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Hands-On Experiences

Make your trip all the more memorable through Okayama’s unique activities

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Enjoy picking a wide variety of fruit in Okayama, the fruit kingdom!

Fruits available for picking

  • Peaches
  • Fruit compote
  • Fruit collagen jelly
  • Fruit kibidango
  • Fruit kibidango

Ishihara Fruit Farm

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Location
893-6 Sairyuji, Higashi Ward, Okayama City
Telephone Number
086-944-0117 *By reservation only
Opening Hours
Grape picking: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed
No fixed holidays *Grape picking is only available from July to October
Fee/Fare
• Admission (incl. sampling): Adults ¥500;
Grape picking: From ¥200 (per 100 g)
Access
20 minutes on conventional lines from JR Okayama Sta. to JR Saidaiji Sta., and then 10 minutes by taxi
Website
http://www.ifarm.jp

Okayama City South Village

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Location
2468 Kataoka, Minami Ward, Okayama City
Telephone Number
086-362-5500
Opening Hours
Grape picking: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Admission until 3:30 pm)
Closed
Tuesdays (or the following day if Tuesday is a holiday)
Fee/Fare
*Grape picking is only available from August to September
• Grape-picking course (with 2 bunches of grapes): From ¥1,500
• 30-minute all-you-can-eat course: From ¥1,700
Access
30 minutes on conventional lines from JR Okayama Sta. to JR Bizen-Kataoka Sta., and then 7 minutes on foot
Website
http://www.southvillage.jp/

Tomomien Fruit Farm

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Location
218-1 Kamiichi, Akaiwa City
Telephone Number
086-958-5444 (Fruit Picking General Reservation Office) *Advance appointment required
Opening Hours
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed
Open throughout season *Peach picking is only available from July to August
Fee/Fare
30-minutes all-you-can-eat peach course: From ¥2,500
Access
40 minutes by bus from JR Okayama Sta. to “Shimoichi,” and then 5 minutes on foot
Website
http://www.hakutou.jp/peach-picking/index_en.html

Cycling

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Kibiji Cycling Road (Okayama City to Soja City)

Enjoy the view of historic sightseeing spots scattered across the countryside while cycling down the Kibiji Cycling Road.

Location
Rent-a-cycle Uedo, 554 Ichinomiya, Kita Ward, Okayama City
Telephone Number
086-284-2311
Opening Hours
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Closed
New Year’s Holiday (Dec. 29 – Jan. 3) and on rainy days
Fee/Fare
¥1,000 per day, or ¥400 per 2 hours (¥200 per additional hour; max. charge: ¥1,000)
Access
13 minutes on conventional lines from JR Okayama Sta. (platform No. 10) to JR Bizen-Ichinomiya Sta. Directly accessible from the station
Website
Cycling route (inside the “Kibitsuhiko and Ura” pamphlet)
inside the “Kibitsuhiko and Ura” pamphlet

zazen

zazen

Zen Meditation at Sogen-ji Temple

The temple offers visitors the chance to enjoy the Buddhist practice of zazen, where worshippers sit in meditation for spiritual unity.

Location
1069 Maruyama, Naka Ward, Okayama City
Telephone Number
086-277-8226
Opening Hours
• Zazen Meditation: Sundays, 8:00 am – 9:00 am (Consultation required for
large groups)
• Sogen-ji Temple: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed
No closing days
Fee/Fare
Temple garden admission: Adults ¥100
Access
20 minutes by bus from JR Okayama Sta. to “Sogen-ji,” and then 5 minutes on foot

painting

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Painting at Manekineko Art Museum

This museum houses a collection of manekineko (lucky cats) with raised hands inviting fortune in—a popular figure in Japan—and offers visitors a chance to enjoy painting.

Location
865-1 Kanayamaji, Kita Ward, Okayama City
Telephone Number
086-228-3301
Opening Hours
・Painting experience: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only
10:30 am - 5:00 pm (Admission until 4:00 pm)
・Museum hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Admission until 4:30 pm)
Closed
Wednesdays
Fee/Fare
• Museum admission: General ¥600 / Painting experience: ¥1,200
Access
8 minutes on conventional lines from JR Okayama Sta. to JR Bizen-Hara Sta., and then 10 minutes by taxi
Website
http://www.manekineko-m.jp/index.html

Experience Japan at Omote-cho
Shopping Street!

Take a stroll through the Omote-cho Shopping Street while
enjoying experiences unique to the street's specialty shops.

Scented bag-making:
Sankodo
Matcha (green tea) experience:Honji-en

For more information.

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