From picturesque scenery to activity

Kojima, Shimotsui, Washu-zan, Seto-ohashi ...
There is much highlight in Washu Highland Hotel neighborhood including the "first Japanese national park" "jeans birthplace from Japan".
You can enjoy in family everybodies.

Video introduces sightseeing point of Washu Highland Hotel neighborhood.

※As sound comes out, please be careful.

Experience-based & art

Blow on Kurashiki; glass experience / Cup ten studio

〒712-8052 1-3-15, Matsue, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
From 10:00 to 18:00 (reservation required)
No fixed holiday
3,000 yen Japanese yen per person ※Experience-based time: About 30-40 minutes

Old Bizen ceramic ware experience / old Bizen ceramic ware pottery eagle feather kiln

〒711-0931 Kurashiki-shi, Okayama 1754-3

Hit & rivet made with jeans; experience-based / Betty Smith experience factory (jeans Village)

〒711-0906 5-2-70, Kojimashimonocho, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
From 9:00 to 18:00
Regular holiday: The year-end and New Year holidays

Ohara Museum of Art

〒710-8575 1-1-15, Chuo, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
Regular holiday: On Monday
The public: 1,300 yen / university student: 800 yen / high school, junior high school, primary schoolchild: 500 yen

Osafune sword Museum

〒701-4271 966, Osafunechoosafune, Setouchi-shi, Okayama
From 9:00 to 17:00 (as for the entrance until 16:30)
Regular holiday :At the time of the next day, display substitute on Monday (but, in the case of holiday, we change on the next day), from December 28 to January 4 Sundays and holidays
The public: 500 yen / high major life: Free of charge lower than 300 yen / junior high student


Brazilian park Washu-zan highland

〒711-0926 303-1, Shimotsuifukiage, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
From Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00/ Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 19:00 (there is change, and there is all night on night game, the last day of the year in the summer by season)
Regular holiday :Unavailable
Adult (more than junior high student): 2,800 yen / child (primary schoolchild): 2,200 yen / infant (3 years old or older) 1,700 yen / senior (50 years old or older) 1,700 yen

Toy kingdom

〒706-0153 1640-1, Taki, Tamano-shi, Okayama
From 10:00 to 17:00
Every Tuesday fixed closing day (but, on holiday, we do business during period for GW, spring vacation, summer vacation, winter vacation)
800 yen for adults child (2 years old or older) 600 yen

Six shares of island sea bathing (six shares of guest houses-so)

〒Six shares of 711-0927 Shimotsui, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama Island
(round-trip ferryboat, box) adult: 1,500 yen / child (4 years old - primary schoolchild): 1,000 yen / ※Free of charge less than 3 years old
From Shimotsui Port by ship approximately ten minutes (implication including time for ferryboat, please refer beforehand). We pass with ferryboat (the lapis lazuli-maru), and eating and drinking are possible slowly in box (seaside cottage), too. So that "six shares of seaweed" here is addicted if they eat for heavy taste once. We are selling at stand!
[six shares of guest houses-so]
We pass with ferryboat (the lapis lazuli-maru) and can eat and drink slowly in box.

Shopping & sightseeing

Kojima jeans street

Street where 34 discerning SHOP forms a line. Discerning Item should be found from jeans to miscellaneous goods! Holidays are different in each SHOP.

Jeans museum & Village | Betty Smith

〒711-0906 5-2-70, Kojimashimonocho, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
From 9:00 to 18:00
The year-end and New Year holidays
Admission charges for free
Jeans Museum which we come to try for the first time in Japan. We display valuable document including sewing machine used 70-80 years before the history of jeans, reproduction model shop a lot. We take order jeans in ordersalon on the second floor.

Factory outlet | Betty Smith (jeans Village)

5-2-70, Kojimashimonocho, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
From 9:00 to 18:00
Holiday / year-end and New Year holidays
SHOP which we redecorated warehouse 40 years ago and made. We sell standard foreign merchant product at reasonable price together, and Eco, goods of Betty have men's Lady's abundantly, too.

Mitsui Outlet Park Kurashiki

〒710-0813 12-3, Kotobukicho, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
From 10:00 to 20:00
Regular holiday: The uncertainty

Popular superb view & sightseeing point

Washu-zan observation deck

〒711-0924 Shimotsuitanoura, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
Because eagle resembled state that widened feather in representative scenic spot of Setonaikai National Park known as first Japanese national park, it was named "Washu-zan". From mountaintop "*shuho (one to learn to carry) of 133m above sea level," we can fully enjoy the multi-island beauty of big things and small things more than 50 to be dotted with on the sea that wave is quiet and figure of magnificent Seto-ohashi. Beauty of evening landscape in particular is particular, and we are chosen by "100 selections of Japanese setting sun".

Bitchu-Matsuyama-jo Castle

〒716-0004 1, Uchisange, Takahashi-shi, Okayama
Yamashiro only in Japan where castle tower is left. It is famous as one of the existence 12 castle towers. Trees of the neighborhood of Ote-mon Gate turn red in autumn, and state to be dyed vermilion is the best part. In average year, a sea of clouds often appears from autumn to early winter, and castle to look at from Bitchu-Matsuyama-jo Castle observation deck right deserves to be the name of "castle of the heavens".

Hiruzen (hiruzen) plateau

〒717-0504 Hiruzenshimofukuda, Maniwa-shi, Okayama
Summer is summer resort. We ski in winter. Is healed in jersey beef and very large nature; and ...
It is plateau resort in Daisen-Oki National Park. Jersey cow is put out to pasture by Nature dyed green, and it is healed in spring by the quiet scenery. We turn red in summer resort, autumn, and there are skiing area and seasonal scenery and way of enjoying in winter in the summer. "Hiruzen Yakisoba" is famous as local gourmet!

kyuya﨑kajutaku / ya﨑kaengyorekishikan

〒711-0913 1-11-19, Kojimaajino, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
Private house which ya﨑buhidarieimon which kyuya﨑kajutaku (country designation important cultural property) founded large-scale Shiota late in the Edo era, and built "Shiota kingdom" built. Storehouse group of seven links the eaves around main building in site of approximately 3,000 tsubos, and tea-ceremony room is seen in many places of garden and indicates force at the time. Furthermore, in storehouse, we display historic document about the making of salt or articles daily used by people from the Edo era.

Old days Shimotsui shipping agent

〒711-0927 1-7-23, Shimotsui, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
From 9:00 to 16:30
Closed days: On Tuesday
It was port town that hung famous Shimotsui as fishing port which overlooked the Seto Inland Sea in the Taisho era from the Edo era, and was full of goods-carrying merchant ships. Shimotsui shipping agent repairs one house of shipping agency at the time in old days and is museum restored to the original state. Building having big beam showing prosperity at the time is the best part. ※There are souvenir shop and Japanese dishes and Italian restaurant.

Kurashiki aesthetic area

〒710-0054 Honmachi, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
District where mansion and house in the town of white wall are left having been continued since the Edo era. Town which most are appointed now in cityscape preservation district, but people are living now, and there is. It is dotted with cafes which rebuilt gallery and general shop, jazz cafe tea ceremony head master of a school to adapt itself to like such a house, and new sense and modernism harmonize in old history culture.

Okayama Korakuen

〒703-8257 1-5, Kourakuen, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama
(3/20 - 9/30) from 7:30 to 18:00 ※Admission is / (10/1 - 3/19) from 8:00 to 17:00 until 17:45 ※Admission until 16:45
In strolling garden counted in three Japan garden, it becomes country designation special natural beauty spot. Okayama feudal lord, Tsunamasa Ikeda let you construct. It be said plain scenery which pond and mind that is the ultimate reality of the universe mountain of swamp to act like the east, and to see or extensive lawn surrounding them draw with the center of view, and it is making use of the surrounding landscape in the design of a garden gentle figure of a mountain of chastity mountain in background as point in Tahoto of bottle Iyama from enyotei in garden.

Okayama-jo Castle

〒700-0823 2-3-1, Marunouchi, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi
From 9:00 to 17:30 (as for the admission until 5:00 p.m.)
Closed days: December 29.30.31 day
Castle adjacent to Koraku-en Garden. Because outer wall is black, it is said to be another name crow (crow) castle.

Tsuyama Castle (crane mountain Park)

135, Sange, Tsuyama-shi
0868-22-3310/ crane mountain Park: 0868-22-4572
(from April to September) It is 00/ - 17 at 8:40 for from 8:40 to 19:00 (from October to March) ※It is from 7:30 to 22:00 during cherry tree Festival period of from 1 to 15 on April
Holiday: 12/29 - 31
It is restored to the original state as commemorative project of construction of a castle 400 years, and Bicchu oar (bitchuyagura) of southeastern side of castle tower is opened to the public. The site of castle becomes famous spot of West Japan eminent cherry tree that was chosen in "100 selections of cherry tree famous places". We were authorized from association of Japan castle in 2006 by "Japan's Top 100 Castles".

Yoga mountain Rendaiji

2855, Kojimayuga, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
One of the Japan's three biggest honorific title of a Japanese god. At cherry blossom viewing spot where cherry tree is beautiful in spring. "Yuka noankoro rice cake" of kyuikoitoko is recommended ♪ Please come to souvenir.

Blow; oku hometown village

838-2, Nariwachofukiya, Takahashi-shi, Okayama
We hang this town lined with dignified houses in the town of tokomizo ri red ocher lattice in Meiji from the Edo era, and, in addition, production of special product called red ocher is piled up in Dozanchou of the China sinew first from Edo last years so that there is Yamaai of 550m above sea level, and color leaves feature that prospered very much as commercial areas densely. We are appointed in "hometown village" of prefecture. Cityscape becomes country choice "traditional buildings preservation district".

Shizutani school (autumn colored leaves)

〒705-0036 784, Shizutani, Bizen-shi, Okayama
From 9:00 to 17:00
It is authorization to former Shizutani school "inheritance first issue which became driving force of the modernization of Japan". It is public school for the existing world's oldest general public. Mitsumasa Ikeda who comes to the ground of Shizutani for the first time, and watches, and did is one which established of school training "hills and rivers hermitism, the ground which should do reading scheme studies" and praise, local leader.

Iyama Hofuku-ji Temple

〒719-1154 1968, Ijirino, Soja-shi, Okayama
Hofuku-ji Temple in Soja-shi of Okayama is famous as temple known as anecdote of mouse which image monk Sesshu of the Muromachi era described in tears. The precincts of Hofuku-ji Temple are famous as famous spot of colored leaves, and the end is recommended colored leaves from the middle of November at time of in full bloom.

Recommended activity

Paths of Kibi cycling road

Okayama-shi, Okayama - Soja-shi
We can go round historic spots of paths of Kibi on bicycle. This way (approximately 20km) is chosen as "100 selections of ways of Japan". Reference: Soja-shi government office business and industry sightseeing section rate: It is 200 yen addition, 1,000 yen a day in after 400 yen one hour until two hours
・Araki rent-a-bicycle 0866-92-0233
・Takaya rent-a-bicycle 0866-93-3421
・uedorentasaikuru 086-284-2311

Circulation cycling / Washu Highland Hotel at the same level as Shimotsui-cho

[rent-a-bicycle for exclusive use of hotel guest]
To 086-479-9500 reservation section
From 9:00 to 18:00 (once use six hours)
1,500 yen + deposit 1,000 yen ※I pay back deposit at the time of return (when it is past return time, super charge is caused)
E-bike rental of hotel guest-limited starts in Washu Highland Hotel ♪ Traditional Ryoshimachi where cityscape of Shimotsui has a lot of alleys. Let's go round places that we do not go by car by bicycle!
※I hand original pottering Map.

Jeans street & jeans Village cycling / Washu Highland Hotel

[rent-a-bicycle for exclusive use of hotel guest]
To 086-479-9500 reservation section
From 9:00 to 18:00 (once use six hours)
1,500 yen + deposit 1,000 yen ※I pay back deposit at the time of return (when it is past return time, super charge is caused)
Denim birthplace "Kojima", Japan. To go round the birthplaces through way (former Shimotsui Dentetsu line ruins) of Wind. There is original Shop of approximately 34 hometown apparel in street, in cafe as for the break. Village can conflict with outlet Shop and jeans experience factory and museum of Betty Smith and the history of jeans.
※I hand original pottering Map.

Circulation walking / Washu Highland Hotel at the same level as Shimotsui-cho

Let's walk with Washu Highland Hotel original tekuteku MAP (free) if we want to take a walk through visited town on foot! Cherry blossom viewing Spot only for hometown that is stained with cerise when it is spring with Shimotsui ruins of a castle trace.

"Asahikawa cherry tree rises" cherry blossom viewing

Yoshino cherry tree affecting east bank, approximately 1.3km of Okayama Korakuen is known as famous spot of famous cherry tree in the whole country and is full of every year much cherry blossom viewing visitors in season of cherry tree.

Colored leaves "Gokei" "Iyama Hofuku-ji Temple"

Gokei (be isolated and is)
Famous place, natural beauty spot, Gokei of West Japan eminent colored leaves. We can see colored leaves of Gokei in scenic spot that strangely shaped rocks near both sides of river perpendicularly compete and stand, this valley.

Iyama Hofuku-ji Temple
Fantastic scenery is seen in Iyama Hofuku-ji Temple related to Sesshu by beautiful garden and contrast of colored leaves. There is period lighting up at night.