Soja Travel Guide

  • Koumori-zuka Tomb
    Koumori-zuka Tomb
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  • Bit'chu Kokubunji Temple
    Bit'chu Kokubunji Temple
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  • Soja Shrine Garden
    Soja Shrine Garden
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Soja Things to Do

  • Sesshu's Birthplace

    Sesshu was a zen priest during the Muromachi Period. He is reknowned for his paintings and landscape gardens. Some of the famous temples with Sesshu-designed gardens include Joeiji Temple in Yamaguchi, Enkoji and Manpukuji Temples in Masuda, and Funda-in (subtemple of Tofukuji) in Kyoto.He was born here in Soja when it was part of Bit'chu Province....

  • Kinojo Castle

    Kinojo Castle is thought to be among the oldest castles in Japan, possibly the oldest, but not much is known about its origins. It is thought to have been built in the 7th century as one of 16 castles built during that time.Those familiar with Japanese castles can easily see that the architecture of Kinojo is much different. The walls were built by...

  • Soja City Museum

    The local museum is located in a historic building, the only remaining Western structure in Soja town. It was built in 1910. Inside, the museum houses some artifacts from the area on the first floor and on the second floor there is a large display of Soja's old medicine advertisements and containers. It sounds strange perhaps, but it's actually...

  • Karube Shrine

    Karube Shrine is a very small shrine in southern Soja, but it is certainly one of Japan's most interesting shrines. At first glance, it appears to be an ordinary shrine with no distinguishing characteristics however, one look inside and you will see some VERY distinguishing characteristics: breasts!The shrine itself is actually relatively old...

  • Soja Shrine

    Soja Shrine is important to the city of Soja, because the city was actually named after this shrine. The shrine was built in the Heian Period (794-1185). The shrine is relatively small, but because of its age, it does have historical value. The small garden within the precints of the shrine is quite nice.

  • Bicchu Kokubunji Temple

    Bicchu Kokubunji Temple is a beautiful temple located along the Kibiji District cycling path, and it is one of the highlights of the trail! The temple itself dates back to the Nara period (710-794 AD), but was rebuilt in the mid-Edo Period after being destroyed by fire. The pagoda was constructed in 1844. The original temple was built in order to...


Soja Transportation

  • Getting Around Soja

    Of course there are trains and buses and you can always walk, but the best way to get around Soja is by bike!There is a bike rental just outside Soja Station. If you only want it for 2 hours the cost is 300 yen. For the day, it's just 1000 yen to rent. You can return it here or at Bizen Ichinomiya Station (you should return it there if you decide...

  • Getting to Soja

    Soja is actually very easy to reach from Okayama and Kurashiki (both along the Shinkansen line). If you arrive by Shinkansen, it's best to go to Okayama Station, because there are direct lines. The Shinkansen stop in Kurashiki is at Shin-Kurashiki Station, so you would need to transfer to Kurashiki before going to Soja if you stop there.The JR Kibi...

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