Arts & Crafts Village
3090 Misaki-cho, Kume-gun, Okayama
Mobile: +8190-3881-3846 (Toyomi Harada)
* Please call the mobile phone, this is the best way to get in touch.
* You can get here navigating with GoogleMaps
* There is no public transport directly to the Village,
we can fetch you from Mimasaka-Oiwake Train Station or Kamenoko Station.
* Alternatively hiring a car is a good way to get here.
The nearest city to Arts & Crafts Village is Tsuyama City.
Please navigate to Tsuyama City instead of Okayama City. *
Airplane: Haneda → Okayama Airport (70 minute flight),
Okayama → the Village (see below)
Highway Bus: Tokyo (Shinjuku station) → Tsuyama Station (direct night bus),
Tsuyama Station → to the Village (see below)
From Osaka / Kyoto
Highway Bus: Osaka / Kyoto Station → Tsuyama Station (Express Bus / Approx. 3 hours),
Tsuyama Station to the Village (see below)
By Car: Osaka / Kyoto → the Village (high speed use, approximately 2.5-3.5 hours)
By Car: Okayama Airport → the Village (approximately 50 minutes)
Okayama City → the Village (approximately 1.5 hours)
By Shinkansen (Bullet train): Okayama Station → Kamenoko Station (Tsuyama Line approximately 1 hour)
By JR Train: Tsuyama Station → Mimasaka-Oiwake Station (JR Kishin Line, approximately 25 minutes),
By Car: Tsuyama Station – the Village (about 40 minutes)
Sightseeing around Okayama Prefecture North
・Gozen Shu (Tsuji Honten)
Gozen Shu is a local sake brewery in the castle town of Katsuyama. The storehouse has been renovated and is now a lovely Japanese restaurant and shop. Here you can sample different sake for free.
・HINOKI PLANT DYEING WORKSHOP & GALLERY
This is a dyeing and weaving workshop and gallery in Katsuyama, Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture. They also sell works by artists in various fields such as woodwork, glass, bamboo work and brass.。
“UEDA VILLAGE” is a complex with a number of guest houses, cafes, shops, and a hairdresser. The renovated space of the old elementary school has been reborn as a place that welcomes all the people of the region and travellers, with a combination of nostalgia and newness.
・PORT ART&DESIGN TSUYAMA
The large architectural space of the former Senoo Bank a city-designated important cultural property completed in 1920, has been revitalised as a gallery and workshop space.
・NAGI MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Known as Nagi MOCA, it is a contemporary art museum designed by the world-renowned architect Isozaki Arata. The drive here from the Arts & Crafts Village is about 1 hour.
・ THREE FAMOUS HOT SPRINGS IN OKAYAMA
These are located in the north of Okayama Prefecture, and are three of the most famous hot springs in western Japan: Yugo Onsen, Yuhara Onsen, and Okutsu Onsen. There is also a day-visit hot spring, so you can experience this after your time at Arts & Crafts Village.
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