A Great Place to Rest and Relax while Exploring the Town
Oranda-do (Dutch Hall) is a natural café and gallery located inside the
Tsuyama Archives of Western Learning. This café offers a “Holland Set,”
which pairs their house special fresh roasted coffee with a Dutch-style
waffle. There is an especially delicious way to enjoy the Holland Set, so be
sure to ask!
- Oranda-do ☎ 0868-24-6288
- 5 Nishishinmachi, Tsuyama City
- December 29~31
- Monday (Following Day If Monday a Holiday) / Days Following Holidays
Curry made into a dam! A dam made of curry!?
Yubara Onsen Dam Curry
Dam curry is a local specialty created to commemorate the sixtieth
anniversary of the completion of the Yubara Dam. The Yubara Onsen (Hot
Spring) Dam Curry was modeled on Yubara Dam and the hot spring’s
famous Sunayu (Sand Bath), which is known as the “Yokozuna (Grand
Champion) of the West” and considered one of the best open-air hot springs
in all of Japan. Made with carefully spiced soup stock, the curry’s roux is
full of chicken mincemeat from locally raised Yubara chickens. You won’t
find such a simple yet rich and full-bodied curry roux anywhere else.
What’s more, the curry also comes with a soft-boiled hot spring egg! These
are fresh local “Asahi no Kagayaki” eggs from chickens raised in Yubara.
You can add the egg right into the curry roux if you like!! You can also mix
it into the udon noodles!! Enjoy it however you like!
- Restaurant Name: Usagiya
- Yubara Sightseeing Information Center ☎ 0867-62-2526
Fresh Flavor Straight from Nature
Wild Game Cuisine
Made using only the highest quality venison and boar meat from animals
hunted within Mimasaka City, local wild game cuisine is low-calorie and
high in protein. You can enjoy the distinctive flavors of each ingredient used
at any of the growing number of restaurants in town that serve wild game.
Restaurants Serving Wild Game
BON APPETIT (Naraharashimo, Mimasaka City)
Saisaijaya Michi-no-Eki (Road Station) (Myoken, Mimasaka City)
Ainomura Park (Ushiroyama, Mimasaka City)
Resort Inn Yunogo (Nakayama, Mimasaka City)
Nambatei Fureru Shokudo (Furumachi, Mimasaka City)
Nishinoya Mimasaka (Nyuta, Mimasaka City)
Italian Ristorante piatto nono (Katsumada, Sho’o Town)
A Unique Taste You Won’t Find Anywhere Else!!
Gyumochidon (Beef & Mochi Bowl)
Flavored with a sweet-and-salty soy sauce-based seasoning, this gyudon
(beef bowl) comes piled high with beef and toppings. Using mochi (pounded
rice cake) instead of rice, gyumochidon is made with “Hime no Mochi,” a
local specialty of Shinjo Village renowned for its stickiness, firmness and
sweetness. This unique dish brings out the delicious flavor of Shinjo
Village’s “Hime no Mochi” for you to enjoy to your heart’s content.
- Michi-no-Eki (Roadside Station) Meruhen-no-Sato (Fairytale Village) Shinjo ☎ 0867-56-2908
- 2190-1 Shinjo Village
- 10:00~17:00 (Weekends: 11:00~)
First Came Raw Egg over Rice, Then Rice Gelato and Now the Latest Local Hit
Café & Bread Baking Classroom—Shiawase Kobo (Happy Workshop)
This café serves bread and pizza made with wheat flour from Tsuyama and
rice flour from Misaki, freshly baked in a massive stone oven built out of
the famous “Happy Yellow Bricks” of Misaki Town. The menu includes the
tomato sauce-based Happy Pizza, the mayonnaise-based Happy Yellow
Pizza, various types of bread, and more. The Bread Baking Workshop
provides lessons every Friday and Saturday (with the exception of the
fourth Saturday each month).
- ☎ 090-8207-7089（9:00~18:00）
- 2155 Harada, Misaki Town (within the Grounds of Misaki Municipal
Central Athletic Park)
(Next to “Shokudo Kamecchi” Raw Egg over Rice Shop)
- Year End/New Year, Thursday
After a Relaxing Dip in a Beauty Spa
Kagamino Satoyama Café “OKUnoMA”
Recently opened within the “Hanabijin-no-Sato” day spa resort at Okutsu
Onsen (Hot Spring), Kagamino Satoyama Café “OKUnoMA” serves drinks
made using local ingredients from Kagamino Town. Its menu includes
“Mori no Shizuku (Forest Droplets) Iced Coffee,” “Satoyama Honey☆
Ginger” and “Kagamino Satoyama Smoothies,” which combine fresh
vegetables grown in town with local honey from the Yamada Bee Farm.
- Kagamino Tourism Society ☎ 0868-54-7655
- Inside the “Hana Onsen” in “Hanabijin-no-Sato” Day Spa at Okutsu Onsen (Hot Spring)
(261 Okutsu Kawanishi, Kagamino Town)
- Open Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays Only (12:00~19:00)
Now Serving “Nagi Beef”
Mt. Nagi Yama-no-Eki (Mountain Station)
Located at the foot of Mt. Nagi, this Yama-no-Eki (Mountain Station)
features classrooms where you can practice hands-on arts and crafts, as
well as souvenir shops selling local specialties, restaurants and cottages.
There is also a wild flower park filled with lovely flowers that are sure to
warm your heart from season to season. “Nagi Beef,” a local specialty of
Nagi Town, and locally produced pork are also available for sale every week
from 13:00 on Friday afternoon to 18:00 on Sunday evening.
- Mt. Nagi Yama-no-Eki (Mountain Station) ☎ 0868-36-8080
- 591-1 Koen, Nagi Town
- 9:30~18:00 (Dec.~Mar.: ~17:00)
- Monday (Following Day If Monday a Holiday)
This year, the Village of Nishiawakura has added yet another wonderful spot!
Awakura Onsen Motoyu Hotspring
This April, Awakura Onsen Motoyu Hotspring opened its doors for the first time in
almost three years, now providing a day spa service, guesthouse and café.
The facility operator, Sonraku Energy, also provides district heating with
an on-site firewood boiler. The facilities are designed to provide a pleasant
space, with special attention given to food, utensils and décor. Awakura
Onsen Motoyu has already become a popular spot for tourists and locals
alike and is used by a wide range of people both young and old.
Full of Fun Things to Experience!
Okayama Farmers Market North Village
The Okayama Farmers Market North Village is an experience-oriented
agricultural park that provides athletics facilities, a petting zoo and
lodgings. Among the experiences available to try are hands-on classes in
making bread, butter, sherbet or ice cream, as well as excursions to pick
fresh strawberries and blueberries, horse riding and more.
- Okayama Farmers Market North Village ☎ 0868-38-1234
- 1100 Oka, Sho’o Town
- 9:00~17:00 (Summer Vacation: ~18:00)
- Tuesday (Dec.~Feb.: Tuesday & Wednesday)
A Tasty Snack
Bringing together yuzu citrus fruits and potatoes (two local specialties of
Kumenan Town), these croquettes contain fresh yuzu peels. These
particular croquettes are closer to a snack than a side dish. They are
Available for sale alongside fresh fruits and vegetables at Sansan
Kumenan and at Uenocho Community Center on the 2nd and 4th Saturday
of every month.
- Sansan Kumenan
- 1367-1 Shimonika, Kumenan Town
- 8:30~18:00 (Nov.~Mar.: ~17:00)
- Uenocho Community Center
- 546-3 Shimoyuge, Kumenan Town
- 10:00~14:00 (2nd & 4th Saturday)