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The Tranquility of Asakuchi

Near the heart of the Inland Sea in western Japan, Asakuchi offers many historical and cultural attractions. It's a perfect place to escape the noise of the big cities, and do a little exploring.

Okayama's Naked Man Festival

One of Japan's most masculine driven festivals. Held in Okayama Cities Saidaiji Kannon-in Temples and in 2012 celebrated its 500 year anniversary. Be brave or go home.

The Truth About Abenoseimei

The soothsayer and diviner Abenoseimei fought many battles with the sorcerer Ashiya Doman, but little is known of their last confrontation. Now the shocking truth has been revealed!

Bizen Osafune Sword Museum

Bizen Osafune Museum and Village is not just a place to view swords but its a village where the craft of sword making and metal crafting is still practiced today.

Sogenji Temple

Sogenji Temple is located just 35 minutes from downtown Okayama City. Welcomes foreigners from around the world seeking to learn about the Zen sect of Japanese Buddhism.