Highland culture in Okayama

Nagi Sanroku Mountain Cottages

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Nagi Sanroku Mountain Station a restaurant, market and accommodation complex where you can find all the locally produced agricultural products and handicrafts on offer in Nagi Town.

The market stocks all kinds of homemade bread, farm fresh fruit and vegetables, not to mention the tantalizing black pork burger. Locally made ‘shochu’ liquor is also available in signature smoked glass bottles. The Green Resort also has a restaurant that proudly serves delicious Nagi Beef.

Aside from food, visitors can take their pick of marvelous souvenirs, such as handmade locally produced wood crafts and ceramics.

Designed to project the atmosphere that you find in European alpine villages, the resort’s rental cottages are the perfect place to experience the pure relaxation that is possible during a stay in Nagi Town. The cottages have both Western and Japanese-style tatami mat rooms and the standard amenities that would expect to find in any hotel. Advanced reservations are required.

Access: Take the JR Tsuyama Line from JR Okayama Station to JR Tsuyama Station. Take the Chutetsu Bus from JR Tsuyama Station bound for Maguwa. Get off at the Nagi Town bus stop.

 

About the Area

Nagi is a peaceful town in the northeast corner of Okayama Prefecture on the border with Tottori Prefecture. This unique location makes it a gateway between the culturally and climatically distinct Sanyo (sunny southern) and Sanin (shady northern) areas of the Chugoku region.

As the town is located within the Chugoku Mountains, it contains a number of peaks that bring hikers and trekkers to the area. Although the 1255 meter Mt. Nagi may be the most widely known, there are many nearby sister peaks which as scenic and challenging.

The Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nagi Public Library are both ultramodern facilities that have gained regional acclaim. The both hold regular events throughout the year and have lecture and workshop space.

A facility that is perhaps less known but equally as important is the Nagi Town Cultural Center. It was opened at the end of the Showa era to promote lifelong learning and the continued transmission of local culture. The center has a large performance hall, several classrooms, and two workshop-style rooms. There is also an over-sized kitchen and a tatami room that can accomodate up to 50 people.

If you would like to spend a few nights in Nagi, consider reserving one of the lovely alpine cottages at Nagi Yama-no-Eki or “Mountain Station”. The cottages are part of a larger cultural exchange and retreat facility that was designed to bring locals and visitors together.

 

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