A lakeside camp in Yakage Town

Kamejima Campground

yakage town, okayama prefecture, visitwestjapan
Photographer | Takuma Kimura


Kamejima Campground offers the perfect opportunity for you to sleep under the stars in historic Yakage Town. Situated next to a lake that is surrounded by ample forest, the site has an outdoor cooking area (bring your own barbecue equipment), and a bouldering wall.

Campers will receive discount tickets to use nearby hot springs bath facilities, which come in handy after a day of outdoor activities.

Reservations are required in advance to camp at Kamejima and day camping is also possible.

Access: Take the Hakubi Line from JR Okayama Station to JR Kiyone Station. Walk down the platform and transfer to the Ibara Railways Ibara Line. Take the Ibara Railway Ibara Line from Kiyone Station to Ibara Railway Yakage Station. Kamejima Campsite is about a 35-minute wall from Ibara Railway Yakage Station.

About the Area

Yakage is an inland rural town located in western Okayama Prefecture. In a time where many smaller municipalities have been incorporated into larger ones, its choice to remain independent is indicative of the spirit of the local people. The respect that they have for the cultural legacy of Yakage is demonstrated by their efforts to preserve it.

The town’s central shopping street is a roughly one kilometer long collection of mainly Edo era storefronts and former inns which are now used as private family homes. There are also shops that you would expect in a town center such as a grocer, a butcher, a stationery shop, a shoe store, restaurants, cafes and confectioneries.

You will also find educational and cultural exchange facilities along this street that were created to help introduce Yakage Town to newcomers. The jewels in the crown of the shopping street are the Honjin and Waki Honjin, which were the two main inns where visiting lords from around western Japan would stay or rest on the long journey to Edo (today’s Tokyo).

A re-enactment of these visits called the Daimyo Gyoretsu (lord’s procession) takes place annually on the second Sunday of November.

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