7 Things to Do in Takahashi City, Okayama

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

things to do in takahashi city
Takahashi is a small city but it has made such a landmark in its central and this is it. The library. It opened on February 4th, 2017. Turns out, it is like a business building with a book store, Starbucks, small restaurants, etc…and the library! Besides it is connected to the JR Takahashi Station (also the bus terminal) downstairs. Very convenient.


1306 Asahimachi, Takahashi-shi


Raikyuji Temple

things to do in takahashi city

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.



Accessible by walk from JR Takahashi Station.
18 Raikyūjichō, Takahashi-shi, Okayama-ken

Takahashi Christian Church

things to do in takahashi city

This is the oldest protestant church in Okayama Prefecture. It’s in the Takahashi Bikan-chiku area as well as Raikyuji.



26 Kakinokichō, Takahashi-shi, Okayama-ken


Bitchu Matsuyama Castle

Bitchu Matsuyama Castle (Takahashi City)

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.

By taxi
1. Get to Fuigo-toge parking. (10 minutes)
2. Walk up to the castle. (20 minutes)

By bus/car
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)

things to do in takahashi city
An annual dance festival which has history of more than 300 years. It is held right in front of JR Takahashi Station. (usually in August) It is also a contest, so dancers actually look quite serious.


1317-2 Asahimachi, Takahashi-shi, Okayama-ken


Fukiya Furusato Village

things to do in takahashi city

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

things to do in takahashi city

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



How do you find it? It’s got plenty of interesting places to visit right? Please take a visit when you get a chance.
See you around!

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1 Response

  1. ᐃᓄᒃ says:

    The library looks very neat. But, can I bellyflop into the middle of that rock garden?

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