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Mikigahara is a scenic spot in the Hiruzen Highlands that offers marvelous views of Mt. Hiruzen and Mt. Daisen. It is famous as the area in Japan that has the largest number of Jersey cows. From spring through into autumn, the Jersey cows are allowed to graze freely on the hills, enabling visitors to enjoy a peaceful, bucolic landscape. There are several leisure facilities in the area, including a Jersey cow petting zoo, the Hiruzen crane gardens, barbecue sites, etc., and Mikigahara attracts large numbers of tourist visitors throughout the year.


Okayama prefecture Maniwa shi mountain (Tsuyama / MimasakaArea)

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Okayama prefecture Maniwa shi mountain [ map ]
Tsuyama / MimasakaArea

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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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