Hiruzen Herb Garden Herbill in Maniwa City

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Hola amigos. Soy senor Wada. I would like to share our trip to Hiruzen Herb Garden Herbill this time.

Hiruzen Herb Garden Herbil in Maniwa City

It is a garden with 10,000 of lavender flowers, 200 kinds of herbs and so much more flowers and herbs which you could enjoy in each season.




It’s about a 15-minute drive from Wood Pao souvenir store/restaurant.

1480-64 Hiruzennishikayabe, Maniwa, Okayama


Business Hours

9:00 – 16:30

Closed: December – March



Adult 300 yen
Student 200 yen
Under 12 Free



http://ww81.tiki.ne.jp/~herbill/herbill-home.html (in Japanese)







It’s quite refreshing in the perfect weather. Fresh air from nature and natural scent from herbs and flowers totally detoxed my body.



Herbs and local veggies are served for restaurant menu. Tea from the garden tastes great as well.



There’s dog-run as well. Doggy-friendly huh?



How do you find it? It is a little distant from other places in Hiruzen though totally worth a visit. Please try and share your thoughts in the comment form.

See you around!


Naka Hiruzen Auto Camping Ground in Maniwa city

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share one of the best camping places in Okayama Prefecture called Naka Hiruzen Auto Camping Ground.

Naka Hiruzen Auto Camping Ground in Maniwa City

Hiruzen is in Northern Okayama (quite close to Tottori Prefecture). Getting to Hiruzen would be easy by car or motorcycle, but in case you want to use public transportation, here is a way.

Access to Hiruzen (central) by Bus

Catch a local bus Maniwa-kun at JR Chugoku Katsuyama Station (1.2 hours) or JR Kuse Station (1.5 hours) and get off at Hiruzen Kogen (plateau). To the nearest bus stop to the camping ground, get off at Hiruzen Shinkokyoku Mae.

*To those JR stations, you can reach by JR train or Chutetsu bus / Ryobi bus from JR Okayama Station.


Reception Office

First of all, you need to check in at the reception office which is about 10-minute walk from the camping ground. The owner would give you a paper plate that proves your payment. It costed 1,800 yen for our standard-sized car. Great deal for three of us!


Reception Office
72-3 Hiruzenshimofukuda, Maniwa-shi, Okayama
Camping Ground
8−1, Hiruzenkaminagata, Maniwa-shi, Okayama


Contact (Reservation required)




*As of 2017 October

Trailer 2,800 yen
RV 2,300 yen
Standard-sized car 1,800 yen
Motorcycle 800 yen
Standard-sized car (day camp) 1,000 yen
Power outlet 500 yen
Tarp 500 yen
Tent for day camp 500 yen


Camping Ground

There are two camping grounds. One is in the photo below, and the other is just across the street. The only difference is that the first one has flushing toilet. Well, we cross the street and still can use it anyway. No big deal. FYI, this camping ground does NOT have a shower room. I would suggest to go to hot spring near by (if you feel like).
There are sinks and charcoal bins at both places.
Basically, you can take any available spots at this side of the camp (one across the street). Fun time!
Beautiful morning with fogs covering the mountains! It was definitely the best moment of this camping.



How do you find it? There are many activities to do and places to visit in Hiruzen. Please check other posts as well for reference.

See you around!