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Park / Green Space Spots in Okayama Area

  • Setonaikai National Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyogo prefecture, Wakayama prefecture, Okayama prefecture, Hiroshima prefecture, Yamaguchi prefecture, Tokushima prefecture, Kagawa prefecture, Ehime prefecture, Fukuoka prefecture, Oita prefecture
    This park is one of the first national parks in Japan, and features the scenery of the many large and small islands that make up the archipelago. There are many scenic spots such as Goshikiiwa Rock on Sensuijima Island which is said to be so beautiful that even wizards would get drunk on its beauty, the beautiful archipelago scenery of Mt. Washuzan, Mt. Sekizensan, famous for its cherry blossoms, and Miyajima, one of the three most famous scenic spots in Japan. It is an area of ​​great popularity especially for mountaineers and photographers. In the Seto Inland Sea there are ecosystems such as tidal flats, seaweed beds and wetlands which are home to various rare species such as horseshoe crabs, the finless porpoise, and Miyajima dragonflies, etc. There are three visitor centers each in the Washuzan, Goshikidai, and Okunoshima areas, and the Visitor Center at Okunoshima provides brochures in various languages.
  • Sanyo Fureai Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Akaiwashi Shouzaki 1368
    Sanyo Fureai Park is located in Shozaki in the city of Akaiwa. It boasts a general purpose gym with sports facilities including a main arena the size of two basketball courts, a fitness arena, a training room, a heated indoor pool, a multipurpose field, and an outdoor fitness court. Other outdoor facilities include a barbecue area, a playground, and an outdoor theater.
  • Urayasu Comprehensive Park West District
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Minami-ku Urayasunishimachi 148-1
    A park located in Urayasu-nishimachi Town, Minami Ward, Okayama City. It is divided into a Western District and an Eastern District which sandwich the Aioi River. With a lawn square and a playground in the Western District, and a General Cultural Gymnasium complete with a library in the Eastern District, you'll even find a collection of sports facilities such as tennis courts and soft baseball fields.
  • Nadasaki Municipal Multi Purpose Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Minami-ku Kataoka 119-1
    This park is located along National Route 22 in the Kataoka area of Minami Ward, Okayama City. It has a multipurpose plaza with an artificial turf and outer track, sports facilities such as futsal and tennis courts with nighttime lighting, and playground equipment.
  • Takebe no Mori Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Takebechoutajiko 1571-40
    Takebe no Mori Park is located in Tajiko, Takebe Town, Kita Ward in the city of Okayama. The park contains an RV campground and rental bungalows, a picnic ground with barbecue facilities, a miniature golf course, tracks for BMX and other sports, a surfing pool, a studio where visitors can practice woodworking skills, and a facility where they can interact with beetles. There are ample opportunities to enjoy nature in all four seasons, including nearly 15,000 blossoming cherry trees.
  • Takamatsu Castle Water-Siege Historic Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Tatsuta 774
    This historic park is located in Kita Ward, Okayama City. The park was established from the remains of the embankment used to flood Takamatsu Castle when Toyotomi Hideyoshi laid siege to it in 1582 under the command of Oda Nobunaga and took Kuroda Kanbei’s suggestion to divert the Ashimori River and isolated the castle in water.
  • Kasaoka Kodai no Oka Sports Park
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Kasaokashi Hashiride 3478-4
    Kasaoka Kodai no Oka Sports Park is located in Hashiride in the city of Kasaoka. It contains sports facilities, such as a baseball diamond and two athletic fields of the appropriate size for playing soccer, as well as a campground with tent sites and a cookhouse, and outdoor recreational equipment.

    子供向けの遊具がたくさんあり、人もあまり多くなく、とても楽しませることができてよかったです。景色もいいです

  • Kasaoka General Sports Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Kasaokashi Heiseichou 63-2
    Kasaoka General Sports Park is an athletic facility in Heisei -cho in the city of Kasaoka. It contains a running track, a soccer field, a general gymnasium with a large and small arena and training rooms, tennis courts, multipurpose fields, a playground, a restaurant, and garden allotments. All these features make it a destination for many activities in addition to sports.
  • Yanahara Fureai Mine Park,
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Kumegunmisakichou Kichigahara 394-2
    Yanahara Fureai Mine Park is located in Kichigahara in the town of Misaki in Kume County. It is built around the remnants of Kichigahara Station on the Katakami Railroad, which was used to ship iron ore, and surrounding train yard. In addition to the Kichigahara station building, visitors can see well-preserved freight cars and passenger cars, and demonstration run of the preserved train cars is held once a month. Exhibits in the onsite museum recreate the appearance of a mine and mining town from around 1955.
  • Kanba Falls Natural Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Maniwashi Kamba
    This prefectural natural park that is the entire area of Kanba Falls is located in Kanba, Maniwa City. Known for its beautiful landscape that weaves a 20-meter wide waterfall that falls wildly from a height of 110 meters with the nature of changing autumn leaves and a snowy landscape, it is a designated national site of scenic beauty. In addition, there are about 200 wild monkeys that inhabit the surrounding area.
  • Nakayama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Kojimaogawachou 2831
    This park is located along Prefectural Route 21 in the Kojima Ogawa area of Kurashiki City. Besides a baseball field with equipment for night games, athletic field and tennis court, it also has facilities such as a gymnasium where you can do archery and a fitness room. In addition, there is a square with large playground equipment and an observation platform.
  • Sakazu Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Sakadu 1556
    This park is located in Sakazu, Kurashiki City. It has a multipurpose field, outdoor pool, plaza and large playground equipment. There are water distribution ponds, water gates and irrigation canals under the theme of water and cherry blossoms, and it is popular as a cherry blossom viewing spot in the spring when the approximately 500 trees bloom.
  • Sunagawa Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Soujashi Kuro 792
    Sunagawa Park is located along the Sunagawa River in Kuro-o in the city of Soja. In addition to a bridge and walking trail, it has a tenting site, a multipurpose area, a waterslide that makes use of the river (although it may be impossible to use at times if there are problems with the water supply), and a popular spot for holding barbecues.
  • Bizen Municipal Hinase Sports Park
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    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Bizenshi Hinasechousougo 380-36
    This park is located in the Sogo area of Hinase Town, Bizen City. In addition to the gymnasium with an arena and training gym, it has sports facilities such as a baseball field, tennis court, archery field, multipurpose field and ground golf course, and a children’s space with large playground equipment.

    海が見渡せる運動公園です。備前えびす駅伝の会場でもあります。施設も清潔感がありきれいです。陸上トラックやテニスなどもできます。

  • Tsuyama Castle Ruins‧Tsuruyama Park
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    4.0
    136 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Tsuyama-shi Sange 135

    Only part of the original castle remains hence it is quite apt for the review as Kakuzan Park (Tsuyama Castle) ; both as garden and the castle. Kakuzan Park (鶴山公園 Kakuzan Kouen).lies on the ruins of...

  • Fuji Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Wake-gun Wakecho Fujino 1386-2
  • Takahashi Natural Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Takahashishi Ochiaichou Harada 91-1
    "This park is located approximately a 15-minute drive from Bitchu-Takahashi Station. A variety of trees and plants are planted in the park, and you can enjoy seasonal scenery such as cherry blossoms and azaleas in the spring and colorful leaves in the autumn. You can also see rare rocks called ""Hachijo-iwa"" and ""Sanmai-ishi."" There is a campsite with accommodations and play equipment for children, making it a facility for families to enjoy. It also has camping facilities such as a tent site, bungalows, a shower building and cooking building."
  • Ukai Valley Nature Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Kaga-gun Kibichuocho Shimogamo 1760
    This park is a valley sprawling along the Ukai River flowing from the foot of Mt. Myoken. Designated Kibi Seiryu Prefectural Nature Park, the raging river has created a variety of interesting rock formations in the valley. Red pines and maples grow in the area, turning it crimson in the fall. Visitors can enjoy the park's seasonal scenery. The park's red bridge serves as a symbol of the area and is lit up at night during the fall foliage season. The picturesque bridge is also a great place to take pictures. Mountain cherries bloom in the area in spring, while visitors can play in the river in summer. In winter, sprawling snowscapes delight the eye.
  • Hiruzen Kogen Sports Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Maniwashi Hiruzenkaminagata 2300-1
    "A six-minute walk from the ""Hiruzen Kogen Sports Koen-mae"" bus stop on the Maniwa City Community Bus leaving from JR Chugoku-Katsuyama Station. The park has a variety of sports and exercise facilities, including tennis courts, a baseball ground, and ground golf course. The short ground golf course has 18 holes and makes it easy for friends and family to enjoy a little golfing. There's also an adjoining swing practice facility where visitors can have fun hitting balls over a 300-yard pond. There are four outdoor hard tennis courts and, with an advance application, visitors can enjoy night games until 21:00. In addition, the park rents bicycles for visitors to use and enjoy cycling amidst the park's abundant natural beauty."
  • Wake Ukaidani Kotsu Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Wakegunwakechou Masubara 681-1
    A five-minute drive from the Wake Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway. Everyone, from children to adults, can have fun in this vehicle and traffic-themed park. There are go-carts and electric carts, and visitors can play while learning traffic rules. The central Wake Dome, symbol of the park, is used to host a variety of sports and events. You can go on a little trip riding a miniature steam locomotive which practically puts the real steam locomotive to shame. There's also a long roller slide and other slides, and the park's paved walkways make it easy for stroller users to get around, ensuring even families with small children can have fun.

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Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan’s Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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