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Enjoy modern art and nature in Nagi town vol.2

There’s an enormous ginkgo (icho) tree which is over 900years old
It’s the biggest tree in Okayama prefecture, about 45m high, with a girth of 12m.

We can’t miss it

The tree stands in Bodaiji temple which is located in the mountain of 600m high.
It takes about 12min by car from Nagisanrei Yamano eki.
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I enjoyed walking in the temple watching vivid coloured leaves


Finally, the tree appeared in front of us
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Such an awesome tree
Obviously, it’s extremely huge compared with Yan

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Legend has it that Honen (a founder of Jodo shu Buddhism) planted this tree when he was a child.


What's more, there’s another tree which was divided from the main tree about 200years ago because of the heavy snow

You should come here in November if you’d like to see coloured leaves, or May is also good season to enjoy its young leaves and bright green colour

Bodaiji temple

Address: 1535 Koen, Nagi Town
Tel: 0868-36-7311
Access: 20min by car from Tsuyama IC


We headed for a museum of fossils Nagi Vicarya museum.
It takes 30min by car from Bodaiji temple.

This big seashell is the landmark of the museum
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Vicarya is a sort of shellfish which used to live in the tropics about 16 million years ago.
This museum not only exhibits fossils of Vicarya found in Nagi town but also offer you an experience of excavation
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This is Vicarya
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Apparently, Japan was formed by small islands at that time, and Nagi town used to be a seaside 16 million years ago.
Besides, the climate was hot and humid I could hardly imagine that


This diorama shows an ancient sea Vicarya used to live in this way.
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©Hareranman Okayama tabi net



We watched a video about Vicarya to learn more about it
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Unfortunately, it didn't  have English subtitles, though I suppose you can get it

According to the video, Vicarya have been found in some part of Japan, but most of them were found in Nagi town


There’s also something interesting outside
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That’s the display of fossils in the stratum.


Furthermore, you can touch and feel real fossils
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What surprised me the most was that we were able to dig out fossils here
You can rent the tools for 300yen.
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Actually, those fossils were brought from other place with the stratum so that visitors can have such experience. It’s a nice idea

Besides, the fossils you find are going to be checked carefully by staff of the museum.
And if it’s rare or in good condition, it will be displayed in the museum with your name
It must be fun


We met some kids who were looking for fossils. They were engaged in it, having fun
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So, why don’t you try it

Oh, I didn’t mention, but there’s a discount ticket for the museum and Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art (Nagi MOCA).
It costs 800yen (normally 1000yen), and you can enter both of them with this ticket
You can buy it at the museum


Nagi Vicarya museum
Address: 1875 Kaki, Nagi town
Tel: 0868-36-3977
Opening time: 9:00-17:00(last admission is at 16:30)
Close: Mondays, the next of the holiday, the end of the year and New Year’s holiday
Admission: adults 300yen, students(under15) 150yen 
                    a discount ticket for two museums 800yen
www.town.nagi.okayama.jp/bikaria/bikaria.html



Exploring Nagi town was a lot of fun
Besides the museums and the enormous ginkgo tree there’s some really wonderful place in Nagi
For instance, you should visit Mt. Nagi, waterfalls,and  lovely parks The beautiful scenery must make you feel relaxed




The best location for taking a photo


We came across wonderful coloured leaves behind
Nagisanrei Yamano eki.
I was impressed with the beautiful mountain scenery as well

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A: Bodaiji temple   B: Nagi Vicarya museum




 

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