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Former Shizutani School特別史跡旧閑谷学校

Event

Registered as a Japan Heritage Site in 2015, the Shizutani School was built in 1670 as the first school for the common people in Japan by Ikeda Mitsumasa, the lord of Okayama Domain. Two Chinese pistache trees on the grounds over 100 years old turn crimson in fall, and together with the surrounding Japanese maples they create magnificently beautiful scenery.

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place Okayama Pref. Bizenshi Shizutani 784
phone 0869671436

Details

Address

Okayama Pref. Bizenshi Shizutani 784 [map]

Phone

0869671436

State of fall foliage
Fallen leaves
Autumn foliage forecast
Late Oct.-Late Nov.
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
12/29-31
Fees
Charge
[Adult]400yen
[Over 65]200yen
[Elementary and Junior High School Students]100yen
Parking Lot
Available
500spaces
Night viewing
Available
11/3-18(17:30-20:00)
Public toilets
Available
Variety
Chinese pistache, momiji (Japanese maple), ginkgo, Japanese zelkova, cherry tree

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

    There is no Bus Stop nearby.
    There is no Parking nearby.
    There is no IC nearby.

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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.