Mimasaka, City in Japan
General Information about Mimasaka
Mimasaka (Mimasaka) is a middle town within Okayama prefecture in the Chūgoku region. Sister cities of Mimasaka are Saint-Valentin in France, Saint-Valentin in Canada and Sankt Valentin in Austria.
You can easily reach the suburbs of Mimasaka by local rail services in 6 stations. Approx. 900.000 travelers are here annually on the rails.
Famous persons connected with Mimasaka are Musashi Miyamoto (1584 - 1645), Doshin So (1911 - 1980) and Atsuko Asano (born 1954).
Travel tips for Mimasaka
Top Mimasaka destinations for your sightseeing are the Yunogo hot spring (湯郷温泉) throughout the year, the Chofuku-temple three-story pagoda (長福寺 三重塔) throughout the year and the Giants field (ジャイアンツ田んぼ) from 07/01 to 10/20.
The Hayashino is nowadays a ruin.
The Highest peak in Okayama-prefecture "Mount Ushiro" (岡山県で最高峰の「後山」), another great attraction where you can experience the mountain is partly prohibited for women (一部、女人禁制である山). Go to Ushiro-yama (後山) for this. Another experience is the Okayama Yunogo bell (岡山湯郷ベル). Of interest here is the women soccer team (女子サッカーチーム).
Culture and History
Cultural roots make Mimasaka tourism particularly attractive. The Aida Kamiyama rice terrasses regeneration project (英田 上山棚田再生プロジェクト) is listed as world heritage. National heritage respectively national treasure are the Chofuku-temple three-story pagoda (長福寺三重塔) and the 11-faced standing wooden Kannon figure (木像十一面観音立像).
Do you want to see fireworks in Mimasaka? The Mimasaka hometown festival (美作ふるさと祭り花火大会) with 2.000 rockets is popular. You can best watch from Nyuta (Yoshino-riverbed). Another fireworks is the Nishinoya (西の屋大花火大会) with 7.000 rockets. Have a good view from Otani (near Nishinoya Yunogo-store).
If you want to take a hot bath in Mimasaka, the spa Yunogo (湯郷温泉) brings you relaxation and is also good for Gastroenterology. The address: Yunogo (湯郷).
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Mimasaka? The Black Bean Burger (黒豆バーガー) is recommended by locals. The Kitchen Black Beans (キッチンくろまめ) in Asumi 345-30 (明見345－30) is popular. Another recommendation for gourmets: Poured noodles (流しそうめん). Awakura noodles (あわくらそうめん) offer this. Where? In Ushiro-yama (後山).
Do you already own a souvenir from Mimasaka? You could buy for example Buckwheat flour cracker, available in the Yunogo hot-spring tourist-information.
Flowers and Foliage
Discover the cherry blossom in Mimasaka from 04/01 to 04/10, best in the Valentine park Sakuto (バレンタインパーク作東). A feeling of summer freshness brings the lotus blossom from 06/21 to 08/31, to view in the Kamegaichi-pond biotope park (亀ヶ市池ビオトープ公園). The maple trees changing colour in Mimasaka is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Kannon-temple (観音寺), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 10/21 and the foliage lasts until 11/20.
Economy and Industry in Mimasaka
A functioning local economy can set many impulses for the region. Particularly encouraging is the fact that NSC Co., Ltd., Okayama factory, Chuo Kagaku Co., Ltd. and Exedy Corporation belong to the top companies in Mimasaka. The NSC Co., Ltd., Okayama factory is in the field of design and manufacture of die cast mold, Chuo Kagaku Co., Ltd. in the sector manufacturing of plastic food packaging containers and the Exedy Corporation active in the area of parts manufacturing for transportation equipment.
Are you an investor and are you looking for grants and promotion schemes for companies in Mimasaka? Do not hesitate to contact the city officials, because in the business field of Tourism, industry-backing may be granted.
In particular, the city wants foreign companies to invest in the sector Forestry here and provides promotion in the scope of expansion of forestry workers by forest maintenance and market expansion. In addition, the industry Aerospace-may receive support for funding assistance for new attraction.
Free industrial land is currently available at Sakuto industrial park industrial zone, which is located in Takeda.