Hola amigos. It’s Autumn! What’s in Autumn? Camping! So I would like to share our autumn camp in Katsuyama, Maniwa City (Okayama Prefecture) this time.
Autumn Camp in Katsuyama: Utsukushii Mori Camp Ground
Katsuyama is in the same Maniwa City where Hiruzen is, however it’s like 60 minutes away by car. Since it is run by Maniwa City, rates are reasonably low (1,000 yen for a tent space/night) and it has other facilities like bungalows as well. Reservation is required (Call or visit the city office. Check information below).
It is like a 30-minute drive from JR Chugoku-Katsuyama Station, pretty much in the middle of the mountain but looks well maintained with full of nature still! There is famous Kanba Falls on the way. We would like to stop by later on.
I would like to share our trip to Takachiho gorge in Miyazaki Prefecture this time.
Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki
Takachiho Town is in Northern Miyazaki, about 2-hour drive from Miyazaki City, considered one of Miyazaki’s most popular sightseeing spots. It is said this is made by volcanic ash and rocks from Mt. Aso that erupted long ago.
There are rental boats available until 16:00 but they are limited. You would have to come in very early (no reservation accepted) especially during the holidays. The day we visited, it was already full for the rest of the day! (the last person would have to wait for 3-4 hours still!). Well, we still could take nice photos without being on a boat!