Okayama is full of little gems often overlooked by the average traveler. One of these is Miyamoto no Sato, a small little village located near Mimasaka. This place is known as the birthplace of the legendary Miyamoto Musashi, the most successful duelist and most famous swordsman in Japanese history. From the town's center and parking area, one only has to follow the signs and maps to reach the decorated master's grave. Located in a small graveyard in the woods, it is adjacent to a shrine of Musashi himself. If you come out to Okayama, you simply must drop by and pay your respects to the late and great dual-wielding legend.
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