Enjoy a visit to the beautiful and historic Bitchu Kokubunji Temple and Pagoda

Kibiji Road Stroll


This region is the birthplace Kibi culture, which is important in Japanese history. The ruins of Bichu Kokubunji, Bitchu Kokubun Niji, the tumulus of the Komori clan, the Tsukuriyama tumulus, and other ancient sites are representative of the Kibi culture, especially the 5-tiered pagoda at Bitchu Kokubunji which sits amidst rice fields against a background of red pine.

Soja is a small city in western Okayama Prefecture whose name literally means “all shrines”. In ancient times, the name “Soja” was given to areas of Japan where several shrines existed in close proximity. Visitors to Soja will appreciate the relatively short distances between the historical sites. Although Soja is synonymous with shrines, the city also has many temples, including Bitchu Kokubunji tempe and pagoda. Hofukuji Temple is well known as the Zen temple where the master painter Sesshu studied as a child. In the center of the city visitors can find many shops and eateries.


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