Here are some destinations around hotels in Okayama,Hiroshima area which are perfect for enjoying Summer.

Fairfield by Marriott Okayama Hiruzen Highland

Hiruzen Herb Garden Her Bill
1480-64 Hiruzennishikayabe, Maniwa, Okayama Open 9:00~16:30  Close Wed

Their lavender fields and herb gardens are the largest in western Japan. There are park with wild plants, and Kaori-no-Yakata with workshops and shops and restaurants. The lavender picking experience will start from mid-July, and you can pick one cup (approximately 100 plants) for 500 yen.


Suntory Okudaisenbunanomori Factory
1177 Kasarahara, Mizukue, Kofu, Hino district, Tottori Open 9:30~16:30  Close Tue, Wed

You will learn how natural water is produced through projection mapping. You can also observe the manufacturing process of Suntory Tennensui .


Bouken no Mori in Hiruzen
1028 Hiruzen Shimowa, Hiruzen, Maniwa , Okayama Open 10:00~17:00  Close Tue

Using the local forest, you can enjoy athletic activities, a “zip line” to fly over the marsh, and a “Forest Segway Tour” to explore the forest.



Fairfield by Marriott Okayama Tsuyama

Kagamino Community Sports Park
158 Takeda, Kagamino, Tomata, Okayama

This park is open to everyone, free of charge, and features one of the largest comprehensive playground equipment in northern Okayama Prefecture. There are also a grassy area, a running course, and fitness equipment for stretching.


2135-1 Kamiyokono, Tsuyama, Okayama 
Open 12:00~15:00(Opening hours: Saturdays and Sundays only in June, and every day in July and August)

Located near the second waterfall of Yokonotaki, a tributary of the Miyagawa River, from which cold, clean, natural water flows in abundance. You can enjoy "nagashi somen" noodles made with this natural water.


Public Pool Rainbow
1253 Nakakitashita, Tsuyama, Okayama  Outdoor pool open: 7/4~8/31  Opening hours: 10:00-17:00   Closed: Mon

Equipped with a summer-only outdoor pool and a year-round indoor pool. In the summer, the resort also has a lazy river and slides.



Fairfield by Marriott Hiroshima Sera

Kozan Lavender Hill
794-9 Betsusako, Sera, Sera District, Hiroshima Open 9:00~17:00  
Fee Adult 700yen Child300yen

You can see various lavenders and herbs at "Lavender Festa" from mid-June. A blueberry picking experience will begin in early August.


Sera Kogen Farm
1124-11 Betsusako, Sera, Sera District, Hiroshima  
Open 9:00~18:00(Last entry 17:00)  Fee Adult 800yen Child 400yen 

One of the Japan's biggest flower fields. "Sunflower Festival" is held from the end of July. 1.1 million sunflowers of 50 varieties are in full bloom all over the field.


Sera Taiho Farm
10804-1 Kyomaru, Sera, Sera-District,Hiroshima  Open 9:00~16:30(Last entry 16:30)   

Pears and grapes, representative fruits of Sera, can be enjoyed. Pear picking starts in mid-August and grape picking in early September.