A huge flower field and farmer's market

Michi-no-Eki Kasaoka Bay Farm

kasaoka city
Summer sunflowers

ABOUT THE LOCATION

“Michi-no-Eki” are a nationwide network of farmers’ markets that sell locally produced and harvested produce, seafood, and other food products as well as craft items. The Michi-no-Eki at Kasaoka is special because it is also home to a huge flower field. The flowers are changed out depending on the season; the schedule is as follows:

In March:  10,000,000 canola blossoms

In May:  10,000,000 poppies

In August:  1,000,000 sunflowers

In September:  10,000,000 cosmos flowers

Visitors can walk on designated paths that lead through the field, and there are several spots that are great for taking photos.

ABOUT THE AREA

Kasaoka City is a small city that sits near the border between Okayama and Hiroshima Prefectures. Although it belongs to Okayama Prefecture, it lies closer to Fukuyama City in Hiroshima than it does to Okayama City, and is a popular stop-off with visitors travelling between the two prefectures.

A quiet city, Kasaoka City is a nice place to visit nonetheless due to some unusual things to see and do. The most well-known attraction is the Kabutogani Horseshoe Crab Museum, which is dedicated to educating the public about horseshoe crabs. Young visitors will also enjoy strolling in the park next to the museum as the park is filled with life-sized replica (but realistic looking) dinosaurs.

Other attractions include the Ono Chikkyo Art Museum, Ikasa Railway Memorial Museum, Konoshima Temple Pilgrimage, Kasaoka Port Festival in July, Sunflower Festival in early August, Shiraishi Odori dance festival in mid-August, and the Konoshima Tenjin Festival in mid-September.

Kasaoka is also popular with island-hoppers, especially in summer, as the island chain of Takashima, Shiraishijima, Kitagishima, Manabeshima, Kobishima, Obishima and Mushima are accessible by ferry. The islands are popular destinations for visitors who enjoy swimming at the beach, camping, and fishing.

Ramen-lovers will love Kasaoka, as its many ramen shops offer a wide variety of delicious ramen, with each shop offering its own style of soup and toppings. There is even a ramen map published by the Kasaoka Ramen Development Project Committee that illustrates the type of ramen served in each shop.

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