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city in Okayama Prefecture, Japan

Ibara (井原市) is a city in Okayama, Japan.


Get inEdit

Ibara Railway named after the city unsurprisingly serves the city. Ibara Station is the main station of the city, but there are also three other stations within the city: So-Unnosato-Ebara, Izue, and KomoriutanosatoTakaya Stations. The line connects to the JR Hakubi Line at Soja Station in Soja and Kiyone Station in Kurashiki. Hakubi Station is the nearest station for those traveling from Okayama. On the opposite side of the railway if you're coming from Hiroshima, you can transfer at Fukuyama Station (Fukuyama) to the Fukuen Line to reach Kannabe Station where you can then access Ibara Railway.

Get aroundEdit


  • 1 Denchu Art Museum (田中美術館), 315 Ibara-cho, +81 86-662-8787. 9AM-5PM. A museum featuring the works of Hirakushi Denchu, a renowned wood sculptor who was born here in Ibara. ¥400 (price increases with special exhibitions).
  • 2 Narutaki Gorge (鳴滝峡). A popular walking/hiking area with 10 small but attractive waterfalls along the course.


  • 1 Chusei Yumegahara (中世夢が原). Remains of ancient civilizations have been found around Ibara, so this is a reconstructed village from the Middle Ages (Chusei 中世). Visitors can stroll about the town to feel what it was like in the past. The villages features old houses, farmhouses, and samurai residences among other buildings. There are activities that visitors can participate in, as well as events throughout the year. The area has been used as a film set location for films such as Tatara Samurai. ¥500 (¥300 from Dec-Feb).






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