Hello people. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty! I would like to share things to do in Takahashi City this time. Takahashi City is in semi-Northern Okayama. It takes about 70 minutes by car or train from Okayama (11 stations). So what’s in Takahashi? What to do there? Here are my suggestions.
7 Things to Do in Takahashi City, Okayama
Takahashi City Library
1306 Asahimachi, Takahashi-shi
This temple is located in Takahashi Bikan-chiku area where beautiful houses and views could be seen. You may forget about time while sitting at this beautiful Japanese garden.
Takahashi Christian Church
This is the oldest protestant church in Okayama Prefecture. It’s in the Takahashi Bikan-chiku area as well as Raikyuji.
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
The castle lays on the mount Kagyu which is approximately 400 meter high. It’s a little hard to access but the beautiful mountain and the views from above would be worth it.
Accessing this place seems a bit tricky. I will share easy ways below.
1. Get to Fuigo-toge parking. (10 minutes)
2. Walk up to the castle. (20 minutes)
1. Get to the Shiromi-bashi Koen parking from JR Takahashi Station. (10 minutes)
2. Catch a shuttle bus to Fuigo-toge parking. (5 minutes)
3. Walk up to the castle. (20 minutes)
1 Uchisange, Takahashi-shi, Okayama-ken
Bitchu Takahashi Matsuyama Odori (Dance Festival)
Fukiya Furusato Village
Houses in this village are in Bengala (a Dutch word) color which is rust-red. Look quite something huh? There’s a day tour by a retro bus from JR Takahashi Station. If you are interested, check this out (in Japanese only). Reservation is needed before 2 days.
Accessible by car or bus (from JR Takahashi station).
838-2 Nariwachō Fukiya, Takahashi-shi, Okayama-ken
Sasaune Coal Shaft
It’s just a few hundred meters away from Fukiya Furusato Village. This coal shaft was used between the Edo era to the Taisho era and now open to visitors. Even on hot summer days the temperature in this coal shaft remains around 10 degrees ALL YEAR AROUND. So it feels cool in summer and warm in winter.
Admission fee is 300 yen for adults.
1987 Nariwachō Nakano, Takahashi-shi, Okayama-ken