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  • Roadside Station Kasaoka Bay Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    245-5 Kabuto Minami-cho, Kasaoka-shi, Okayama-ken
    This roadside station is located along National Route 2 in the Kabuto Minamimachi area of Kasaoka City. Besides selling specialty products such as local fresh agricultural products and fresh fish, it also offers buffets using delicious land-based food and seafood of Kasaoka. There is also a snack corner and shop selling freshly baked bread. In addition, you can enjoy flowers throughout the year with the approximately one million sunflowers that bloom in flower fields on Kasaoka Bay’s reclaimed land.
  • Roadside Station Hiruzen Kogen
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    3.0
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Maniwashi Hiruzentomiyamane 694-129
    This roadside station is located along National Route 422 in the Hiruzen Tomiyamane area of Maniwa City. Besides a rest area and information corner, the restaurant inside the hotel “Hiruzen Hills” on the premises serves a lunch menu using Hiruzen ingredients such as Hiruzen Jersey beef curry. In addition, you can use the hotel’s public bath without being a guest. You can also rent a bicycle.

    You can drop in here to get inexpensive bike rentals for the Kogen Cycling Road, plus English language maps. The bikes are in decent shape:well-used for sure, but highly functional. The building...

  • Roadside Station Awakurando
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    3.5
    29 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Aidagunnishiawakurason Kageishi 418
    This roadside station is located along the Chizu Highway in the Kageishi area of Nishi-Awakura Village, Aida County. Including famous confectionary from Okayama and Tottori, it has stores that sell special products and handmade processed goods and a vegetable market. In the restaurant, they offer set meals, rice bowls, noodle dishes and desserts, as well as special menus for every season. In addition, there is also a snack corner with items such as the local burger “Awakura De Ai Burger.”

    飲食店、スイーツなどの軽食、農作物、土産物などがすべて揃っています。 道路を渡ると果物屋さん2軒があるのはオマケです。 何でもそろっていますが、ガソリンスタンドが近くにないのは痛いかも。

  • Roadside Station Kaze no Ie
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Maniwashi Hiruzenkamitokuyama 1380-6
    This roadside station is located along National Route 482 in the Hiruzen Kamitokuyama area of Maniwa City. It sells local fresh agricultural products, specialty products such as Hiruzen Jersey cattle dairy products and Hiruzen wine, and craft items. In the restaurant, they offer local inexpensive meals including Hiruzen yakisoba, Jersey beef ramen and curry. In addition, there is an adjoining shop that sells gelato and soft-serve ice cream.
  • Roadside Station Kamogawa Enjo
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Kagagunkibichuouchou Uedanishi 2325-1
    This roadside station is located along National Route 429 in the Uedanishi area of Kibichuo Town, Kaga County. It has direct sales shops selling fresh local vegetables and a rest area. Besides offering menu items such as kimchi udon noodles using special Chinese cabbage, the cafeteria is where you can taste the local specialty of “Kusagina no Kakemeshi” (rice with young kusagina harlequin glorybower buds) with a reservation. In addition, the adjoining Shinanoya serves local cuisine using local ingredients, set meals and soba buckwheat noodles.
  • Roadside Station Kayo
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Kagagunkibichuouchou Kita 1974
    This roadside station is located along National Route 305 in the Kita area of Kibichuo Town, Kaga County. Besides shops with specialty processed goods and everyday items and a direct sales shop selling fresh local agricultural products and processed goods, there is a restaurant that has a free salad bar with local fresh vegetables as well as handmade soba buckwheat noodles and set meals. In addition, it also holds experiential learning workshops to make miso and soba buckwheat noodles (reservation required).

    ほとんどの量が十分あり、鮮度もとてもよかった。 種類も良く選ばれていました。 残念なのは数合わせに入っていた1点が量的に少なすぎ、料理にうまく使えませんでした。

  • Roadside Station Kumenan
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Kumegunkumenanchou Shimonika 1367-1
    Kumenan Roadside Station is located along the Okayama Highway in the town of Kumenan in Kume County. The main building, Fureai no Yakata, contains a shop that sells local products, a restaurant, a cafe, an information desk, and a seminar room, but there are other facilities as well: a craft studio, a food processing plant that sells Mochi and rice crackers, and a park-like green space.

    ランチとカフェ中心のレストラン。定食類は日替わりなどだが、結構なボリュームがある。また、特産品のゆずを中心とするメニューを展開。塩ラーメンや力うどん、ソフトクリームやスカッシュなどゆずでアレンジした一品が並んでいた。

  • Roadside Station Miyama Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Tamanoshi Tai 2-4464
    This roadside station is located along National Route 30 in the Tai area of Tamano City. It has a direct sales corner selling agricultural goods such as local vegetables and rice and fresh fish, and a cafe that offers items including rice bowls using grilled conger eel. In addition, besides the English garden “Miyama British Garden” inside the spacious park, there is a walking and play zone where you can enjoy nature throughout the four seasons starting with the approximately 7,000 cherry trees.
  • Roadside Station Gaisenzakura Shinjoshuku
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Maniwagunshinjouson 2190-1
    This roadside station is located along the Izumo Highway in the Hoda area of Shinjo Village, Maniwa County. It sells local specialty products such as round mochi rice cakes using the best variety of mochi rice called Himenomochi that is a local specialty, daifuku (red bean paste-filled mochi), okaki (rice crackers) and Junmai-shu (sake made without brewer’s alcohol). In the cafeteria, they offer menu items such as “Gyumochi-don” rice bowls combining mochi rice cakes and beef bowls.
  • Ushimado Port
    Transportation
    Okayama Pref. Setouchishi Ushimadochoushimado
    This bay is located in the Ushimado area of Ushimado-cho, Setouchi City. It is currently integrated with Kashino Port, and consists of Ushimado and Kashino areas. Besides fulfilling an important role since long ago in marine transportation and being used as a harbor port for daimyo going back and forth between ancient Edo and for Korean delegations to Japan, it flourished in shipbuilding and salt production. It is a base from industries such as shipbuilding, fishing and tourism to this day, and also has a yacht harbor.
  • Roadside Station Mt. Kuroi Green Park
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Setouchishi Okuchoumushiage 5165-196
    Roadside Station Mt. Kuroi Green Park is located along the Okayama Blue Line in Mushiage, Oku-cho, Setouchi City. It offers a farmers’ market and a gallery, as well as direct outlet shops for Japan Agricultural Cooperatives and one that sells fresh fish. There is even a full-scale on-road course for radio-controlled car in this park. It is well known as a good place to view cherry blossoms, and in the summer, the children’s pool is open. From mid October to December, visitors can pick mikan (Mandarin oranges).

    ブルーライン沿いの道の駅黒井山の売店にあるコロッケ屋です。休憩で立ち寄った際に買いましたが、サクサクでおいしかったです。

  • Nishinoya Kikkatoge Store
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okayama Pref. Akaiwashi Niborihigashi 1077
    This drive-in area is located along National Route 484 in Niborihigashi, Akaiwa City. The restaurant offers a menu that includes the Okayama specialty of matsuri-zushi (scattered sushi), nishin soba (buckwheat noodles in hot soup with a salty-sweet dried herring), and offal curry. In addition, there is also a souvenir center, pottery location where you can experience making shigaraki Japanese pottery, short golf course, and ground golf course.

    スイーツや食事、ファストフード、工芸品も含むお土産などなんでも揃っているドライブインです。 飲食店の席数が多いので、大型の観光バスも立ち寄ります。 卵かけごはんは350円で食べられます。

  • Nishinoya Akasaka Store
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    2.5
    3 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okayama Pref. Akaiwashi Nishikarube 1116-2
    This drive-in area is located along Prefectural Road 27 in Nishikarube, Akaiwa City. Besides a restaurant and banquet hall offering menu items such as seasonal courses, special chanpon (hearty noodle dish with pork, seafood and vegetables) and the Okayama specialty of demiglace pork cutlet rice bowls, there is a shopping center with Okayama specialty products such as seasonal fruits, and the “Pan no Yakata” that sells freshly baked bread.

    団体旅行のランチで立ち寄り。 決して大満足ではないけれど、団体ならこんなもんだなって感じです。 個人で来るのなら、まずチョイスはしませんが。

  • Roadside Station Kume no sato
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Tsuyamashi Miyao 563-1
    This roadside station is located along National Route 181 in the Miyao area of Tsuyama City. Besides selling agricultural products such as jumbo-size bell peppers and processed goods, the restaurant offers set meals, noodle dishes and rice bowls using local ingredients including Tsuyama offal udon noodles. On the premises, a seven-meter tall mobile suit made by a local resident is on display.
  • Roadside Station Okutsu Onsen
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Tomatagunkagaminochou Okutsu 463
    This roadside station is located along the Okutsu Bypass in the Okutsu area of Kagamino Town, Tomata County. It sells fresh local agricultural products, processed goods and specialty products such as specialty salt-grilled “hirame” (land-locked red-spotted trout). In addition, there is also a restaurant that serves a buffet of handmade country-style cooking using seasonal ingredients, and an authentic ramen noodle shop that uses store-made noodles and local miso.
  • Nishinoya Mimasaka Store
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okayama Pref. Mimasakashi Nyuta 145-1
    This restaurant is located along the Izumo Highway in Nyuta, Mimasaka City. Besides restaurants and a parlor offering local cuisine such as the Okayama specialty of matsuri-zushi (scattered sushi), special chanpon (hearty noodle dish with pork, seafood and vegetables), set meals, rice bowls, noodle dishes, seasonal courses and hot pots, there is also a souvenir corner that sells Okayama specialty products.

    我地去完吹屋故鄉村就黎左美作市呢間少有貓途鷹多好評嘅餐廳,都幾好。咩類型食物都有,吉列豬排飯散壽司同其他鄉土料理都有,味道都ok!

  • Nishinoya Yunogo Store
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okayama Pref. Mimasakashi Otani 2449-1
    This drive-in area is located along National Route 374 in Otani, Mimasaka City. Besides restaurants and a banquet hall offering the Okayama specialty of matsuri-zushi (scattered sushi), cheap offal udon noodles and seasonal courses, there is a souvenir corner selling Okayama specialty products, a standing udon noodle corner, and the “Tsukemono no Yakata” with about 200 varieties of pickles. In addition, there is the adjoining natural hot spring facility with water flowing directly from the source “Nishi no Yu Onsen.”

    広い店内高い天井。バスの団体がよく利用するようです。ほとんど和食です。メニューは豊富でした。食べたのは、名物らしく、地鶏の天ぷら膳980円。天ぷらは少しだけ下味がついていた気がします。もみじおろしをいれた天つゆでいだきます。この値段ならもうちょい付け合わせを改善するとか、もうホンのちょっと地鶏をサイズアップするか、値段を780円でもいいかなと。 もうちょい走って美作市中心部でいただく方が選択肢は増...

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    Transportation
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    Transportation
    Okayama Pref

Okayama Main Areas

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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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