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  • Okayama City South Village
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Minami-ku Kataoka 2468
    Okayama City South Village is an agricultural park located along Prefectural Route 22 in Kataoka, Minami Ward in the city of Okayama. It offers do-it-yourself crop picking, including strawberries, with the specific crops varying from season to season. Visitors can also experience the art of Tole painting. The park also contains a grassy lawn, a swimming pool that is open only in the summer, a karaoke facility, restaurants, and a lodging facility that is modeled after a Spanish farmhouse. The market is open 365 days a year and sells fresh farm products and freshly caught fish. A flea market is held in the park at regular intervals.

    サウスヴィレッジの中にあるマーケットには地元の野菜をはじめ、たくさんの加工食品などが並びます。休日にはフリマなどが開催され、たくさんの人でにぎわいます。

  • Nomaru Engei Kibiji Farm
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Soujashi Nishigori 411-1
    This agritourism farm is located along Prefectural Route 270 in Nishigori, Soja City. Besides having the prefecture’s largest strawberry picking field, you can experience blueberry picking, potato digging, interacting with animals, barbecues, and making pizza in stone kilns. In addition, there are gourmet facilities such as a cake workshop using fruits from the farm and a buffet restaurant, and a direct sales store for agricultural products.

    お野菜、果物、たまごやお豆腐、デザート、お酒、お土産品まで、なんでもそろいます。簡単にお食事ができるところもあり、なんだか開放的で好きです。

  • Mimasaka Farm
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Mimasakashi Oku 585-1
    This agritourism farm is located along National Route 374 in Oku, Mimasaka City. You can enjoy strawberry picking from early December to early June, and grape picking from mid-August to mid-October. In addition, there is also an adjacent direct sales shop that sells freshly harvested strawberries and grapes.

    It was fun taking young kids to pick and eat strawberries but its way overpriced. There are two different rates, holiday prices and weekday prices and we paid the former. Adults 1,900 yen for all...

  • Kurashiki Kawabune-nagashi
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Departed from Kurashiki River / Nakahashi Kurashiki-shi, Okayama Prefecture
    Kurashiki River used to be quite active with the coming and going of vessels carrying goods. Enjoy its atmosphere with a sightseeing boat tour. You can see the white-walled town streets from the boat as it slowly floats down Kurashiki River. Tickets are available for purchase at the Kurashiki Museum Tourist Office. Open to chartering for weddings and other events.

    A gentle boat ride through the canals of Kurashiki...the boat rides open at 9:00 or 9:30, It is better to get there early to make reservations for your desired time, as there are only 6 spaces on...

  • Organic Work Kubo Farm
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Okayama Okayama-shi Kita-ku Mitsu Shiko 2747-1
    Kubo Farm is located in Mitsushitori, Kita Ward in the city of Okayama. In the surrounding fields, visitors can pick grapes, shiitake mushrooms, and other kinds of produce. A combination produce stand, information counter, and reception desk has been set up along Prefectural Route 31, and in the Rinkan Garden area is a campground and barbecue facility, along with a branch of the Italian restaurant Piza Kobo.

    岡山市北部の中山間地にある観光農園だ。岡山特産のマスカットなどブドウ狩り農園が代表的だが、バーベキューやキャンプなどの体験活動もできる。我が家は主に農産品直売所として利用している。野菜や果物販売だけでなく、軽食コーナーもある。

  • Yasutomi Farm
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Shimoashimori 402-3
    Yasutomi Farm is located in Shimo-Ashimori, Kita Ward, in the city of Okayama. In addition to trying their hand at rural activities like milking cows, making butter, or making ceramics, or holding a barbecue, there is a shop on the grounds where visitors can buy soft-serve ice cream, gelato, or hard ice cream made from the milk of the farm's cows. The Farm Festival held several times each year, features sales of beef, vegetables, and processed foods produced by local farmer, in addition to a flea market.

    細い道路を登ったらたどり着きます。600円のパフェを頂きましたが、もう少し果物があればうれしい。ジェラートはさっぱりとした甘さがあり大変おいしかった。

  • Nomaru Engei Akaiwa Farm
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Akaiwa-shi Kamiichi 175-1
    "A three-minute walk from the ""Shimoichi"" bus stop on the Uno Bus leaving from JR Seto Station. This tourist farm's facilities include strawberry picking patches, a large dog park, and barbecue ground. The farm's strawberry picking greenhouses are some of the largest in the prefecture; using raised planters, customers can pick strawberries without bending over and eat and compare up to six different varieties of strawberries. The farm is also designed to accommodate wheelchair and stroller users. The farm's market sells fresh vegetables and fruit grown organically and without the use of agricultural chemicals, as well as a wide variety of foods. The market also sells takeout desserts and gardening supplies and is adjoined by a spacious barbecue ground."

    ぶどうを買いに行きました。 観光農園・バーベキューブース・農産物直売所・無料の休憩所・ドッグランなどがある、大きな施設です。 贈答用だけでなく、お値打ちなぶどうや珍しいぶどうもありました。

  • Takashiro Senkou shop RIVER
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    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Kojimashimonochou 7-2-6
    The Takashiro Senkou shop RIVER is an indigo dyeing shop that dyes all its products by hand, which include standard blouses and shirts, one-and-only items, seasonal items, and old clothes re-dyed into “ecoshirts.” Takashiro is a 100-year old dye workshop, and the shop located adjacent to it. They perform ai-zome dyeing, indigo dyeing, and others. Approximately 10 minutes' drive from JR Kojima Station.
  • Nakayama Strawberry Garden
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Sugano 3980
    This farm is located along Prefectural Road 237 in the Sugano area of Kita Ward, Okayama City. It cultivates different varieties of strawberries such as Akihime, Kaorino, Benihoppe, Honoka and OiCBerry by hydroponics and gives Chinese medicine prescriptions. You can enjoy strawberry picking inside a greenhouse when in season.
  • Yamada Bee Farm
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    Okayama Pref. Tomatagunkagaminochou Tsukadani 785-1
    Yamada Bee Farm is a destination farm in Tsukadani in the town of Kagamino in Tomata County. In the greenhouse and fields on the farm, visitors can enjoy picking strawberries or blueberries, depending on the season, and from May to August, they can observe beehives and try their hands at beekeeping and honey gathering. Throughout the year, visitors can learn how to make beeswax candles. All of these activities are available by reservation only. Throughout the year, visitors can patronize other attractions on the farm: the café, which serves sweets made with honey, the shop, and petting zoo.
  • Okayama Castle Tower Bizen Pottery Studio
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Marunouchi 2-3-1 Okayama Castle Inside the castle tower
    Okayama Castle Tower Bizen Pottery Studio located within Ujo Park in Marunouchi, Kita Ward, Okayama City is a place where visitors can practice making their own Bizen pottery. They can choose to make one of six items: a round plate, a rectangular plate, a chopstick rest, a leaf-shaped plate, a bowl, or a tea mug, beginning by forming the clay. Events at which visitors can make East Asian zodiac figurines or wind chimes are held on a seasonal basis.
  • Okayama Farmers Market North Village
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    Okayama Pref. Katsutagunshououchou Oka 1100
    Okayama Farmers' Market North Village is a park located in Oka, Sho-o-cho Town, Katsuta County. In addition to a lodge, a campground, and facilities for luxury camping, it contains a restaurant, a cafe, a barbecue area, and a farmers' market that sells local agricultural products. Visitors can play using available athletic and other equipment, attend craft or cooking workshops, harvest their own fruit and other produce, interact with animals, or mow hay and help take care of the grounds in other ways.
  • Tomomien Farm
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    Okayama Pref. Akaiwashi Odani 843
    This agritourism farm is located along Prefectural Route 27 in Kamiichi, Akaiwa City. Cultivating 23 varieties of peaches and four varieties of grapes on a site covering approximately 15,000 square meters of land, you can enjoy peach and grape picking in the season from summer to autumn (reservations required in advance).
  • Okayama Electric Tramway (Okaden)
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    Okayama Okayama-shi Naka-ku Tokuyoshicho 2-8-22
    This streetcar line is designed around popular television show Chuggington. The trains have two cars, with the front car being red Wilson, and the back being blue for Brewster. Inside, both cars are done with adorable livery, and run with a special navigator on board. The trams stop at the three popular tourist stops Okayama Station, Seikibashi, and Higashiyama Okaden Museum. There are 3-4 trams a day, and you can buy tickets on the web.
  • Rural Caprine Farm
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    Okayama Okayama-shi Higashi-ku Kusakabe 1346-1
    This is a mountain goat farm, and their wide open pasture is filled with adorable goats which are raised primarily for their milk. The farm shop offers mountain goat cheese, yoghurt, and other dairy products. You can also try goatmilk soft-serve ice cream, custard pudding, and other rare treats! The farm restaurant has paninis with meat and goat cheese, and serves Yagilatte goat's milk cafe lattes.
  • Hiruzen Farm
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    Okayama Maniwa-shi Hiruzenshimofukuda 462
    A corn field and farm about a 25-minute drive from the Hiruzen Interchange on the Yonago Expressway. The farm was founded in the Hiruzen Highlands by a group of women interested in agriculture and is now the top producer of corn in western Japan growing nearly 600 thousand ears of corn per year. It's also known for its direct sales shop which often has a line out the door and during the summer is always bustling with customers who've come in search of fresh corn. They grow both the Hiruzen Milky Yellow Corn, which has a strong sweet flavor, and the Hiruzen Milky White Corn, which offers a pleasing crunch and sheen like pearl.
  • Seto Ohashi Bridge Cruise
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    Okayama Kurashiki-shi Kojimaekimae 3-23
    A five-minute drive from the Kojima Interchange on the Seto Chuo Expressway. Come and take a sight-seeing cruise launching out of Kojima Kanko Port with no prior reservations needed. You can see some of the various large and small islands of the Seto Inland Sea and get an up-close look at the amazing Seto Ohashi Bridge. The cruise takes you from the Kojima Kanko Port to Yoshima Island while looking at the cable-stayed bridge towards Hitsuishi and Iwakuro Islands to the right, turns around on the northern shore of Yoshima Island and then returns to the port passing directly under the truss bridge and cable-stayed bridge. The trip takes approximately 45 minutes. They also have tours where you can see the evening view of the Seto Ohashi bridge and the factory night skyline and even a special New Year's cruise to see the first sunrise from the water (all require reservation).
  • Yasuhara Strawberry Farm
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    Okayama Kurashiki-shi Hayataka 433
    A 10-minute drive from the Hayashima Interchange on the Seto Chuo Expressway. A sightseeing farm that strives to produce delicious strawberries with the help of regional cooperation. Strawberry picking is offered from late January to mid-May. The strawberries are grown hydroponically allowing you to enjoy clean strawberry picking without dirt sticking to the berries or getting on your hands. The berries are grown on raised beds allowing them to be picked while standing and the aisles are nearly 90 centimeters wide making them accessible to those with strollers or wheelchairs. The farm closes as soon as all the ripe strawberries are picked, so please call the farm before visiting.
  • Shoboku Pottery Village Workshop
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    Okayama Tsuyama-shi Suginomiya 708
    A 10-minute drive from the Tsuyama Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway. This workshop features the largest ascending kiln in the northern region of the prefecture. The workshop is located in the hills in northern Tsuyama City, an area rich is earth perfect for pottery in what was known as the Koudaike Kiln during the middle ages. With the guidance of skilled Bizen-ware potter and instructor Hanaoka and using the ascending kiln and electric kilns you'll be able to enjoy a full-fledged pottery experience. The ascending kiln performs a traditional burning of Japanese red pine twice per year and is also used to fire works made during the pottery courses. After your works are fired you can either pick them up or have them delivered for a fee.
  • Okutsu Farm Village Koshin-mura
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    Okayama Tomata-gun Kagaminocho Nagato 141-1
    A 30-minute drive from the Innosho Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway. At this rural accommodation, hands-on experience, and training facility you can enjoy the scenery of the four seasons as you pass the time away in a classic style house. There are three separate houses, each equipped with Washlet toilets, as well as facilities such as the workshop equipped Koshinkan hall that can be used for a multitude of purposes including lodging, dining, hands-on manufacturing, learning, and training. Also, you can learn how to make soba noodles, yam cake, sasa-mochi, and tofu under the careful lead of veteran chefs from the local women's club. Enjoy hand-made cuisine made with local season ingredients.

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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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