ACCESS/MAP

1.Access

Takahashi City Library

高梁市図書館 アクセスMAP

Address 〒716-0039
1306 Asahimachi, Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture
TEL 0866-22-2912
FAX 0866-22-1115
Hours 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Days of Operation 7days a week

▼By Train
It is directly connected to the JR Bicchu Takahashi Station. Exit the station and continue left.
It takes 60 minutes by local train from Okayama Station, and 35 minutes from Kurashiki Station.
It takes 35 minutes by express train from Okayama Station and 20 minutes from Kurashiki Station.  

▼By Car
Sanyo Expressway→ Okayama JCT→Okayama Expressway → Exit Kayou IC (15 minutes)
Chugoku Expressway→Hokubou JCT→Okayama Expressway→Exit Kayou IC (15 minutes )

▼Parking
Please use the parking near the JR Bicchu Takahashi Station (first 30 minutes are free) .
Users of the library may use the parking for another 90 minutes for a total of 120 minutes. You may bring your parking ticket to counters on any floor for a parking waiver.
After 120 minutes, you are charged 100 yen for every 60 minutes.
It is open from 8:30 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. You cannot park outside of business hours, however, you may take out your car at anytime.
Any persons with disabilities can park for free. Please bring your parking ticket to the 2nd floor counter.
Parking space is limited. Please use public transportation as much as possible.

▼Bicycle parking
There is a free parking space near the JR Bicchu Takahashi Station.
It is open from 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. You cannot use this parking space after business hours.
Parking space is limited. Please use public transportation as much as possible.


2.Takahashi City Library Facility MAP

高梁市図書館 館内MAP


3.Takahashi City Library Facilities

▼Checking out/Searching for Materials ①Library Counter
②Self-checkout machine
③Search Device(iPad)
▼Study/Experiments ④Study Room
▼For the Physically Handicapped ⑤Multipurpose Restroom, Wheelchair
⑥Magnifying reading device
▼For People with Children ⑦Read Aloud Space
⑧Children's Restroom / Nursing Room / Stroller

①Library Counter

カウンター

The Takahashi City Library has the following 3 counters.
Each counter serves a different purpose,but please feel free to come to any counter.

▼List of Library Counter
・2nd floor Library Counter: Checking out, Returning of Materials, Search, Reserving, Postal services, and Inquiries.
2F counter

・3rd floor Library Counter: Checking out, Returning of Materials (including iPad/AV equipment), Search, Reserving, Receiving, Copy Services, Reference Services and Inquiries.
3F counter

・4th floor Kid's Counter:Checking Out, Returning of Materials, Search, Reserving, Group Reservations, Inquiries
4F counter


②Self-checkout machine

Self-chckout machine

There is a self-checkout machine on the 3rd floor Library counter and on the 4th floor children's library counter.
Follow the instructions of the machine to check out materials.
If you use your T Card at the self-checkout machine, 3 T Points will be added per day.
Some materials may not be checked out at this machine. Please ask staff.


③Search Device(iPad)

ipad検索機写真

The Takahashi City Library is equipped with a searching device (iPad) at various places.
You can search by title/author,  printed out receipt will show you where the material is located.
You can also check out an iPad. Please feel free to ask staff.


④Study Room

studyroom

The 3rd floor has a study room for you to study and do research.
The seats are available on a first-come. No reservations allowed.


⑤Multipurpose Restroom, Wheelchair

restroom

There are wheelchairs near the Main entrance on the 2nd floor. There is also a dedicated parking lot for people on wheelchairs.
There is also a multipurpose restroom. Please feel free to use it to your needs.
※For safety reasons, please consult a staff before using.

wheel chair


⑥Magnifying reading device

reading device

There is a magnifying reading device near the 3rd floor elevator. Please feel free to use it.  


⑦Read Aloud Space

reading space

There are children's books and picture books on the 4th floor.
You may enjoy the space as a family and take advantage of the periodic book readings. 
Terrace located on the 4th floor also has playground equipment and you can spend time with your children. You can eat and drink there.


⑧Children's Restroom / Nursing Room / Stroller

babycar

Strollers are available near the main entrance on the 2nd floor. 
In addition, we have a nursing room (the bed to change diaper, milk formula equipment, scale etc) on the 4th floor and a toilet for children only, so please feel free to use it.

nursing room

kids restroom

 

4.Takahashi Tourist Information Center Facilities and Services

The Takahashi Tourist Information Center is located on the 2nd floor of the library.
Please feel free to use it regardless of whether you are a tourist or not.

 Name Takahashi Tourist Information Center
Address 〒716-0039
1306 Asahimachi, Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture 2nd Floor of the Takahashi Municipal Library 
TEL 0866-22-8666
FAX 0866-22-8667
Hours 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.(Excluding some services)
Days of Operation 7days a week (Excluding some services)

 

▼Tourist Information ①Tourist Information Counter
②Share-ride taxi Reservations (Reservations must be made by 5:00 P.M. the previous day)
③Unkai Taxi Reservations (Available only October through March. Reservations must be made by 5:00 P.M. the previous day)
④Buying a economic pass
▼Souvenir Shop ⑤Souvenir shop
▼Lending Services ⑥Rental Bikes
▼Luggage storage/delivery ⑦Luggage Storage
⑧Luggage Delivery Service

①Tourist Information Counter

tourist information counter

The Takahashi Tourist Information Center is located right near the 2nd floor entrance of the library.
We provide tourist information and a souvenirs. Please feel free to stop by.


②Share-ride taxi Reservations (Reservations must be made by 5:00 P.M. the previous day)

We take reservations for taxis that conveniently take you up to the Bicchu Matsuyama-jo Castle.
The share-ride taxi is from the front of JR Bicchu Takahashi Station to the Fuigo Pass. From the Fuigo Pass, it takes 25 minutes on foot to the Bicchu Matsuyama-jo Castle.
The fee is 500 yen per person (one way)
Reservations must be made by 5:00 P.M. the previous day
Please visit the tourist information counter or call to make a reservation.

Tourist Information Center (TEL)0866-22-8666(FAX)0866-22-8667

Departure Times
From JR Bicchu Takahashi Station 9:50 A.M. 11:20 A.M. 0:50P.M. 2:20 P.M.
From Fuigo Pass 11:40 A.M. 1:10 P.M. 2:40 P.M. 4:10 P.M.

For details on the taxi, please visit the Takahashi City Industry Tourism Division website.


③Unkai Taxi Reservations (Available only October through March. Reservations must be made by 5:00 P.M. the previous day)

From autumn to spring in Gagyu Mountain, early morning mist forms a fog and you can observe the "Mountain Castle in the Sky",or the Bicchu Matsuyama-jo Castle, floating in the sea of clouds from the Unkai Observatory.
We take reservations for Unkai taxis that bring you from JR Bicchu Takahashi Station to the Unkai Observation Deck.
The fee is 1500 yen per person.
Reservations must be made by 5:00 P.M. the previous day.
Please visit the tourist information counter or call to make a reservation.
※The Unkai Taxi does not go to the Bicchu Matsuyama-jo Castle.

Tourist Information Center (TEL)0866-22-8666(FAX)0866-22-8667

Departure Times
1st Depart 7:30 A.M. (JR Bicchu Takahashi Station) → Observe Unkai (Unkai observation deck) → Arrive 8:40 A.M. (JR Bicchu Takahashi Station)
2nd Depart 8:00 A.M. (JR Bicchu Takahashi Station) → Observe Unkai (Unkai observation deck) → Arrive 9:10 A.M. (JR Bicchu Takahashi Station)

For details on the Unkai Taxi, please visit the Takahashi City Industry Tourism Division website.


④Buying a economic pass

We sell a economic pass for all four of the following facilities for 900 yen per person: 

 Bicchu Matsuyama-jo Castle, Raikyuji Temple Garden, Takahashi City Old Samurai Residences, and Takahashi City Local Musuem

Please visit the tourist information counter to buy this pass. 


⑤Souvenir shop

We sell specialty goods and souvenirs of Takahashi city.
We also sell carefully selected specialty products of Okayama Prefecture.
So whoever comes can enjoy shopping here.


⑥Rental Bikes

We have three electric bicycles and three general bicycles that you can rent out for a day.
This service is available from 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Please return bikes by 4:30 P.M.
If returned after 5:00 P.M., you will be fined 200 yen per hour.
Please visit the tourist information counter if you are interested in the rental bike service.

Object Fee
Electric Bike 1,000 yen
General Bike 7,00 yen

⑦Luggage Storage 

We can store your travel luggage for 300 yen per day.
This service is available from 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Please pick up your luggage by 4:30 P.M.
Please visit the tourist information counter if you are interested in this luggage storage service.


⑧Luggage Delivery Service

We can also send your travel luggage to your house or designated place through Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
This service is available from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Fees vary depending on the size of the parcel, 
so please visit the tourist information counter if you would like to use this delivery service.