city in Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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

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The main train line is the Ibara Railway. There main station is Ibara Station, and there are three others in the city: So Unnosato Ebara Station, Izue Station, and Komoriutanosato Takaya Station. The Ibara Line connects to the JR Hakubi Line at Soja Station in Soja and Kiyone Station in Kurashiki. Hakubi Station is the nearest transfer point to Okayama. In the opposite direction, if you're coming from Hiroshima, transfer at Fukuyama Station (Fukuyama) to the Fukuen Line to reach Kannabe Station where you can access the Ibara Railway.

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  • 1 Denchu Art Museum (田中美術館), 315 Ibara, +81 86-662-8787. 09:00-17:00. A museum featuring the works of Hirakushi Denchu, a renowned wood sculptor who was born here in Ibara. Regular admission ¥400, more for special exhibitions.
  • 2 Narutaki Gorge (鳴滝峡), Yoshiicho Hanadaki. A popular walking/hiking area with 10 small but attractive waterfalls along the course.

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  • 1 Chusei Yumegahara (中世夢が原), 5007 Biseicho Miyama, +81 866-87-3914. 09:30-16:00. Remains of ancient civilizations have been found around Ibara, so this is a reconstructed village from the Middle Ages (chusei). 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. Mar-Nov ¥500, Dec-Feb ¥300.

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