Mountainside horse riders paradise

Okayama Joba Club

kibichuo town, okayama prefecture, visitwestjapan
Photographer | Takuma Kimura


Kibichuo Town has a fine horse park where visitors can take riding lessons and engage in horseback riding-based physical therapy sessions with a trained instructor.

Activities at the facility are divided into three categories. The first is fitness-focused riding, which is aided by the fact that one hour of riding is equivalent to one hour of running. The second is trekking through the countryside surrounding the club.The third is sports-related riding, which includes horse jumping and dressage instruction.

The horses at the Okayama Joba Club are current and former race horses. Visitors who want to ride need to meet the weight limit of 90kg for the safety of the animal.

When visiting you can enjoy a drink and something to eat at the new clubhouse.  Decorated in horse riding memorabilia, it offers a relaxing atmosphere to watch horses in the equestrian training space.

About the Area

Kibichuo Town is a located within the Chugoku Mountains and is comprised of fertile highland farmland and expansive forests. Its natural scenic beauty has long attracted the attention of visitors from around the country and in recent years, international travelers have followed suit. Easily accessible from both Okayama Station and Okayama Airport, Kibichuo Town is the perfect getaway.

Access: Take the Tsuyama Line from JR Okayama Station to JR Fukuwatari Station. Take a 20 minute taxi ride from JR Fukuwatari Station to Kibi-no-Mori Botanical Garden.

Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).

Cancellation Date Up to 21 days prior 20-8 days prior 7-2 days prior Day prior to start of tour Day of tour After start of tour/non-participation with no contact
Cancellation Fee No charge 20% of tour fee 30% of tour fee 40% of tour fee 50% of tour fee 100% of tour fee