Okayama Fall Color Information

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Every tree in vivid colors! Seek out popular autumnal spots in Okayama and get your fill of natural beauty!

In fall, the crystal-clear waters flowing through Okutsukei Valley are lined with brilliant colors. A promenade, around 800 meters long, sees many special events during the fall season.

The Kamba Falls are a nationally designated site of scenic beauty. 110 meters high and 20 meters wide, it’s also counted as one of Japan’s top 100 waterfalls. The breathtaking site of its falling water make an exquisite match for the fall colors.

In 1670, the lord of the Bizen Province Ikeda Mitsumasa created Shizutani School to help educate common folk. In late fall, the Chinese pistache trees there take on brilliant colors, and are lit up at night for the season.

Onbara Kogen is a plateau 700 meters above sea level. The Onabara Lake there has a 4.5 km perimeter dotted with birch and larch trees. It’s a great spot for bicycling.

Detailed information

Okutsukei Valley
Address:Okutsu Kawanishi, Kagamino Town, Tomata District, Okayama Prefecture

How to get here:
Bus: Take the Chutetsu Bus bound for Okutsu Onsen from Tsuyama Station, travel for 57 min., get off at Obata bus stop, walk for 10 min.
Car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway Innosho Interchange to National Route 179 for the Okutsu region; drive for 20 km.

Operating hours:
Light-up: Sundown to 9:00 PM
* Refer to schedule

Days closed:None

Parking:(Free) 30 spots

Note:
During the Okutsu Momiji Matsuri period, traffic is restricted.
Kagamino Town Agricultural and Tourism Office (0868-54-2987)

* Prices, hours, holidays, and menus are also subject to change
Kamba Falls
Address:Kamba 640, Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture

How to get here:
Exit the Yonago Expressway Kuse Interchange to the National Route 181/313, take the Prefectural Route 201 (Kamba Falls) and proceed in the Kamba Falls direction for 17 km (Free) 94 spots

Operating hours:8:30 AM to 5:15 PM

Days closed:None
Parking space:(Free) 30 spots

Note:
Admission fee: Adults 300 yen, Minors 150 yen
Maniwa City Katsuyama Area Development Office

* Prices, hours, holidays, and menus are also subject to change.
Shizutani School, a historical site
Address:Shizutani 784, Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture

How to get here:
Taxi: 8 min. from Yoshinaga Station
Car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway Bizen Interchange for National Route 2, exit onto Prefectural Route 261 towards Yoshinaga and drive for 9 km. Alternatively, exit the Sanyo Expressway Wake Interchange for National Route 374, and take local roads towards Shizutani School for 7 km.

Operating hours:9 AM to 5 PM or between 6 PM and 8 PM during light-up period

Days closed:Dec. 29 to 31

Parking space:(Free) 500 spots

Note:
Admission fees: Adults 400 yen, Elementary School Kids 100 yen, Seniors 65 and Up 200 yen (no senior discount during light-up period) For more information, contact the site’s managing office (0869-67-1436)

* Prices, hours, holidays, and menus are also subject to change.
Onbara Kogen
Address:Kamisaibara, Kagamino Town, Tomata District, Okayama Prefecture

How to get here:
1 hour by taxi from Tsuyama Station
Car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway Innosho Interchange to National Route 179, then exit to National Route 482 towards Onbara and drive for 40 km.

Parking space:Free parking available

Notes:
For more information, contact the Kamisaibara
Promotional Public Corporation (0868-44-2657)

* Prices, hours, holidays, and menus are also subject to change.






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