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Historical Monument Spots in Takahashi / Niimi Area

  • Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
    246 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Takahashishi Uchisange 1
    Bitchu Matsuyama Castle stands at the highest elevation above sea level in Japan at 430 meters as a castle which has a surviving keep. The castle was originally built on Omatsuyama by an Ukan town feudal lord, Akiba Shigenobu during the Kamakura period It was restored by Mizunoya Katsumune in 1683 and retains that castle keep appearance to this day. You can see the vestiges of a castle that was called impregnable, a solid wall of rock rising up to the mountain top. It is also famous as you can observe the apparition of a sea of clouds floating by in the early morning from the end of September to early April. Bitchu Matsuyama Castle was used in the opening shot of the “Taiga” (a long running historical drama on NHK) drama series called “Sanada Maru”.

    We walked from the village up to the castle. This took us about 1 hour, and slowly brought us into the right mood. The woods are so peaceful, although traffic noise still was competing with the...

  • Fukiya Furusato Village
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Takahashishi Nariwachoufukiya 838-2
    This Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings is located in the Nariwacho Fukiya area of Takahashi City. A town that flourished from copper mining and the production of red iron oxide (red pigment) during the Edo period (1603–1868), it preserves the townscape lined with the rouge-colored machiya (wooden townhouses) of wealthy merchants together with red copper roof tiles.
  • Hirokane Residence
    37 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Takahashishi Nariwachounakano 2710
    "A 55-minute drive from the Kayo Interchange on the Okayama Expressway. This building was the residence of the Hirokane family, whose members served as the village heads of Onoro and amassed a vast fortune around 1800. The residence' stone walls were built at the end of the Edo period, their majesty a match for the romon-zukuri style residence. The residence was made famous nationwide when it was twice used as a shooting location for filming different versions of ""Village of Eight Gravestone"" in 1977 and 1996. Here visitors can experience the residence' luxurious, movie-like atmosphere and learn about the history of the estate and the Hirokane family, who prospered thanks to the Koizumi Copper Mine and the production of melanterite (a component used to make ferric oxide pigment)."

    Hirokane Residence is situated on the top of the hill and it looks like a small castle.And this residence has been used for Japanese mystery movie also.It is quite beautiful and well preserved but...

  • Ishibiyacho Furusato Mura
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Takahashi-shi Ishibiyacho
  • Takahashi Bukeyashiki Kyuhaniharaka
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Takahashishi Ishibiyachou 27
  • Koya Kawa Bikan historical quarter
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Takahashi-shi
  • Fukiya Furusato Mura Local Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Takahashi-shi Nariwacho Fukiya 699
  • Former Fukiya Elementary School
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Takahashi-shi Nariwacho Fukiya 1290-1

Okayama Main Areas


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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