Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce Bakery Industry in Soja this time.
Bakery Industry in Soja City (Okayama)
Industry is in Soja City which is a 30-minute train ride from Okayama central. It has been chosen as the most popular bakery in Okayama Prefecture many times. But what makes it so special? Let’s go investigate.
Yummy lookin’ bread displayed in the showcase. You should come in early before they sell all out.
There is a pizza restaurant upstairs (under the same management, I think). We can eat in here as well. It serves drinks if you would like. You could just have a cup of water as well.
Alright, I got a sandwich and Ren (Mrs. Wada) got a croissant as always. Baguette is very crispy and tasty. Croissant was also good! In terms of baguette though, I feel this place is the best. I would like to try different bread next time.
Let’s call it a day.
2-21-38 Soja, Soja City, Okayama Prefecture
Closed: Thursdays, the 4th Fridays
How do you find it? Please swing by if you get a chance.
Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share our autumn-leaf watching in Gokei Valley, Soja City this time.
Autumn Leaves in Gokei Valley, Soja City
Gokei Valley is one of the most popular places for watching autumn leaves in Okayama Prefecture. Another place I’ve introduced before, Hofukuji Temple is only about 3 km away, so it would be nice to hop as well! Leaves in this area turn red/yellow early November and this beautiful scenery lasts for a month or so.
For drivers, I highly recommend to get there in the morning like 9 AM due to traffic in this season. It is not as busy as Okutsukei Valley though many people come by and soon it makes a long lineup for parking which is just a pain! >x<
Free parking is available. By public transportation
Catch a Chutetsu bus (大和～妙仙寺前線) at Soja Station, get off at Kagehira (520 yen one way), and WALK down to Gokei for about 1.6 km.
2761 Makidani Soja City, Okayama
How do you find it? We loved it since it is not so crowded but still amazing like other popular place. We may go back next year again!