Mrs. Wada is now back again for duty. Last week, we visited Kasaoka (about 30-minute ride from Okayama City, same direction to Hiroshima City) to check out the nanohana (菜の花) or rapeseed flower field! For me, this marked that spring has finally come! We visited Kasaoka a couple times to check out different flower fields, last time was himawari (sunflower) field during summer.
But before heading to Kasaoka City, we dropped by in Kurashiki City to have tempura lunch at Tenichi tempura restaurant.
It’s been awhile since we had this tempura meal. For the price of 530 yen, you can get this much! They have different menu, one is all-vegetable tempura for 530 yen also. The sweet potato tempura must be good! I got their basic menu, with lots of vegetables and one big shrimp tempura as its main. I think I had too much, now I’m getting sleepy (oink!). Better move now and head to Kasaoka for a lot of walk.
The place we visited is called Kasaoka Bayfarm. It’s “michi no eki” or roadside station that sells local produce which is surrounded by many fields.
They actually planted seeds/seedling a little different in schedule on each field so when one field starts to die, another field is just in time for blooming. Good idea! This gives more chance for many people to come over and enjoy the flowers for longer period.
Anyway, more of the talking and let me share some photos we got for you.
Don’t forget to drop by at the market for local produce and some souvenir and sweets for break time.
You might also like to check this another post about Ajisai Flower Festival we visited last year. Thank you for reading!