A shrine that celebrates the inventor of katakana

Kibi Daijin Shrine New Year Festival

yakage town, okayama prefecture, visitwestjapan
Photographer | Takuma Kimura


Visit the park and shrine that celebrates the birthplace of Kibi-no-Makibi, the creator of katakana. This tour will give you the opportunity to get a temple stamp book and receive the special calligraphy for Kibidaiji Shrine, walk around the beautifully sculptured park and eat udon. After the park you will have free time to roam the historic town street of Yakage.


+ Arrive at Yakage Station
+ The guide will pick-up your group and take you to the shrine.
+ Take a tour around the shrine and park.
+ Get the special stamp that is only available twice a year.
+ Eat lunch at the park.
+ Drive to Yakage historical street for free time.
+ Enjoy afternoon cake and coffee at a selected group of cafes along the street.
+ Return to Yakage Station.

+ Pick-up and drop-off at Yakage Station
+ Guide (English)
+ Lunch
+ Afternoon cake and coffee (from a selection of cafes in Yakage)
+ Temple Stamp Fee (book not included)

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
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