Doi Bansui was one Sendai's greatest literature figures. Students rebuilt his house after it was destroyed in WWII. Some of the author/translator's works are on display, as well as some personal items.
While Kyoto is usually associated with Ukiyo e and Rinpa art, it has rapidly developed a reputation as the capital of international and innovative art, such as the Blanc Nuit or White Night Festival. At the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, famous international as well as Japanese art can be seen in this medium sized gallery.
Not far from Okayama is a place perfect for bicycle touring. It is called the Kibi Plain. The plain has a 17 Kilometer bicycle route that winds through charming rural landscapes. The bike route starts at Bizen-Ichinomiya station and after winding through rice fields, temples, and shrines, ends at Soja station.