Yakage, the hidden old town in Okayama


The hidden old town of Yakage

The townscape, unchanged for over 400 years, still retains the nostalgic atmosphere of a post town. Yakage town flourished as a post town on the old Sanyo Road in the Edo period. Even today, the town still maintains the atmosphere of that time. The former residences where feudal lords used to stay, are valuable buildings designated as Important Cultural Properties.

In addition to these, many other buildings from the Edo period remain in the town. Strolling through the streets of Yakage town, makes one feel like they have gone back in time. 

The town does not live in the past however, old houses have been renewed and new attractions have been popping up. The quiet town of Yakage town is a perfect mix of the old and the new.


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