Tsuyama Castle is one of Japan’s three great flatland-mountain castles and is famous for cherry blossoms, having also been chosen in the “100 Places in Japan that are Famous for Cherry Blossoms.” The Bicchu-Yagura turret on the southeast side of the castle tower has been restored and is open to the public.
In early summer, you can revel in the scenery of Genji fireflies (Luciola cruciata) and Heike fireflies (Luciola lateralis) dancing wildly in the air.
The best time to visit them is in spring during the rice-planting period or the harvesting period, which is August–September. Please enjoy Japan’s rural landscape.
You can see this view early in the morning from late autumn to winter.
The Giant Automaton Clock
A giant automaton clock with a height of 7.9 m and a width of 4.3 m.
Between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm, the upper part of the clock opens up for 4 minutes every time the clock reaches a new hour, and a giant monument appears.
One-Day Hot Spring—Motoyu
Yunogo Sagi Onsenkan Hot Spring Inn
A shared bathing area for one day, with the bathing area being the source of Yunogo Onsen.
Including the large bathing area, you can enjoy a variety of hot spring bathing areas, such as outdoor baths, family baths, jacuzzis, and baths for the physically handicapped.
#Experiencing Traditional Japanese Arts and Crafts
#Experiencing Traditional Japanese Arts
In Yunogo Onsen, there are facilities where you can experience traditional Japanese arts and crafts such as ceramic art and glassblowing.
These must be booked in advance, so please inquire at each facility.
You can readily enjoy the ceramic art experience with Bizen clay and white Shigaraki clay by kneading them with your hands or using an electric potter’s wheel.
You can enjoy glassblowing experiences at the workshop conducted by Tsunehide Okamoto, an artist from Yunogo.
You can experience making adorable tiny items from 100% deerskin leather from Mimasaka-shi, such as coin purses and straps.
You can enjoy making accessories such as original straps, necklaces, bracelets, and keychains using natural rock.
#The Suzuka Circuit
#The Suzuka Circuit
The Suzuka Circuit
An international-level motorsport race circuit that has held races such as the Formula One Pacific Grand Prix. You can experience driving on the circuit as well as kids bike, kids kart, challenge kart, etc.
Throughout the year, you can revel in fruit-picking and experience Okayama, the kingdom of fruit, to your heart’s content.
Please experience picking grapes, strawberries, peaches, and blueberries—the pride of Okayama.
An agricultural park in an exchange experience style, where you can experience harvesting blueberries and strawberries as well as various vegetables.
A tourism farm where you can enjoy picking strawberries from winter to spring and grapes in autumn. You can relish the grapes, which are a special product of Okayama Prefecture, by having popular grape types in an all-you-can-eat service or purchasing by weight.
Okayama Prefecture is one of Japan’s prominent places for the production of peaches. You can enjoy picking 23 types of peach grown in an approximately 15,000 m² wide farm.