Have you heard of Yunogo Onsen in Okayama? It is a famous si...
It is a little far from the Okayama city center with a special atmosphere.
Take a Ryobi bus bound for Saidaiji via Higashi-yama. Get off at “Sogenji-mae” stop. Five-minute walk from the bus stop will take you to Sogenji.
Strolling around the premise of the temple will make you feel calm and relaxed as if time stopped. I myself found it an amazing experience to enjoy a tea ceremony in an atmosphere like this.
Many of the monks there are foreign nationals. You might be able to happen to see them performing a chanting on your visit.