By Judith Mikami    - 1 min read

Soja City is about 40 minutes from downtown Okayama City. A city that is bordered by Okayama City, Kurashiki City and Takahashi City.

Even though the population of Soja is small with only about 70,000 people it has everything to offer any visitor for a short or long stay.

Bitchu Kokubunji Pagoda is the last pagoda to be built in Japan and even though it is the youngster in five-towered structures it is spectacular. For a few months each year the city lights it up pagoda and draws spectators from all over to see, sit and enjoy the views and atmosphere.

Soja also is the start point or the end point for the Kibi Bike Trail. A chance to ride from Okayama City (Takamatsu Station) to Soja, visiting shrines, temples, burial mounds, rice fields, peach orchards and experiencing beautiful countryside.

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Judith Mikami

Judith Mikami @judith.mikami

Hi, I’m Judith Mikami originally from Auckland, New Zealand. I came to Japan about twenty years ago to experience a culture and country very different from my homeland. Like many who have ventured to Japan I fell in love with the people, culture and places and before I knew it I would meet my husband. I have lived only in Okayama Prefecture and call this area my home away from home.

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