How to spend top weekend in Okayama - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites

Attractions of the Washuzan Highland Amusement Park

If you like to relax in amusement parks, you can visit Washuzan Highland during your stay in Okayama. You can take advantage of a unique attraction called Sky Cycle. It is built in a hilly area. The ride resembles a traditional roller coaster. But it differs from it by having a pedal stroke, like a normal bicycle. You will be able to sit in a double cabin. It is located above the ground at the height of a 4-story building. The cabin does not have protective frames. It moves along the rails above the trees. Riding safety is provided only by a special belt.
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You will not be able to reach a high speed while riding a SkyCycle. However, you can enjoy the park, the inland Sea of Japan, the Shimotsui-Seto suspension bridge, small islands, and mountain scenery. You will also get an adrenaline rush from the fact that hollows of several dozens of meters appear under the rails. There are several other unique slides in Washuzan Highland. You will have to ride them while standing or backward. There is also a bungee, Ferris wheel, ice rink, roller-drome, water entertainment, and even a 180-meter high tower here. The observation deck is equipped there.

Take Part in the Festival of Naked Men

The Naked Men Festival is held in Okayama on the 3rd Saturday of February every year. The traditional loincloth is the only item of clothing on their bodies. Men are running through the rice fields to the temple of Saidaiji. They seek to find and catch a completely naked person. If they can do this, they will be lucky for many years to come. However, no one has managed to do this in the entire history of the holiday. Copyright
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The opportunity to participate in an unusual event is available to everyone for a fee. You can get a loincloth. A specially trained person stays in the locker room. He will help to tighten it. Then the race along the city streets will take place. All participants will find themselves in a small enclosed space of the temple.
A few sticks will be thrown into the crowd from the second floor. They are made of bamboo. Locals believe that these sticks bring good luck. You will have to fight for them by shouting and pushing numerous naked men. It will be difficult to breathe. The possibility of injury will be very high. But if you can catch one of the sticks, you will be able to experience incredible emotions.
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Tour of Okayama-Jo Castle

You can take a tour of Okayama-Jo castle. It got its name due to the black color of the walls. You can visit it from 9 am to 5 pm on any day of the week. The building consists of 6 floors and a basement. You can take the elevator only to the fourth floor. You will have to go up the stairs to the 5th and 6th floors. An exhibition of documents about feudal battles is waiting for you in the basement.
Portal at Okayama station You can visit the tea room. It is located on the 1st floor. You can also try your hand at making traditional ceramic dishes there. You will have the opportunity to learn about the rule of Lord Ikeda on the 2nd floor. The exhibit on the 3rd floor will show how Lord Ukita and Kobayakawa lived in the castle. You will learn about the life of Ukita Naoie if you go up to the 5th floor. He was the ruler of the city. If you go up to the 6th floor, you can enjoy views of the city, the Korakuen garden, and the Asahi River.
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Bike Tour of the Kibi Plain

You can rent a bicycle and take a tour of the Kibi Plain to get acquainted with the Japanese province. The route runs between railway stations. It has a length of 15 kilometers. The voyage will last approximately 4 hours. You will be able to see ancient mounds, temples, and shrines during this time. You will be able to overcome this route not only on a rented bike but also on foot. However, most of the day will go for a walk in this case.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Okayama
♥   Castle 'Ki castle' Sōja, 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Matsuyama Castle' Takahashi, 32.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Takamatsu Castle' Takamatsu, 35.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Marugame Castle' Marugame, 41.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fukuyama Castle' Fukuyama, 53.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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