via Pictograms
  • ①~⑧
Description via Pictograms

①There are multilingual descriptions and pictograms that explain how to use it.
②Western-style toilets with bidets available (at least one for each gender)
③Bright Lighting (intensity: 50 lux)
④Periodic Cleaning
⑤No lingering smells. Measures taken for odor prevention
⑥Extra toilet paper supplied
⑦Widely used by tourists
⑧Disease prevention measures implemented (alcohol disinfectant, automatic faucets etc. available)

Description via Pictograms
  • ⑨~⑯
Description via Pictograms

⑨Multi-function toilets offered in consideration of those in wheelchairs, elderly individuals and ostomates
⑩Toilets made available in consideration of those in the company of infants or family members
⑪Restrooms designed to reduce crowding
⑫Powder area available
⑬Engaged in maintaining a sanitary restroom
⑭Sanitary Flooring
⑮Dry-type Cleaning
⑯Introduction of equipment in consideration of cleanability

Description via Pictograms
  • ⑰~⑲
Description via Pictograms

⑰Available for use 24 hours a day
⑱Engaged in hospitality for our guests
⑲Measures taken to minimize noise, such as the otohime (toilet device that plays a melody or flushing sound)

Copyright Okayama Prefectural Tourism Federation. All Right Reserved.
Copyright Okayama Prefectural Tourism Federation. All Right Reserved.

We use cookies on this website to enhance your user experience and to measure the audience of our website. If you continue to browse, you accept the use of cookies on our site. See our cookies policy for more information.