Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan. Located in Okayama Prefecture but way more worthy than the capital itself. Beautiful old town, canal and many shops full of great things to try. Also gardens, museums to visit around ? Day trip from Kyoto
From the “too cool for school” department, comes this new Japanese roller coaster that is powered by humans. It's called the Skycycle, and it's a pedal-powered rollercoaster that allows people to “shoot for the sky” as they ride side-by-side in bike-themed carts. The Skycycle is one of the most thrilling amusement park rides at Washuzan Highland Park in Okayama, Japan.