Map of all areas of Hyogo

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This map introduces tourist attractions covering the whole of Hyogo Prefecture. You can explore a region full of diverse attractions, such as the sophisticated streets of Kobe, the rich natural landscape of Hyogo and the magnificent Himeji Castle. Be sure to enjoy the food, history, culture, nature and much more.

update date: 2024.04.17

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  • Hitokura Dam Hitokura Dam Hanshin Kita

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    This multi-purpose dam is used for flood control during heavy rains and to supply water for about 450,000 people in Kawanishi City and other areas in Osaka and Kobe. The Kawanishi Hitokura Dam Circumnavigation Marathon is held in the surrounding area in November every year. Address4-1 Karamatsu, Kawanishi City, 666-0153 Business hours9:00-17:00Reservations are required to tour the interior. Closed daysSaturdays, Sundays, and holidays Contact informationTEL: 072-794-6671 Admission feeFree AccessTransfer to Nose Electric Railway from JR Kawanishi-Ikeda Station. From Nose Electric Railway "Yamashita" Station, get off at Hankyu Bus "Nagahara Station" and walk 30 minutes Website

  • Kawanishi City Kurokawa Satoyama Center Kawanishi City Kurokawa Satoyama Center Hanshin Kita

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    The north wing of the former Kurokawa Elementary School was built in 1904 and still stands as a historical building in the satoyama of the city, exuding a nostalgic charm. The center blends seamlessly with the seasonal landscape of "Japan's best satoyama", offering the country's unspoiled scenery. Location295 Tanigakiuchi, Kurokawa, Kawanishi City, 666-0101 Business hours9:00-17:00On weekends, only the exterior can be viewed. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidaysClosed from December 29th to January 3rd. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the museum may be temporarily closed. Contact informationTEL: 072-738-0107 ParkingNone Admission feeFree AccessFrom JR Kawanishi-Ikeda Station, transfer to the Nose Electric Railway Myoken Line and head towards Myoken Exit. 5 minutes walk from Hankyu bus "Kurokawa" stop Website

  • Itami Sky Park Itami Sky Park Hanshin Kita

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    This park is located right next to the west side of the runways of Itami Airport (Osaka International Airport) and spans 1.2 km in length. It offers a variety of facilities for children to play while watching airplanes, such as an area for infants and toddlers, a roller slide, a giant three-dimensional maze, and other attractions. On weekends, you can also enjoy food sold by a wide range of kitchen car vendors. Location7-1-1 Morimoto, Itami City Start timeSaturdays, Sundays and holidays from April to October 7:00-21:00Weekdays from April to October and from November to March 9:00-21:00 Closed daysNo holidays Contact informationTEL: 072-772-3447 Parking lot341 spaces Admission feeFree admission AccessFrom JR Itami Station, take the city bus "Iwaya Kankan" at bus stop 6 and get off at "Itami Sky Park Kamisuko" Website

  • Aramaki Rose Garden Aramaki Rose Garden Hanshin Kita

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    In the 1.7-hectare garden, you can enjoy the sight of 10,000 roses of around 250 varieties, including the Amatsu Otome, which was born in Itami. The best time to see the roses is from mid-May to mid-June and from mid-October to mid-November. The nearby Midori no Plaza holds workshops and exhibitions on flowers and greenery. Location6-5 Aramaki, Itami City Business hours9:00-17:00 (18:00 from May 15th to June 30th) Closed on Tuesdays (No holidays in May, June, October, and November) Contact informationTEL: 072-784-8134 Admission feeFree admission AccessFrom JR Itami Station, take the city bus bound for ``Aramaki Bara Koen'' at bus stop 2 or for ``Tsuruta Danchi'' at bus stop 1 and get off at the last stop.From JR Nakayama Station, take the city bus 52 or 55. Take the train and get off at “Aramaki Rose Park” Website

  • Itami Children's Culture and Science Museum Itami Children's Culture and Science Museum Hanshin Kita

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    The museum consists of a planetarium and a cultural center. The planetarium features a MEGASTAR-2 Bitami projector with a diameter of 14 m and a height of 7 m, accommodating up to 150 people. The museum also offers various hands-on exhibits, such as the solar system cycling and space rocket launches, as well as lectures on astronomy and crafts. Location3-1-36 Kuwazu, Itami City Business hours9:00-17:15 Closed daysTuesdays (open on holidays. Substitute days for holidays will be announced on the website), program replacement period, December 29th to January 3rd Contact informationTEL: 072-784-1222E-mail: kodomo@bz01.plala.or.jp Admission feeAdults: 400 yenJunior high and high school students: 200 yenChildren: 100 yen AccessFrom JR Itami Station, take the city bus bound for "Iwaya Kanko" at bus stop 6 or "Osaka International Airport" at bus stop 5 and get off at "Kozu" Website

  • Itami Sakagura-dori Street Itami Sakagura-dori Street Hanshin Kita

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    The street stretches west from JR Itami Station and welcomes many visitors with its unique townscape resources, such as Arioka Castle Ruins, a reproduction of Omizo (large ditch), and Brewery Restaurant and Museum Chojukura. It is a street that represents Itami and preserves the traditional landscape of sake breweries, shrines and temples, and townhouses. LocationItami 1, 2-chome, Chuo 3-chome, Itami City AccessImmediately west of JR Itami Station

  • Miwa-myojin Shrine Kiln Historical Relic Park Miwa-myojin Shrine Kiln Historical Relic Park Hanshin Kita

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    Some refer to the Sanda celadon as one of the world's three major celadons, alongside the Chinese Longquan celadon and Korean Goryeo celadon. This kiln was used to produce the Sanda celadon from the late Edo Period to 1935. At the site, you can try making the Sanda celadon and see the remains of the multi-chambered kiln that was used at that time. Location858-1 Miwa, Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysMondays (if Monday is a holiday, the park will be closed the next day), year-end and New Year holidays (December 28th to January 4th) Contact informationTEL: 079-563-8211 Parking lotSeveral spaces Admission feeFree admissionSome experiences and courses are charged/reservation required AccessAbout 10 minutes walk from JR "Mita Station" Website

  • Susumu Shingu Wind Museum Susumu Shingu Wind Museum Hanshin Kita

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    The Wind Museum is an open-air museum located in Hyogo Arimafuji Park. You will find the Satoyama Windmill and 12 wind-powered sculptures donated to Hyogo Prefecture by Susumu Shingu, a sculptor who resides in Sanda City and is known for his wind- and water-powered works, on permanent display in the recreation zone of the park. This is the first open-air museum in the world where you can see the sculptor's multiple works at once. Location968 Ninji, Sanda City Business hours9:00-17:00 Contact informationArimafuji Park Park Center, 1091-2 Fukushima, Sanda City, Hyogo PrefectureTEL: 079-562-3040E-mail: info_arimafuji@hyogopark.com Parking lot139 spaces Admission feeFree admission AccessFrom JR "Mita Station", take the Shinki bus from "Mita Station (north exit)" to "Ninji" bus stop, then walk about 15 minutes Corona and other infectious diseases/measures implementation detailsImplementation details similar to Arima Fuji Park Center in the same area Website

  • Sanda Glass Art Center Sanda Glass Art Center Hanshin Kita

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    The facility offers hands-on programs in glass crafts, such as glass blowing, stained glass, burner work, and other seasonal special experiences. The workshops are conducted by expert instructors in each field, catering to both adults and children for enjoyment. Spend some artistic time at this one of the largest art studios in Kansai region, situated in the midst of the lush nature of Sanda. Location1832 Koshita, Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysTuesdays (if Tuesday is a holiday, the following day will be closed), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 079-564-5111E-mail: otayori@glass-sanda.jp Parking lotApprox. 30 spaces (2 large buses) Admission feePrices vary depending on the various experiences and courses AccessApproximately 15 minutes by taxi from JR "Mita Station" (free shuttle service available with advance reservation) Website

  • Tada-jinjya Shrine Tada-jinjya Shrine Hanshin Kita

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    Constructed in 970, the shrine has a rich history. It enshrines five lords: Minamoto no Mitsunaka, Yorimitsu, Yorinobu, Yoriyoshi, and Yoshie. It is considered to be the birthplace of the Seiwa-genji (Minamoto clan) as Mitsunaka established a warrior group in this area. Location〒666-0127 1-1 Tadain Tadadokorocho, Kawanishi City Business hours6:00-17:00 Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 072-793-0001E-mail: genji@tadajinjya.or.jp Parking lot20 cars Admission feeFree AccessFrom JR Kawanishi-Ikeda Station, take the Nose Electric Railway for 9 minutes and get off at Tada Station, then walk for about 15 minutes Website

  • Itami City Museum Itami City Museum Hanshin Kita

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    The museum is committed to build bridges between people and the town through art and culture with the basic theme of "A City of Sake and Culture." It holds various exhibitions, learning programs, and events highlighting works of art, crafts, haikai poetry, and historical artifacts from its collection. It also works to preserve and share cultural properties and buildings in the area. Location2-5-20 Miyanomae, Itami City Business hours10:00-18:00 Closed daysMonday (the next day if Monday is a holiday), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 072-772-5959 Admission fee*Varies depending on the exhibition AccessAbout 9 minutes walk from JR Itami Station

  • Manganji Temple Manganji Temple Hanshin Kita

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    The temple was established in the Nara Period (710–794) and is believed to be a prayer place for the Minamoto clan. At the temple, you will find many cultural assets designated by national and prefectural governments, including a statue of the thousand-armed Kannon and a nine-story pagoda, as well as the tomb of Sakata no Kintoki and the picturesque Shoin-style garden with azaleas. Location7-1 Manganjicho, Kawanishi City, 665-0891 Business hoursAlways open for viewing(Reception at the temple office is from 9:00 to 16:00) Contact informationTEL: 072-759-2452 Parking lot50 cars Admission feeAdult: 300 yenChild: 300 yen Website

  • Daihonzan Nakayamadera Temple Daihonzan Nakayamadera Temple Hanshin Kita

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    The temple, also known as the Kannon Bodhisattva of childbirth, is the first sacred place of the Kannon Pilgrimage in Japan and is said to have been built by Prince Shotoku. The principal image of the eleven-headed Kannon is designated as a National Important Cultural Property, and the temple is a popular destination for families who come to pray for safe delivery and to thank for the birth of their child. Location2-11-1 Nakayamadera, Takarazuka City Contact informationTEL: 0797-87-0024 Admission feeFree admission Access10 minutes walk from JR Nakayamadera Station Website

  • Kiyoshikojin Seicho-ji Temple Kiyoshikojin Seicho-ji Temple Hanshin Kita

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    The temple is known nationwide as "the god of furnace" or "the god of fire." Tongs of various sizes are dedicated to the temple, and the temple grounds are filled with people during religious festivals held on the 1st, 27th, and 28th of each month. A seated statue of Dainichi Nyorai Mahavairocana, the principal image of the temple, is designated as a National Important Cultural Property. The temple also houses the Reference Center of the Tessai Museum, where literati painter Tomioka Tessai's works and materials are widely exhibited to the public. Location1 Kiyoshi, Yoneya, Takarazuka City Business hours5:00-21:00 (gate opening time) Contact informationTEL: 0797-86-6641 Parking lot380 spaces (30 large buses) Admission feeFree admission AccessAbout 10 minutes by taxi from JR Takarazuka Station Website

  • The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum Hanshin Kita

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    The museum was opened in 1994 as a place to nurture young people's dreams and hopes for the future under the theme of "love for nature" and "respect for life," which Japanese manga artist Osamu Tezuka continued to advocate for his life. Enjoy manga, animation, and animation production workshops in this museum that recreates the world of the Tezuka manga. Location7-65 Mukogawacho, Takarazuka City Business hours9:30-17:00 Closed daysEvery Monday (closed on public holidays, spring and summer holidays), December 29th to 31st, and other temporary closures Contact informationTEL: 0797-81-2970E-mail: m-takarazuka0078@city.takarazuka.lg.jp Admission feeAdults: 700 yenMiddle and high school students: 300 yenChildren: 100 yenGroup discount: 20% discount (10 or more people) Access10 minutes walk from JR Takarazuka Station Corona and other infectious diseases/countermeasures implementedIn order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, there are some areas where exhibitions are restricted. Website

  • Takarazuka Horticulture Promotion Center (Aiai Park) Takarazuka Horticulture Promotion Center (Aiai Park) Hanshin Kita

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    Aiai Park opened its door to the public in April 2000 in Yamamoto, one of the three primary plant production areas in Japan, as a place for sharing information on flowers and greenery. The park offers various services such as a greenery store, model gardens, library cafe, gardening classes, greenery advice, bakery cafe, and sales of gardening supplies and daily goods. Location2-2-1 Yamamoto Higashi, Takarazuka City Business hours10:00-17:30 Closed daysYear-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0797-82-3570E-mail: info@aiaipark.co.jp Parking lot135 spaces (1 large bus) Access From JR Kawanishi-Ikeda Station, transfer to Hankyu Takarazuka Line via Hankyu Kawanishi-Noseguchi Station and get off at Hankyu Yamamoto Station. 《From the Mita area》 From JR Takarazuka Station, transfer to the Hankyu Takarazuka Line via Hankyu Takarazuka Station and get off at Hankyu Yamamoto Station. Website

  • Takarazuka Onsen Takarazuka Onsen Hanshin Kita

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    Located at the heart of Takarazuka City, this hot spring overlooks a stunning view of the Mukogawa River with the mountains. Nature Spa Takarazuka, a one-day spa facility with a concrete exterior, offers two types of hot springs: Kinpo-sen ("gold" hot spring) and Ginpo-sen ("silver" hot spring). Location9-33 Yumotocho, Takarazuka City Business hoursStart time9:30End timeWeekdays: 22:00Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 21:00 ClosedEvery Thursday Contact informationTEL: 0797-84-7993 Parking lot13 cars Admission feeAdults: 1,040 yen for women, 840 yen for menChildren: 530 yen AccessAbout 5 minutes walk from JR Takarazuka Station Website

  • Takarazuka Grand Theater Takarazuka Grand Theater Hanshin Kita

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    The Takarazuka Revue, which debuted in April 1914, is known for creating a luxurious dream world with a unique style where all performers are women only. The stage is full of charm with a live orchestra in the background, attracting numerous fans. The facility also features the Revue Hall of Fame, where you can browse through the archive of past stages, and the Salon de Takarazuka, where you can take pictures wearing replicas of stage costumes. Location1-1-57 Sakaemachi, Takarazuka City Business hours10:00-18:00 ClosedEvery Monday Contact informationTEL: 0570-00-5100 Parking lot650 spaces (30 large buses) Admission feeFree admission(Charges apply for theater and some facilities inside the building) Access10 minutes walk from JR Takarazuka Station Corona and other infectious diseases/measures implementedRestrictions on eating and drinking inside the theater Website

  • Raikoji Temple Raikoji Temple Hanshin Kita

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    The temple was built at the wish of Honyo-ni, the wife of Minamoto no Mitsunaka, by her son priest Genken. Also known as "the temple of hydrangeas," it is renowned for its vibrant hydrangea blooming during the rainy season. Location〒666-0117 2-17-2 Higashiawano, Kawanishi City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 072-794-1165 Admission feeFree admission AccessFrom JR Kawanishi-Ikeda Station, take the Nose Electric Railway for 15 minutes and get off at Undeno Station, then walk for about 5 minutes Website

  • Lake Senjoji Lake Senjoji Hanshin Kita

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    Lake Senjoji, with expansive waterside scenery, is an artificial lake created by the Aono Dam. Around the lake, there is an outdoor store with a cafe focusing on local production and consumption, where you can enjoy Sanda's local cuisine. The area also features various parks of different sizes and lakeshore roads, which are popular among many people for outdoor activities such as fishing and cycling. LocationVaries by facility. AccessFrom JR Shin-Mita Station, Mita Station, or Hirono Station, take the Shinki Bus bound for Kamiaono and get off at the Suehigashiguchi bus stop

  • Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo Hanshin Kita

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    The museum is one of the largest natural history museums in Western Japan, based on the theme of "Coexistence of Nature and Mankind." The museum boasts a collection of over 2 million items, with some of them on permanent display. You can touch fossils and other specimens, as well as participate in daily seminars and events hosted by researchers. The museum showcases the fossils of a large herbivorous dinosaur discovered in Tamba City. It also features the Hitohaku Dinosaur Lab, a facility where you can watch dinosaur fossils being cleaned. Location6-chome, Yayoigaoka, Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30) Closed daysClosed on Mondays (if Monday is a holiday, the following day is closed), year-end and New Year holidays, and winter maintenance Contact informationTEL: 079-559-2001 Parking lotUse of nearby facilities (13 large buses) Admission feeAdults: 200 yenUniversity students: 150 yenOver 70 years old: 100 yenHigh school students and under: Free AccessAbout 5 minutes walk from JR/Kobe Electric Railway "Mita Station" to Kobe Electric Railway "Flower Town Station" Website

  • Tsuzaka Tunnel (Kuromampu) Tsuzaka Tunnel (Kuromampu) Hanshin Kita

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    The construction of the tunnel was contracted to Fukui Inosuke from Kaibara Village in 1881 at a cost of 1,175 yen. However, the hard bedrock and soft rocks collapsing in places made the construction extremely challenging. Despite the difficulties, the village people contributed their personal funds to complete the work and make up for the shortfall in construction costs. This act of generosity was regarded as a hidden feat of the Meiji Period (1868–1912). The rock face from which the tunnel's other name, Kuromampu, is derived, has now been covered with concrete and is no longer visible. However, the surrounding scenery provides a glimpse into the hardships of the time. Today, the stone tunnel is still in use and considered to be the oldest of its kind in Japan. Location11-1 Kitahata, Ueno, Inagawa-machi, Kawabe-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 072-766-8707E-mail: inakanko@town.inagawa.lg.jp Parking lot37 spaces(Parking lot available at Furusatokan. 15 minutes walk) Access Hankyu Bus: 5 minutes walk west from Kizu bus stop Fureai Bus: 5 minutes walk west from Kizu bus stop or Furusatokan stop OthersFurusatokanClosed on Mondays (*The next day if Monday is a holiday) December 29th to January 3rdOpening hours: 9:00 to 17:00 Website

  • Inagawa Town Seishikan Inagawa Town Seishikan Hanshin Kita

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    Seishikan is a thatched-roof house that stands right next to the town hall. This large residence was built by Tomita Kumasaku, a renowned art dealer, in his hometown of Ueno, Inagawa. It is a luxurious Japanese-style building that was built in the style of a wealthy farmer's residence during the Edo Period (1603–1867), using quality timber from across Japan. You can explore the house's interior and admire the preserved furniture and tools, which provide a glimpse into the past and evoke a sense of nostalgia. Location11-1 Kitahata, Ueno, Inagawa-machi, Kawabe-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:30-16:30 Closed daysEvery Monday (if Monday is a holiday, the following day)December 29th to January 3rd Contact informationTEL: 072-767-2600E-mail: syakaikyoiku@town.inagawa.lg.jp Parking lot3 spaces(You can also use the parking lot at Inagawa Town Hall adjacent to the north side.) Admission feeFree AccessNose Electric Railway Kawanishi-Noseguchi Station → Nose Electric Railway Hinase Chuo Station → Get off at Hankyu Bus Ueno Website

  • National Historical Site: Tada Silver and Copper Mine Ruins National Historical Site: Tada Silver and Copper Mine Ruins Hanshin Kita

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    This mining site dates back to the Heian Period (794–1185) and was later designated as a direct control mine during Toyotomi's reign (1573–1592). It prospered during the Edo Period (1603–1867) and was once known as "the mine with 3,000 houses." In 2015, it was recognized as a national historical site, the first mining site in Hyogo Prefecture to receive such an honor. In the vicinity are Yukyu no Yakata, a facility exhibiting various materials related to the mine, including illustrations, ancient documents, ore, and mining tools, Aoki Mabu, the only mine tunnel in the town where you can tour inside, and Yukyu Hiroba, the ruins of Horiya Refinery. Address4-1 Nagaie-mae, Ginzan, Inagawa-machi, Kawabe-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-17:00 (both Tada Silver Copper Mine Eternal House/Ayumu Aoki) Closed days[Eternal House] Every Monday (the following day if Monday is a holiday) [Mapo Aoki] Year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 072-766-4800 Parking lot15 spaces (3 large buses)(Parking lot cannot be used when Eternal House is closed) Admission feeFree AccessHankyu Bus Kawanishi-Ikeda Station → Get off at Shirokane 2-chome bus stop Website

  • Mt. Oya (Oya Alps Land) Mt. Oya (Oya Alps Land) Hanshin Kita

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    Enjoy an unobstructed 360-degree view of the mountains of Hokusetsu, Rokko, and Tamba, as well as the city of Osaka at the top of Mt. Oya. You can also visit the observatory for a planetarium and astronomical observation, enjoy hiking courses (rock exploring), camping, bird watching, and other activities in this place surrounded by rich nature and full of stars. Location1-1 Onogatake, Kashiwara, Inagawa-machi, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours13:30-21:30 (Inagawa Observatory) Closed days[Inagawa Observatory/Campground] Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays (excluding holidays)[Ohno Alps Land] Open all year round Contact informationInagawa Observatory: 072-766-8707 Onoyama Campsite: 080-3817-0753E-mail: inakanko@town.inagawa.lg.jp Parking lot40 cars Admission feeAdults (high school students and above): 200 yenChildren: Free[Campsite] 1 section: Day trip → 500 yen, overnight stay → 1,000 yen AccessNose Electric Railway Kawanishi-Noseguchi Station → Nose Electric Railway Hinase Chuo Station → Transfer to Hankyu Bus → Get off at Hankyu Bus Sugiu Bus Stop Website

  • Michi-no-Eki Inagawa Michi-no-Eki Inagawa Hanshin Kita

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    The Agricultural Products Sales Center offers fresh vegetables and processed foods produced in Inagawa Town, and is a popular destination for those seeking seasonal tastes. Soba no Yakata, a restaurant next to the rest stop, serves freshly cooked soba noodles made with 100% home-milled buckwheat flour. You can also try making your own soba noodles using only buckwheat flour and no other ingredients. Address70-1 Takezoe, Manzen, Inagawa-cho, Kawabe-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysWednesday (the following day if it is a public holiday), January 1st to January 6th Contact informationTEL: 072-767-8600 Parking lot100 spaces (3 large buses) Admission feeFree AccessNose Electric Railway Kawanishi-Noseguchi Station → Nose Electric Railway Hinase Chuo Station → Transfer to Hankyu Bus → Get off at Hankyu Bus Kawadokoguchi bus stop Website

  • Ikaruga-dera Temple Ikaruga-dera Temple Nishi-Harima

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    This is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect founded by Prince Shotoku. With the "Ikaruga-no-Sho" estate of Horyuji Temple, Ikaruga-dera Temple supported Horyuji Temple financially for nearly 1,000 years after the foundation of Horyuji Temple. This temple currently belongs to the Tendai sect headquartered at Enryakuji Temple on Mt. Hiei. Various events are held. Address709 Ugo, Taishi-cho, Ibo-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 079-276-0022 E-mail: ikarugadera@ikarugadera.jpIf you would like to tour, please contact us in advance. Parking lot10 spaces (2 large buses) Admission feeAdult: 300 yenCommon (Shotokuden, Seihoden) admission fee 500 yen AccessAbout 10 minutes by Shinki bus bound for Yamazaki from the south exit of JR Aboshi Station Website

  • Horinji Temple and Enshinkan Hall Horinji Temple and Enshinkan Hall Nishi-Harima

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    This hall exhibits cultural properties associated with Akamatu Norimura (Enshin) and the Akamatsu family, including the wooden sitting statues of Norimura, his third son Norisuke, the priest Beppo (also considered as another priest Sesson Yubai), and the nun Kakuan (Norisuke's daughter Chigusa-hime), which have been designated as Cultural Properties by Hyogo Prefecture. Address279 Konohara, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun Contact informationTEL: 0791-52-1277 Admission feeAdult: 300 yen AccessTransfer to Chizu Express at JR Kamigori Station and get off at Konohara Enshin Station, then walk for about 5 minutes

  • Sakagura-dori Street Sakagura-dori Street Nishi-Harima

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    There are many stores on Sakagura-dori Street, such as two sake breweries and the Honke Monzenya sake store, which used to brew sake, offering historical scenery with magnificent merchant house buildings and brewers lined up. Among them, Nakamonzenya Omoya, a merchant's main house, has been designated as Shiso City's first National Tangible Cultural Property. Location12 Yamazaki, Yamazaki-cho, Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture Parking lot152 spaces Access50 minutes by car from Himeji Station, take the express bus from Sannomiya Station → 10 minutes walk after getting off at Yamazaki OthersThe parking lot is scheduled to open from November 2020. Currently no parking lot

  • Usukuchi Tatsuno Soy Sauce Museum Usukuchi Tatsuno Soy Sauce Museum Nishi-Harima

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    The head office building of a former soy sauce manufacturer founded in the birthplace of lighter-tasting soy sauce was renovated as a museum housing documents from soy sauce companies. You can learn about the history of lighter-tasting soy sauce and its production method. Location54-1 Ote, Tatsuno-cho, Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysMondays (open if Monday is a holiday and closed the following Tuesday), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0791-63-4573 Parking lot30 spaces (2 large buses) Admission feeAdult: 10 yenChild: 10 yen AccessAbout 15 minutes walk from Hontatsuno Station on the JR Himeshin Line Website

  • Taishiyama Park Taishiyama Park Nishi-Harima

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    Located almost in the center of Taishi Town, this park utilizes the entire Mt. Taishi. It features the steam locomotive D51, the Prince Shotoku statue, and many cherry trees. Location280-1 Koku, Taishi-cho, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 079-277-5992E-mail: machidukuri@town.hyogo-taishi.lg.jp Access30 minutes walk from JR Aboshi Station, 6 minutes by car Website

  • Kanjosan Castle Kanjosan Castle Nishi-Harima

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    Kanjosan Castle is a mountain castle built on the 301-meter-high Mt. Kanjo. In a three-year excavation starting in 1985, many remnants of its buildings were found, revealing the whole picture of kuruwa (castle compounds bounded by walls). The remaining foundation of the entirely stone-walled structure is believed to be from the Warring States Period. However, it is not mentioned in any documents from that period, which makes this castle mysterious. With magnificent stone walls, kuruwa, cornerstone ruins, and well ruins, as well as a great view, this site is the remains of a typical medieval mountain castle in the Harima region that does not lose its onetime appearance. LocationUriu, Yano-cho, Aioi City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0791-58-2144E-mail: Nsharimakem@pref.hyogo.lg.jp Parking lotApproximately 10 spaces (approximately 3 large buses)Large buses use the Rakan no Sato Training Center parking lot AccessFrom JR Aioi Station, take the West Shinki Bus "SPring-8" and get off at Uryu Higashi, then walk for about 20 minutes Website

  • Tatsuno Old Castle Tatsuno Old Castle Nishi-Harima

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    Tatsuno Old Castle (the first Tatsuno Castle) is said to date back to the 15th century, when it was built by Akamatsu Murahide on the top of the 211-meter-high Mt. Keiro. The castle was handed over to Hashiba Hideyoshi (later Toyotomi Hideyoshi) when he invaded Harima in 1577, and after that, his vassals served as the lord. It is believed that in the meantime the castle was renovated, and its structure and stone walls were replaced as they are today. There are many mountain castle remains seen in the entire castle ruins, such as yokobori (horizontal moat), earthen barriers, and tatebori (vertical moats), allowing visitors to feel the atmosphere of the mountain castle at its prime. LocationKamika Castle, Tatsuno-cho, Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0791-58-2144E-mail: Nsharimakem@pref.hyogo.lg.jp Parking lot10 cars Access25 minutes walk from JR Hontatsuno Station Website

  • Kinoyama Castle Kinoyama Castle Nishi-Harima

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    Kinoyama Castle is located on the top of Mt. Kino. An ancient mountain castle from the Nara Period (710–794) and a medieval mountain castle from the Muromachi Period (1336–1573) exist on one mountain, which is extremely rare. This is the only ancient mountain castle in Hyogo Prefecture and has remains such as earthen barriers and gate foundation stones. In a place a little down from the mountaintop, you can see the ruins of the medieval mountain castle associated with the Kakitsu Incident, such as horikiri (neck ditches) and kuruwa (castle compounds bounded by walls). LocationShimonoda, Shingu-cho, Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0791-58-2144E-mail: Nsharimakem@pref.hyogo.lg.jp Parking lot50 cars Access20 minutes by car from Sanyo Expressway "Tatsuno IC" Website

  • Amakoyama Castle Amakoyama Castle Nishi-Harima

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    This castle was built on the 259-meter-high Mt. Amako, which is also known as "Ako Fuji." There is a giant rock called "Amako-no-Oiwa" or "Amako-no-Kyoseki" that is on the verge of tumbling down. It is said to be either placed naturally or prepared for attack against the enemy. From the top of the giant rock or the top of the mountain, you can see all the way to the Seto Inland Sea, even Awaji Island and the Shikoku region. LocationShimotakano, Sakoshi-cho, Ako City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0791-58-2144E-mail: Nsharimakem@pref.hyogo.lg.jp Parking lot60 cars(Chikusa River riverbed parking lot) AccessAbout 40 minutes walk from JR Sakoshi Station Website

  • Sakoshiura Castle and Chausuyama Castle Sakoshiura Castle and Chausuyama Castle Nishi-Harima

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    Sakoshiura Castle and Chausuyama Castle are located about 20 meters and 160 meters above sea level, respectively, so you can casually hike up to their ruins. Both command a view of the Sakoshi Bay. LocationSakoshi, Ako City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0791-58-2144(Nishiharima District Administration Office)E-mail: Nsharimakem@pref.hyogo.lg.jp Parking lot15 spaces (2 large buses) AccessAbout 30 minutes walk from JR Sakoshi Station Website

  • Kozuki Castle Kozuki Castle Nishi-Harima

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    Kozuki Castle is a mountain castle where the Siege of Kozuki Castle, a prelude to the battle between the Oda and Mori clans, mainly took place. On the 190-meter-high mountaintop, kuruwa (castle compounds bounded by walls) and horikiri (neck ditches) were installed by utilizing the natural terrain. There are also memorial towers for the Akamatsu clan in the main kuruwa and the Amako clan at the foot of the mountain. LocationKozuki, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0791-58-2144E-mail: Nsharimakem@pref.hyogo.lg.jp Parking lot30 spaces (2 large buses) AccessAbout 5 minutes by car from JR Kozuki Station Website

  • Shirahata Castle Shirahata Castle Nishi-Harima

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    The ruins of Shirahata Castle are located on the top of the steep 440-meter-high Mt. Shirahata. Built in the large-scale 470-meter-long Teikaku style, this mountain castle is important as it has many remains, such as Honmaru, Ninomaru, Sannomaru, Kushihashimaru, and Babamaru citadels, earthen barriers, and horikiri (neck ditches). These ruins were designated as a National Historic Site under the name of Akamatsu Castle Ruins in 1996, along with Kanjosan Castle Ruins in Aioi City and Okishio Castle Ruins in Himeji City. As the castle was impregnable, the Kamigori Tourist Information Center, located in front of Kamigori Station, and the Akamatsu Community Hall sell "Impregnable Shirahata Castle" ema wooden plaques (votive pictures) praying for success in exams, and even an ema vending machine is available at the foot of the mountain. There are places to hang ema at the top and foot of the mountain and Konohara-Enshin Station. LocationAkamatsu, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0791-58-2144E-mail: Nsharimakem@pref.hyogo.lg.jp Parking lot5 spaces (1 large bus) AccessTake the Chizu Express Chizu Line from JR Kamigori Station and get off at Konohara Enshin Station, about a 20-minute walk Website

  • Manyo-no-Misaki Manyo-no-Misaki Nishi-Harima

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    This spot is famous for its spectacular scenery with a panoramic view of the Seto Inland Sea. In spring, you can enjoy the magnificent contrast of camellias and cherry blossoms in bloom. Another attractive feature is that the scenery changes in the morning, evening, and night of the day. Location5321 Kanegasaki, Aioi City, Hyogo Prefecture 678-0041 Contact informationTEL: 0791-22-1413 Parking lotAbout 40 cars Access20 minutes by car from Aioi Station

  • Rakan-no-Sato Rakan-no-Sato Nishi-Harima

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    Rakan-no-Sato is a camping and hiking facility located in Rakan Valley with rich nature. Have a fulfilling day by doing activities in an open natural environment, such as staying in cottages, barbecuing, and trying baking pizza in a brick oven. Address28, Uryu Arakantou, Yano-cho, Aioi-shi, 678-0091 Opening hoursStarting timeCampsite 11:00~Cottage 16:00~Ending timeNext morning 10:00 Closed daysDecember 29th to January 3rd Contact informationTEL: 0791-29-0900 Parking lotApprox. 50 cars Access15 minutes by car from Aioi Station15 minutes by bus bound for SPring 8, get off at "Uryu Higashi", 15-25 minutes walk OthersCottage large 30,000~, cottage small 13,000~BBQ 1 table 3,000 Website

  • Tatsuno's Townscape Tatsuno's Townscape Nishi-Harima

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    This is a castle town of the Tatsuno clan with 53,000 koku crop yields and also called the little Kyoto of Harima. You can see old machiya townhouses and Samurai residences with white walls from the Edo Period (1603–1868) and industrial properties related to soy sauce brewers. A part of the town has been designated as a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. There are many cafes and miscellaneous goods shops renovated from machiya townhouses and soy sauce brewers. LocationTatsuno-cho, Tatsuno City Contact informationTEL: 0791-64-3156 (Tourism Promotion Division, Industry Department, Tatsuno City) Parking lot80 spaces (10 large buses) AccessApproximately 15 minutes on foot from Himeshin Line "Hontatsuno Station" OthersCorona and other infectious diseases/measures implementedImplemented at each facility in the area Website

  • Ibonoito Museum Somen-no-Sato Ibonoito Museum Somen-no-Sato Nishi-Harima

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    This museum introduces the history of Ibonoito tenobe (hand-stretched) somen thin noodles developed in the place of Banshu and offers a tour to see the production process. In its restaurant, you can savor the taste of authentic somen dishes and enjoy flowing somen noodles in summer. Address56 Okumura, Kamioka-cho, Tatsuno City Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysEvery Monday (the next day if Monday is a holiday), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0791-65-9000 (Ibonoito Museum Somen no Sato) Parking lot70 spaces (12 large buses) Admission feeAdults: 300 yenChildren: 100 yenMiddle and high school students: 200 yen AccessApproximately 15 minutes on foot from Higashisinozaki Station on the Himeshin Line OthersGroup discount for 15 or more people Website

  • Hara Fudo Waterfall Hara Fudo Waterfall Nishi-Harima

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    This waterfall is surrounded by a primary forest of beech and fir trees. Its clear stream cascades over three levels down from an 88-meter rocky cliff, which is a beautiful and magnificent scenery. Since the "male fall" and "female fall" feed into one pool as if they fall side by side, this is referred to as the waterfall of fulfillment in love or of happiness. A promenade is available and takes you to the waterfall viewing spot safely. LocationHagamachihara, Shiso City Business hours8:00-17:00 (April-November) Closed daysClosed in winter Contact informationTELHaga Citizens Bureau Industrial Promotion Section: 0790-75-2220 Shiso City Hall Commerce and Tourism Division: 0790-63-3127 Admission feeAdult: 200 yenChild: 100 yen Access1 and a half hours by car from Himeji Station

  • Michi-no-Eki Mitsu Michi-no-Eki Mitsu Nishi-Harima

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    Located along National Route 250 in the southwest part of Hyogo Prefecture, this roadside rest area is a scenic spot full of spaciousness, commanding views of the Seto Inland Sea and nature. It offers various kinds of information as a comfortable place of relaxation for road users. It also carries local products and specialties of Tatsuno City and is popular as the best place to purchase souvenirs. Location896-23 Murotsu, Mitsu-cho, Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-19:00 (for the time being, business hours are 9:00-18:00) Closed daysUsually closed on Wednesdays, January to the end of March and August: Open without holidays Contact informationTEL: 079-322-8500 Parking lot100 spaces (6 large buses) Admission feeFree admission Website

  • Rikan Castle Rikan Castle Nishi-Harima

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    This is a mountain castle built on the top of the 373-meter-high Mt. Rikan and was designated as a National Historic Site in 2017. As this three-tiered castle on the mountaintop looked piercing the cloud, it was called "Kumotsuki-jo" (cloud-piercing castle). The town of Hirafuku at the foot of the mountain retains some traces showing that it flourished as a post station along the Inaba Kaido highway. This area is worth strolling around, as well as watching the castle scenery. General people are not allowed to enter the mountain as it contains many dangerous places, such as collapsible stone walls. To see the mountain and the castle, join the Rikan Castle Guide Tour conducted by the Sayo Yamajiro Guide Association. Location459 Hirafuku, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo Prefecture, inside Cafe Etoranze Business hours10:00-14:30 Contact informationTEL: 0790-82-0670 (Sayo Town Hall Commerce and Tourism Division)E-mail: sayoyamajiro@gmail.com Parking lot55 spaces (5 large buses) Admission feeAdult: 3000 yenChild: 3000 yen AccessAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Sayo Station OthersFor parking, use the roadside station post town Hirafuku. You can enter the mountain with a guide from the Sayo Yamashiro Guide Association. (Irregularly held on Tuesdays and Sundays) Website

  • Aioi City Fish Market Aioi City Fish Market Nishi-Harima

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    Fish freshly caught around the Aioi Bay and in neighboring waters are brought from fishing boats to this market and sold all year around. You can purchase fresh and high-quality seasonal seafood and processed products, such as grilled conger eels and caramelized sand lances. Location〒678-0031 Aioi 6-chome, Aioi City Business hours9:30-16:00 Closed on Wednesday Contact informationTEL: 0791-23-1501 Parking lotAbout 20 cars Access10 minutes by car from Aioi Station10 minutes by bus bound for Aioi Port (get off at Fuso Dentsu Nagisa Hall-mae) and 5 minutes on foot Website

  • Ako Oishi-jinja Shrine Ako Oishi-jinja Shrine Nishi-Harima

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    This shrine is dedicated to the 47 Ronin (masterless samurai) of Ako. Since the 47 Ronin successfully avenged their master's death, this shrine draws worshipers from all over Japan as the god of ambition or desire. The Gishi Treasure House exhibits letters and other items, the Gishi Wooden Statue Hoan-den Hall houses the wooden statues of the 47 Ronin, and the Oishi Kuranosuke's Residence Garden (a garden in the early Edo Period) features seasonal flowers in bloom. LocationAko City Kamikariya Old Castle Business hours8:30-17:00 (last entry 16:30) Closed daysOpen all year round Contact informationTEL: 0791-42-2054 Parking lot70 spaces Access15 minutes walk from JR Ako Line Banshu Ako Station Corona and other infectious diseases/measures implementedThoroughly wear masks Website

  • Sakoshi's Townscape Sakoshi's Townscape Nishi-Harima

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    Sakoshi, a Japan Heritage Site entitled "The Kitamae-Bune Sea Routes: Ports and Residences Built on the Dreams of Brave Seafarers," has stone-paved pathways with machiya old townhouses with white walls and charred wood lined up. In this tranquil town, there is the second oldest sake brewery in Hyogo Prefecture and traditional Japanese house cafes and miscellaneous goods shops with a retro look and a relaxed atmosphere. You can purchase Ako City's local sake as souvenirs. This is one of the two Japan Heritage Cultural Properties in Ako. Location1446-2 Sakoshi, Ako City Closed daysBusiness hours and closed days vary by store, so please contact us directly. Contact informationTEL: 0791-48-7770 (Sakoshi Townscape Museum) Access20 minutes walk from JR Ako Line Sakoshi Station OthersPlease use the nearby free parking lot.

  • Hyogo Prefectural Ako Seaside Park Hyogo Prefectural Ako Seaside Park Nishi-Harima

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    Ako City has been famous for its salt making for a long time. This park was built on the vast field of a former salt farm by utilizing its local natural environment and historical background, designed for a wide range of generations. Location1857-5 Misaki, Ako City Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysNew Year holidays (December 29th to January 1st) Contact informationTEL: 0791-45-0800E-mail: info_ako@hyogopark.com Parking lot1174 spaces (43 large buses) Access10 minutes by car from JR Ako Line Banshu Ako Station OthersTateho Waku Waku Land and tennis courts have different usage hours and fees, so please check the official website. Corona and other infectious diseases/measures implementedThoroughly wear masks Website

  • Kirakira-zaka Hill Kirakira-zaka Hill Nishi-Harima

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    Located on the Ako Misaki cape overlooking the Seto Inland Sea, the Kirakira-zaka hill features a gentle stone-paved slope with a nice atmosphere. There are many sightseeing spots nearby, such as the Lover's Sanctuary, Iwatsuhime-jinja Shrine, the Oishi Nagori-no-Matsu pine tree, and the Tatami-iwa rock. Address328 Kariya, Ako City Ako Tourism Association Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 0791-42-2602E-mail: info@ako-kankou.jp Parking lot30 cars Admission feeFree AccessRide the Shinki bus "Kanpo no Yado Ako" from the station. Get off at Misaki stop. Corona and other infectious diseases/measures implementedAlthough it is an open space, please wear a mask. Website

  • Murotsu's Townscape Murotsu's Townscape Nishi-Harima

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    Murotsu is a natural good harbor that is mentioned in the Harima-no-Kuni Fudoki (the Chronicle of Harima Province). The town began flourishing in the Nara Period (710–794) and was visited by feudal lords on the sankin-koutai mandatory (alternate-year attendance) in the Edo Period (1603–1868). Its onetime appearance is seen in many places. The Kitamae-Bune Port of Call has been designated as a Japan Heritage Site. Oysters brought to the Murotsu Port can be eaten throughout the year. Give it a try on oysters not only in winter but also in summer. The Hassaku-no-Hina-Matsuri festival, a nationally rare summer hina-matsuri doll festival, and the Nagoshi-sai sea festival are held in late August and late July, respectively. LocationMurotsuchi, Mitsu-cho, Tatsuno City Contact informationTEL: 079-322-1004(Tourism Section, Regional Promotion Division, Mitsu General Branch, Tatsuno City) Parking lot20 spaces, 1 large bus AccessAbout 20 minutes by car from Sanyo Main Line "Tatsuno Station" Website

  • Inohana Ruins Park Inohana Ruins Park Nishi-Harima

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    Inohana Ruins Park consists of 13 ancient tombs. Five of them have been researched and are open to the public. Address500-5 Kamigori, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun Kamigori Town Local Museum Contact informationTEL: 0791-52-3737 Parking lot30 spaces (3 large buses) AccessGet off at JR Kamigori Station and walk for about 25 minutes

  • Higashikura Higashikura Nishi-Harima

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    This is a gallery restored from the Higashi-no-Kura brewery, which was built in the Taisho Period (1912–1926) by Juichiro Nishiwaki—the fourth proprietor of Nishiwaki Shuzo, allowing visitors to see the tradition of sake making. It offers art, music, and weaving and decoupage workshops. Location825 Kamigori, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun Business hours10:00-16:00 Closed daysMondays and Tuesdays Contact informationTEL: 0791-52-6502 Parking lot5 cars AccessGet off at JR Kamigori Station and walk for about 15 minutes Website

  • Kozuki Historical Museum and Paper-Making Heritage Museum Kozuki Historical Museum and Paper-Making Heritage Museum Nishi-Harima

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    The Kozuki Historical Museum introduces the history of Kozuki Castle as well as exhibits local Hayase clay dolls, photos of the process of making the traditional Japanese paper Kaida Washi, and paper-making tools. Meanwhile, the Paper-Making Heritage Museum offers paper-making workshops. Address2611-1 Sayo, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo Prefecture, Sayo-machi Education Department Business hours10:00-16:00 Closed daysWeekdays, December 29th to January 4th Contact informationTEL: 0790-82-2424 Admission feeAdult: 200 yen AccessAbout 11 minutes walk from JR Kozuki Station OthersHigh school students 150 yen, elementary and junior high school students 100 yen Website

  • Nishi Harima Astronomical Observatory Nishi Harima Astronomical Observatory Nishi-Harima

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    Located on the top of Mt. Onade, this astronomical observatory features the 2-meter aperture Nayuta telescope, which is one of the largest public telescopes in the world. It has accommodation and a restaurant. Star observation events are also held. Location407-2 Nishikawachi, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Nishi-Harima Observatory, University of Hyogo Business hours9:00-21:00 Closed on The 2nd and 4th Monday of every week (the next day if Monday is a holiday) Contact information0790-82-3886 (Observatory)0790-82-0598 (Administration building) AccessAbout 12 minutes by car (taxi, etc.) from JR Sayo Station Website

  • Lake Onzui (Hikihara Dam) Lake Onzui (Hikihara Dam) Nishi-Harima

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    Lake Onzui is a lake with clear water where adults and children can enjoy standup paddleboarding and kayaking. Since the wind is so calm that waves are not easily generated, this lake is recommended even for first-timers and families with children. This spot is best visited in summer because it is surrounded by a natural environment and cooler than urban cities. Location328-44 Hikihara, Haga-cho, Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-17:00Open on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and during summer vacation Contact informationTEL: 0790-73-0336 Access1 and a half hours by car from Himeji Station OtherPrices vary depending on the activity, so please check the website. Website

  • Michi-no-Eki Shingu Michi-no-Eki Shingu Nishi-Harima

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    Located along the historical Inaba Kaido highway (National Route 179), this roadside rest area offers local products, specialties, and sightseeing information. It serves as a place for mutual exchange for people living in surrounding areas and a base to spread information. Address99-2 Hirano, Shingu-cho, Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-19:00 (for the time being, business hours are 9:00-18:00) Closed daysYear-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0791-75-0548 Parking lot17 spaces (4 large buses) Admission feeFree admission AccessAbout 15 minutes walk from Hontatsuno Station on the JR Himeshin Line

  • Tatsuno Castle Tatsuno Castle Nishi-Harima

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    Tatsuno Castle is considered to have had two periods: the first with the mountain castle on the top of Mt. Keiro and the second with Hirayama Castle in the present location. The mountain castle was built by Akamatsu Murahide about 500 years ago and owned by his family for four generations, but it was handed over to Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1577. Then, it was relocated to Hirayama Castle at the foot of the mountain, the lord of the castle changed a few times, and Wakisaka Yasumasa from Iida in Shinshu started running the feudal domain in 1672. The Wakisaka clan ruled the domain until 1868. The famous lords include Yasuteru, who received Ako Castle, Yasutada, who became a senior councilor after ruling the Enmyoin incident during his years as a jisha-bugyo (magistrate of shrines and temples), and Yasuori, who was a senior councilor when the Sakuradamon Incident—the assassination of Ii Naosuke—took place. This is also a famous cherry blossom viewing spot in spring, attracting visitors. Location128-1 Kamikajo, Tatsuno-cho, Tatsuno-shi, Hyogo Business hours8:30-17:00 Closed daysMonday (if Monday is a holiday, the next day) Contact informationTEL: 0791-63-0907 (Tatsuno Castle/Tatsuno History and Culture Museum) Admission feeFree admission AccessAbout 20 minutes walk from Hontatsuno Station on the JR Himeshin Line Website

  • Shoyu-no-Sato Taisho Roman-kan (Kura Terrace Tatsuno) Shoyu-no-Sato Taisho Roman-kan (Kura Terrace Tatsuno) Nishi-Harima

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    The former office of the Tatsuno Soy Sauce Cooperative Association (formerly known as Tatsuno Soy Sauce Trade Association) features a modern Western building built in 1924 that preserves traces of the Taisho Period (1912–1926). This is an important historical site that reveals the history of the development of the soy sauce industry in Tatsuno and has been designated as a National Tangible Cultural Property, along with the former brewing factory (founded in 1915) on its site. Address126 Kamikajo, Tatsuno-cho, Tatsuno-shi, Hyogo Business hours10:00-17:00 Closed daysMondays (or the next day if it falls on a public holiday), year-end and New Year holidays (December 29th to January 3rd), and other temporary closings Contact informationTEL: 0791-72-8871 Parking lot9 spaces (large buses not available) Admission feeFree admission AccessAbout 20 minutes walk from Hontatsuno Station on the JR Himeshin Line OthersThe attached Kuraterasu Tatsuno sells local products from Tatsuno City (soy sauce, somen noodles, leather) and is gaining popularity as an antenna shop in the city. Lunch at the cafe uses plenty of fermented seasonings and local ingredients, and is supervised by a registered dietitian without deliberately using meat or fish. Website

  • Shukubamachi Hirafuku Shukubamachi Hirafuku Nishi-Harima

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    Hirafuku was constructed as a castle town in the Edo Period (1603–1868) and developed as the greatest post station along the Inaba Kaido highway. With its onetime appearance remaining, this historical highway allows you to feel the quaint atmosphere when you stroll around the area. Address2611-1 Sayo, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Sayo Town Commerce and Tourism Division Closed daysNone Contact informationSayo Town Commerce and Tourism DivisionTEL: 079-82-0670E-mail: syokokanko@town.sayo.lg.jp AccessAbout 10 minutes by bicycle from JR Sayo Station Website

  • Tateiwa Castle Tateiwa Castle Nishi-Harima

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    Tateiwa Castle is located at the highest point in Taishi Town, commanding a great view. Stairs and ropes are installed on the trails, and a parking lot and a toilet are available near the trailhead. Location280-1 Izumi, Taishi-cho, Ibo-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 079-277-5993E-mail: sankei@town.hyogo-taishi.lg.jp Parking lot10 spaces (2 large buses) Access10 minutes by car from JR Aboshi Station

  • Sasanomaru Castle Sasanomaru Castle Nishi-Harima

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    This mountain castle was built on the top of the mountain called "ippon matsu" (lone pine tree) located on the north of Mt. Saijo. Trails are available for visitors to easily climb to the top of the mountain, which commands a view of the townscape of Yamasaki. Along the koguchiwaki entrance on the south side of the main kuruwa, there is a stone tablet indicating the castle ruins. The remains include large-scale unejo tatebori (furrowed shape empty moats) covering the north slope, which is the most attractive feature, horikiri (neck ditches), earthen barriers, and kuruwa (castle compounds bounded by walls). Sasanomaru Castle is recommended for beginners of mountain castle. Mt. Saijo is said to have the most beautiful autumn leaves in Hyogo Prefecture, drawing people who enjoy red and yellow leaves in autumn. LocationKao, Yamazaki-cho, Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0791-58-2144E-mail: Nsharimakem@pref.hyogo.lg.jp AccessAbout 5 minutes by car from Chugoku Expressway "Yamazaki IC" Website

  • Chozui Castle Chozui Castle Nishi-Harima

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    This castle was built on the top of the 584-meter-high Mt. Chozui. It is one of the largest mountain castles in Nishi-Harima, with a robust structure surrounded by steep slopes around its mountaintop. The main kuruwa (castle compounds bounded by walls) was placed on the mountaintop where the main hall of Shintokuji Temple is situated, and several kuruwa were placed along the peak, which stretches about 200 meters from east to west and about 500 meters from north to south. Near the Tsutazawa Elementary School at the west foot of the mountain are the ruins of residences at the Oteguchi entrance. Judging from the remaining place names such as Tono-machi (samurai quarter) and Machiyashiki (townhouses) in the surrounding area, there might have been a first-stage castle town. The mountaintop commands a view of the townscape of Yamasaki. LocationIsohami, Yamazaki-cho, Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0791-58-2144E-mail: Nsharimakem@pref.hyogo.lg.jp AccessAbout 20 minutes by car from Chugoku Expressway "Yamazaki IC" Website

  • Higashiyama Park and Suspension Bridge Higashiyama Park and Suspension Bridge Nishi-Harima

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    The area around the foot of Mt. Koarashi on the east coast of Ibo River beyond the suspension bridge in the Shingu area is famous for azaleas and maple trees. LocationShingu (Higashiyama Park), Shingu-cho, Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0791-64-3156 (Tatsuno City Tourism Promotion Division) Parking lot3 cars Admission feeJunior high school students: 250 yen

  • Residence of the Nagatomi Family and Shukeien Garden Residence of the Nagatomi Family and Shukeien Garden Nishi-Harima

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    The Nagatomi family was an ancient family that dates back to the Kamakura Period (1185–1333) and one of the wealthy farmers of the Tatsuno clan who was permitted to use surnames and wear swords in the Edo Period (1603–1868). Its buildings were decorated like a samurai residence, including a main house consisting of 12 rooms such as a reception room which adopts some features of the shoin-zukuri style. The residence was designated as a National Important Cultural Property in 1967 as one of the major private houses in the late Edo Period. Japanese irises are in full bloom in June on the accompanying garden Shukeien in front of the gate, bringing joy to visitors. Location337 Shinzaike, Ibogawa-cho, Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-16:00 Closed daysEvery Monday, Tuesday of the month (the next day if it falls on a holiday), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0791-72-4323 Parking lot20 spaces (large buses not available) Admission feeHigh school students and above: 300 yenElementary school students: 200 yenJunior high school students: 250 yen

  • Hyogo Prefectural Tamba Nenrin no Sato Park Hyogo Prefectural Tamba Nenrin no Sato Park Tamba

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    This facility serves as a hub for creative activities that help visitors enjoy interacting with wood. There are recreational facilities, such as the Craft Center, where even novices can enjoy wood crafts, and the Wood Center, which showcases exhibits made of wood, as well as a large park and a multi-purpose plaza where you can unwind yourself. Location102-3 Kashihara Machidaji, Tamba City Business hours9:00-21:00(Work room available from 9:00 to 17:00)(Work reception accepted until 16:00) Closed daysMonday (the next day if Monday is a holiday), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0795-73-0725 Parking lot160 cars Free admission(Facility usage fees and material fees are charged.) AccessAbout 5 minutes by taxi from Kashiwara Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line Website

  • Kaibara Castle Town (Strolling Around the Town) Kaibara Castle Town (Strolling Around the Town) Tamba

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    Kaibara Hachimangu Shrine is designated as a National Important Cultural Property with its compound shrine pavilions of a main hall and a worship hall connected to each other. Along with the three-story pagoda on the hill overlooking the shrine grounds, it is also a notable landmark of the area. There are several historical sites to visit in the nearby area, including a "root bridge" formed by a large zelkova tree that is believed to be around 1,000 years old, as well as the Kaibara Jinya (regional government office) Ruins, allowing visitors to experience the town's rich history while strolling around the town. Location3625 Kashiwara, Kashiwara-cho, Tamba-shi Closed daysKashiwara Hachiman ShrineOpen all year roundKashiwara Domain Jinya Ruins/Kashiwara History and Folklore MuseumMondays (the following day if Monday is a holiday), New Year's holidays Contact informationKaibara Tourist Information Center (Closed on Tuesdays, year-end and New Year holidays)TEL: 0795-73-0303E-mail: admin@tambacity-kankou.jp AccessAbout 5 minutes walk from Kashiwara Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line Website

  • Sasayama Castle Ruins/Oshoin Sasayama Castle Ruins/Oshoin Tamba

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    Sasayama Castle was built in 1609 by the order of Tokugawa Ieyasu, along with the Daishoin palace. Although the palace was destroyed by fire in 1944, it was rebuilt in March 2000 with donations from the residents of Sasayama City with sincere wishes. Location2-3 Kitashinmachi, Tamba Sasayama City Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysMondays (open on public holidays, closed the next day), year-end and New Year holidays (December 25th to January 1st of the following year) Contact informationTEL: 079-552-4500E-mail: oshoin@withsasayama.jp Admission feeAdult: 400 yenHigh school/university student 200 yenElementary school/junior high school student 100 yen*Free admission for those eligible1, Physical disability certificate, rehabilitation Those who have been issued with a notebook or mental disability health and welfare notebook2, Those under the age of 6 who are accompanied by a guardian3, Those who have a "Hyogokko Cocoron Card" or "Nobinobi Passport"4, Those who have a Japan Museum Association membership card5, Those who have a Hyogo Culture Pass AccessFrom JR Fukuchiyama Line "Sasayamaguchi Station", get off at Shinki Green Bus bound for Sasayama Office and get off at "Nikaimachi" bus stop, then walk 5 minutes Website

  • Sasayama Children’s Museum Sasayama Children’s Museum Tamba

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    Sasayama Children's Museum (Chirumyu) is a museum of play in a rich natural setting. Here, even grown-ups can feel like children again by searching for living creatures on the Gonta-yama hill or in the streams and exploring the nostalgic, old-fashioned toys in the museum. Location572 Odanaka, Tamba Sasayama City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-17:00 Closed daysMondays, Tuesdays, irregular holidays Contact informationTEL: 079-554-6000 Parking lot150 spaces (5 large buses) Admission feeAdults: 700 yenChildren: 500 yen2 years old and above - preschoolers 250 yen(Physical disability certificate, rehabilitation notebook, mental disability health and welfare notebook) Half price for those receiving the grant and one caregiver) AccessGet off at JR Fukuchiyama Line "Sasayamaguchi Station", get off at Shinki Bus "Sasayamaguchi Station" → transfer to "Sasayama Office" → "Tamba Shinonome" Website

  • Byakugoji Tample Byakugoji Tample Tamba

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    An ancient temple of the Tendai sect. Founded in 705, hundreds of Nishikigoi flock to Shinji Pond, which has a Taiko Bridge that is said to connect the world of humans and the world of Buddha, and the grounds are filled with seasonal flowers (wisteria, redwood, stone camphor, water lily, lotus). ) will bloom. (One of the 12 temples on the Tamba Momiji Tour) Location709 Shirokoji, Ichijima-cho, Tanba-shi Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysOpen all year round Contact informationTEL: 0795-85-0259 Parking lot6 buses, 100 cars Admission fee300 yen (free for high school students and below) Group discount (20 people or more) 200 yen Access・Car Approximately 10 minutes by car from Maizuru Expressway (Kasuga Interchange) ・Transportation Get off at Ichijima Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line and take a taxi for about 8 minutes. Website

  • Kogenji Temple Kogenji Temple Tamba

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    It is said that the 200 Tenmoku maple trees were brought back from China by Adachi Tomasa's grandson, Tochi Zenji. It is a temple commissioned by the Emperor and contains many treasures. The fresh greenery in early summer and the autumn leaves are beautiful, and the vegetarian cuisine prepared by the chief priest is also popular. (One of the 12 temples on the Tamba Momiji Tour) Location514 Hikura, Aogaki-cho, Tanba-shi Business hours[April-September] 8:00-16:30[October-March] 8:30-16:30Gate closes at 17:00 Closed daysOpen all year round Contact informationTEL: 0795-87-5081 Parking lot50 buses/100 cars Admission feeOnly during autumn leaves season Adults 300 yen, children 100 yen Access・Car Approximately 10 minutes by car from Kitakinki Toyooka Expressway (Aogaki Interchange) ・Transportation Get off at JR Fukuchiyama Line "Kashiwara Station" → Shinki Bus bound for "Saji" → Get off at "Saji" → About 10 minutes by taxi Website

  • Tambaryu no Sato Park/Tambaryu Excavation Site Tambaryu no Sato Park/Tambaryu Excavation Site Tamba

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    In addition to a life-size, full-length monument of the Tambaryu dinosaurs, the park offers a dinosaur slider and a dinosaur bench, allowing visitors to be familiar with dinosaurs. Next to the museum is the Genki-mura Kamikuge village, where you can try your hands at fossil excavation using a rock block. From the observation deck, you can see the site where the fossils of the Tambaryu dinosaurs and other dinosaurs were discovered. The Old Kamikuge Village Kamitaki Power Plant Memorial Hall, located right next to the park, is registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property. Location1913-1 Kamidaki, Yamanami-cho, Tamba-shi Business hours10:00-16:00(Genkimura Kamikuge) Closed days・Tamba Ryu no Sato Park and excavation site (open all year round)・Genkimura Kamikuge (open only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)・Former Kamikushita Village Kamidaki Power Generation Tokoro Memorial Hall (Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and New Year holidays) Contact informationTEL: 0795-78-0003 Parking lot50 spaces (3 large buses) AccessAbout 30 minutes on foot from Shimotaki Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line Website

  • Tamba Dinosaur Fossil Lab, Chitan no Yakata Tamba Dinosaur Fossil Lab, Chitan no Yakata Tamba

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    The museum displays the world's only full-length skeleton of the Tambaryu dinosaurs and the skeletons of other dinosaurs found in the Tamba area. You can also observe the fossil cleaning process through glass windows. Location1110 Tanigawa, Yamanami-cho, Tamba-shi Business hours10:00-17:00(Last admission 30 minutes before closing time)(10:00-16:00 from November to March) Closed daysMondays (or the following day if Monday is a holiday), year-end and New Year holidays(The museum may be temporarily closed due to exhibition changes.) Contact informationTEL: 0795-77-1887E-mail: kyouryu@city.tamba.lg.jp Parking lot193 spaces Admission feeAdults: 210 yenChildren: 100 yen(Elementary and junior high school students in Hyogo prefecture are free by showing their Cocoron card) AccessAbout 20 minutes on foot from Tanigawa Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line Limited periodA special summer exhibition and a special winter exhibition are held every year. (Schedule details to be determined) Website

  • Tamba City Yakuso and Yakuju Park Tamba City Yakuso and Yakuju Park Tamba

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    Nearly 300 species of medicinal herbs and trees grow in this herb park, along with fragrant plants such as other herbs and roses. At the Refresh Hall, you can enjoy medicinal herb baths and meals to rejuvenate your body and mind. Location338-1 Wada, Yamanami-cho, Tamba-shi Business hours9:00-21:00(Park 9:00-18:00, Baths 10:00-21:00, Restaurants 11:00-20:00) 00) Closed daysWednesday (open if Wednesday is a holiday), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0795-76-2121E-mail: yakuso@wellness-supply.co.jp Parking lot70 spaces (5 large buses) Free admission・Bath fee: 600 yen for adults, 400 yen for children・Advance reservations are required for BBQ (charged) AccessAbout 20 minutes by taxi from Tanigawa Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line Website

  • Miwakare Park/Hikamikairo Watershed Field Museum Miwakare Park/Hikamikairo Watershed Field Museum Tamba

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    The park is situated at the lowest central watershed in Honshu. In addition to the watershed, it has an artificial waterfall and Miwakare Pond, making it a park where you can enjoy interacting with water. At the Watershed Field Museum next to the park, you can learn about the secrets of the terrain, the unique ecosystem, the history of interactions between people and things in the area, and all other natural phenomena surrounding Hikami Kairo. Location1155 Ishio, Hikamicho, Tamba City Business hours10:00-17:00 (Water Field Museum)・Entry to the Water Field Museum is until 30 minutes before closing time・Water Park is open year-round You can take a walk freely throughout the day (Park management is the Tourism Division 0795-88-5115) Closed daysMonday (the next day if Monday is a holiday), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0795-82-5912E-mail: miwakare-fm@city.tamba.lg.jp Admission feeAdult: 210 yenChild: 100 yen AccessAbout 10 minutes walk from Ishio Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line Website

  • Tasshinji Temple Tasshinji Temple Tamba

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    Tasshimji Temple, also known as the Shosoin Repository in Tamba, enshrines over 80 Buddhist statues from the Heian (794–1185) to Kamakura Periods (1185–1333). It is believed to have been constructed in around the 8th century, one of the oldest temples in the city. The temple is also one of the 12 temples selected for the Autumn Foliage Viewing Tour in Tamba. Location259 Kiyosumi, Hikamicho, Tanba City Business hours9:00-16:00(Reservations required for group visits etc.) Closed daysOpen all year round Contact informationTEL: 0795-82-0762 Parking lot20 cars Admission feeAdult: 400 yen AccessAbout 20 minutes by taxi from Ishio Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line Website

  • Kuroi Castle Ruins/Kozenji Temple Kuroi Castle Ruins/Kozenji Temple Tamba

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    This was the site of a mountain castle where Akai (Ogino) Naomasa resided during the Warring States Period. The site still retains Kuruwa (castle compounds bounded by walls) and Horikiri (neck ditches) throughout the mountain. At the foot of the mountain lies Kozenji Temple, an old residence of the castle lord where Kasuga no Tsubone (Ofuku), the wet nurse of Tokugawa Iemitsu, was believed to be born and raised. Location2263 Kuroi, Kasugacho, Tamba City Closed daysOpen all year round Contact informationTourist Information Center Tamba Etoko Navi (Closed during New Year holidays)TEL: 0795-70-3501E-mail: admin@tambacity-kankou.jp Parking lot・For parking, use the public toilet parking lot under Kozenji Temple (there is no parking lot for buses) AccessAbout a 15 minute walk from Kuroi Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line to the trailhead entrance and Kozenji Temple・Kuroi Castle Ruins is about a 40 minute walk from the mountain trail entrance (wearing shoes suitable for climbing)< br> Website

  • Michi-no-Eki Tamba Obachan no Sato Michi-no-Eki Tamba Obachan no Sato Tamba

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    The facility was renovated and reopened on March 26, 2022. Here, you can purchase local specialty souvenirs of Tamba and enjoy dining while also finding information about the tourist attractions in the area. It also has a grass square with playground equipment suitable for small children and others to enjoy. Location710 Nanokaichi, Kasuga-cho, Tamba-shi Business hours9:00-17:00 ClosedJanuary 1st Contact informationTEL: 0795-70-3001 Parking lot186 spaces (13 large buses) AccessAbout 20 minutes walk from Kuroi Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line Website

  • Tambanuno Densho-Kan (at Michi-no-Eki Aogaki) Tambanuno Densho-Kan (at Michi-no-Eki Aogaki) Tamba

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    Tamba cloth has been favored by many people for its beautiful striped pattern woven by the warp and weft threads. This Museum and Training Center of Tambanuno Hand Woven Textile passes on the techniques used in thread knitting, dyeing, and weaving Tamba cloth. Additionally, there is an exhibition where you can discover everything about Tamba cloth, as well as a hands-on area. Location541-1 Nishiashida, Aogaki-cho, Tanba City (inside Aogaki Roadside Station) Business hours10:00-17:00 Closed daysTuesday (the next day if Tuesday is a public holiday), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0795-80-5100 Parking lot55 spaces (9 large buses) Free admission・Various experiences are charged and advance reservations are required. Please contact us by phone. AccessAbout 25 minutes by taxi from Ishio Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line Website

  • Nukumori No Sato, Konda Yakushi Onsen Nukumori No Sato, Konda Yakushi Onsen Tamba

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    Konda Yakushi Onsen, a hot spring opened in 1999, has excellent water in terms of quantity, quality, and temperature. The facility features two large bathhouses: a ceramic plate bath that uses Tamba-yaki, a famous ware known as one of the Six Ancient Kilns in Japan, for its bathtub and floor, and a rock bath surrounded by locally quarried special Tamba stone. Location21-10 Imadashinden, Imada-cho, Tamba-Sasayama-shi Business hours10:00-21:00 Closed daysEvery Tuesday (open if it is a public holiday) Contact informationTEL: 079-590-3377 Parking lot250 cars Admission feeAdult: 700 yenChild: 300 yen AccessFrom JR Fukuchiyama Line "Aino Station", take the Shinki bus bound for "Konda Yakushi Onsen" for about 25 minutes and get off at "Konda Yakushi Onsen" OthersFree for ages 5 and under Website

  • Daikokuji Temple and Tea Fields Daikokuji Temple and Tea Fields Tamba

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    The main hall, believed to have been built between the late Kamakura Period and the early Muromachi Period, features a unique fusion of Zen Buddhism style (Chinese design) and Japanese style. Five Buddhist statues are enshrined in the hall, all designated as National Important Cultural Properties. The temple is enveloped by beautiful tea fields. Location162 Ajimaoku, Tanba Sasayama City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours8:00-17:00 Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 079-594-0212 Parking lot10 cars Admission feeAdult: 800 yen (includes entrance fee)Child: 250 yen (includes entrance fee) AccessAbout 5 minutes by car from JR Fukuchiyama Line "Sasayamaguchi Station" Website

  • Yakami Castle Ruins Yakami Castle Ruins Tamba

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    This nationally designated historic site is a large-scale medieval mountain castle that stretches 3 km from east to west. Yakami Castle was built by the Hatano clan as the main castle on Mt. Takashiro (462 m above sea level), also known as Tamba Fuji, with Hokoji Castle on Mt. Hokoji serving as a branch castle across the castle town in Okudani. LocationYakami, Tamba Sasayama City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 079-552-3380 (Sasayama Tourist Information Center) Parking lot20 cars AccessGet off at JR Fukuchiyama Line "Sasayamaguchi Station" and get off at Shinki Green Bus bound for Fukuzumi "Jubeichaya" bus stop

  • Kuromame no Yakata Kuromame no Yakata Tamba

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    A buffet-style restaurant that uses locally produced ingredients and a shop offering local specialty products and processed goods. There is also a store where freshly picked vegetables are sold at low prices every morning. In the fall, the restaurant hosts a black bean harvesting event, along with other various events as a community hub all year. Location511-2 Shimoitai, Tanba Sasayama City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysEvery Tuesday (open on public holidays, closed on the following Wednesday) Contact informationTEL: 079-590-8077 Parking lot100 cars AccessFrom JR Fukuchiyama Line "Sasayamaguchi Station", get off at Shinki Bus "Sasayamaguchi Station" → "Itai", then walk 5 minutes Website

  • Fukusumi Preservation District of Historic Buildings Fukusumi Preservation District of Historic Buildings Tamba

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    During the Edo Period (1603–1867), Fukusumi was a busy post town along the old Sanin Kaido highway that housed an officially appointed daimyo inn. The farming village, located outside of town, has thatched farmhouses that are said to have served as a complement to the town's inns, preserving the its historical landscape until today. LocationFukuzumi, Tamba Sasayama City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 079-552-3380 (Sasayama Tourist Information Center) AccessFrom JR Fukuchiyama Line "Sasayamaguchi Station", take the Shinki Bus to "Sasayamaguchi Station" → transfer to "Sasayama Sales Office" → get off at "Fukuzumishita"

  • The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo Tamba

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    Tamba-yaki ware is one of the Six Ancient Kilns in the country that has been recognized as a Japan Heritage. The museum is situated in the village of Tamba-yaki ware, which has a rich history and tradition of 800 years in ceramic art. It aims to promote the culture of ceramic art, as well as cooperates with local ceramic artists and the nearby Sue no Sato Tamba Traditional Craft Park to develop various projects to transform the village of Tamba-yaki into a museum of its own. Location4 Kamitatekui, Imada-cho, Tamba-Sasayama-shi Opening hours10:00 a.m. (9:30 on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays from July to August)Closing hours6:00 p.m. (Last entry is 5:30 p.m.) Closed daysEvery Monday (if Monday is a public holiday, the following weekday)New Year holidays (December 1st and January 1st) Contact informationTEL: 079-597-3961E-mail: togei@pref.hyogo.lg.jp Parking lot58 spaces Admission feeAdmission fee varies depending on the exhibition. (Admission to the facility is free) AccessFrom Aino Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line, take the Shinki Green Bus bound for Hyogo Ceramic Art Museum, Konda Yakushi Onsen, or Kiyomizu Temple for about 15 minutes and get off at Hyogo Ceramic Art Museum Special exhibitions held for a limited time four times a year Website

  • The oldest climbing kiln of Tamba-yaki and strolling around the potteries/Tachikui Sue no Sato Tamba Traditional Craft Park The oldest climbing kiln of Tamba-yaki and strolling around the potteries/Tachikui Sue no Sato Tamba Traditional Craft Park Tamba

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    The climbing kiln, constructed in 1895, is the oldest in the Tachikui area and measures some 47 meters in length. Each Tamba-yaki pottery boasts its own unique style, producing a wide range of items such as teaware, tableware, flower vases, and flowerpots. The coloring of the ceramics varies from traditional and chic to pop and vivid. More than 50 kilns' works are showcased in the Kamamoto Yokocho market in the park. Location3 Kamitatekui, Imada-cho, Tamba-Sasayama-shi Business hours10:00-17:00 Closed daysSue no Sato: Every Tuesday (open on public holidays), New Year holidays (December 29th to January 1st) Contact informationTEL: 079-597-2034E-mail: info@tanbayaki.com Admission feeHigh school students and above: 200 yen, Elementary and junior high school students: 50 yen(Half price for those who have been issued with a physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, or mental disability health and welfare certificate) AccessFrom Aino Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line, take the Shinki Bus bound for Hyogo Ceramic Art Museum or Kiyomizu-dera Temple and get off at Sue-no-Sato-mae for 10 minutes. Or get off at "Tachikui Koukaido-mae" and walk for 5 minutes. There is also a taxi service from Aino Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line. Website

  • Kawaramachi Tsumairi merchant houses/Ojiyama (Makekirai) Inari Shrine Kawaramachi Tsumairi merchant houses/Ojiyama (Makekirai) Inari Shrine Tamba

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    The Kawaramachi Tsumairi area has merchant houses dating back to 1620 and a mix of old stores such as tatami mat and pottery stores, and new ones such as cafes and variety stores. In the nearby Ojiyama (Makekirai) Inari Shrine, you will find more than 50 torii gates lining the stone steps. LocationTamba Sasayama City Kawaramachi Contact informationTEL: 079-552-3380 (Sasayama Tourist Information Center) AccessFrom JR Fukuchiyama Line "Sasayamaguchi Station", get off at Shinki Green Bus bound for Sasayama Office and get off at "Hon-Sasayama" bus stop Website

  • Sasayama Castle Town (Strolling Around the Town) Sasayama Castle Town (Strolling Around the Town) Tamba

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    Take a leisurely stroll and feel the historical atmosphere of a castle town with an old-fashioned townscape. You can also experience Japanese history and old culture at historical museums, such as an old samurai residence. Restaurants and shops are found in the surrounding shopping streets. LocationTamba Sasayama City Kitashinmachi and others Contact informationSasayama Tourist Information CenterTEL: 079-552-3380E-mail: kanko_div@city.sasayama.hyogo.jp AccessFrom JR Fukuchiyama Line "Sasayamaguchi Station", get off at Shinki Green Bus bound for Sasayama Office and get off at "Nikaimachi" bus stop, then walk 5 minutes Website

  • Kanzaki Noson Park Yodel Forest Kanzaki Noson Park Yodel Forest Naka-Harima

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    Located in the northeastern part of Kamikawa Town with rich nature, Yodel Forest is a farming village park home to around 200 animals of 60 species, including alpacas and capybaras. The park's most popular attraction is the country's largest bird performance show, which features hawks, owls, and parakeets, flying high in the sky. Visitors can also enjoy daily events, such as alpaca walks. Address1868 Inashino, Kamikawa-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-17:00 Closed daysWednesdays (open during spring, summer vacation, and Golden Week) Contact informationTEL: 0790-32-2911 Parking lot750 spaces (7 large buses) Admission feeAdult: 1000 yenChild: 600 yen Access30 minutes by community bus from JR Bantan Line Teramae Station to Yoder no Mori bus stop Limited periodOpen only on holidays (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) from December to February Website

  • Himeji Central Park Himeji Central Park Naka-Harima

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    This theme park features a safari area where you can drive your own car, and an amusement park with various attractions from thrill rides to family-friendly rides. The park is a year-round favorite destination for everyone with a swimming pool in summer and an ice skate rink in winter. Location1434 Kamiya, Toyotomi-cho, Himeji-shi, Hyogo 679-2121 Business hours10:00-17:00 (*Subject to change depending on season and day of the week) Regular holidaysIrregular holidays Contact informationTEL: 079-264-1611E-mail: cpark@central-park.co.jp *Please also include the QR code in the URL column below. Parking lot5,000 spaces (100 large buses) Admission feeAdults (junior high school students and above): 3,800 yen~ Children (elementary school students): 2,100 yen~ Infant (3 years old and up): 1,300 yen and up AccessTake the Shinki bus from JR or Sanyo Electric Railway Himeji Station and get off at the last stop bound for "Himeji Central Park" OthersEntrance fees vary depending on the season and day of the week. *Separate fees are required for the attractions within the amusement park. *For information on infectious diseases such as coronavirus and countermeasures, please see our website "About efforts to prevent infection with the new coronavirus." Website

  • Shoshazan Engyoji Temple Shoshazan Engyoji Temple Naka-Harima

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    The temple is one of the three Great Dojos of the Tendai sect. It is also known as the 27th holy site of the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage temples, which is designated as a Japan Heritage as "1,300 year old Journey for planning the end of life in Japan" Within the temple precincts, you will find many cultural assets, such as the Maniden hall constructed in the kake-zukuri overhang style standing on the mountain slope and the Gohodo worship hall, where Benkei (a legendary warrior monk) is said to have studied. The Shoshazan Ropeway is a convenient way to reach the mountain's peak. Location2968 Shosha, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture 671-2201 Business hours8:30-17:00 Closed daysNone *However, there may be holidays due to stormy weather or suspension of ropeway service due to regular maintenance carried out every winter Contact informationTEL: 079-266-3327 Parking lot[Shosha Ropeway] 283 (7 large buses) Admission feeGeneral (junior high school students and above): 500 yen Elementary school student: 300 yen Preschool children: Free AccessFrom JR or Sanyo Electric Railway Himeji Station, take the Shinki Bus bound for "Shoshayama Ropeway" and get off at the last stop (about 30 minutes) → Take the ropeway to Sanjo Station (4 minutes) → Walk to Maniden (about 20 minutes) minute) Others From Ropeway Sanjo Station to Mani-den, it is about a 20-minute walk of about 1 kilometer along the approach where the Saigoku Thirty-Three Kannon Statues are placed. A minibus runs from Shinosho to Maniden, and round trip fares cost 500 yen for adults and 200 yen for elementary school students. [Shosha Ropeway usage fee] Adult: 600 yen one way, 1,000 yen round trip Children: 300 yen one way, 500 yen round trip Website

  • Himeji City Museum of Art Himeji City Museum of Art Naka-Harima

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    The museum is housed in a stunning red-brick building, which was once a warehouse for the former Imperial Japanese Army. It features a collection of works related to the local area, as well as modern and contemporary artworks from Japan and abroad. For four years from 2021, the museum will host the All Himeji Arts and Life Project at various venues, including Himeji Castle, Shoshazan Engyoji Temple, and the museum itself with prominent artists invited from Japan and around the world to bring forth the charms of Himeji through art. Location68-25 Honmachi, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture 670-0012 Business hours10:00-17:00 (entry until 16:30) Closed every Monday (If Monday is a public holiday, the following day will be closed) December 28th - January 3rd The museum may be temporarily closed due to changes in exhibits, etc. Contact informationTEL: 079-222-2288FAX: 079-222-2290 Parking lotPassenger car parking lot: Himeyama parking lot (charged)For large buses, please inquire Admission fee[Permanent exhibition] Adult: 210 yen University and high school students: 150 yen Junior and elementary school students: 100 yen *Additional fees apply for special exhibitions. Access・About 20 minutes walk from JR or Sanyo Electric Railway Himeji Station - Immediately get off at Shinki Bus "Himeyama Park South/Medical Center/Art Museum" ・Himeji City's share cycle ``Himechari'' is also convenient. (https://docomo-cycle.jp/himeji/) Website

  • Himeji Castle Himeji Castle Naka-Harima

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    Himeji Castle, constructed during the Keicho era (1596–1615), is considered the most complete castle built at the time when Japan's unique castle-building techniques flourished at their peak. It was designated as a National Treasure in 1951 and the first castle in Japan to be included on UNESCO's World Heritage List (cultural heritage) in 1993. The castle is also referred to as Hakuro-jo or Shirasagi-jo (white egret castle) due to its graceful plastered appearance, reminiscent of an egret in flight. Address68 Honmachi, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture 670-0012 Business hours9:00-17:00 (Enter the castle until 16:00)*Subject to seasonal variation Closed daysDecember 29th and 30th Contact informationTEL: 079-285-1146 Parking lotLarge bus parking lot: Otemon parking lot (charged) Passenger car parking: Otemon parking lot Otemae Park underground parking lot (charged) Admission feeAdult (18 years or older): 1000 yen Dwarf (elementary, junior high and high school students): 300 yen Access・About 20 minutes walk from JR or Sanyo Electric Railway Himeji Station ・5 minutes walk from Shinki Bus “Himeji Castle Otemon-mae” ・Himeji City's share cycle ``Himechari'' is also convenient. (https://docomo-cycle.jp/himeji/) OthersCommon ticket available for Himeji Castle and Kokoen Garden Adult: 1,050 yen Children (elementary, junior high and high school students): 360 yen Website

  • Himeji Castle Nishi-Oyashiki-ato Garden Koko-en Himeji Castle Nishi-Oyashiki-ato Garden Koko-en Naka-Harima

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    The garden, located at the site of the former second residence of the feudal lord of Himeji, is a Japanese garden with a pond encircled by a path. It has the tea ceremony room Sojuan and the restaurant Kassuiken. The garden is also a popular filming location for period dramas and movies, as the scenery of Himeji Castle gives the feeling of time-traveling back to the Edo Period (1603–1868). Address68 Honmachi, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture 670-0012 Business hours9:00-17:00 (Admission is until 16:30) *Hours may be extended depending on the season. Closed daysDecember 29th and 30th Contact informationTEL: 079-289-4120E-mail:koukoen@himeji-machishin.jp Parking lotLarge bus parking lot: Otemon parking lot (charged), passenger car parking lot: Otemon parking lot (charged) Admission feeAdult (18 years or older): 310 yen Dwarf (elementary, junior high and high school students): 150 yen Access・About 15 minutes walk from JR or Sanyo Electric Railway Himeji Station - Immediately get off at Shinki Bus "Hearing Special Needs School Kokoen-mae" ・Himeji City's share cycle ``Himechari'' is also convenient. (https://docomo-cycle.jp/himeji/) OthersCommon ticket available for Himeji Castle and Kokoen Garden Adult: 1,050 yen Children (elementary, junior high and high school students): 360 yen Website

  • Japan Toy Museum Japan Toy Museum Naka-Harima

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    In the six white-walled storehouses, the museum displays over 5,000 items selected from its total collection of 90,000. These exhibits include folk and modern toys from all over Japan, traditional handicrafts of chirimen-zaiku, as well as toys and dolls from around the world. Seasonal special exhibitions are held. The museum has received two stars from the Michelin Green Guide Japan with high evaluations from overseas. Location671-3 Nakanino, Kodera-cho, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture 679-2143 Business hours10:00-17:00 Closed daysWednesday December 28th - January 3rd (Open on Wednesday if it is a holiday) Contact informationTEL: 079-232-4388E-mail: info@japan-toy-museum.org Parking lot30 spaces (3 large buses) Admission feeAdult: 600 yen High school/university student: 400 yen Children (4 years old and older): 200 yen (20 people or more) Adult: 540 yen High school/university student: 360 yen Children (4 years old and older): 180 yen AccessGet off at JR Bantan Line "Koro" station 15 minutes walk Please contact our museum for information on infectious diseases such as coronavirus and countermeasures. Website

  • Taiyo Park Taiyo Park Naka-Harima

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    Embark on a trip around the world in a day by exploring the two visitor areas in this expansive park. There are the Castle Area, where you can take the monorail to the Swan Castle, and the Stone Area, which displays replicas of the Arc de Triomphe, moai statues, pyramids, Merlion, Terracotta Army, Great Wall of China, and more. Location1342-6 Uchikoshi, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture, 671-2246 Business hours[Weekdays] 10:00-18:00 (Ticket sales end at 17:30) [Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays] 9:00-18:00 (Ticket sales end at 17:30) Closed daysIrregular holidays (closed during stormy weather) Contact informationTEL: 079-267-8800E-mail: taiyo.park@gmail.com Parking lot300 cars (Multiple large buses can be parked, please inquire) [Parking fee]Weekdays: Free Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 500 yen Admission feeGeneral (high school students and above): 1,500 yen Children (elementary and junior high school students): 700 yen Under elementary school students: Free AccessFrom JR or Sanyo Electric Railway Himeji Station, get off at Shinki Bus "Uchikoshi Nishi" or get off at "Shiratoridai 3-chome" or "Uchikoshi Shinden" and walk 10-15 minutes Website

  • Factory Tour at Fujimoto Gikoh—the birthplace of domestic golf iron heads Factory Tour at Fujimoto Gikoh—the birthplace of domestic golf iron heads Naka-Harima

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    A golf manufacturer founded in 1990 in Ichikawa Town, the birthplace of domestically produced golf iron heads. It is the only business establishment in the town where manufacturing iron heads is done by fire. The company has lesson professionals on staff. Visitors can observe the process of polishing, engraving and coloring of iron heads, and try out the clubs at the end of the tour. Location133-1 Uedanakagishinokami, Ichikawa-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-11:30 Closed daysSaturdays, Sundays, holidays, Obon holidays, year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0790-26-0297E-mail: info@fujimotogikoh.co.jp Parking lot5 spaces (large buses not available) AccessAbout 35 minutes walk from Amaji Station on the JR Bantan Line OthersThinners and paints are used in some areas, so please be careful if you are allergic or sensitive to odors. There is no parking lot for large buses. Factory tour 1 group 10,000 yen (up to 8 people) Website

  • Factory Tour at Kyoei Golf Industry—the birthplace of domestic golf iron heads Factory Tour at Kyoei Golf Industry—the birthplace of domestic golf iron heads Naka-Harima

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    A golf manufacturer founded in 1957 in Ichikawa Town, the birthplace of domestically produced golf iron heads. It is the only manufacturer in the town that produces soft-iron forged golf irons through integrated manufacturing from forging to plating. Visitors can observe up close the process of manufacturing iron heads from iron rods. Location5 Nishikawabe, Ichikawa-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-11:30 Closed daysSaturdays, Sundays, holidays, Obon holidays, year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0790-26-2211E-mail: ky-golf-hs@sweet.ocn.ne.jp Parking lot10 spaces (2 large buses) AccessApproximately 20 minutes walk from Amaji Station on the JR Bantan Line OtherThinners and paints are used in some areas, so please be careful if you are allergic or sensitive to odors. Factory tour: 5,000 yen for 10 people or less, 10,000 yen for 11 to 20 people Limited periodAbout 20 minutes walk from Amaji Station on the JR Bantan Line Website

  • Refresh Park Ichikawa Refresh Park Ichikawa Naka-Harima

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    This experience-based lodging facility is situated in the satoyama countryside at the base of Mt. Kasagata. It offers a variety of facilities such as an inn, cottages, a campground, an all-weather sports field, a water park, an insect exhibition room, and a golf-testing space. At the Kabutomushi Dome, a facility opens only during the summer, a portion of a natural quercus serrata forest is covered with nets for beetles to roam free, allowing visitors to observe and even touch them. There is also a fish preserve next to the river where you can try catching and grilling amago salmon. Location2557-1 Shimoushio, Ichikawa-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-17:00 (*Business hours vary depending on the facility.) Closed: Tuesdays, New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0790-27-0313E-mail: info@refresh-park-ichikawa.com Parking lot300 spaces (10 large buses) Admission feeAdult: 400 yenChild: 400 yen AccessAbout 20 minutes by taxi from JR Bantan Line "Fukusaki Station" Limited periodKabutomushidome mid-July to mid-August Website

  • Tsujikawa Tourism Exchange Center Tsujikawa Tourism Exchange Center Naka-Harima

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    The Tsujikawa region is the birthplace and hometown of Kunio Yanagita, the father of Japanese folklore. The exchange center is the gateway to the area and showcases the prototypes of "yokai" (supernatural beings) benches installed throughout the town and large "yokai" statues in Tsujikawayama Park. It also serves as the tourist hub of Fukusaki Town, where you can find Gaji Curry, a restaurant that offers curries made with specialty pearl barley, a cafe, and the town's tourist association office. Location1470-1 Nishitahara, Fukusaki-cho Business hours10:00-18:00 Closed daysWednesday (in the case of a holiday, the following Thursday) Contact informationTEL: 0790-21-9053 Parking lot29 spaces (4 large buses) Admission feeFree Access15 minutes by bicycle from Fukusaki Station on the JR Bantan Line (Rental bicycles are available at the tourist exchange center in front of the station.) OthersMeals start from 880 yenThere are soybean and wheat allergies. Please call us for details. Website

  • Ieshima Islands Ieshima Islands Naka-Harima

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    The Ieshima Islands are a collection of 44 islands of varying sizes located approximately 18 km off the coast of Himeji Port. You can engage in various hands-on activities with local islanders, such as fishing and canoeing. The islands are the home to a wealth of fish and seafood and you can also enjoy freshly caught seasonal fish. Location590-7 Maura, Ieshima-cho, Himeji-shi, Hyogo 672-0101 (Ieshima Tourism Association) Business hoursTelephone hours10:00-16:20 Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 079-325-8777E-mail: ieshima@diary.ocn.ne.jp AccessFrom JR or Sanyo Electric Railway Himeji Station, get off at Shinki Bus "Himeji Port" bus stop → Approximately 30 minutes by regular boat from Himeji Port *You cannot board the ship by car. Fee● 3-4 hour bicycle tour guide 7,200 yen per person x number of participants ●1 hour guide 3,500 yen (for 2 to 3 people) x number of participants ●Guide by car/6,000 yen per hour per car (maximum of 3 guests as it is a light four vehicle) ●Electric three-wheeled vehicle Like-T3 Rental fee: 4,000 yen per hour; additional 1,000 yen for each additional hour; return at 3:50 p.m. ●Regular bicycle rental 600 yen per day ●Electric assisted bicycle: 1,000 yen for up to 1 hour, 1,200 yen for up to 3 hours, 1,500 yen for up to 5 hours. After that, 100 yen will be added for every hour.Return at 16:00 Website

  • Shinobu Hashimoto Memorial Hall (at Ichikawa Town Cultural Center) Shinobu Hashimoto Memorial Hall (at Ichikawa Town Cultural Center) Naka-Harima

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    Shinobu Hashimoto was a screenwriter born in Ichikawa Town in 1918. He won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival in 1950 for director Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon," which became the first Japanese film to win the Grand Prix at an international film festival. He had worked on 72 scenarios for films alone, as well as numerous scenarios for television and stage productions. In the exhibition room, you can see his representative works on panels along with actual scenarios and other materials. The PC database has information about all of his works, allowing you to access freely. Location715 Nishikawabe, Ichikawa-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysTuesday (the next day if it is a holiday), 3rd Thursday of the month, the day after a holiday, year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0790-26-0969E-mail: iculture@town.ichikawa.lg.jp Parking lot324 spaces Admission feeFree admission AccessAbout 20 minutes walk from Amaji Station on the JR Bantan Line Website

  • Tominone Shizen Koryu-Kan, Tominone Kogen Tominone Shizen Koryu-Kan, Tominone Kogen Naka-Harima

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    The Tominone Kogen plateau is one of the largest plateaus in western Japan, with a vast grassland of silver grass covering an area of approximately 90 ha. In spring, pretty flowers blossom on the green land, while in early summer, birds chirp in the cool breeze. In autumn, the seven autumnal flowers add color to the scenery. The scenery created by each of the four seasons is worthy of the name of the prefecture's most picturesque view. The plateau has served as a filming location for several movies such as "Norwegian Wood," "Nobunaga Concerto," and "Baragaki: Unbroken Samurai," as well as the historical dramas "Taira no Kiyomori" and "Gunshi Kanbei." Location801 Kawakami, Kamikawa-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysEvery Monday (if Monday is a holiday, the next day) Contact informationTEL: 0790-31-8100 Parking lot310 spaces (3 large buses) Admission fee500 yen Access30 minutes by taxi from JR Bantan Line Teramae Station OthersIn the autumn season (September to November), you can use the Tomine Kogen direct bus. (Round-trip fare: 1,800 yen for adults, 900 yen for children)High season (September to November, parking fee 500 yen/car)Closed for a limited time from December to March Website

  • Michi-no-Eki Gin no Bashamichi Kamikawa—For enjoyable trip of historical romance exploration and local delicacies Michi-no-Eki Gin no Bashamichi Kamikawa—For enjoyable trip of historical romance exploration and local delicacies Naka-Harima

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    Kamikawa Town is situated in the heart of Hyogo Prefecture. This Michi-no-Eki facility is the first rest stop opened in the Nakaharima region. The facility's name is derived from its location along National Route 312, Gin no Bashamichi (silver carriage road), the first high-speed industrial road in the country. The road is also recognized as a Japan Heritage as the "Old Silver Carriage Road, Ore Road, which penetrates Bantan—the 73 km route trailing the memory of the resource-rich Japan." Near the facility, you can walk along the only remaining ruins of the silver carriage road, which still preserves its original appearance. Location88-10 Yoshitomi, Kamikawa-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-18:00 Closed daysDecember 31st and January 1st Contact informationTEL: 0790-32-2837 Parking lot21 spaces (7 large buses) AccessTake the community bus from Shinno Station on the JR Bantan Line to Nogami stop for 30 minutes, then walk for 10 minutes OthersWinter business hours (December to February)9:30 to 17:00 Website

  • Relaxia Mineyama Kogen Hotel (Relaxia Forest) Relaxia Mineyama Kogen Hotel (Relaxia Forest) Naka-Harima

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    The Relaxia Forest, located on the grounds of the hotel, is a fantastical forest where the movie "Norwegian Wood" was set. The forest is also a summer resort with an elevation near 1,000 m and a temperature difference of about 5°C from the urban area. Location881-146 Kamioda, Kamikawa-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-17:00 Closed daysMineyama Kogen Hotel regular holidays (irregular holidays) Contact informationTEL: 0790-34-1516 Parking lot400 spaces (5 large buses) Access40 minutes by community bus from Teramae Station on the JR Bantan Line (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays only) 25 minutes by taxi (weekdays) Website

  • Ichikawa Town Tourism Exchange Center Ichikawa Town Tourism Exchange Center Naka-Harima

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    Located at the site of the Ichikawa Town Cultural Center, it offers information on the town's tourist attractions and sells local specialties and more. A morning market is held on the first Saturday of every month, and lunch is served every Wednesday. Location715 Nishikawabe, Ichikawa-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysTuesdays, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0790-27-1919E-mail: norihiro.maeda@amon.co.jp Parking lot6 cars AccessAbout 20 minutes walk from JR Bantan Line "Amachi Station" Website

  • Seseragi no Yu, Kasagata Natural Onsen Seseragi no Yu, Kasagata Natural Onsen Naka-Harima

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    A natural hot spring that springs at the foot of Mt. Kasagata (939 m above sea level) in Ichikawa Town, Kanzaki County, Hyogo Prefecture. It is a self-sourced, simple alkaline spring with a pH value of 8.92, which gushes from 1,508 m below ground. You can enjoy a free footbath, Monzen Bussankan shop that offers local agricultural products and souvenirs, and the Omoide Museumand that exhibits butterflies and cameras, at the facility's entrance. At the restaurant Seseragi Tei, sushi rolls made with plenty of local ingredients are popular among the customers. A blueberry garden opens in summer to offer you a fun experience of picking the fruit. Location2073-12 Kamushiohanse, Ichikawa-machi, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-20:00 (*Business hours vary depending on the facility.) Closed on First Monday of every month (excluding holidays) Contact informationTEL: 0790-22-1000 Parking lot90 spaces Admission feeAdult: 750 yenChild: 350 yen AccessAbout 20 minutes by taxi from JR Bantan Line "Fukusaki Station" OthersBlueberry picking Adults 1,650 yen, Children 850 yen Mid-June to late August Website

  • Mt. Kasagata and Kasagata-jinja Shrine Mt. Kasagata and Kasagata-jinja Shrine Naka-Harima

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    Mt. Kasagata, situated in Kasagatayama-Sengamine Prefectural Natural Park, is also known as Harima Fuji and has been a site of great religious significance for many years. Kasagata-jinja Shrine, located halfway up the mountain, is said to have been built about 1,300 years ago and is home to a large cedar tree that has been designated a Natural Monument by the prefecture. Starting from the trailhead, there are two popular courses for climbers to reach the summit of Mt. Kasagata: the Kasagata-jinja Shrine Course and the Sennin Falls Course. Location715 Nishikawabe, Ichikawa-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo Contact informationTEL: 0790-26-1040E-mail: ichikawacyou_kan@yahoo.co.jp Parking lot45 spaces (2 large buses) AccessAbout 30 minutes by taxi from JR Bantan Line "Fukusaki Station" OthersKasagata Shrine: 2043 Kamushio, Ichikawa-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo PrefectureParking for climbers: 1926-1 Kamushio, Ichikawa-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Website

  • Kunio Yanagita and Matsuoka-ke Family Memorial Museum Kunio Yanagita and Matsuoka-ke Family Memorial Museum Naka-Harima

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    A memorial museum built to honor the accomplishments of Kunio Yanagita and his brothers, who were active in various fields. The museum exhibits rare materials, including Kunio's study desk and Eikyu Matsuoka's preparatory sketches. In addition, Kunio's birthplace house has been relocated and rebuilt next to the museum towards the west. Location1038-12 Nishitahara, Fukusaki Town Business hours9:00-16:30 Closed daysMondays (open if Monday is a holiday) The day after a holiday (open if it falls on Saturday or Sunday) December 28th - January 4th Contact informationTEL: 0790-22-1000 Parking lotPlease use the parking lot of Tsujikawayama Park. Admission feeFree admission Access15 minutes by bicycle from Fukusaki Station on the JR Bantan Line (Rental bicycles are available at the tourist exchange center in front of the station.) Website

  • Mochimugi no Yakata Mochimugi no Yakata Naka-Harima

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    The pearl barley produced in Fukusaki, Banshu (former name of the Hyogo area) is considered one of the highest quality pearl barley among many other types. The restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious dishes using pearl barley and local ingredients, from a la carte menus to kaiseki set meals, with a special focus on pearl barley noodles. You can also learn about the barley and Fukusaki Town through the exhibits and VTR presentations, and even observe the production process through a glass window depending on the time of day. Location1022-4 Nishitahara, Fukusaki-cho Business hours9:00-17:00 (restaurant 11:00-15:00) Closed on Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, the following Tuesday will be closed) Contact informationTEL: 0790-23-1500 Parking lot26 spaces (no large buses allowed)There is no problem if you use the parking lot at Tsujikawayama Park. Admission feeFree admission Access15 minutes by bicycle from Fukusaki Station on the JR Bantan Line (Rental bicycles are available at the tourist exchange center in front of the station.) OthersVisiting the manufacturing process of mochimugi noodles is freeWheat and soybean are allergenic ingredients. (Please call for details) Website

  • Tsujikawayama Park Tsujikawayama Park Naka-Harima

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    The Tsujikawa area in Fukusaki Town, where the Ikuno Kaido and Hojo Kaido highways intersect, is said to have prospered greatly in the past. Near Suzunomori-jinja Shrine, which leads to the park, you can find Kunio Yanagita's birthplace house and his memorial museum, where you will receive a guide to help you learn about Japanese folklore. In the park's pond, you will find two statues of kappa water spirit brothers based on Gataro, the kappa of Komagaiwa, who appears in Kunio Yanagita's book, "Seventy Years in My Hometown." The older brother, Gataro, is on the edge of the pond, while the younger brother, Gajiro, resides in the pond and jumps out of the water when the time comes. Location1038-12 Nishitahara, Fukusaki Town Business hours9:00-17:00 (Kappa sighting hours)Kappa sighting hours extended until 18:00 from June to September Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 0790-22-0560E-mail: chiiki@town.fukusaki.lg.jp Parking lot14 spaces (2 large buses) Admission feeFree admission Access15 minutes by bicycle from Fukusaki Station on the JR Bantan Line (Rental bicycles are available at the tourist exchange center in front of the station.) Website

  • Suma-dera Temple Suma-dera Temple Kobe City

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    Aerial shot of the temple grounds(Courtesy of Sumadera Temple) Genpei Garden(Courtesy of Sumadera Temple) Main hall(Courtesy of Sumadera Temple) The temple is the main temple of the Sumadera school of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. It houses numerous historical sites related to the Genji and Heike clans, such as the principal image of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu (the Scared Avalokitesvara), the head mound of Taira no Atsumori, the head washing pond of Taira no Atsumori, and the pine tree where Minamoto no Yoshitsune sat. The temple is also a place of significant historical and cultural value, and it is home to the one-stringed zither (Suma zither), which is believed to have been founded by Ariwara no Yukihira and has been passed down through generations. Location4-6-8 Sumaderamachi, Suma-ku, Kobe City Business hours8:30-17:00 Closed daysOpen all year round Parking lot30 spaces, 5 large buses Admission fee: Free AccessApproximately 12 minutes walk north from JR Kobe Line "Suma Station" Website

  • Rokkosan Athletic Park GREENIA Rokkosan Athletic Park GREENIA Kobe City

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    Courtesy of Rokkosan Kanko Courtesy of Rokkosan Kanko Courtesy of Rokkosan Kanko "Mountains, sky, waterside. An adventure kingdom where all the world is your stage," is the theme of this facility, which is one of the largest outdoor obstacle courses in Japan with 174 obstacles. The popular video content creators Fischer's supervised the four areas of obstacles. Location4512-98 Kita-Rokko, Rokkosan-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe Business hours10:00-17:00 (last reception at 16:30) Closed on Thursdays (open on holidays, summer vacation, etc.) Contact informationTEL: 078-891-0366 Parking lot700 spaces, 0 large buses Admission feeAdults 3,000 yen (student discount 2,500 yen), elementary school students 2,000 yen, preschoolers 1,500 yen AccessFrom JR Kobe Line "Rokkomichi Station", get off at City Bus 16 "Rokko Cable Shita" → Take the Rokko Cable "Rokko Cable Shita Station" and get off at "Rokko Sanjo Station" → Rokko Sanjo Bus "Rokko Cable Yamagami" Approximately 4 minutes walk from the "Athletic Park-mae" stop. Website

  • The Former Foreign Settlement Of Kobe The Former Foreign Settlement Of Kobe Kobe City

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    Provided by: Kobe Tourism Bureau Provided by: Kobe Tourism Bureau Provided by: Kobe Tourism Bureau Many modern buildings built between the early Taisho Period (1912–1926) and the early Showa Period (1926–1989) remain here and still today are home to luxury brands and classical restaurants. This area is the origin of the phrase "Haikara Kobe," meaning "stylish Kobe" and coming from the English "high collar." LocationInside Daimaru Carport, 30 Harimacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe Contact informationFormer Settlement Liaison Council AccessAbout 10 minutes walk from JR Kobe Line "Sannomiya Station" Website

  • Maiko Marine Promenade (Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge and the view) Maiko Marine Promenade (Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge and the view) Kobe City

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    Maruki Bridge (Courtesy of Maiko Park Management Office) Maiko Marine Promenade (Courtesy of Maiko Park Management Office) Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (Kobe Tourism Bureau) The Maiko Marine Promenade is located on the Kobe City side of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, one of the largest suspension bridges in the world. This circular promenade is approximately 317 meters long, rises about 47 meters above sea level, and extends some 150 meters toward the Akashi Strait from the land. Try the log bridge located at 47 meters above sea level for a thrilling experience. Address2051 Higashimaiko-cho, Tarumi-ku, Kobe Business hours9:00-18:00 (summer vacation 19:00) Closed daysOctober to March 2nd Monday of every month (the following day if Monday is a holiday), December 29th to December 31st Contact informationHyogo Horticulture and Park Association Maiko Park Management Office Parking lot198 spaces, 12 large buses Admission feeAdults: 300 yen on weekends and holidays, 250 yen on weekdays, Silver (over 70 years old) 150 yen on weekends, holidays, 100 yen on weekdays AccessAbout 5 minutes walk from JR Kobe Line "Maiko Station" Others・Free for high school students and under・Former Kinoshita family residence, former Yamaji Muto residence, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall Separate admission fee required Website

  • Kobe Harbor Cruise (Kobe Bay Cruise) Kobe Harbor Cruise (Kobe Bay Cruise) Kobe City

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    The barge Atakemaru (provided by Kobe Bay Cruises Co., Ltd.) Concerto night view (Courtesy of Kobe Cruiser Co., Ltd.) boh boh KOBE and the sea (provided by Hayakoma Transport Co., Ltd.) Cruising is the ultimate way to feel the charm of the port city of Kobe. Let cruises with various features related to food, music and history take you to a world of elegance, including the boh boh KOBE, THE KOBE CRUISE's Concerto & Luminous Kobe 2, Royal Princess, and Gozabune Atakemaru cruises. (boh boh KOBE: staff speak English & the cafe menu is in English. The Concerto & Luminous Kobe 2: staff speak English & the course menu is in English) Location7-1 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe Contact informationRoyal Princess, barge Atakemaru (Kobe Bay Cruise) Access[Royal Princess, Gozabune Atakemaru]About 13 minutes walk from JR Motomachi Station (in front of Naka Jetty Central Terminal "Kamomeria") OthersBusiness hours, limited periods, regular holidays, admission fees, and measures to prevent infectious diseases such as coronavirus vary depending on each ship, so please check the website Website

  • Kobe Harbor Cruise (Luminous Kobe 2) Kobe Harbor Cruise (Luminous Kobe 2) Kobe City

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    Luminous Kobe 2 (Courtesy of Kobe Cruiser Co., Ltd.) Concerto night view (Courtesy of Kobe Cruiser Co., Ltd.) boh boh KOBE and the sea (provided by Hayakoma Transport Co., Ltd.) Gozafune Atake Maru (Courtesy of Kobe Bay Cruises Co., Ltd.) Cruising is the ultimate way to feel the charm of the port city of Kobe. Let cruises with various features related to food, music and history take you to a world of elegance, including the boh boh KOBE, THE KOBE CRUISE's Concerto & Luminous Kobe 2, Royal Princess, and Gozabune Atakemaru cruises. (boh boh KOBE: staff speak English & the cafe menu is in English. The Concerto & Luminous Kobe 2: staff speak English & the course menu is in English) Location5-6 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe Contact informationLuminous Kobe 2 Access[THE KOBE CRUISE Luminous Kobe 2]About 15 minutes walk from JR Motomachi Station (Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel, 2nd floor of the same building (Naka Jetty Passenger Terminal)) OthersBusiness hours, limited periods, regular holidays, admission fees, and measures to prevent infectious diseases such as coronavirus vary depending on each ship, so please check the website Website

  • Kobe Harbor Cruise (Concerto) Kobe Harbor Cruise (Concerto) Kobe City

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    Concerto night view (Courtesy of Kobe Cruiser Co., Ltd.) boh boh KOBE and the sea (provided by Hayakoma Transport Co., Ltd.) Gozafune Atake Maru (Courtesy of Kobe Bay Cruises Co., Ltd.) Cruising is the ultimate way to feel the charm of the port city of Kobe. Let cruises with various features related to food, music and history take you to a world of elegance, including the boh boh KOBE, THE KOBE CRUISE's Concerto & Luminous Kobe 2, Royal Princess, and Gozabune Atakemaru cruises. (boh boh KOBE: staff speak English & the cafe menu is in English. The Concerto & Luminous Kobe 2: staff speak English & the course menu is in English) Location1-6-1 Higashikawasaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe Contact informationConcerto Access[THE KOBE CRUISE Concerto]About 10 minutes walk from JR Kobe StationKobe Harborland Mosaic 1F OthersBusiness hours, limited periods, regular holidays, admission fees, and measures to prevent infectious diseases such as coronavirus vary depending on each ship, so please check the website Website

  • Hyogo Prefectural Hyogo-no-Tsu Museum Hyogo Prefectural Hyogo-no-Tsu Museum Kobe City

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    Courtesy of Hyogotsu Museum Courtesy of Hyogotsu Museum Hyogo-no-Tsu is a Japanese heritage port city that flourished since ancient times, with military leader and court noble Taira no Kiyomori expanding it as a base of trade between Japan and the Song dynasty in China at the end of the Heian Period (794–1185). The Hyogo Prefectural Hyogo-no-Tsu Museum is made up of two buildings: a reproduction of the first prefectural government office building, "The First Hyogo Prefectural Office," and the museum facility "The House of Hyogo Origins." Location2-1-1 Nakanoshima, Hyogo-ku, Kobe Business hours9:00-18:00 (April-September)9:00-17:00 (October-March) Closed daysMonday (if Monday is a public holiday, the next weekday), New Year's holidays (December 31st, January 1st) Contact informationTEL: 078-651-1868E-mail: hyogo-no-tsu@actio.co.jp ParkingNone Admission feeAdmission fee: 300 yen for adults, 200 yen for university students, half price for seniors (over 70 years old), free for high school students and younger *Includes permanent exhibition and first prefectural office building admission fee *Admission fees may change during special exhibitions Access5 minutes walk from Chuo Ichibae Station on the Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan LineAbout 20 minutes walk from Hyogo Station on the JR Kobe Line Others・Admission until 30 minutes before closing Website

  • Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (Museum Road) Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (Museum Road) Kobe City

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    Sun Sister (Author: Kenji Yanobe, Provided by: Kobe Prefectural Citizens Center) Kobe Frog (Author: Florentijn Hofman, Provided by: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art) Outdoor spiral staircase (Courtesy of Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art) This houses more than 10,000 works of art, mainly modern and contemporary pieces by artists with ties to Hyogo Prefecture. The museum was designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Many works of public art are dotted along "Museum Road," which connects the museum to Kobe Oji Zoo. Location1-1-1 Wakihama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe Business hours10:00-18:00 Closed daysMonday (if Monday is a public holiday, the next weekday) Contact informationTEL: 078-262-1011 Parking lot80 spaces, 1 large bus Admission feeGeneral: 500 yen, University students: 400 yen, Over 70 years old: 250 yen AccessApproximately 10 minutes walk from the south exit of Nada Station on the JR Kobe Line 8 minutes walk south from Hanshin Iwaya Station Approximately 20 minutes walk southwest from the west exit of Oji Koen Station on the Hankyu Kobe Line Others・Free for high school students and younger (ID required)・Charges for disabled persons available (notebook required)・For details on special exhibitions, please see the website. ・Ando Gallery is free Website

  • Kobe Animal Kingdom Kobe Animal Kingdom Kobe City

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    Courtesy of Kobe Animal Kingdom Courtesy of Kobe Animal Kingdom Courtesy of Kobe Animal Kingdom In grounds rich in greenery and colorful flowers you can enjoy interaction with popular animals like alpacas and capybaras, and shows full of exciting animal performances. Be sure to see the large Shoebill stork, which is famous for being "the bird that doesn't move." Location7-1-9 Minatojima Minami-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe Business hours10:00~17:00 (Business hours may change during winter)Please check the official website for details. Closed daysEvery Thursday (open without holidays during spring break, Golden Week, summer break, and winter break) Contact informationTEL: 078-302-8899 Parking lot850 spaces, 13 large buses Admission feeAdults 2,200 yen, Elementary school students 1,200 yen, Infants (4 and 5 years old) 500 yen, Silver (65 years and over) 1,600 yen AccessJR "Sannomiya" Station → Port Liner Line "Sannomiya" Station towards the airport Short distance from "Keisan Kagaku Center Station(Kobe Animal Kingdom, Fugaku Mae)" Others・Please check the website for business hours Website

  • Felissimo Chocolate Museum Felissimo Chocolate Museum Kobe City

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    Provided by: Felissimo Co., Ltd. Provided by: Felissimo Co., Ltd. Provided by: Felissimo Co., Ltd. Through its collection of chocolate packages and special exhibitions, the museum collects, reorganizes, and shares the history, culture, and information of chocolate and cacao from around the world. It is a popular cultural destination in Kobe, the city known for its early development of western confectionery. Location7-1 Shinkocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe (Stage Felissimo 2F) Business hours11:00-18:00 Closed daysSpring and autumn exhibition changes Admission feeAdults 1,000 yen, students (junior high/high school/university) 800 yen, children 300 yen AccessAbout 20 minutes walk from JR Sannomiya Station Others・Admission is until 17:30・Closed days will be the same in 2023. Details can be found on the homepage at any time. (*The following is subject to change. Details will be posted on the homepage at any time)・Hotel Okura Kobe "Afternoon Tea Set" with ticket 5,000 yen・felissimo chocolate museum & átoa tour ticket: 3,300 yen, 500 yen "Tomowari" ticket with shopping coupon (800 yen per person) for groups of 2, 3, or 4 people・May change depending on the season So please check Felissimo for details. Visit the Chocolate Museum website. Website

  • átoa (Kobe Port Museum) átoa (Kobe Port Museum) Kobe City

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    Provided by átoa Provided by átoa Provided by átoa Kobe Port Museum is a multi-purpose cultural facility that comprises an aquarium, a food court, and a wedding planning office. átoa is an innovative urban aquarium that blends art with about 3,000 live creatures of around 100 species. Address7-2 Shinkocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe Business hours10:00-20:00 (last entry 19:00) Closed daysOpen all year round Contact informationTEL: 078-771-9393 Parking lotThere is no dedicated (affiliated) parking lot or bicycle parking lot. Please use nearby parking lots. Nearby parking lot: Times Kobe Shinminatocho, approximately 400 parking spaces Admission feeAdults 2,400 yen, Elementary school students 1,400 yen, 3 years old and above 800 yen AccessAbout 18 minutes walk from Sannomiya Station on each line Others・You can also purchase "web tickets" from the official website ・Admission fees and business hours may change on certain days・Food hall https://toothtooth .com/toothmart-foodhall See ・Bridal Desk https://voyagekobe.com/ See Website

  • Meriken Park Meriken Park Kobe City

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    Courtesy of Kobe Tourism Bureau Courtesy of Kobe Tourism Bureau Courtesy of Kobe Tourism Bureau Kobe Port Tower, the "BE KOBE" monument and the Kobe Maritime Museum are among the photogenic landmarks representing Kobe that soar into the sky here. Feel the sea breeze as you take a leisurely stroll along the ocean and enjoy the sparkling night view in a location that lets you savor the character of Kobe as a harbor city. Location2 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe Contact informationKobe Port "U" Park Management Joint Venture (Inquiries: Weekdays 9:00-17:00) Parking lot300 spaces, 10 large buses AccessAbout 10 minutes walk from JR Kobe Line "Motomachi Station" Website

  • Mosaic Big Ferris Wheel (Kobe Harborland) Mosaic Big Ferris Wheel (Kobe Harborland) Kobe City

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    Mosaic Ferris wheel Mosaic Ferris wheel The Mosaic Big Ferris Wheel offers a panoramic view of Kobe City, Mt. Rokko, and the Kobe-ohashi Bridge. It is also a great spot to enjoy a breathtaking night view of the city after sunset. At night, the Ferris wheel illuminates with some 120,000 LEDs that change colors, and projects animated images of weathervanes, yachts, and more. Address1-6-1 Higashikawasaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe Business hours10:00-22:00 Contact informationKobe Harborland umie Parking lotApprox. 3,000 spaces Admission feeRegular gondola (per person) 800 yen Paid for ages 3 and over, free for ages 0-2 However, children under 6 years old must be accompanied by a guardian (charges apply) AccessAbout 8 minutes walk from JR Kobe Station OthersCapacity 1 gondola 4 people All gondolas are air-conditioned in summer Website

  • Kobe Harbor Cruise (boh boh KOBE) Kobe Harbor Cruise (boh boh KOBE) Kobe City

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    boh boh KOBE and the sea (provided by Hayakoma Transport Co., Ltd.) Concerto night view (Courtesy of Kobe Cruiser Co., Ltd.) Gozafune Atake Maru (Courtesy of Kobe Bay Cruises Co., Ltd.) Cruising is the ultimate way to feel the charm of the port city of Kobe. Let cruises with various features related to food, music and history take you to a world of elegance, including the boh boh KOBE, THE KOBE CRUISE's Concerto & Luminous Kobe 2, Royal Princess, and Gozabune Atakemaru cruises. (boh boh KOBE: staff speak English & the cafe menu is in English. The Concerto & Luminous Kobe 2: staff speak English & the course menu is in English) Address7-1 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, KobePlatform 5 in front of Naka Jetty Central Terminal "Kamomeria" Contact informationboh boh KOBE Access[boh boh KOBE]About 15 minutes walk from JR Motomachi Station(In front of Naka Jetty Central Terminal "Kamomeria") OthersBusiness hours, limited periods, regular holidays, admission fees, and measures to prevent infectious diseases such as coronavirus vary depending on each ship, so please check the website Website

  • Michi-no-Eki KOBE Fruit & Flower Park Ozo Michi-no-Eki KOBE Fruit & Flower Park Ozo Kobe City

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    FIRM CIRCUS (provided by: Hokushin Regional Promotion Co., Ltd.).jpg Pear (Hosui) (Courtesy of Hokushin Regional Promotion Co., Ltd.) Pear (before harvest) (Courtesy of Hokushin Regional Promotion Co., Ltd.) A theme park of flowers and fruits that spreads out in the rich nature of North Kobe. It is a family-friendly, multi-purpose Michi-no-Eki rest stop with various facilities, such as a farmers' market, cafes and restaurants, and an amusement park. Flowers bloom from season to season, and you can enjoy fruit picking from summer to fall. Location2150 Kamiosawa, Osawa-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe Business hours9:00-17:00*Varies depending on facility Closed daysVaries by facility Parking lot: 1,500 cars Admission fee: Free AccessApproximately 35 minutes by Shinki Bus (38 system) from JR Kobe Line "Sannomiya Station" (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays only) OthersAdmission fees vary depending on each facility, so please refer to the website Website

  • Mt. Maya & Kikuseidai (Maya Cable Car & Maya Ropeway) Mt. Maya & Kikuseidai (Maya Cable Car & Maya Ropeway) Kobe City

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    Kikusei General Platform Balcony(Courtesy of Kobe Future City Organization) Kikuseidai night view(Courtesy of Kobe Future City Organization) The sun shines down(Courtesy of Kobe Tourism Bureau) Transfer from the cable car to the ropeway to reach the Kikuseidai viewing area, which offers one of the top three nightviews in Japan. Experience the dynamic nightscape that stretches from central Kobe City toward Osaka. Near Nijinoeki Station is the former Maya Kanko Hotel, which is known as "the queen of ruins." Entrance is usually forbidden, but a guided tour can take you up close to it. Location2-2 Mayayama-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe City Business hours10:00-17:30, operates until 20:50 all day in summer (7/20-8/31) Extended schedule available on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during spring, fall, and winter (please check website) Closed daysTuesdays (in the case of holidays, the following weekday) *Services may be suspended for about 3 weeks during winter due to annual inspection Contact informationMaya View Line Hoshi-no-Eki078-861-2998 Admission feeAdult 1,560 yen, child 780 yenPlease check the website or TEL for details AccessFrom JR Kobe Line ``Sannomiya Station'' or ``Rokkomichi Station'', take city bus 18 from ``Nada Station'', take the Saka bus and get off at ``Maya Cable Shita'', Maya View Line (Maya Cable/Maya Ropeway) ) Immediately get off at “Hoshi no Eki” Website

  • Kobe Municipal Rokko Farm Kobe Municipal Rokko Farm Kobe City

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    Sheep (Courtesy of Rokkosan Farm) Japan Angola (Courtesy of Rokkosan Farm) Miniature horse (Courtesy of Rokkosan Farm) Amid the bucolic scenery of the Rokko Mountains, enjoy a relaxing time connecting with animals and nature. As well as tours of the "Mount Rokko QBB Cheese Building," workshops are held on topics that include the making of ice cream, butter and frozen yogurt. *To prevent infectious disease, entrance is only permitted for people who have been in the country for eight days or more Location1-1 Nakaichi Satoyama, Rokkosan-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysTuesdays: Closed from July 21st to August 31st*Please see the website for details Parking lotAbout 570 spaces, 11 large buses Admission feeAdults (high school students and above) 600 yen (March to November) 400 yen (December to February), Children (elementary school students and above) 200 yen AccessFrom JR Kobe Line "Rokkomichi Station", get off at City Bus No. 16 "Rokko Cable Shita" → Take the Rokko Cable "Rokko Cable Shita Station" Get off at "Rokko Sanjo Station" → Take the Sky Shuttle Bus Approximately 15 minutes Website

  • Rokko-Shidare Observatory, Rokko Garden Terrace Rokko-Shidare Observatory, Rokko Garden Terrace Kobe City

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    Garden terrace (Courtesy of Rokkosan Kanko) Garden terrace (Courtesy of Rokkosan Kanko) Rokko Shidare at night (Courtesy of Kobe Tourism Bureau) This multi-purpose facility features restaurants, shops, and an observatory in a European-inspired setting. The observation deck offers a breathtaking panoramic view, and the nature-experiencing observatory Rokko-Shidare is known for its popular nighttime light show. Location1877-9 Gosaiyama, Rokkosan-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe City Business hours10:00-21:00 Closed daysOpen all year round Contact informationTEL: 078-894-2281 Parking lotApproximately 340 spaces, 12 large buses Admission feeShidare Museum Adults (junior high school students and older) 1,000 yen, children (4 years old and older) 500 yen AccessFrom JR Kobe Line "Rokkomichi Station", get off at Kobe City Bus 16, 26, 106 "Rokko Cable Shita" → Take the Rokko Cable "Rokko Cable Shita Station", Get off at "Rokko Sanjo Station" →Get on the Rokko Sanjo Bus “Rokko Cable Sanjo Station” and get off at “Rokko Garden Terrace” Others・Business hours vary depending on the season, day of the week, weather, and store, so please refer to the website・Business hours, closed days, access from JR station, parking lot, please refer to the details of Rokko Garden Terrace , Admission fees and measures to prevent infectious diseases such as coronavirus will be clearly stated in Rokko Shidare・Groups of 15 or more people will receive a 100 yen discount for adults and a 50 yen discount for children Website

  • Rokko Morinone Museum Rokko Morinone Museum Kobe City

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    Sounds of the forest (Courtesy of Mt. Rokko Kanko) ROKKO Mori Sound Museum (Courtesy of Kobe Tourism Bureau) Sounds of the forest (Courtesy of Mt. Rokko Kanko) A healing place located on Mt. Rokko with the concept of "sound and nature." In addition to experiencing the display and performance of antique music boxes and other automatic musical instruments, you can enjoy the changing seasons in the courtyard SIKI Garden—Sound Walking Path and enjoy cafe time in the forest. Location4512-145 Kita-Rokko, Rokkosan-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe Business hours10:00-17:00 (Reception ends at 16:30) Closed daysThursdays (excluding public holidays), December 31st (Sunday), January 1st, 2024*Closed during summer holidays, etc. Contact informationTEL: 078-891-1284 Parking lot89 spaces *Reservation required for large bus parking Admission feeAdults (junior high school students and older) 1,500 yen, children (4 years old and older) 750 yen AccessFrom Hanshin Line "Mikage Station", JR Kobe Line "Rokkomichi Station", Hankyu Line "Rokko Station", take city bus 16, 26, 106 (only 16 from Mikage Station) and get off at "Rokko Cable Shita" → Take the Rokko Cable "Rokko Cable Shimo Station" and get off at "Rokko Sanjo Station" → Take the Rokko Sanjo Bus "Rokko Cable Sanjo Station" and get off at "Museum-mae" and walk 1 minute OthersLast reception 16:30 Website

  • Nankinmachi Nankinmachi Kobe City

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    Kozaishin (Courtesy of Nankinmachi Shopping District Promotion Association) Xianmen (Courtesy of Nankinmachi Shopping District Promotion Association) Nankinmachi during the day (Courtesy of Kobe Tourism Bureau) This is one of the top three Chinatowns in Japan, along with those in Yokohama and Nagasaki. It began when Chinese people set up homes and markets here following the opening of the Port of Kobe. In a compact downtown area that stretches about 270 meters from east to west, and about 110 meters north to south, is a diverse range of stores that includes Chinese restaurants and miscellaneous goods stores. Location1-3-18 Sakaemachi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe Business hoursVaries depending on store Closed daysVaries by store Contact informationNankinmachi Shopping District Promotion Associationinfo@nankinmachi.com Parking: None Admission fee: Free AccessAbout a 5-minute walk from "Motomachi Station" on the JR Kobe Line Website

  • Kobe Kitano Ijinkan-Gai (neighborhood of Western-style homes) Kobe Kitano Ijinkan-Gai (neighborhood of Western-style homes) Kobe City

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    Moegi no Yakata exteriorProvided by: Kobe Tourism Bureau Moegi's interior viewProvided by: Kobe Tourism Bureau Line House exteriorProvided by: Kobe Tourism Bureau Following the opening of the Port of Kobe, foreigners arrived and built homes, with many of the Western-style houses built in the Meiji and Taisho Periods (1868–1912 & 1912–1926) remaining today. One of the highlights of sightseeing in Kobe is to walk around these buildings to admire the characteristic exterior and interior of each one. Location3-10-20 Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City Contact informationKitano Tourist Information Center AccessAbout 15 minutes walk from JR Kobe Line "Sannomiya Station" Website

  • Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens & Ropeway Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens & Ropeway Kobe City

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    Kobe Nunobiki Ropeway(Courtesy of Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden/Ropeway) Welcome Garden(Courtesy of Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden/Ropeway) The Veranda Kobe 1F Terrace(Courtesy of Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden/Ropeway) It is just 15 minutes from Shin-Kobe station to this vantage point for spectacular views. This is one of the largest herb gardens in Japan, with about 200 types of flowers and herbs, and around 75,000 individual plants. From its location high on a mountain you can look down on the streets of Kobe. The view can also be enjoyed from a luxurious cafe lounge or terrace. Location1-4-3 Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City Business hours9:30-16:45(However, until 20:15 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays until 9/30, and all days from 7/20 to 8/31) Closed daysOpen every day*In the event of strong winds or lightning, the park may be suspended or closed. Admission feeAdult (round trip) @1,800 yen>Child (round trip) @900 yen AccessApproximately 5 minutes walk from JR Shinkansen "Shin-Kobe Station", take the ropeway "Herb Garden Sanroku Station" → get off at "Herb Garden Sancho Station", immediately Others・Business hours are the ropeway up time. See website for details. ・Prices are ropeway ride + herb garden admission・See website for night skiing fee details・15 or more people: 10% discount, 100 or more people: 20% off, 300 or more people: 30% off Website

  • Najio Japanese traditional paper ‘washi’ Learning Center Najio Japanese traditional paper ‘washi’  Learning Center hanshin Minami

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    This facility allows visitors to practice and experience Nashio's traditional industry of papermaking, and is equipped with eight sukibune for students, a sukibune for instructors, and an actual sukibune on the first floor, as well as panels explaining the history and papermaking process of Nashio paper, photographs of fusuma (sliding doors) at Nijo Castle in Kyoto that were made of Nashio paper, and other papermaking tools, such as bamboo screens and kinusu (bamboo screens for weaving). The second floor of the museum's second floor exhibit contains panels explaining the history of Nashio paper and the papermaking process. Location2-10-8 Nashio, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysMondays, year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0797-61-0880 Admission feeEntry to the exhibition room is free. There is a fee for paper making practice. AccessGet off at JR "Nishinomiya-Nashio" station and walk west for 20 minutes, or get off at Hankyu bus "Nashio Elementary School" stop Website

  • Abandoned JR Fukuchiyama Line site Abandoned JR Fukuchiyama Line site hanshin Minami

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    A 4.7-kilometer stretch of abandoned railway track along the Muko River valley was opened to the public in 2016 as a hiking course based on the principle of self-responsibility. Six tunnels, three bridges, and other railroad remains remain on the course in almost the same condition as they were at that time. Access15 minutes walk from Nishinomiya-Nashio Station and Namase Station, 8 minutes walk from Takedao Station Website

  • Wilkinson Memorial Hall Wilkinson Memorial Hall hanshin Minami

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    Built on the site of the former Wilkinson factory and managed by the local community association, the second floor displays a diorama of the factory, bottles of soda water and other products, photographs, factory uniforms, and other materials, which can be viewed by asking the manager. Location1-24 Hoshogaoka, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-16:00 Closed daysSaturday afternoons, Sundays, holidays Access20 minutes walk from JR Takarazuka Station, 2 minutes walk from Hankyu Bus Namasebashi bus stop Website

  • Hakushika Classics Hakushika Classics hanshin Minami

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    Hakushika Classics is an antenna shop that specializes in offering a wide range of sake, food products, and sake sets. It is managed directly by Hakushika (Tatsuuma-Honke Brewing), a brewery that has been in operation for over 360 years in Nishinomiya. You can purchase freshly brewed sake by weight, which is exclusive to this store, and enjoy the perfect pairing of food and sake carefully curated by Hakushika at the restaurant. Location7-7 Kurakakecho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-18:00 ClosedTuesday Contact informationTEL: 0798-35-0286 Parking lot16 spaces (parking lot for large buses, consultation required) AccessAbout 15 minutes walk from Hanshin Nishinomiya Station Website

  • Nishinomiya City Shellfish Museum Nishinomiya City Shellfish Museum hanshin Minami

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    Opened in May 1999, this museum specializing in shellfish was designed by architect Tadao Ando, and its exterior resembles the sails of a yacht. The museum exhibits approximately 2,000 species and 5,000 shells from around the world, including exhibits that allow visitors to actually touch and feel the interesting shapes and beautiful colors of the shells. In addition, there is a snail biology exhibit and a display of marine adventurer Kenichi Horie's Mermaid IV in the courtyard. Location4-13-4 Nishinomiyahama, Nishinomiya City Business hours10:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30) Regular holidayEvery Wednesday *If it falls on a holiday, the next day will be closed. Open every day during summer vacation (July 20th to August 31st)New Year holidays (December 29th to January 3rd) Contact informationTEL: 0798-33-4888 Parking lot3 cars Admission feeAdults: 200 yenChildren: 100 yen AccessFrom Hanshin Nishinomiya, JR Nishinomiya, or Hankyu Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Station, take the Hanshin bus bound for Marina Park and get off at Marina Park Minami. Website

  • Shin Nishinomiya Yacht Harbor Shin Nishinomiya Yacht Harbor hanshin Minami

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    The yacht harbor is one of the largest in Japan, with a mooring capacity of approximately 600 vessels. Inside the clubhouse, the "Mini Mermaid" of Kenichi Horie, the first Japanese to sail solo across the Pacific Ocean, is on display. There is also a marine store, café, and restaurant. On the northwest side of Nishinomiya Beach is Nishinomiya Yacht Harbor, famous as the port where Mr. Horie set out on his lone voyage across the Pacific in 1962. Location4-16-1 Nishinomiyahama, Nishinomiya City Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysTuesday (if Tuesday is a holiday, the following day) Contact informationTEL: 0798-33-0651 Parking lot700 spaces AccessGet off at Hanshin Electric Railway Bus "Yacht Harbor-mae" bus stop Website

  • Amagasaki Mukogawa Cosmos Garden Amagasaki Mukogawa Cosmos Garden hanshin Minami

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    This location was once a ferry crossing of the Muko River on the old Nishikuni Kaido road, and is called "Bearded Ferry" after the face of the owner of a teahouse nearby. At one time the area was in disrepair, but thanks to the efforts of many people, including members of the Bearded Ferry Hanasakiki-kai, a volunteer group led by local residents, the area has been transformed into what will become a magnificent cosmos garden. The cosmos garden has seven plots of cosmos fields, and has become well established as a famous autumn flower spot in the Hanshin area, with many visitors coming to see the flowers every year. Every year, about 5.5 million cosmos seeds are sown from late August to early September, after which the garden is managed by pulling weeds and applying fertilizer. Then, from mid-October to mid-November, when the flowers are in full bloom, a carpet of brightly colored flowers spreads over the riverbed. LocationMukogawa Riverbed at Tsunematsu 2-chome and Nishi-Konyo 4-chome, Amagasaki City (south side of Hyogo Prefectural Animal Welfare Center) Limited periodFrom mid-October to mid-November Website

  • Kazuo Shiraga Memorial Room Kazuo Shiraga Memorial Room hanshin Minami

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    The memorial was established inside the Amagasaki Cultural Center to celebrate the accomplishments of Kazuo Shiraga, a renowned painter from Amagasaki City who gained global recognition for his unique painting techniques, with the aim of introducing his work to a wider audience. Its collection comprises around 120 artworks by the artist, such as paintings and prints that are owned by Amagasaki City, and around 4,000 works and materials, including drawings, sketchbooks, books, and photographs, donated and deposited by Shiraga's family after his passing. The memorial organizes and investigates these materials to make them available to the public. Location4th floor, Amagasaki City Cultural Center, 2-7-16 Showadori, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-17:00 (last entry until 16:30) Closed daysTuesdays New Year's holidays, exhibition changes and maintenance periods *If Tuesday is a holiday, the room will be open and the following Wednesday will be closed. Contact informationTEL: 06 (6487) 0806 Admission feeAdults: 200 yenUniversity and high school students: 100 yenJunior high school students and under: FreeHalf price for those over 65 years old with ID. Those who bring a physical disability certificate, mental disability certificate, health and welfare certificate, rehabilitation certificate, etc., will be admitted at half price upon presentation of the certificate, and one caregiver will be admitted free of charge. Website

  • Amagasaki City Agricultural Park Amagasaki City Agricultural Park hanshin Minami

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    Surrounded by rice paddies and fields, the park offers relaxing scenery and seasonal flowers such as plum, cherry, button, rose, and Japanese honeysuckle. Location5-12-1 Tano, Amagasaki City Business hours: None Closed days: Open all year round Parking lot22 cars Admission feeFree admission Website

  • Chikamatsu Memorial Hall Chikamatsu Memorial Hall hanshin Minami

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    In the reference room, you can find around 100 items related to Chikamatsu Monzaemon, a Japanese playwright who wrote for the joruri puppet theatre and kabuki during the Edo Period (1603–1868). These include his kakocho (a family register for the dead), favorite writing desk, and letters. The exhibits, prepared in collaboration with the Chikamatsu Drama Research Institute of Sonoda Women's University, offer a historical account of the life of Chikamatsu, covering various aspects of his life, including his birth, his association with his family temple, Kosaiji Temple, and his connection with Amagasaki. The memorial has a hall that accommodates up to 200 people, a Japanese-style room for haiku gatherings and other events, and a conference room for small meetings. For more information, please contact the memorial hall directly. Location1-4-38 Kuguchi, Amagasaki City Business hours10:00-16:00 Closed daysWednesday, 2nd Sunday of the month, August 13th to August 16th, December 29th to January 7th Contact informationTEL: 06-6491-7555 Admission feeAdult: 200 yen Student: 150 yen Children: 100 yen Website

  • Amagasaki Shiritsu Tano Museum Amagasaki Shiritsu Tano Museum hanshin Minami

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    Located above the Tanoh Site, a National Historic Site, the museum houses and exhibits artifacts excavated from the Tanoh Site. The permanent exhibition room introduces visitors to life in the Yayoi period through panels and models, focusing on artifacts discovered at the Tanoh Site. The outdoor facilities include three reconstructed buildings from the Yayoi period: a circular flat dwelling, a square pit dwelling, and a high-floor warehouse. Visitors can enter the reconstructed dwellings and experience the structure, size, brightness, and temperature of the dwellings. Location6-5-1 Tanou, Amagasaki City Business hours10:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30) Closed on Mondays (However, if Monday is a public holiday, the museum will be open and will be closed on the weekday immediately following that day instead.) / Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29th to January 3rd) Contact informationTEL: 06-6492-1777 Admission feeFree admission Website

  • Takara Musume (Osawa Honka Sake Brewery) Takara Musume (Osawa Honka Sake Brewery) hanshin Minami

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    The Osawa Honke Brewery was founded in Shukuin, Sakai City, 250 years ago (1770). The wooden brewery of Osawa Honke Sake Brewery was miraculously spared from collapse in Nada-Gogo, which was severely damaged by the Great Hanshin Earthquake. It is a precious wooden warehouse more than 50 years old and is the only wooden warehouse in Nada Gogo that continues to brew by hand without large-scale mechanization. Tastings are always available. Please come and taste the traditional sake of Osawa Honke Sake Brewery, Baomusume. Location1-13-28 Higashimachi, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-18:00 Closed daysClosed during the Obon period and year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0798-33-0287E-mail: ohsawasyuzo@nike.eonet.ne.jp AccessAbout 22 minutes walk from Hanshin Nishinomiya Station, 5 minutes walk from Hanshin Bus "Kurakakecho" Website

  • Miya-mizu Garden Miya-mizu Garden hanshin Minami

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    This is an accumulation area of miya-mizu wells managed by sake brewing companies. The wells from which miya-mizu is drawn are provided by Ozeki, Shiraga, and Shirataka, and are used to create the miya-mizu garden. (Visitors are not allowed to enter the garden.) The garden was selected for the 2nd Nishinomiya City Urban Landscape Award in 1997. Location13 Ishizaicho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture AccessAbout 11 minutes walk from Hanshin Nishinomiya Station

  • Miya-mizu origin monument Miya-mizu origin monument hanshin Minami

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    Miya-mizu" is a famous water that is indispensable for sake brewing in "Nada-Gogo," one of the most famous sake brewing areas in Japan. Miya-mizu, which is convenient for sake brewing, is said to have been discovered in 1840 by Taizaemon Yamamura of Uozaki-go, who is said to have discovered its effectiveness. In Kubo-cho, Nishinomiya City, there is "Ume-no-ki Well" where Taizaemon Yamamurae is said to have discovered miyamizu, and next to the well stands a stone monument that reads "The Birthplace of Miya-mizu. (*Reservations are required to visit the well.) Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) Location4-6 Kubocho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Sake Brewery Hall Business hours9:30-16:30 Closed daysSaturdays, Sundays, holidays, Obon, New Year's holidays Contact informationTEL: 0798-22-4996 AccessAbout 9 minutes walk from Hanshin Nishinomiya Station

  • Kyogyoji Temple Kyogyoji Temple hanshin Minami

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    This Jodo Shinshu temple, called Nashio Gobo, was founded by Rennyo Shonin in the Muromachi period (1336-1573). The temple contains many valuable documents. The temple stands on a hill overlooking the village of Nashio. AddressNishio 1-20-16, Nishinomiya City Contact informationTEL: 0797-61-0639E-mail: najiogobou@protonmail.com Parking lotConsultation required Access5 minutes walk from Hankyu bus Nashio stop Website

  • Former Municipal Housing Miyazuka-cho Former Municipal Housing Miyazuka-cho hanshin Minami

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    A former municipal housing building with unique exterior walls made of Nikka stone, a type of tuff sourced from Komatsu City in Ishikawa Prefecture. It is a rare example of public housing that has survived since the postwar reconstruction period around 1945. The interior has been renovated, and each flat is rented out to female entrepreneurs and other citizens for effective utilization. Location12-24 Miyatsukacho, Ashiya City Access7 minutes walk from the south exit of JR Ashiya Station Website

  • Tekisui Museum of Art Tekisui Museum of Art hanshin Minami

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    The building was designed in 1933 by a famous architect Takeo Yasui who designed the Osaka Gas Building, which represents modernist architecture and other buildings. It was a private residence for Kichirobei Yamaguchi, a prominent business figure in the Kansai region. Today, it serves as an art museum open to the public. Location13-3 Yamaashiyacho, Ashiya City Business hours10:00-16:00 (Admission until 15:30) Closed onMonday Contact informationTEL: 0797-22-2228 Admission feeAdults: 630 yenHigh school and university students: 420 yenJunior high school students and under: Free Access15 minutes walk from JR Ashiya Station Website

  • KH Gallery Ashiya KH Gallery Ashiya hanshin Minami

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    A gallery renovated from the former private residence of Hiroko Koshino, a world-renowned fashion designer. It showcases the designer's paintings, which she has continued to produce in parallel with her fashion design work, and hosts various exhibitions and events. Reservations via the official website are required. The building was designed by Tadao Ando. Location: 17-5 Okuike-cho, Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours: 11:00-16:00 (Admission until 15:30) Reservations are required from the official website (reservations by phone are generally not accepted) Closed: Wednesdays (temporary closures may apply) Inquiries: TEL: 0797-63-5678 E-mail: contact@kh-gallery.com Parking lot: Parking lot paid Access: Take a bus from JR Ashiya Station and get off at Okuike bus stop, 2 minutes walk Website

  • Ashiya Monolith (former Ashiya Post Office Telephone Exchange) Ashiya Monolith (former Ashiya Post Office Telephone Exchange) hanshin Minami

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    Originally constructed as a telephone exchange in 1929, the building was renovated as a guesthouse while preserving its original exterior. The exterior walls feature stunning semicircular arched windows and are adorned with relief decorations such as lion heads, retaining its retro-modern, neo-renaissance style until today. Location: 5-23 Omasucho, Ashiya City Business hours: 11:30-22:00 Closed: Wednesday Inquiries: TEL: 0797-38-3382 Parking: 15 spaces (number of large buses: 0) Access: 7 minutes walk from the south exit of JR Ashiya Station Website

  • Yodoko Guest House (the former residence of Yamamura family) Yodoko Guest House (the former residence of Yamamura family) hanshin Minami

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    Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, a master of modern architecture. It is a Western-style building that stands on a hill in the midst of nature, offering dramatic Wright-style architecture, including a carriage porch made of Oyaishi stone decorated with geometrical carving. Location: 3-10 Yamatecho, Ashiya City Business hours: 10:00-16:00 (admission until 15:30) Closed days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Inquiries: TEL: 0797-38-1720 Parking: 7 spaces (2 large buses) Admission fee: Adult: 500 yen Elementary, junior high and high school students: 200 yen Access: Approximately 15 minutes walk from JR Ashiya Station, or 5 minutes walk from "Kaimoribashi" bus stop on Hankyu bus Website

  • Teramachi Teramachi hanshin Minami

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    When Toda Ujikane was ordered to construct Amagasaki Castle in the area of what is now Kita-jonai and Minami-jonai in 1617, the Teramachi district was formed as part of the development of a castle town, gathering a number of temples. A large number of temples were gathered to form Teramachi, including those that had originally been present at the castle site, as well as those that had existed in the town since the Middle Ages, those in the surrounding regions, and those associated with feudal lords. In 1635, early Edo Period, 20 temples were identified in the town. However, many of them were relocated or closed down due to changes in feudal lords. As a result, only 11 temples remain. Despite being situated in a busy city, Teramachi is the only town that still retains the atmosphere of an Edo Period (1603–1868) castle town. (Source: Amagasaki City's "Cultural Properties of Amagasaki" webpage) Location3-chome, Kaimeicho, Amagasaki City, 660-0867 Business hoursTeramachi business hoursPlease contact us directly for visiting hours as they vary depending on the temple. Closed daysVaries by each temple Access: Take Hanshin Bus No. 23 bound for Hanshin Amagasaki from JR Kobe Line Amagasaki Station (south bus rotary) or Hanshin Bus No. 11 bound for Hanshin Amagasaki from JR Kobe Line Amagasaki Station (north bus rotary) Take the train and get off at the last stop, Hanshin Amagasaki. 5 minutes walk southwest from the south exit of Hanshin Amagasaki Station.

  • Imazu Rokkakudo Imazu Rokkakudo hanshin Minami

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    This building was constructed in 1882 as a school building for Imazu Elementary School with donations from the local community. It is said to be the second oldest Western-style elementary school building after the former Kaichi School in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, and is a valuable building from the Meiji era. Please inquire at the Imazu Elementary School Office if you wish to enter. Location4-10 Imazu Futabacho, Nishinomiya City Business hours9:00-12:00 Contact informationTEL: 0798-33-0923 (Imazu Elementary School)E-mail: imadue1@edu.nishi.or.jp Admission feeFree admission AccessAbout 8 minutes walk from Hanshin Kusukawa Station

  • Nationally designated historic site - Osaka-jo Castle rebuilding stone collection ruins Nationally designated historic site - Osaka-jo Castle rebuilding stone collection ruins hanshin Minami

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    The area around the park is located at the easternmost tip of the site where huge stones were mined and transported for stone walls during the reconstruction of Osaka Castle in the Edo period, and traces of this can still be seen today. The kusabi-dashed arrow hole stone and the engraving of the Hizen Nabeshima Clan can also be seen. Location43 Koyama-cho, Nishinomiya City Business hours(Management office) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed daysClosed only from December 29th to January 3rd Contact informationTEL: 0798-73-4600 Parking lot75 spaces (3 large buses) AccessGet off at Hanshin Bus Prefectural Kozan Shinrinkoen-mae Website

  • Koshikiiwa Shrine Koshikiiwa Shrine hanshin Minami

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    The 10-meter-high Koshikiwa (steamer) is the deity of the shrine, and has long been worshipped as the "god of women's protection, safe delivery, and childbirth. In recent years, it has become a popular power spot. The shrine is also known as "Kita no Ebisu" (the Ebisu of the North), since the deity is Ebisu (the Great God of Ebisu), who was invited from Nishinomiya Shrine. The shrine's shrine forest, which consists of Himeyuzuriha and other plants, is designated as a natural monument by the prefecture. Location5-4 Koshiiwa-cho, Nishinomiya City Business hours9:00-17:00 (free to visit) Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 0798-71-8375 Parking lot20 spaces (0 large buses) AccessAbout 15 minutes walk from Hankyu Koyo Line "Koyoen Station"About 15 minutes walk from Hankyu Shukugawa Station "Kurakuenguchi Station" Website

  • Koshien Susano'o Jinja Koshien Susano'o Jinja hanshin Minami

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    The shrine was located here 400 years ago, long before the construction of the Koshien Stadium in 1924. The shrine also has a baseball mound (written by former Hanshin Tigers manager Okada), a baseball-shaped granite monument (written by Hanshin Tigers manager Senichi Hoshino), and a stone that brings good luck when stroked. Unique ball- and base-shaped ema (votive tablet) and amulets are also popular. Location2-40 Koshiencho, Nishinomiya City Business hours9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 0798-41-4556E-mail: koshien.susanoo@ares.eonet.ne.jp Parking lot3 spaces (large buses not available) Access8 minutes walk from Hanshin Koshien Station Website

  • Kidzania Koshien Kidzania Koshien hanshin Minami

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    This is an occupational and social experience facility for children aged 3 to 15. About 60 pavilions, including a fire station and a bank, are lined up in a child-sized town about two-thirds the size of real life, allowing children to experience about 100 different jobs and services while having fun. Location1-100 Koshien Hachibancho, Nishinomiya City LaLaport Koshien Business hoursPart 1: 9:00 to 15:00Part 2: 16:00 to 21:00 Regular holidaysIrregular holidays Contact informationTEL:0570-06-4343 Parking lot3000 spaces[About parking lot 】 Admission feeAdults: 2,200 yen~Children: 3,200 yen~[About admission fees] Access14 minutes walk from the east ticket gate of Hanshin Railway Koshien Station Website

  • Kōshien Hama Seaside Park Kōshien Hama Seaside Park hanshin Minami

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    On the coastline leading from Hama-Koshien to Naruohama, sandy beaches and tidal flats remain, where migratory birds and shellfish can be observed in their natural habitat. It is also designated as a national wildlife sanctuary and special protection area. The Koshienhama Natural Environment Center has been established as a base facility for preserving this precious natural environment. Location1-2-1 Koshienhama, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture 663-8155 Closed daysNone in particular Contact informationTEL: 0798-46-3193 Parking lot298 spaces (no parking lot for large buses) Access5 minutes by taxi or 30 minutes on foot from Hanshin Electric Railway Koshien Station Website

  • Naruohama Rinkai Park Naruohama Rinkai Park hanshin Minami

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    The center is divided into two zones: the Flower, Greenery, and Stream Zone, which features a flower garden where visitors can view seasonal flowers and plants, and the Sea Viewing Hill Zone, which has an open lawn with a view of Osaka Bay. In the "Flowers, Greenery, and Stream Zone," visitors can feed carp in the stream and enjoy a relaxing stroll along the river, surrounded by brightly decorated seasonal flowers and roses. The grass plaza in the "Umi no Mieru Oka Zone" is a very popular area for picnicking and playing while enjoying the view of the sea and the feel of the grass. Location3-13 Naruohama, Nishinomiya City Business hours6:45-21:45 (flower, green and stream zone) Closed days"Flowers, Greenery, and Ogawa Zone" is closed from December 29th to January 3rd Contact informationTEL: 0798-48-9386E-mail:info@naruohama-park.com*Park office reception hours 9:00-17:00 Parking lot250 spaces (no parking lot for large buses) Admission feeFree admission AccessShort distance from the Hanshin Bus "Reso Naruohama" bus stop Website

  • Naruohama Seaside Park sea fishing Square Naruohama Seaside Park sea fishing Square hanshin Minami

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    A safe fishing area maintained on the seawall in the south area of Naruohama Rinkai Park, a 300-meter-long area for bank fishing. First-time fishermen and families with small children enjoy Sabiki fishing. Rental poles and bait for Sabiki fishing are available for sale, so you can come empty-handed. The fishing area is open until 10:00 p.m., so you can enjoy a full day of fishing from morning till night. Location3-13 Naruohama, Nishinomiya City Business hoursApril-July: 6:00-22:00 August-November: 5:00-23:00 December-March: 7:00-22:00 Closed daysClosed from December 29th to January 3rd Contact informationTEL: 0798-40-7650E-mail: info@naruohama-park.com Parking lot150 spaces (no large buses) Admission feeAdult: 300 yenChildren: 150 yen"Visit only" fee: 100 yen AccessShort distance from Hanshin Bus "Minamikoen" bus stop Website

  • Hyogo Nishinomiya Ice Arena Hyogo Nishinomiya Ice Arena hanshin Minami

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    Hyogo Nishinomiya Ice Arena opened in August 2013 as Hyogo Prefecture's only year-round skating rink. The main rink, which meets international standards at 30m in length and 60m in width, can be used for a wide range of activities from general skating to full-scale lessons. After hours, the rink can be rented out for figure skating, ice hockey, and other competitions, and top Japanese athletes practice there as well. Address1-16-9 Naruohama, Nishinomiya City Business hoursWeekdays: 12:30-17:45Saturday and Sunday holidays: 11:30-15:00 Closed daysClosed for maintenance and reserved days. Contact informationTEL:0798-41-3898 Parking lotHyogo Prefectural General Gymnasium parking lot271 spaces (no parking lot for large buses) Admission feeAdult: 1500 yenChildren: 1000 yenViewing only: 200 yen AccessShort distance from the Hanshin Bus "Prefectural General Gymnasium" stop20 minutes walk from the Hanshin Railway "Mukogawa Danchi-mae Station" Website

  • Nishinomiya-jinja Shrine Nishinomiya-jinja Shrine hanshin Minami

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    It is the main shrine of the deity Ebisu, who is known as the god of prosperity and good fortune. Popularly called "Ebessan," it attracts over a million visitors during the Toka Ebisu festival in January. The shrine grounds feature several cultural assets recognized by the national, prefectural, and municipal governments, such as the long clay walls and the Omotedaimon front gate. Location1-17 Shakacho, Nishinomiya City Visiting hoursApril-August 5:00-19:00September, March 5:00-18:30October-February 5:00-18:00 Awarding place 9:00-17:00 Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 0798-33-0321E-mail: info@nishinomiya-ebisu.com Parking lotApproximately 100 spaces (several parking spaces for large buses) Access1-17 Shakacho, Nishinomiya City" 5 minutes walk southwest from the south exit of Nishinomiya Station on the Hanshin Railway Main Line10 minutes walk southeast from Sakura Shukugawa Station on the JR Kobe Line15 minutes walk southwest from Nishinomiya Station on the JR Kobe Line" Website

  • Seisyu Tokuwaka Seisyu Tokuwaka hanshin Minami

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    Tokuwaka's sake is produced in small quantities and is not often sold at retail stores, etc. Most of our sake is sold directly from the brewery. At the direct sales counter, all Tokuwaka products are available for sale, including our regular products and freshly squeezed unfiltered unpasteurized sake. You can also taste our sake. You can enjoy the unique flavor of Tokuwaka's sake, which is only available at the brewery. Location1-13-25 Higashimachi, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-17:00 Closed daysMondays and Wednesdays (If a regular holiday falls on a holiday, the store will be open and the next day will be closed) Contact informationTEL: 0798-34-1300 Parking lot2 small cars Admission feeFree admission AccessAbout 22 minutes walk from Hanshin Nishinomiya Station, 5 minutes walk from Hanshin Bus "Kurakakecho" Website

  • Sake Museum (Hakushika Memorial Museum of Sake) Sake Museum (Hakushika Memorial Museum of Sake) hanshin Minami

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    This is the only museum in Japan dedicated to sake and sakura cherry blossoms. The museum consists of two buildings: the Sake Brewery Hall and the Memorial Hall. The Sake Brewery Hall, located in sake brewery buildings constructed in 1869, provides visitors with an insight into the traditional sake brewing process. The Memorial Hall displays sake-related materials as well as the Sasabe Sakura Collection, which consists of items and materials on cherry blossoms that belonged to the late Shintaro Sasabe (a Japanese botanist who dedicated his life to cherry blossoms). Location8-21 Kurakakecho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30) Closed daysTuesdays (if it falls on a public holiday, the museum will be closed the next day; if it falls on a consecutive holiday, it will be closed after the consecutive holiday), year-end and New Year holidays, and summer holidays Contact informationTEL: 0798-33-0008E-mail: sake-museum@hakushika.co.jp Parking lot6 spaces (maximum 2 parking spaces for large buses (reservation required)) Admission feeAdults: 500 yenChildren: 250 yenGroup discount: 20% discount for 20 or more people Access15 minutes walk south on Fudabasuji from Hanshin Nishinomiya Station Website

  • The Kijuro Tatsuuma House The Kijuro Tatsuuma House hanshin Minami

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    This two-story wooden house was built by Nishinomiya sake brewer Tatsuma Kijuro in 1888, and is said to have been modeled after the British Consulate in Kobe. The roof has chimneys, the windows have armored doors, the open veranda has decorative columns, and the annex walls and chimney are made of bricks. (Interior not open to the public) Location8-5 Hamacho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture AccessAbout 16 minutes walk from Hanshin Nishinomiya Station

  • Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya hanshin Minami

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    The museum was opened in 1972, based on the art works and residence donated to Nishinomiya City by Takejiro Otani. The collection and holdings include modern Japanese Western-style paintings, European paintings, Japanese-style paintings, works by local artists mainly from the Hanshin area, and prints. It is also famous for its beautiful garden. Location4-38 Nakahamacho, Nishinomiya City Business hours10:00-17:00 Closed daysWednesdays (however, if it is a public holiday, the museum will be open and closed the next day) / Exhibition replacement period Contact informationTEL: 0798-33-0164E-mail: nmc00402@nishi.or.jp Parking lot15 spaces (no parking lot for large buses) AccessApproximately 7 minutes walk from Hanshin Koshien Station Website

  • Tatsuuma Archaeological Museum Tatsuuma Archaeological Museum hanshin Minami

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    This museum was established in 1976 by Etsuzo Tatsuma (1892-1980), the third generation of the Tatsuma family, a Nishinomiya sake brewer ("Shirataka"). The museum houses approximately 500 archaeological artifacts such as bronze bells, Jomon earthenware, and clay figures, as well as archaeological materials and art objects including 21 important cultural properties, such as 150 works by Tessai, which were left by Etsuso Tatsuma I and Tessai Tomioka during their friendship. Exhibitions are held three times a year, in spring (Tessai's works), summer, and fall (archaeological materials). Location2-28 Matsushitacho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-16:30 Closed onMonday Contact informationTEL: 0798-34-0130E-mail: tatsu-kouko@syd.odn.ne.jp Parking lotcars Admission feeAdults: 200 yenChildren: FreeRespect for the elderly (over 65 years old)/University students: 100 yen AccessApproximately 2 minutes walk from Hanshin "Koshien" Station Website

  • Nishinomiya Municipal Folk Museum Nishinomiya Municipal Folk Museum hanshin Minami

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    This is the only facility where visitors can learn about the history and cultural assets of the Nishinomiya region through actual materials. The museum houses approximately 40,000 local materials, and holds unique permanent exhibitions and special exhibitions that are closely related to the region. The museum also owns and exhibits a large number of materials related to barrel shipping, which have been recognized as a Japan Heritage Site. Location15-26 Kawazoe-cho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-17:00 Closed daysEvery Monday, year-end and New Year holidays (December 29th to January 4th), temporary closures (exhibition changes, etc.) Contact informationTEL: 0798-33-1298 AccessGet off at Hanshin Electric Railway "Koshien" station and walk south for 6 minutes Website

  • Omaehama Park Omaehama Park hanshin Minami

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    As valuable natural beaches in the Hanshin area, Gozenhama and Kozenhama play an important ecological role, with many migratory birds and a variety of creatures such as shellfish, crabs, and seaside plants that can be observed. In addition, the Nishinomiya Battery, designated as a National Important Cultural Property, is preserved in the park. Location10-3 Rokutanjicho, Nishinomiya City Business hoursAlways open Contact informationNishinomiya City Civil Engineering Bureau Parks and Greenery Department Flower and Greenery Division TEL: 0798-35-3678 Parking lot82 cars Admission feeFree admission AccessGet off at Hanshin Bus "Izumimachi" or "Nishihatomachi"

  • Nishinomiya Fort Nishinomiya Fort hanshin Minami

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    It was one of the Western-style platforms (gun emplacements) built by the Edo shogunate at the end of the Edo period, which felt anxious about national defense. Construction began in 1863 and was completed in 1866. The cylindrical stone redoubt tower and part of the earthwork around it remain. The interior of the stone barrier tower was destroyed by fire, but the exterior retains the appearance of the original construction. It is designated as a National Historic Site. (The interior is not open to the public.) LocationNishihatocho, Nishinomiya City Contact informationNishinomiya City Local Museum (15-26 Kawazoe-cho, Nishinomiya City)TEL: 0798-33-1298 AccessApproximately 18 minutes walk from Hanshin Koshien Station Website

  • Imazu Lighthouse Imazu Lighthouse hanshin Minami

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    A nightlight erected at the harbor head of Imazu Port in Nishinomiya, a sailing port for barrel shipping. Chobei Nagabe, the fifth generation of the Nagabe family of the Ozeki Sake Brewery, built the lighthouse at his own expense for ships entering and leaving the port. The Ozeki Sake Brewery Imazu Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Japan, officially approved by the Japan Coast Guard as a navigation beacon, and is also designated as an important tangible cultural property by Nishinomiya City. Location17, Imazu Nishihama-cho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture AccessAbout 18 minutes walk from Hanshin Imazu Station

  • Takedao Hot Spring Takedao Hot Spring hanshin Minami

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    The hot spring is located in a quiet area blessed with nature along the banks of the Mukogawa River Valley, and was reportedly discovered by Naozo Takedao of Meishio during the Edo period. It is known for its famous botan nabe (botan hot pot) and other seasonal delicacies, as well as for the beauty of its autumn foliage and cherry blossoms. Location306 Green Court Alan, 2-12-11 South Exit, Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture (Takarazuka Onsen Ryokan Association) Contact information0797-73-2051 AccessGet off at JR Takedao Station

  • Teppei Sasakura Little Art Gallery Teppei Sasakura Little Art Gallery hanshin Minami

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    Teppei Sasakura, who paints European and Japanese landscapes with a soft touch, is known as a "light scene painter. The exhibition will feature oil and watercolor paintings. Visitors can enjoy his works, which warm the hearts of viewers, in a homey space surrounded by flowers and greenery. Location11-17 Notocho, Nishinomiya City Business hours10:00-17:00Note: Entry is until 16:30 Closed daysTuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and exhibition change periods Contact informationTEL: 0798-75-2401E-mail: info@kaigakan-teppei.net Parking lot4 cars Admission feeAdults: 400 yenUniversity students: 200 yenChildren: 100 yen Access15 minutes walk from Hankyu Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Station Website

  • Sanyo Shinkansen Memorial Park Sanyo Shinkansen Memorial Park hanshin Minami

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    The park was built when the Sanyo Shinkansen began service in 1972, and is located directly above the east tunnel entrance of the 16-km-long Rokko Tunnel (the west entrance to the tunnel is at Shin-Kobe Station). Visitors can see the powerful Shinkansen up close as it enters and exits the tunnel at high speed. Location4-chome Kamikotoen, Nishinomiya City AccessAbout 10 minutes walk from Hankyu Imazu Line "Kotoen Station"

  • Kansei Gakuin University Museum Kansei Gakuin University Museum hanshin Minami

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    Kwansei Gakuin University's Clock Tower, once a library for students, was opened as the University Museum on September 28, 2014 (Founders' Day) to commemorate the 125th anniversary of its founding. Along with exhibits based on the history of Kwansei Gakuin, the museum provides a variety of information on Kwansei Gakuin University's research and educational achievements through special exhibitions. Location1-155 Uegahara Ichibancho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:30-16:30 (Admission until 16:00) Closed daysSundays, public holidays, and other holidays set by the university*Detailed schedule is posted on our museum website Contact informationTEL: 0798-54-6054 Admission feeFree admission AccessAbout 15 minutes walk from Kotoen Station or Incheon Station on the Hankyu Imazu Line. Or get off at Hankyu Bus "Kwansei Gakuin-mae". Website

  • Toko-ji Temple Toko-ji Temple hanshin Minami

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    The temple is said to have been founded by Kobo Daishi in 829. The main deity of the Yakujin Hall on the temple grounds is one of the three Yakujin in Japan and is called Kado no Yakujin-san. On January 18 and 19, the first day of the Yakujin Festival, the shrine is said to be the second busiest after Tokaebisu, with many people visiting the shrine to pray for good luck and to get rid of bad luck. Location2-26 Kado Nishimachi, Nishinomiya City Business hours9:00-17:00 Contact informationTEL: 0798-51-9090 Parking lot50 cars Admission feeFree admission AccessGet off at Mondoyakujin Station on the Hankyu Imazu Line, approximately 700m to the northwest Website

  • Arimagawa Green Walk Arimagawa Green Walk hanshin Minami

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    The Arima River flows slowly through the Sanda Basin from south to north until it joins the Muko River from the Rokko Mountains. A 1.3-km greenway has been developed along the river. It is a beautiful walking path where cherry blossoms bloom in spring and fireflies dance in early summer. LocationNishinomiya City Yamaguchi-cho Shimoyamaguchi and others Business hours*Open 24 hours Contact informationTEL: 0798-35-3611 AccessGet off at Hankyu Bus Shimoyamaguchi or Yamaguchi Center-mae

  • Meitokuji Meitokuji hanshin Minami

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    The temple is a member of the Otani sect of Shinshu Buddhism (Higashi Honganji) and received its name from the temple plaque "Meitokuji" from Honganji Kyonyo Shonin in 1614. The principal image of the temple, a standing statue of Amida Nyorai, dates from the late Kamakura period (1192-1333) and is designated as a National Important Cultural Property. Location1-4-5 Kamiyamaguchi, Yamaguchi-cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo Contact informationTEL: 078-904-0609 Parking lot10 cars AccessGet off at Hankyu Bus Yamaguchi Center-mae and walk 5 minutes

  • Yamaguchi-cho Local History Museum Yamaguchi-cho Local History Museum hanshin Minami

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    Local history and cultural heritage are on display. The highlight is the "Techniques and Artisans" section, which introduces in detail agar-making, paper-making, bamboo crafts, and more. Location2-11-27 Kamiyamaguchi, Yamaguchi-cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo Business hours10:00-16:00Note: Entry is until 3:30pm Closed daysSaturdays, Sundays, holidays, year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 078-904-3451E-mail: yamaguchi@yamaguchicyo-tokufuukai.jp Parking lot10 cars Admission feeFree admission Access4 minutes walk from Sakura Yamanami Bus "Yamaguchi Center-mae" Website

  • Koshien Hall (former Koshien Hotel), Mukogawa Women's University Koshien Hall (former Koshien Hotel), Mukogawa Women's University hanshin Minami

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    The hall was originally a resort hotel designed by Arata Endo, a favorite disciple of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1930. It is currently used as a school building for the School of Architecture at Mukogawa Women's University. The old guest rooms have been converted into classrooms while the exterior has been restored to its original state. You can tour the hall with advance reservations. Location1-13 Tozakicho, Nishinomiya City Business hours10:00-16:00If you would like to visit, please be sure to consult and make a telephone reservation in advance. Closed daysSaturdays, Sundays, and holidays Contact informationTEL: 0798-67-0290 AccessApproximately 9 minutes walk from JR Koshienguchi Station or get off at Hanshin Bus Tozakicho Website

  • Mukogawa Cycling Road Mukogawa Cycling Road hanshin Minami

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    This bicycle path runs from slightly north of Route 171 in the north to south of the Rinko Line in the south. The course is almost 100% flat, making it easy for beginners to ride. Location6 Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, 663-8002 Closed daysNone in particular Contact informationTEL: 0798-35-3611 Access11 minutes walk from JR Koshienguchi Station Website

  • Kabutoyama Forest Park Kabutoyama Forest Park hanshin Minami

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    This forest park, covering an area of approximately 83 hectares, is located at the foot of Mt. Kabuto. In addition to outdoor sculptures made of marble from around the world and a fountain pond, it offers walking paths in all directions. It was opened in 1970 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the prefectural government. The park is surrounded by an abundance of greenery and ideal for forest bathing. Location43 Koyama-cho, Nishinomiya City Business hours(Management office) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed daysClosed only from December 29th to January 3rd Contact informationTEL: 0798-73-4600 Parking lot75 spaces (3 large buses) AccessGet off at Hanshin Bus Prefectural Kozan Shinrinkoen-mae Website

  • East Rokko observatory East Rokko observatory hanshin Minami

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    Located at an elevation of 645m, this is the best observatory in East Rokko. The city of Nishinomiya spreads out below, and a panoramic view of the Osaka Plain, Osaka Bay, and the Port of Kobe to the west can be seen. The contrast between the starry sky, nightscape, and harbor has been selected as one of the "100 Best Night Views" by enthusiasts from all over Japan. Location1-68 Koshikagoyama, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture 662-0006 Business hoursOpen 24 hoursClosed at night (00:00-7:00) during winter from January to February Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 0797-38-0001E-mail: royu-yoneda@royu.co.jproyu-imabeppu@royu.co.jp Parking lot40 spaces (0 large buses) Entrance feeIf you are driving, you will need to pay a toll for Ashi Driveway (please check the website "http://www.royu.co.jp/") AccessCar: From Ashiya City to Ashiya Driveway (approx. 15 minutes), from Arima Onsen to Ashi Driveway (approx. 15 minutes)JR Ashiya Station: Hankyu Bus [80] Arima Take the bus bound for Onsen and get off at the Observation Deck (Note: Operates only on Saturdays and holidays, closed in winter)*Ashi Driveway is a road exclusively for automobiles and cannot be accessed on foot Website

  • Kitayama Botanical Garden Kitayama Botanical Garden hanshin Minami

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    The border flowerbeds are decorated with seasonal flowers and grasses, the lawn is a place to relax, the Kitayama Villa has a beautiful Japanese garden, and the Plant Production Research Center introduces a variety of plant knowledge. Address1-1 Kitayamacho, Nishinomiya City Business hours10am to 4pm Closed daysWednesdays (the next day if it is a public holiday) and New Year's holidays (December 29th to January 3rd) Contact informationTEL: 0798-72-9391 Parking lot63 spaces (0 large buses)Parking lot is available for a fee. Admission feeFree admission AccessGet off at Sakura Yamanami Bus, Hanshin Bus or Hankyu Bus Kashiwado-cho Website

  • Kurokawa Institute of Ancient Culture Kurokawa Institute of Ancient Culture hanshin Minami

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    Established in October 1950 by Koshichi Kurokawa III and his wife, Ik, to conduct academic research and disseminate accurate knowledge of the ancient cultural properties owned by the Kurokawa family, and to contribute to the development of society and culture. Among the multidisciplinary collection of Chinese and Japanese arts and crafts, there are two national treasures such as "Short Sword Unmarked Sadamune" as well as 16 national important cultural properties. Location14-50 Kurakuen Sanbancho, Nishinomiya City Business hours10:00 am to 4:00 pmOpen only in spring (late April to end of May) and autumn (mid October to end of November) Closed on Mondays (during exhibition period: the next day if Monday is a public holiday or substitute holiday) Contact informationTEL: 0798-71-1205E-mail: jimukyoku@kurokawa-institute.or.jp Parking lot7 cars Admission feeAdults: 500 yenHigh school and university students: 300 yenGroup discount: 20 or more people AccessFrom Hankyu Shukugawa Station or JR Sakura Shukugawa Station, get off at Sakura Yamanami Bus, Hanshin Bus, or Hankyu Bus bound for the northern part of the city and get off at Kashiwadocho Station Website

  • Anne no Bara no Church Anne no Bara no Church hanshin Minami

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    The church was founded by the Society of St. Jesus, which was established as a result of its association with Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank, known for her "Diary of Anne Frank" (The Diary of Anne Frank). In the garden, a rose, a memento of Anne Frank, is grown as a gift from Otto Frank, and the church also houses the Anne Frank Museum, which serves as a center for peace education. The church is open to the public every Saturday, with guided tours at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tours must be booked in advance. Advance reservations are required for tours. Location4-7 Nishiyamacho, Koyoen, Nishinomiya City Contact informationTEL: 0798-74-5911E-mail: church@annesrose.com AccessApproximately 10 minutes walk from Hankyu Koyoen Station, taxis available in front of the station Website

  • Amashin Kaikan Amashin Kaikan hanshin Minami

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    The museum exhibits the Tachi Mei Moriie (long sword inscribed Moriie), a National Important Cultural Property related to the Sakurai Matsudaira family that ruled Amagasaki during the Edo Period (1603–1868). You can also visit the Castle Town Amagasaki Exhibition, showcasing historically significant materials, and the Coin Museum, displaying approximately 2,500 gold and silver coins from 170 countries worldwide. The gallery rooms on the first and third floors are dedicated to displaying a variety of exhibitions, including paintings, ceramics, handicrafts, and more. These exhibitions are held monthly throughout the year. Address3 Higashi Sakuragicho, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-16:00 Closed daysMondays and public holidays (open if Saturday or Sunday falls on the same day)Closed from December 29th to January 5th Contact informationTEL: 06-6413-1121 Parking lot10 spaces (no large bus parking lot) Admission feeFree admission AccessFrom JR Kobe Line "Amagasaki" Station (south side bus rotary), take Hanshin Bus No. 23 bound for "Hanshin Amagasaki", or From JR Kobe Line "Amagasaki" Station (north bus rotary), take Hanshin Bus No. 11 bound for "Hanshin Amagasaki" and get off at the last stop, "Hanshin Amagasaki". Approximately 5 minutes walk southwest from the south exit of Hanshin Amagasaki Station Website

  • Koto Plum Trees Koto Plum Trees hanshin Minami

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    It is said that the ume (plum) grove began in the Meiji era (1868-1912), when Mr. Shibakawa, a trader at that time, planted ume (plum) and cherry trees in an orchard he had cultivated. The ume grove has 39 varieties of ume (about 200 trees), and is visited by many people every year from February to March when the "ume opening" event is held. Business hours9:00~sunset Access13 minutes walk from Hankyu Kotoen Station or get off at Hankyu Bus Kamikotoen Website

  • Hyogo Performing Arts Center Hyogo Performing Arts Center hanshin Minami

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    The Hyogo Performing Arts Center is a center for arts and culture, with the world-renowned conductor Yutaka Sado serving as artistic director and the world's freshest and most international orchestra, Hyogo Performing Arts Center has three halls: KOBELCO Main Hall (2001 seats), Hankyu Chuno Hall (800 seats), and Kobe College Small Hall (417 seats), The Nishinomiya Beach General Park is a center for the performing arts. Location2-22 Takamatsucho, Nishinomiya City Business hours9:00-22:00 Closed daysClosed on Mondays *In the case of holidays, the following day (Closed on New Year's holidays, winter and summer holidays for maintenance and inspection) Contact informationTEL: 0798-68-0223E-mail: pafh@gcenter-hyogo.jp Parking lot100 cars AccessHankyu Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Station south ticket gate (directly connected via connecting deck)15 minute walk from JR Nishinomiya Station (7 minute Hankyu bus) Website

  • Nishinomiyahama General Park Nishinomiyahama General Park hanshin Minami

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    Nishinomiya Beach Comprehensive Park is a comprehensive park where citizens of all ages can enjoy a variety of activities such as health promotion, children's play, sports and recreation, and relaxation, while taking advantage of the view of the seashore. The park includes a multipurpose ground for soccer and rugby games, Miyakko Kids' Dam with large playground equipment and various types of playground equipment, a sports plaza for skateboarding, BMX, and basketball, and the North Multipurpose Plaza for youth baseball and soccer. Business hours9:00-20:30 Closed daysDecember 29th to January 3rd Contact informationTEL: 0798-35-3611 Parking lot170 cars Admission feeFree admission AccessApproximately 5 minutes' walk west from Hanshin Bus "General Processing Center Mae" Approximately 5 minutes' walk north from Hanshin Bus "Nishinomiyahama Business Office Mae"

  • Nishinomiya Shiritsu Funasakasatoyama School Nishinomiya Shiritsu Funasakasatoyama School hanshin Minami

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    Built on the site of the former Wilkinson plant and managed by the local community association, the second floor displays a diorama of the plant, bottles of soda water and other products, photos, factory uniforms, and other materials, which can be viewed by asking the manager for a tour. Location1-24 Hoshogaoka, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-16:00 Closed daysSaturday afternoons, Sundays, holidays Access20 minutes walk from JR Takarazuka Station2 minutes walk from Hankyu Bus Namasebashi bus stop Website

  • Kabutoyama Nature House, Nature Study Hall Kabutoyama Nature House, Nature Study Hall hanshin Minami

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    Kouzan Nature House is an overnight facility located halfway up Mt. Kou, upstream from the Nigawa River. It can be used for family recreation and training activities. The Nature Study Center, which provides information on the natural environment around Mt. Location67 Koyama-cho, Nishinomiya City Business hours9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed daysClosed only from December 29th to January 3rd Contact informationTEL: 0798-72-0037 Parking lot14 cars Admission feeAdult: 500 yenChildren: Free AccessGet off at Hankyu Bus Kozan Daishi Website

  • Kabutoyama Campground Kabutoyama Campground hanshin Minami

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    The campground is surrounded by a lush natural environment. There are facilities such as rice cooking facilities, and firewood is available for sale. Nearby, the Kouzan wetlands and the Nigawa Hirokawara Riverbank preserve a valuable natural environment, making it ideal for nature observation. Overnight stays are also available. Location67 Kozancho, Nishinomiya City Business hours9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed daysClosed only from December 29th to January 3rd Contact informationTEL: 0798-72-0037 Parking lot14 spaces (Large bus parking lot 0 spaces)(Parking lot is for users only) Admission feeAdults: 200 yenChildren: FreePlease check the website for fees. AccessGet off at Hankyu Bus Kozan Daishi Website

  • Shakagoyama Campground Shakagoyama Campground hanshin Minami

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    The campground is located on the lush green Shakego Mountain in the northern part of the valley upstream of the Incheon River. There are facilities such as rice cooking facilities, and firewood is available for sale. Only day-trip use is possible. Location1-119 Shakegoyama, Koshimizu, Nishinomiya City Business hours9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed daysDecember 29th to January 3rd, Tuesdays to Fridays (excluding holidays) (excluding summer holidays) Contact informationTEL: 0798-72-0037 Parking lot6 spaces (0 large buses)(Parking lot is for users only) Admission feeAdults: 200 yenChildren: FreePlease check the website for fees. AccessHanshin bus get off at Kozan High School, Sakura Yamanami bus get off at Rokko Resort Website

  • The Museum of Hanshin Koshien Stadium The Museum of Hanshin Koshien Stadium hanshin Minami

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    An exhibition facility showcasing the history of Japan's National High School Baseball Tournament held in spring and summer, the Hanshin Tigers baseball team, and Hanshin Koshien Stadium. The museum was renovated in March 2022, offering an AR-based tour service besides traditional guided stadium tours. It also offers a wide range of experiential content, such as draft simulation and VR images. LocationKoshien Plus, 8-15 Koshiencho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-18:00*Admission is until 30 minutes before closing*Business hours from November to February are 10:00-17:00 Closed daysMonths (excluding match days and holidays), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0798-49-4509 Parking lot26 cars Admission feeAdults: 900 yenChildren: 500 yenHigh school students: 700 yen AccessAbout 7 minutes walk from Hanshin Railway "Koshien" station Website

  • Sakagura Dori Rengakan, Nihonsakari Sakagura Dori Rengakan, Nihonsakari hanshin Minami

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    At this facility, you can find a diverse range of sake-related items, including exclusive sake brands that are only available here, selected food products, sake sets, and cosmetics. You can also have an exciting glass-blowing experience at the glass studio located in the building. The restaurant Hanasakari serves authentic Japanese cuisine that highlights the seasonal ingredients, allowing you to enjoy a unique harmony of the food and sake that only the brewery can offer. Location4-28 Youmicho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours11:00-19:00Restaurant Hanasakari: 11:30-21:00 (closed hours only) ClosedTuesday Contact informationTEL: 0798-32-2525 Parking lot8 spaces (1 parking space for large buses) Admission feeFree AccessAbout 15 minutes walk from Hanshin "Nishinomiya" Station Website

  • Amakara no Sekijuan, Ozeki Amakara no Sekijuan, Ozeki hanshin Minami

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    At this store, you can find a wide selection of Ozeki's signature sake products and enjoy fee-based tastings of premium sake and freshly squeezed sake in a space inspired by a sake brewery with a unique fusion of sweet (sweets) and spicy (sake). The store also offers a variety of confections made with sake, cosmetics using fermentation techniques, and a cafe space where you can enjoy freshly made sweets. Location3-3 Imazu Dezaikecho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-18:00 Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 0798-32-3039 Parking lot5 spaces (negotiable parking lot for large buses) Access9 minutes walk from Hankyu/Hanshin Imazu Station, 8 minutes walk from Hanshin Kusugawa Station Website

  • Hakutaka Rokusuien Hakutaka Rokusuien hanshin Minami

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    This cultural facility is dedicated to promoting the traditional culture of Nada sake. It features a store, a restaurant, a sake bar, and a multi-purpose hall in the building inspired by the residence of the Tatsuuma family, the brewers of Hakutaka, which once stood in this area. The facility also has the Daily Life Exhibition Room showcasing the brewery's daily tools from the late Edo Period to the early Showa Period. Location5-1 Kurakakecho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours11:00-19:00 Closed on 1st and 3rd Wednesday Contact informationTEL: 0798-39-0235 Parking lot33 spaces (parking lot for large buses, consultation required) AccessAbout 7 minutes walk from Hanshin "Nishinomiya" Station Website

  • Hanshin Koshien Stadium Hanshin Koshien Stadium hanshin Minami

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    Koshien was named "Koshien" because it was completed in the year of Kinoene (1924). It is famous as the home ground of the Hanshin Tigers and the stage for high school baseball players from all over Japan. It has a capacity of 47,466 people. It is the oldest existing stadium in Japan. Address1-82 Koshiencho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Closed days*Depends on baseball dates. Contact informationTEL:0798-47-1041 Admission fee*Please inquire individually. Access3 minutes walk from Hanshin Electric Railway Koshien Station Website

  • Site of Koshimizu Castle Site of Koshimizu Castle hanshin Minami

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    Koshimizu Castle was built by Kawarabayashi Masayori, lord of Kawarabayashi Castle, during the period of upheaval that began in Muromachi, and became the residence of Miyoshi Nagayoshi during the Warring States Period. This location was strategically important as the highway connecting Kyoto and the western part of Japan passed directly under it, and it was also a strategic point for maritime traffic. Today, a stone monument remains at the southeast corner of Taisha Elementary School. Location9-7 Sakuradanicho, Nishinomiya City Admission feeDetermined on a case-by-case basis depending on the scale of the exhibition. Access15 minutes walk from Hankyu Railway Kobe Line Shukugawa Station15 minutes walk from JR Sakura Shukugawa Station

  • Shukugawa Catholic Church Shukugawa Catholic Church hanshin Minami

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    It is a neo-Gothic style cathedral built in 1932 by a French priest, Father Bousquet, and the oldest carillon in Japan plays time to the tune of Ave Maria. The church is familiar with Shusaku Endo and Atsuko Suga. It is a place of prayer that has survived the war and earthquake, and tries to convey peace to the world. Location5-40 Kasumicho, Nishinomiya City Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysHolidays Contact informationTEL: 0798-22-1649 Admission feeFree admission AccessAbout 5 minutes walk from Hankyu Shukugawa Station Website

  • Former YAMAMOTO Residence Former YAMAMOTO Residence hanshin Minami

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    The house was built in 1938 in a Japanese-Western style. The exterior and interior furnishings of the original construction have been maintained as is, and in 2007 it was designated as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan. Tours are available by appointment. The tea ceremony room is also available for rent. Address1-24 Yuzen-cho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-15:45 Closed daysSundays, Mondays, holidays (Obon, year-end and New Year holidays) Contact informationTEL: 0798-73-6677 Parking lot5 cars (Parking lot may not be available on some days, so please check when making a reservation.) Admission feeAdults: 200 yenChildren: 100 yen Access12 minutes walk northeast from Hankyu Shukugawa Station 12 minutes walk north from JR Sakura Shukugawa Station Website

  • Shukugawa Riverside Green Area Shukugawa Riverside Green Area hanshin Minami

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    It is an urban park where the entire river is maintained as a park (total length: 4 km, total area: 17.94 ha, cherry trees planted: along the riverside for 2.8 km). The park is a popular place for citizens to relax, with 1,660 cherry trees (2.8 km in length) planted along both banks of the river, stretching from north to south. In 1990, it was selected as one of the 100 Best Cherry Blossom Places in Japan by the Japan Cherry Blossom Association. Location14 Miyanishicho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, 662-0977, etc. Business hours24-hour freedom to walk Closed daysNone in particular Contact informationTEL: 0798-35-3611 AccessShort walk from Shukugawa Station on the Hankyu Kobe Line, Kurakuenguchi Station on the Hankyu Koyo Line, JR Sakura Shukugawa Station, or Kojien Station on the Hanshin Main Line Website

  • Hirota Shrine Hirota Shrine hanshin Minami

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    The main hall was built in the Shinmei-zukuri style, and is a historic shrine mentioned in the "Chronicles of Japan. The Kobanomitsuba azaleas growing wild in the shrine grounds are designated as a natural treasure by the prefecture, and it is estimated that a total of 20,000 plants bloom beautifully every spring, turning the mountains of Hirota purple-red. Location7-7 Taishacho, Nishinomiya City Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 0798-74-3489 Parking lot30 spaces (2 large buses) AccessHankyu Railway: From the south exit of Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Station, take the Hankyu Bus bound for Kotoen and get off at the Hirota Shrine-mae stop.Hanshin Train: From the north exit of Nishinomiya Station, take the Hanshin Bus Yamate Higashi-kou and get off at the Hirota Shrine-mae stop. JR: Take the Hankyu bus from the northwest of Nishinomiya Station Website

  • Amagasaki City Uotsuri-koen Amagasaki City Uotsuri-koen hanshin Minami

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    Situated at the mouth of the Mukogawa River, the pier-style fishing park overlooks Osaka Bay. It offers rental rods, bait, ice cubes, and traps at the on-site store, and instructors are stationed at the fishing pier, so even those who are new to fishing can come to the park without worry. Along with fishing, the park also has a softball field and a multi-purpose sports plaza. Visitors can enjoy themselves all day long throughout the year. Location66 Hirazaemoncho, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture 660-0087 Business hoursSubject to change (Business hours are set monthly, so please see the website for details.) Closed daysEvery Tuesday (in the case of a holiday, the next weekday), year-end and New Year holidays (December 31st to January 1st), days with bad weather conditions Contact informationTEL: 06-6417-3000 Parking lot340 spaces (4 large buses) Admission feeAdult: 830 yenChild: 410 yen AccessFrom JR Kobe Line "Amagasaki" Station (south side bus rotary), take Hanshin Bus No. 50-4 bound for "Mukogawa" and get off at the last stop "Mukogawa". It is convenient to use a taxi to reach the facility OthersPlease see the homepage for details on fishing facility fees, exercise facility fees, and other operating hours. Fish fishing tour pricing available. Please see our homepage for details. Website

  • World Piggy Bank Museum, Amagasaki Shinkin Bank World Piggy Bank Museum, Amagasaki Shinkin Bank hanshin Minami

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    This unique museum displays over 24,000 old and modern piggy banks from Japan and 62 countries around the world. You can see a wide variety of piggy banks, including those with fun mechanisms and from overseas with unique designs. Address3-93 Kitadori, Nishihonmachi, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-16:00 Closed daysMondays and public holidays (open if Saturday or Sunday falls on the same day) Contact informationTEL: 06-6413-1163 Parking lot10 spaces (no large bus parking lot) Admission feeFree admission AccessHanshin Bus No. 23 bound for Hanshin Amagasaki from JR Kobe Line "Amagasaki" Station (south bus rotary) or Hanshin Bus No. 11 from JR Kobe Line "Amagasaki" Station (north bus rotary) Take the bus bound for Hanshin Amagasaki and get off at the last stop, Hanshin Amagasaki. Approximately 5 minutes walk southwest from the south exit of Hanshin Amagasaki Station OthersClosed from December 29th to January 5th Website

  • Nada Gogo Sake Brewery Area (Nishinomiya-go and Imazu-go) Nada Gogo Sake Brewery Area (Nishinomiya-go and Imazu-go) hanshin Minami

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    Nishinomiya-go and Imazu-go, two of Japan's top sake brewing areas, are home to a cluster of cultural facilities related to sake, including Shiraga Classics, Shirataka Rokusuien, Nihon Zakari Sake Brewery Street Brick Museum, Ozeki Kanjyuan, Hoomusume, Tokuwaka, and other sake brewery antenna stores, Miya-mizu Wells, and Sake Museums. LocationMaison Kato 201, 5-7 Baba-cho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture (Nishinomiya Tourism Association) Business hours10:00-18:00 (varies by store) Closed daysTuesdays and Wednesdays (*varies by store) Contact informationTEL: 0798-31-7821E-mail: 2438kanko@gmail.com Admission feeAn admission fee is required only for the Sake Museum (Shiraka Memorial Sake Brewing Museum). (Group discount available for groups of 20 or more) Access20 minutes walk from JR Nishinomiya Station south exit Website

  • Horie Orgel Museum Horie Orgel Museum hanshin Minami

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    The museum has one of the largest collections in Japan in terms of both quality and quantity, with approximately 360 antique music boxes, automatic musical instruments, and phonographs made in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 3 times a day, from 10:30, 13:00, and 15:00, curators will give guided tours and performances. Location7-1 Kurakuen Yonbancho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:30-16:00Advance reservation required for visiting①10:30-②13:00-③15:00- Closed on Mondays (or the following weekday if Monday is a holiday)*However, on weekdays Tuesdays and Wednesdays, only groups of 15 or more people are accepted Contact informationTEL: 0798-70-0656E-mail: info@orgel-horie.or.jp Parking lot15 spaces (1 large bus, prior confirmation required) Admission feeAdult: 900 yenChild: 450 yen AccessFrom JR Ashiya Station, take Hankyu bus stop 1 (13/15) and get off at Kurakuen bus stop, 10 minutes walk Limited periodClosed in summer, winter, year-end and New Year holidays Website

  • Amagasaki Castle Amagasaki Castle hanshin Minami

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    Amagasaki Castle was originally built by Toda Ujikane in 1617 during the Edo Period (1603–1868). However, the castle was demolished in 1873 due to Castle Abolition Order. Four hundred years have passed since the castle was first built, and it was rebuilt in the last year of the Heisei Period in 2019. The castle was also known as Kotoura Castle, as it appeared to be floating on the sea when viewed from offshore. The exterior of the castle was reproduced based on the illustrations of the time, and the daitenshu large keep is an impressive four-story structure. (This information was obtained from the donated pamphlet How to Enjoy Amagasaki Castle Guide.) Location27 Kitajonai, Amagasaki City, 660-0862 Business hours9:00-17:00 (last entry is 16:30) Closed daysMondays (open if Monday is a holiday, closed the next day), New Year's holidays (December 29th to January 2nd) Contact informationTEL: 06-6480-5646Please inquire from the "Inquiry form" on the homepage. Parking lot20 cars (2 large buses in the nearby castle area parking lot) Admission feeAdults: 500 yenChildren: 250 yenGroup discount (20 people or more) Adults 400 yen, Children 200 yenOther discounts available upon presentation of a disability certificate, etc. Yes AccessHanshin Bus No. 23 bound for Hanshin Amagasaki from JR Kobe Line "Amagasaki" Station (south bus rotary) or Hanshin Bus No. 11 from JR Kobe Line "Amagasaki" Station (north bus rotary) Take the bus bound for ``Hanshin Amagasaki'' and get off at the last stop ``Hanshin Amagasaki.'' Approximately 5 minutes' walk south from the south exit of Hanshin Amagasaki Station Website

  • Amagasaki City Museum of History Amagasaki City Museum of History hanshin Minami

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    This history museum is located where the main citadel of Amagasaki Castle once stood. It opened in the autumn of 2020, renovating a prewar school building. The modern architecture retains the retro atmosphere of the Showa Period (1926–1989). It is a place where both adults and children can learn enjoyably about the history and culture of Amagasaki, a city with a rich history. Address10-2 Minamijonai, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, 660-0825 Business hours9:00-17:00 (last admission 16:30) Closed daysMondays (open on public holidays, closed the next day), New Year's holidays (December 29th to January 3rd) Contact informationTEL: 06-6489-9801E-mail: ama-rekihakubunka@city.amagasaki.hyogo.jp Parking lot37 spaces (2 large buses) Admission feeFree admission(Charges may be collected during special events) AccessFrom JR Kobe Line "Amagasaki" Station (south bus rotary), take Hanshin Bus No. 23 bound for "Hanshin Amagasaki"From JR Kobe Line "Amagasaki" Station (north bus rotary) to Hanshin Bus No. 11 " Take the train bound for "Hanshin Amagasaki" and get off at the last stop "Hanshin Amagasaki", about a 10 minute walk southeast from the south exit of Hanshin Amagasaki Station Website

  • Matsumoto Shop Matsumoto Shop hanshin Minami

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    One of the few stores in Japan specializing in Japanese candles. Japanese candles made by the traditional technique of "seiyo-kake," in which each candle is made by hand, are beautiful to the eye, and in recent years, they have been enjoyed as interior decorations. With reservations, a limited number of visitors can try their hand at making and decorating candles. Location11-3 Imazu Mizunamicho, Nishinomiya City Business hours9:30-17:30 Closed daysSundays/holidays Contact informationTEL: 0798-36-6021E-mail: warosoku@pearl.ocn.ne.jp Parking lot1 car (large buses not allowed) OthersOthers Due to the small size of the workplace, we ask for a maximum of 5 adults. The road is narrow, so large vehicles are not allowed. Limited periodJanuary to February, April to June, August 21st to November(Not accepted in March, July to August 20th, and December) Website

  • Tanitokuseishisyo Tanitokuseishisyo hanshin Minami

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    The technique of making mud-impregnated gampi paper has been handed down for 400 years in the small valley town of Nashio, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture. Its unparalleled characteristics make it difficult to produce forgeries, and in the Edo period, it was used for such purposes as clan currency. It is recognized as an important intangible cultural asset of Japan. Location2-2-23 Nashio, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-17:00 Regular holidaysIrregular holidays Contact informationTEL: 090-2067-5171E-mail: najiowashi@gmail.com Parking lot6 spaces (large buses not available) Admission feeAdult: 1700 yenChildren: 1700 yen Access17 minutes walk from JR Nishinomiya-Nashio Station 200m in the direction of travel through the Nashio Hachiman Tunnel OthersAdvance reservations required for tours and paper-making experiences 2 envelopes and 7 single-stroke notes Limited periodPaper making experience is closed from January to March due to busy season Website

  • Okuike Asobi no Hiroba Okuike Asobi no Hiroba hanshin Minami

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    Located near Ashiya City, it offers several leisure facilities, including a barbecue area and a children's playground. Enjoy leisure activities while admiring the seasonal scenery. Open from April to November. Location37-23 Okuike Minamicho, Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture 659-0004 Business hours10:00-16:00 Closed daysClosed on weekdays (open only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays), closed in winter (December to March) Contact informationTEL: 0797-38-0001E-mail royu-yoneda@royu.co.jproyu-imabeppu@royu.co.jp Parking lot60 spaces (large bus stand parking lot 0 spaces) Admission feeAdultGeneral: 200 yenBBQ: 400 yenChildrenGeneral: 100 yenBBQ: 200 yenBBQ with roof: 2500 Yen AccessFrom JR Ashiya Station, take Hankyu Bus [81] bound for Ashiya Highland, get off at "Okuike Kaisho-mae", and walk 5 minutes (approximately 300m) OthersIf you are driving, you will need to pay a toll for Ashi Driveway (HP)Pets are not allowed to enter the park Website

  • Tanizaki Junichiro Memorial Museum of Literature, Ashiya Tanizaki Junichiro Memorial Museum of Literature, Ashiya hanshin Minami

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    It exhibits the manuscripts, letters, and favorite items of author Junichiro Tanizaki donated by his family and collectors, allowing visitors to explore the life and works of the great writer. Address12-15 Ise-cho, Ashiya City Business hours10am to 5pm (admission until 4:30pm) Closed daysMonday (the next day if Monday is a holiday), exhibition change period (irregular), year-end and New Year holidays (December 28th to January 4th) Contact informationTEL: 0797-23-5852Please contact us from the "Inquiry form" on the official website Parking lot20 spaces (0 parking spaces for large buses) Admission feeAdults: 300 yenChildren: FreeOthers: 200 yen AccessFrom JR Ashiya Station, get off at Hankyu Bus "Midori-machi" stop and walk northeast for 2 minutes. OthersWhen special exhibitions are held, separate admission fees (viewing fees) will be charged for each exhibition. Website

  • Ashiya City Museum of Art and History Ashiya City Museum of Art and History hanshin Minami

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    It is a unique facility that combines an art museum and a repository. You can see domestic and foreign masterpieces, mainly art works related to Ashiya, as well as the history and cultural assets of Ashiya. In the garden, the atelier of painter Narashige Koide is restored and exhibited. Address12-25 Ise-cho, Ashiya City Business hours10am to 5pm (admission until 4:30pm) Closed daysMonday (the next day if Monday is a holiday), exhibition change period (irregular), year-end and New Year holidays (December 28th to January 4th) Contact informationTEL: 0797-38-5432Please contact us using the "Inquiry form" on the official website. Parking lot20 spaces (large buses not available) Admission feeAdults: 300 yenChildren: 0 yenOthers: 200 yen AccessFrom JR Ashiya Station, get off at Hankyu Bus "Midori-machi" and go northeast for 2 minutes. OthersWhen special exhibitions are held, separate admission fees (viewing fees) will be charged for each exhibition. Website

  • The Former Residence of Saika Tomita The Former Residence of Saika Tomita hanshin Minami

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    Situated in Miyagawa-cho, Ashiya City, it is where Saika Tomita, a poet who left a significant mark on poetical circles in the Taisho (1912–1926) and Showa Periods (1926–1989), lived for 45 years until he passed away on October 17, 1984 at the age of 93. It has been open to the public since 1987, showcasing the poet's collection of books, research materials, and more donated in 1985. Address4-12 Miyagawa-cho, Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10am to 4pm (admission until 3pm) Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, August 13th to 19th, December 29th to January 3rd Contact informationTEL: 0797-38-2091E-mail: syogaigakusyu@city.ashiya.lg.jp Admission feeFree admission AccessAbout 15 minutes walk south from JR Ashiya Station Website

  • Ashiya-jinja Shrine Ashiya-jinja Shrine hanshin Minami

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    It enshrines Amanohohi‐no‐mikoto, the god of matchmaking, industrial promotion, and protection from misfortunes. In the precincts, you will find a cave-type burial mound with a stone chamber and the grave of Sarumaru‐dayu, a waka poet from the Heian Period (794–1185). The shrine is well known for its cherry blossoms, Netted azalea, and autumn leaves. Location20-3 Higashiashiyacho, Ashiya City Business hours9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Visits are possible 24 hours a day) Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 0797-34-1833E-mail: ashiyajinja@kra.biglobe.ne.jp ParkingNone Access20 minutes walk north from JR Ashiya Station Due to the steep slope, taxi is recommended (approximately 1 meter, approximately 5 minutes) OthersThe Danjiri enters the shrine every year on the Saturday just before Sports Day. Website

  • Kako Oike Reservoir Kako Oike Reservoir Higashi-Harima

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    It boasts the largest water storage area in Hyogo Prefecture. It is well known not only for serving as an agricultural facility, but also for preserving its ecosystem by providing a bird-watching facility and an aquatic plant garden. Various sports and community facilities are available for visitors, including a jogging course, a public plaza, and a management building. On holidays, people enjoy windsurfing in the expansive water area. Location1678 Kako, Inami-cho, Kako-gun, Hyogo Prefecture (Kago Oike Administration Building) Business hours9:00-17:00*Administration building opening hours Closed daysAdministration building: Every Monday (open if Monday is a holiday and closed the following Tuesday), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 079-492-8885 Parking lotApprox. 50 cars Admission feeFree AccessGet off at JR Tsuchiyama Station, get off at Shinki Bus bound for Kamishinden Kitaguchi and get off at "Kamishinden Kitaguchi", then walk for about 15 minutes Website

  • Mt. Takamikura Mt. Takamikura Higashi-Harima

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    Located on the border of Kakogawa City and Takasago City, this 304-meter-high mountain is known as Harima Fuji. On clear days, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Awaji Island and Shikoku. Various climbing routes are available to explore, including a beginner's course where you can climb by stairs and an advanced course where you climb up the Umanose rocky ridge. Location701 Mizonokuchi, Kakogawa-cho, Kakogawa-shi Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 079-428-2133 Parking lotSeveral locations Access[Narii Route] From JR Hoden Station, Kako Bus Mini Shikata Nishi Route 20 minutes, get off at "(Narii) Frosh-mae" and walk 5 minutes Others25 minutes by rental bicycle from JR Hoden Station Website

  • Ishi no Hoden (Stone Treasure Hall), Oshiko Shrine Ishi no Hoden (Stone Treasure Hall), Oshiko Shrine Higashi-Harima

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    Behind the Oshiko Shrine is a massive stone structure measuring 6.5 meters across, 5.6 meters high, and 7.5 meters deep. Known as Ishi no Hoden or the "floating stone" as it appears to float on the surface of the water, this structure is surrounded by mystery and is considered one of Japan's three most unusual structures. Location171 Oishi, Amida-cho, Takasago-shi Business hoursFree to visit Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 079-490-4790E-mail: kurakutei@jt9.so-net.ne.jp Parking lot50 cars Admission feeAdult: 100 yenChild: 100 yen Access25 minutes walk from JR Hoden Station Website

  • Nijiiro Farming Nijiiro Farming Higashi-Harima

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    One of the largest farmers' markets for agricultural products in the Kinki region. With a restaurant that promotes locally grown foods and a citizens' farm that offers a farming experience, the facility functions as a base for the "6th industrialization," which combines production, processing, and sales. Location1179-224 Rokubunichi, Inami-cho, Kako-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-16:00The above business hours, regular holidays, etc. are those of Koraku Matsuemon's former residence Closed on First Thursday of the month (second Thursday if it is a public holiday), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 079-492-8885 Parking lotApprox. 150 cars Admission feeFree admission AccessGet off at JR Tsuchiyama Station, about 10 minutes by taxi Website

  • Mitoro Fruit Farm & Mitoro Fruit Park Mitoro Fruit Farm & Mitoro Fruit Park Higashi-Harima

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    Mitoro Fruit Farm offers all-you-can-eat fruit picking for grapes and other seasonal fruit. Next to the farm is a fruit park with a vast area where you can appreciate tropical fruit trees growing in a glass greenhouse, enjoy barbecues, and even go lawn-siding. Location835-4 Mitoro, Kamisho-cho, Kakogawa-shi Business hours9:00-16:30 Closed daysOpen every day during the season Contact informationTEL: 079-428-2277E-mail: soutei@tckobelco2103.jp Parking lotOrchard: 130 spacesFruit Park: 74 spacesLarge buses (Orchard: 5 spaces, Fruit Park: 5 spaces) Admission feeAdults: 500~ yenChildren: 500~ yen AccessAbout 30 minutes walk from JR "Yakujin Station" (5 minutes by taxi) Others(Orchard) Admission fees vary depending on the type of fruit. You can eat as much fruit as you want without any time limit (except for chestnuts). *Grapes start from 1,100 yen / Fruit Park is free OthersDepends on the growth of the fruit. Grapes are usually harvested from late July to mid-September. Please inquire. Website

  • Former Asahi-machi Water Filtration Plant Water Distribution Tower Former Asahi-machi Water Filtration Plant Water Distribution Tower Higashi-Harima

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    It was built in 1923 to supply water from the Kakogawa River to Takasago Town. The steel-framed silhouette of the 26-meter-high, reddish-bronze tank soars like a rocket firework. It is a civil engineering heritage that symbolizes the history of modern Takasago's water supply. It is a nationally registered tangible cultural property. Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station Website

  • Ruins of JNR Takasago Line Ruins of JNR Takasago Line Higashi-Harima

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    The railroad connecting Kakogawa to Takasago was built in 1914. It served as a major regional artery for both passengers and freight until 1984, when it was closed down. Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station Website

  • Umegae-yu Umegae-yu Higashi-Harima

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    There were seven public baths in Takasago Town in the late 1950s and early 1960s (the 30s of the Showa Period) when indoor home baths were not yet common. Umegae-yu is the only public bath still in operation. It is distinctive as firewood is still used to heat water. The entrance has a retro look made from mortar, but when you pass through the entrance, you will see a building with a mixed structure of wood and bricks like the castle in the animated film Howl's Moving Castle. Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station OthersOnly the exterior is released Limited periodAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station Website

  • Osakike jutaku Osakike jutaku Higashi-Harima

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    It was built in the late Meiji period (1868-1912) by the Osaki family, who ran a lumber wholesaler, Osaki Shoten, as a retirement residence. It is a two-story townhouse facing north on the Hamakaido, with a latticework in the front and a raised roof supported by a beam on both sides. It is a typical example of a modern townhouse in Takasago. It is a nationally registered tangible cultural property. Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station OthersPlease make an individual reservation for the tour. Website

  • Former Takasago Fire Hall Former Takasago Fire Hall Higashi-Harima

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    Built in 1935, it is a two-story reinforced concrete structure; the first floor housed firefighting vehicles and was also home to a dispatch center. The fire watchtower on the roof also remains as it was then, and was renovated in 2015 and is now used as a flood prevention warehouse. National Tangible Cultural Property (Important Prefectural Landscape Architecture) Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station Website

  • Former Takasago Bank Head Office (now Takasago Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Former Takasago Bank Head Office (now Takasago Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Higashi-Harima

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    Built in 1932 as Takasago Bank, it is currently used by Takasago Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The two-story reinforced concrete structure with Ryuzan stone and mortar pillars on the east front facing Honmachi Street is a majestic example of modern bank architecture. National Tangible Cultural Property (Important Prefectural Landscape Architecture) Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station Website

  • Jurinji Temple Jurinji Temple Higashi-Harima

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    This is a temple of the Seizan Zenrinji school of the Jodo sect. It is said that the temple was founded by Kukai and restored by Shinjaku-bo, a disciple of Honen in the Kamakura Period (1185–1333). Many Takasago people, such as Takasago Castle's lords, intellectuals, and financial experts, were buried in the cemetery, which occupies nearly half the precincts. The main hall has been designated as an Important Tangible Cultural Property by Hyogo Prefecture. The two-tiered roof of the main hall and the Niomon gate are must-see. Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com Parking lot2 cars AccessAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station OthersAdvance reservations required for group visitsPlease make individual reservations to visit the main hall. Website

  • Kakogawa Boating Center Kakogawa Boating Center Higashi-Harima

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    A boating facility located in a beautiful environment surrounded by greenery and water. Boaters of all levels, from beginners to experts, can experience boating. It also offers boat rentals and instruction for beginners, as well as accommodations and a conference room. Location361-3 Inokuchi, Kamisho-cho, Kakogawa-shi Business hours9:30-17:00 Closed daysMonday (the next day if Monday is a holiday) Contact informationTEL: 079-454-7053Inquiry form available Parking lot56 spaces (large bus negotiable) AccessAbout 30 minutes walk from JR "Yakujin Station" (5 minutes by taxi) OthersReservations for facility use can be made over the phone from 3 months in advance. Accommodation may not be available during the tournament period or training camp. Boat rental from 200 yen (varies depending on boat type)Accommodation: 1,100 yen/person Conference room: 800 yen in the morning, 900 yen in the afternoon Website

  • Kakurinji Temple Kakurinji Temple Higashi-Harima

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    The temple is believed to have been built by Prince Shotoku. Its tranquil precincts are home to buildings from different eras from the Heian Period (794–1185) to the Edo Period (1603–1868), including the national treasures of the Taishido and the main hall. In addition to admiring valuable cultural artifacts, such as Buddhist sculptures from the Hakuho era (late 7th century to early 8th century), you can participate in the ancient practice of shakyo sutra copying. Location424 Kitazaike, Kakogawa-cho, Kakogawa-shi Business hours9:00-17:00 (Entry until 16:30) Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 078-941-2309 Parking lot30 spaces (4 large buses) Admission feeAdult: 500 yenChildren: 200 yenTreasure museum: 500 yen AccessFrom JR Kakogawa Station, take the Kako Bus for 10 minutes and get off at "Kakurinji" stop OthersEntrance fee + Treasure Hall set ticket 800 yen Website

  • Asahi Soft Drinks, Akashi Factory Asahi Soft Drinks, Akashi Factory Higashi-Harima

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    Beginning its operations in 1990, it manufactures the products of beverage brands, such as Mitsuya Cider, Asahi Jurokucha, and WANDA. Have a unique experience that you can only have here at the factory tour facility and its attached Mitsuya Cider Museum. Location1-33 Minamifutami, Futami-cho, Akashi-shi Business hours9:30-15:00 Regular holidaysThere are designated holidays during the period Contact informationTEL: 078-946-0417 Parking lot20 spaces (4 large buses) AccessAbout 15 minutes by car (taxi) from JR Tsuchiyama Station OthersThe tour takes approximately 60 minutes. Comes with a souvenir (drink). Reservation required/first come first served Reservation reception hours are 9:00-17:00 (excluding designated holidays) Website

  • Sumiyoshi-jinjya Shrine (Uozumi) Sumiyoshi-jinjya Shrine (Uozumi) Higashi-Harima

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    The shrine has been held in high esteem since ancient times as the deity of sea routes. You will find several cultural assets remaining at the precincts, such as a No (traditional masked dance-drama) stage donated by Ogasawara Tadazane, the first lord of Akashi Castle. It is also renowned for its beautiful flowers, including Japanese wisteria in spring and hydrangeas in early summer. The breathtaking view from the torii gate overlooking the Harima-nada Sea attracts many visitors. Location1031 Nakao, Uozumi-cho, Akashi-shi AccessAt JR Akashi Station, transfer to the Sanyo Railway and go to Sanyo Railway Sanyo-Uozumi Station. Approximately 5 minutes' walk south from Sanyo-Uozumi StationApproximately 20 minutes' walk south from JR Uozumi Station Website

  • Mt. Masuda & Lake Heiso Mt. Masuda & Lake Heiso Higashi-Harima

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    Mt. Masuda is a 105-meter-high mountain that offers four distinct routes to explore, including an thrilling course where you can climb a rock face with the help of a guide chain. Once you reach the top, you will be treated to a breathtaking view of the river and lake below. At the mountain's foot, there is a 5-kilometer hiking trail that takes you around Lake Heiso. Location701 Mizonokuchi, Kakogawa-cho, Kakogawa City Kakogawa Tourism Association Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: Deai no Michi: 079-435-2365Nozoekita Park: 079-435-2365Hoseian: 078-944-6040 Parking lot5 spaces (number of large buses: 0) Access(Masudayama) From JR Kakogawa Station, take the Shinki bus for 16 minutes and get off at “Ikejiri Damguchi” stop, 1 minute or rent a bicycle for 20 minutes Website

  • Deai no Michi, Nozoekita Park, Hoshoan Deai no Michi, Nozoekita Park, Hoshoan Higashi-Harima

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    Deai no Michi is a green path that was developed utilizing the former tracks of the Beppu Railway. As you stroll down the verdant path from JR Tsuchiyama Station, you'll encounter Furusato Bridge, a suspension bridge that produces a melody of the traditional Japanese folk song Furusato by tapping the soundboard. Next to the green path lies Nozoekita Park, which spans a total of some 1.5 hectares. It includes Chibikko Hiroba, a children's playground with various play equipment, Hadaka no Ike for water play, and Hadashi no Mori with grassy areas. Hoshoan in the Japanese garden hosts tea ceremonies and training sessions. Address2-2-1 Uenozoe, Harima-cho, Kako-gun Business hours10:00-16:00 Closed daysDecember 28th to January 4th (Hoseian) Contact informationTEL: 079-437-5589E-mail: kokohakubutsukan@pref.hyogo.lg.jp Admission feeFree admission Access10 minutes walk from the south exit of JR Tsuchiyama Station along "Deai Michi" Website

  • Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Archaeology, Harima Onaka Kodai no Mura Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Archaeology, Harima Onaka Kodai no Mura Higashi-Harima

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    Situated next to the Onaka Ruins, the museum focuses on archaeology. It displays archaeological materials excavated from various places in Hyogo Prefecture with a rich sense of reality. It is a family-friendly place where visitors can learn about the wisdom and ingenuity of ancient cultures through hands-on activities that take place every day and a variety of events. Location1-1-1 Onaka, Harima-cho, Kako-gun Business hoursApril-September 9:00-18:00October-March 9:00-17:00Note: Admission to paid zones such as exhibition rooms is limited to From 9:30 until 30 minutes before closing Closed daysClosed on Mondays (the following weekday if Monday is a public holiday), year-end and New Year holidays (December 31st, January 1st), maintenance closed (December 24th to 30th in 2020) Contact informationTEL: 079-447-6401 (Takasago City Facility Utilization Promotion Foundation) Parking lot114 spaces (5 large buses) Admission fee200 yen for adults, 150 yen for university students, free for high school students and under, 100 yen for those over 70*Prices are subject to change during special exhibitions in spring and fall. Special exhibition admission fee: 500 yen for adults, 400 yen for university students, free for high school students and younger, 250 yen for those over 70 Access15 minutes walk from the south exit of JR Tsuchiyama Station along "Deai Michi" Corona and other infectious diseases/measures implementedFill in contact form, wear a mask Website

  • Streetscape of Takasago-cho (the Former Residence of Kuraku Matsuemon, etc.) Streetscape of Takasago-cho (the Former Residence of Kuraku Matsuemon, etc.) Higashi-Harima

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    The Takasago district was designated as a Historical Townscape Formation Area by Hyogo Prefecture in 2006. Today, it offers a charming streetscape steeped in history, where the streets are lined with townhouses, shrines and temples, modern architecture, and other buildings that reflect the town layout of the Edo Period (1603–1868). With the gradually increased number of cafes and stores that were renovated from old private houses, the area is now bustling with activity. Location532 Imazu-cho, Takasago-cho, Takasago-shi (Koraku Matsuemon's former residence) Business hours9:00-18:00 Closed daysOpen all year round (excluding December 29th to January 3rd) Contact informationTEL: 079-495-7716 Parking lot14 spaces Admission feeFree admission Access(From Kobe direction) Transfer to Sanyo Electric Railway at JR Akashi Station, 16 minutes, get off at Sanyo Electric Railway Takasago Station, walk 12 minutes.(From Himeji Area) Transfer to Sanyo Electric Railway at JR Himeji Station, 15 minutes. 12 minutes walk from Sanyo Electric Railway Takasago Station Website

  • Residence of the Hanai Family (Takasago Kite Minka) Residence of the Hanai Family (Takasago Kite Minka) Higashi-Harima

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    By utilizing water transportation by ship on Kako River, the Hanai family ran a fertilizer wholesale business until the early Showa Period. The remains include a two-story main house built in the late Meiji Period and a storehouse facing Kitahori River. This residence has been used as a base for activities conducted by the Takasago Community Development Council since 2011. It has been designated as a National Tangible Cultural Property. Business hoursWednesday 9:00-12:00 Saturday and Sunday 9:30-12:00Saturday and Sunday 13:00-16:00 Closed daysMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station Website

  • Masokura Masokura Higashi-Harima

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    This storehouse was built by the Kawai family in 1823 during the Edo period. It was later used by the Tajiri family, a wholesaler of marine and land products, and was repaired in 2007. The name of the storehouse is derived from the Tajiri family's trademark "Matsumune. It is a nationally registered tangible cultural property. Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station Website

  • Kyu takasago tsuun honshaoku Kyu takasago tsuun honshaoku Higashi-Harima

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    It was built in 1939 as an office in front of the former Takasago Station of the Japan National Railways. It is a two-story wooden structure with exterior walls covered with brick scratch tiles. The horizontal lines of the walls are in a modernist style. It is a registered national tangible cultural property. Closed daysMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station Website

  • Former Residence of the Irie Family Former Residence of the Irie Family Higashi-Harima

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    The Irie family ran a salt manufacturing business from the Edo Period (1603–1868) and served as the headman of Sone Village. Its building structure, including the main house built in 1785, has been preserved as it was during the Edo Period. The Shinzashiki room, which was used to invite writers and artists, also remains. The residence has been designated as a Cultural Property by Hyogo Prefecture. Location493-1 Sonecho, Takasago City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 079-448-8255 AccessAbout 5 minutes by car from JR Sone Station OthersCurrently not open to the public. It is open to the public on the first Saturday and Sunday of November every year.

  • Arai-jinja Shrine Arai-jinja Shrine Higashi-Harima

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    This shrine is said to date back to when Oonamuchi-no-Kami was enshrined in Araihama during the time of Emperor Kinmei (629–641). In 1908, Ebisu-jinja Shrine was moved and enshrined here. In the precincts, there are male and female tree trunks nestled up to each other, which are known as the "matchmaking pine trees." Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 15 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station Website

  • Takasago Seaside Park Takasago Seaside Park Higashi-Harima

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    Recognized as one of Japan's 100 Best Beaches with White Sand and Blue Pine, the park is an excellent spot for fishing and strolling in all seasons, including aquatic activities during spring and summer. Next to the park lies Mukojima Park, which features a baseball field and tennis courts. Location1710 Mukojima-cho, Takasago-cho, Takasago-shi Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 079-446-4676 (Kashima Shrine)079-447-6401 (Green consultation center) Parking lot180 spaces Admission feeFree admission (however, there is a fee to use the baseball field and tennis court) Access(From Kobe direction) Transfer to Sanyo Electric Railway at JR Akashi Station, 16 minutes, get off at Sanyo Electric Railway Takasago Station, walk 30 minutes.(From Himeji Area) Transfer to Sanyo Electric Railway at JR Himeji Station, 15 minutes. 30 minutes walk from Sanyo Electric Railway Takasago Station

  • Uontana Shopping Street Uontana Shopping Street Higashi-Harima

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    The street is said to have been built with the construction of Akashi Castle and regarded as the Akashi's kitchen. Known locally as "Uontana," it is lined with approximately 100 stores including fresh fish stores that sell seafood caught in the nearby sea and local gourmet Akashi-yaki (egg omelet) stores. It is a perfect place for eating and shopping. Location1-1-16 Honmachi, Akashi City ClosedNot a shopping street. *Many stores are closed on Thursdays Contact informationTEL: 079-424-2170E-mail: katsudemi@kako-navi.jp AccessApproximately 5 minutes walk south from JR Akashi Station OthersAs a shopping district, we do not have a parking lot, but we will distribute a parking discount ticket for each affiliated parking lot for every purchase of 1,000 yen or more at a discount ticket issuing service member store. For more information, please visit the Uonotana Shopping Street website. Website

  • Kashima-jinja Shrine & Ichinoike Park Kashima-jinja Shrine & Ichinoike Park Higashi-Harima

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    The shrine receives an endless number of visitors traveling from far away to worship the god of wish fulfillment as it is known for its great spiritual power to grant the wishes of those who visit it. Next to the shrine lies Ichinoike Park, which offers a range of camping facilities such as tent sites and barbecue sites, allowing visitors to enjoy outdoor life in rich nature. Location279 Jitoku, Amida-cho, Takasago City (Kashima Shrine)301 Jitoku, Amida-cho, Takasago City (Ichinoike Park) Business hoursFree to visit Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 079-447-1006 Parking lot400 cars Admission feeAdmission fee: Free Access35 minutes walk from JR Sone Station

  • Okura BBQ ZAZAZA Okura BBQ ZAZAZA Higashi-Harima

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    A barbecue facility located in Okura Beach Park that offers a spectacular view of the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge. You can enjoy a barbecue empty-handed. Have a delicious barbecue in a perfect photo spot. LocationInside Okura Kaigan Strait Park, 1-chome Okura Kaigandori, Akashi City Business hours11:00-15:0017:00-21:00Note: 2 shifts per day(Use within 3 hours of the above hours)< /td> Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 078-912-7600 Parking lot144 spaces (8 large buses)Use the adjacent municipal parking lot. (The same applies to large buses) Admission feeVaries depending on menu Access3 minutes walk from JR Asagiri Station OthersReservations are required. Reservations can be made from the website or LINE. Corona and other infectious diseases/measures implementedDisinfection of tables and other equipment Website

  • Akashi Park & Akashi Castle Akashi Park & Akashi Castle Higashi-Harima

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    Akashi Castle was constructed in 1616 with the purpose to control Saigoku (western Japan). Akashi Park is an urban park built on the castle grounds. The three-story turrets (Tatsumi Yagura and Hitsujisaru Yagura) are two of only 12 surviving three-story turrets in Japan and are designated as National Important Cultural Properties. At the park, you can also purchase a commemorative stamp of the castle. Location1-27 Akashi Park, Akashi City Closed daysClosed due to park Contact informationTEL: 078-919-5000E-mail: otoiawase-tenmon@city.akashi.lg.jp Parking lotSouth 366North 134 spaces (11 large buses) Access5 minutes walk north from JR Akashi Station OthersThe sale of Gojo seals is carried out by the Hyogo Prefecture Horticultural and Park Association, which is the designated manager of Akashi Park. 300 yen per ticket (tax included) Akashi Park Website Akashi Castle Website

  • Akashi Municipal Planetarium Akashi Municipal Planetarium Higashi-Harima

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    It is a museum of time and space built on the Japan Standard Time meridian of 135 degrees east longitude. The building is a Registered Tangible Cultural Property of Japan. It houses a gallery exhibiting materials on time and space and Japan's oldest planetarium in operation with the longest operating hours in the country, allowing both children and adults to enjoy learning. Location2-6 Hitomarucho, Akashi City Business hours9:30-17:00(Admission until 16:30) Closed daysMondays, second Tuesdays (open on public holidays, closed the next business day), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 078-911-9666 Parking lotApproximately 90 spaces (approximately 8 large buses)Parking lot is available for a fee. (Ordinary passenger car: 200 yen for up to 2 hours, medium/large bus: 1,500 yen once) Admission feeAdults: 700 yenHigh school students and below: Free AccessAbout 1km east from JR Akashi Station (about 15 minutes walk) Corona and other infectious diseases/measures implementedWe are disinfecting the planetarium dome, exhibits, and other areas every day. Website

  • (Kitayama) Kashima Shrine (Kitayama) Kashima Shrine Higashi-Harima

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    The shrine was built in 1645. The deity is Takaraino-no-mikoto. To the left of the shrine is the entrance to the Kitayama trailhead, which opens up to a view from the rocky terrain below. Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 7 minutes by car from JR Sone Station

  • Manyo-no-Mori Manyo-no-Mori Higashi-Harima

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    Inami Town is situated in the location of Inamino, which is mentioned in Manyoshu, the oldest existing anthology of Japanese poetry. This Japanese-style garden is modeled after Inamino and the Seto Inland Sea back then. The garden features about 120 kinds of plants described in Manyoshu, a stone tablet with the poem mentioning "Inamino" inscribed on it, and the Ikoi-no-Yakata palace with a panoramic view of the garden, which makes visitors feel relaxed. There is also a local history museum and the Banshu Vineyard History Museum nearby. Location1286-7 Kuniyasu, Inami-cho, Kako-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hoursJuly~September 9:30~17:00October~June 9:30~16:00 Closed daysMondays, year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 079-492-3770 Parking lot76 spaces(Parking lot is shared with nearby public facilities.) Admission feeFree admission AccessGet off at JR Tsuchiyama Station, take the Shinki bus bound for Kamishinden Kitaguchi, and get off at the "Inami Chuo Koen-mae" bus stop, then walk for 5 minutes Website

  • Saikoji Saikoji Higashi-Harima

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    Iori Miyamoto (Tahara), adopted son of Musashi Miyamoto, was born in Yoneda-cho, Takasago City. In Saiko-ji Temple, there is a garden called "Gorin-no-niwa" (Five Rings Garden), named after the "Book of Five Rings" written by Musashi, and statues of Musashi and Iori have been erected. The pedestal is made of local Ryuzan stone. Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 10 minutes on foot from JR Sone Station

  • Sone Tenmangu Shrine Sone Tenmangu Shrine Higashi-Harima

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    It is known as a shrine dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the god of learning. Michizane, who dropped by this shrine on his exile journey to Dazaifu, planted the later-called "Sone-no-Matsu" spiritual pine tree himself, praying "Grow well to prove my innocence." His fourth son Atsushige, who was later exiled to Harima, enshrined his father near this pine tree, which is said to be the origin of Sone Tenmangu Shrine. Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 7 minutes by car from JR Sone Station Website

  • Jikoji Temple Jikoji Temple Higashi-Harima

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    Since old times, it has been said, "three visits to Jikoji Temple corresponds to one visit to Zenkoji Temple," and this temple is also referred to as "Zenkoji Temple in Harima." Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 15 minutes on foot from JR Sone Station

  • Kantosyo Kantosyo Higashi-Harima

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    The stone inscribed with the characters "Kantosho" on a huge rock in the middle of Mt. Kamo, which commands a view of the Sea of Harima, was written by Nagane Fumiho and engraved by Kawai Sunno, a samurai of the Himeji domain at that time, and was completed in 1836. Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station

  • Komatsubara Sansha Grand Shrine Komatsubara Sansha Grand Shrine Higashi-Harima

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    The shrine is located on the former site of Komatsubara Castle, which was built by Komatsubara Moritada in the mid-Kamakura Period. Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 10 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station

  • Arai Hamakaze Park Arai Hamakaze Park Higashi-Harima

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    This park commands a panoramic view of the Harima Sea. It is located behind the industrial area, and the scenery of factories glowing in the sunset on the coastline is also magnificent. With a promenade and complex playground equipment, it is popular as a place of relaxation. Business hoursApril-November 6:00-20:00December-March 7:00-18:00 Contact informationTEL: 079-441-8076E-mail: heart-cuty@takasago-tavb.com AccessAbout 20 minutes by car from JR Hoden Station Website

  • Yashiro Kamogawa-no-Sato Yashiro Kamogawa-no-Sato Kita-Harima

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    Surrounded by nature that has a different expression for each season, this resort offers cherry blossoms in spring, blueberry-picking in summer, vividly colored leaves in autumn, and a snow-covered world in winter. Its vast grounds are full of attractive facilities, such as a campground, a barbecue field, cottages, a ground golf course, and tennis courts. Location1061-100 Kamikamogawa, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hoursReception hours are 8:30-20:30 Closed daysSecond Thursday of every month (excluding August), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0795-45-0111 AR markers are being installed for the Kato Yoshitsune Legend AR Stamp Rally. Website

  • Ankokuji Temple Ankokuji Temple Kita-Harima

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    This temple was built by Ashikaga Takauji to console the spirit of war dead. In the precincts, there is a mound where the sixth Muromachi Shogun Ashikaga Yoshinori was buried. Location851 Shinsada, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0795-46-0455 AR markers for the Kato Yoshitsune Legend AR Stamp Rally are being installed.

  • Area related to the Ako-gishi, or 47 Ronin (Kyugaku-ji Temple & Tamon-ji Temple) Area related to the Ako-gishi, or 47 Ronin (Kyugaku-ji Temple & Tamon-ji Temple) Kita-Harima

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    Along with Tokyo's Sengaku-ji Temple and Ako City's Kagaku-ji, this is one of the three "gaku-ji" temples with connections to the Ako-gishi, the masterless samurai who took revenge for the death of their lord, and who are also known as the 47 Ronin. The north of Kasai City is detached territory of the Ako feudal domain, and when Kuranosuke Oishi visited to check on progress in irrigation construction works he repeatedly stayed at Kyugaku-ji Temple. It is said that when a representative of the Ako domain caused bloodshed in Edo Castle (in present-day Tokyo), and also when a fast palanquin arrived in Ako from Edo, Kuranosuke Oishi was playing the board game "go" at Kyugaku-ji Temple. When he heard the news of the bloodshed from the Ako messenger, he hurriedly returned to Ako. Location982 Kamikutacho, Kasai City, Hyogo Prefecture 675-2465 (Kyugakuji Temple) Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 0790-49-8200E-mail: kyokai@kanko-kasai.com AccessAbout 14 minutes from JR Ao Station to Harima Shimosato Station (Hojo Railway) Website

  • Kasai Alps Hiking (Mount Zenbo – Mount Kasamatsu) Kasai Alps Hiking (Mount Zenbo – Mount Kasamatsu) Kita-Harima

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    About a 10-minute walk from Hojo Railway's Harima-Shimosato Station. The Kasai Basin spreads out serenely in the foreground and an undulating rocky mountain extends almost east to west from Mount Zenbo (251 meters) to Mount Kasamatsu (244 meters), with what is believed to be the former location of the Hokkesan Ichijo-ji Temple in the center. The appeal of this hiking course is the rock ridge that stretches from the top of Mount Kasamatsu to the top of Mount Zenbo. Location〒675-2103〒675-2103 "Sora Kasai" 2274-11 Uzuno-cho, Kasai City, Hyogo Prefecture (Kasai City Tourism Association) Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 0790-49-8200E-mail: kyokai@kanko-kasai.com AccessAbout 14 minutes from JR Ao Station to Harima Shimosato Station (Hojo Railway) Website

  • Kato Art Museum Kato Art Museum Kita-Harima

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    Kato Art Museum displays a rich variety of trick art that uses visual illusions in images of the deep sea, railroads, paintings and more. It's a place where both children and adults can have fun looking, photographing and learning. You can also use an exclusive smartphone app to enjoy AR trick art that uses the latest augmented reality technology. Address1269-2 Shimotakino, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-18:00 (Last entry 17:00, business hours vary depending on the month, so please call or check the website for details.) Closed daysWednesdays (open if it is a public holiday), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0795-48-4915E-mail: artless.k@gmail.com Admission feeAdult: 440 yenChild: 220 yenFree for infants Access20 minutes walk from JR Takino Station There is an AR spot for Yoshitsune Kato's legendary stamp rally at the entrance (outside) Website

  • Remains of Uzurano Airfield Remains of Uzurano Airfield Kita-Harima

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    When the Second World War began to intensify, the Uzurano Airfield of the Himeji naval airforce was completed in 1943 with the aim of training pilots. Near the remains of the Uzurano Airfield is a field museum (with the remains of a bomb cellar, remains of an anti-aircraft gun turret and remains of a gatepost and a guardhouse) and a full-size model of a Shiden Kai (Kawanishi N1K2-J) fighter aircraft, and a huge air-raid shelter theater, through which you can learn the preciousness of peace and mourn that period in history. Location〒675-2103〒675-2103 "Sora Kasai" 2274-11 Uzuno-cho, Kasai City, Hyogo Prefecture (Kasai City Tourism Association) Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 0790-44-1405 AccessAbout 10 minutes from JR Ao Station to Hokkeguchi Station (Hojo Railway), then about 30 minutes on foot Website

  • Mount Mitake Banshukiyomizu-dera Temple Mount Mitake Banshukiyomizu-dera Temple Kita-Harima

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    Built in 627 and founded by the Indian sage Hodo. It is the 25th holy site of the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage temples of western Japan. It is located inside the Kiyomizu-Tojoko-Tachikui Prefectural Natural Park, at the top of Mount Mitake, which has an elevation of 552 meters, and views from the temple can see as far as the Seto Inland Sea. It can be visited by sports cycle, for a 2.6-kilometer hill climb with an average slope angle of about 9%. Also on the grounds are a dog-run, a long-retired, photogenic postbox that is popular on social media, and the Twelve Heavenly Generals of Buddhism in the Yakushido Hall, giving you lots of ways to enjoy yourself. Location1134 Hiraki, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours8:00-17:00 Closed daysOpen all year round Contact informationTEL: 0790-49-8200E-mail: kyokai@kanko-kasai.com Parking lot340 spaces (20 large buses) Admission feeGeneral: 500 yenHigh school students: 300 yenJunior high school students and under: FreeGroup discount: 20 or more people Adults 450 yen, High school students 270 yen AccessGet off at Aino Station on the JR Takarazuka Line (Fukuchiyama Line), and from the station there is a bus bound for Kiyomizu Temple (twice a day) Website

  • National Treasure, Choko-ji Temple National Treasure, Choko-ji Temple Kita-Harima

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    Rokuyasan Choko-ji Temple is said to have been rebuilt at its current location around the end of the Heian Period. The main temple building, which is a national treasure, is a stately ”Hoshichiken" structure that overall is Japanese style, but which also incorporates some Chinese and Indian elements. It is a classic example of the mixed style of architecture in buildings made in the early Muromachi Period. It served as the location for the film "The Legend & Butterfly," which was made to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Toei Company. Location609 Hata, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: (Kato City Tourism Association 4028 Kawataka, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture) 0795-48-0995(Sojiin) 0795-44-0735 Parking lot20 cars Admission feeFree parking, separate admission fee required. Access15km northeast of Shamachi Station on the Kakogawa Line, take the Shinki bus from the station to the shrine, then get off at the Kamikume Chokoji exit for Mita and walk 50 minutes OthersVolunteer guide: Saturdays and Sundays from April to July and September to November, from around 10:00 to around 17:00Onioi dance (prefecture-designated important intangible folk cultural property): 5 every year It is held on the 5th of every month and is performed by one old man and four onikata.

  • Takino Nigiwai Plaza (Kato City Tourism Association) Takino Nigiwai Plaza (Kato City Tourism Association) Kita-Harima

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    This is a base for the dissemination of information by the Kato City Tourism Association that also sells golf goods and Yamada Nishiki sake. It also rents out sports bicycles and is fully equipped with goods for cyclists, as it serves as a base for cyclists. It responds to inquiries about the dispatch of tourism volunteers. Location4028 Kawataka, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours8:30-17:15 Closed on Wednesday Contact informationTEL: 0795-48-0995 AccessAbout 10 minutes from JR Shamachi Station We also exchange prizes and sell original goods for the Kato Yoshitsune Legend AR Stamp Rally. AR markers for the stamp rally are also being installed. Website

  • Toryu-nada Toryu-nada Kita-Harima

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    Beneath the clear, flowing water of the Kako-gawa River there are many unusually shaped large rocks rising at various heights from the riverbed. The rhythm of the strongly flowing water and the water patterns of the various seasons are mesmerizing. It is also famous as a home of "Ayu" sweetfish. The sweetfish fishing season is opened on May 1 each year, making it the earliest such opening in Japan. "Toryu" has been used as the name of a submarine. Location283 Kamitakino, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0795-48-0095 (Kato City Tourism Association) Admission feeFree for infants Access15 minutes walk from JR Takino Station

  • Harima Central Park Harima Central Park Kita-Harima

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    With a total area of 382 hectares, this is one of the largest parks in the prefecture. Its facilities include the Fujii Denko Cycle Land amusement park, a baseball field, a children's forest, a rose garden and a cherry blossom garden, allowing you to enjoy various types of recreation. Location1275-8 Shimotakino, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0795-48-5289 AccessAbout 20 minutes from JR Takino StationBicycle rental available at the cycle station. Fees apply depending on the facility Website

  • Gobusan Komyoji Temple Gobusan Komyoji Temple Kita-Harima

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    This temple is located in Mt. Gobu overlooking the Harima Plain and commands a panoramic view of the sea of clouds over the city from winter to spring. It is also famous as an autumn leaf viewing spot. A flower festival is held annually on May 3, drawing many visitors. Location433 Komyoji, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0795-48-2679 Parking lot40 cars AccessAbout 5 minutes by car from JR Kakogawa Line Takino Station (to parking lot) Website

  • Kato "Yoshitsune Legend" AR Stamp Rally Kato "Yoshitsune Legend" AR Stamp Rally Kita-Harima

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    There are legends about historic military commander Minamoto no Yoshitsune in various areas of Kato City that center on the Kyo-kaido (Kyoto highway), or Tamba-ji (Tamba road), that cuts through Kato City from the north-east to the south-west. The Kato "Yoshitsune Legend" AR Stamp Rally is currently being held. By using a dedicated smartphone app to read AR markers set up at various places throughout the city you can collect AR stamps of Minamoto no Yoshitsune and warrior Musashibo Benkei that have been drawn by famous illustrators and are only available here. According to the number of stamps you collect you can receive special goods from the Kato City Tourism Association. Location4028 Kawataka, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture (Kato City Tourism Association) Closed daysWednesdays (open if it is a public holiday) *Closed days of Kato City Tourism Association Contact informationTEL: 0795-48-0995Inquiry form available on HP AccessAbout 10 minutes walk from JR Shamachi Station Website

  • Michi-no-Eki Tojo Michi-no-Eki Tojo Kita-Harima

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    At the Michi-no-Eki Tojo rest area adjacent to the Hyogo Tojo Interchange that is the eastern gateway to Kato City, you can a enjoy meal and shop for vegetables freshly harvested in Kato City, sake made from Yamada Nishiki rice grown in Kato City, and local specialty products like fish hooks. Address1-5-3 Minamiyama, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0795-47-2400 Parking lot100 spaces (15 large buses) Admission feeFree for infants OthersThere is a quick charging spot exclusively for electric cars. There is a road bike stand. Website

  • Aqua Tojo Aqua Tojo Kita-Harima

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    Located on the shore of Lake Tojo, this aquarium exhibits fresh water fish that live in the neighborhood. The popular fish is Mexican walking fish. Aqua Tojo also displays materials on fish hooks, which are the local industry, allowing visitors to widely learn about rivers and ponds. Location1197-23 Kuroya, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:30-17:30 (10:00-16:00 from October to February) Closed daysThursdays, year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0795-47-0505 Free admission Website

  • Tsukubane Falls Tsukubane Falls Kita-Harima

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    The source of this waterfall is Kano River, which runs from east to west in the south of the mountain path at the front. Since a lot of Buckleya lanceolata ("tsukubane" in Japanese) grows around Chokoji Temple, a national treasure, it is called "Tsukubane Falls." Location609 Hata, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture

  • Tojo Onsen Todoroki-so Tojo Onsen Todoroki-so Kita-Harima

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    You can enjoy the hot spring that gushed out along Tojo River a few hundred years ago and is believed to have healed the wounds of soldiers who fought for the Ashikaga clan. It is rich in minerals and easily penetrates the body, which is excellent at retaining warmth and beautifying the skin. Location1571-1 Okamoto, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-21:00 (bathing hours from 10:00-(last reception 20:30) Closed daysWednesday (open if it is a holiday) Contact informationTEL: 0795‐46‐0912 Parking lot100 cars Admission feeAdult: 600 yenChild: 300 yen Website

  • tamaki niime tamaki niime Kita-Harima

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    This is the shop and laboratory of clothing brand "tamaki niime," which thoroughly enjoys the entire process of making clothes, beginning with the planting of seeds in cotton fields. In its lab it does everything from dying yarn to cutting cloth and putting together the finished product. This entire process can be seen in a popular lab tour (reservations required). Location550-1 Kamihinocho, Nishiwaki City Business hours11:00-17:00 Closed daysMondays and Tuesdays Contact informationTEL: 0795-38-8113 E-mail: tamaki@niime.jp Parking lotAbout 20 cars AccessAbout 10 minutes walk from Nippon Heso Koen Station Website

  • Hakuundani Hot Spring Yupika Hakuundani Hot Spring Yupika Kita-Harima

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    The spring water that wells up from a stratum 1,300 meters below ground is rich in minerals and is excellent at retaining warmth, so warms you from deep within your body. Enjoy relaxing moments in the observation deck sauna and infinity bath. Location〒675-1345 1000-1 Akutacho, Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours10:00-22:00 (Reception ends at 21:30) Closed daysSecond Tuesday of the month, year-end and New Year holidays, facility inspection days Contact informationTEL: 0794-70-0261 Parking lot3 large buses Admission feeAdult: 700 yenChild: 350 yenInfant: Free650 yen per person for 10 or more people AccessApproximately 4 minutes by city loop "Ranran Bus" from JR Kakogawa Line "Ichiba Station" Website

  • Ono Alps Ono Alps Kita-Harima

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    Ono Alps, a range of mountains with elevation of between about 100 and 200 meters, is known for being "Japan's smallest mountain range." Starting with the "Beniyama" hiking course that takes you up a rocky precipice, you can enjoy dynamic scenery and nature as you hike. After a hike, it is a good idea to freshen up by visiting the local Hakuundani Hot Spring Yupika. Address531 Nakajimacho, Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture, 675-1380 Contact informationOno City Hall Regional Development Department Tourism Exchange Promotion DivisionTEL: 0794-63-1929E-mail: kanko@city.ono.hyogo.jp Parking lotApprox. 15 spaces (large buses negotiable) AccessAbout 7 minutes by city circulation bus "Ranran Bus" from JR Kakogawa Line "Ichiba Station" Website

  • Sunflower Hill Garden Sunflower Hill Garden Kita-Harima

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    Located on National Route 175, this park is full of flowers and greenery. In summer, 400,000 sunflowers bloom in the field in front of the park, and in spring 4 million cosmos blossom. The park also has one of the largest areas of playground equipment in the Kansai region of western Japan, water-play fountains and other facilities for families, as well as a farmers' market and a store for specialty products. Location1545-321 Joyacho, Ono City Business hours8:30-22:00 (Park Center until 17:00) Closed daysOpen every day (Park Center is closed on December 31st and January 1st) Contact informationTEL: 0794-62-1147 (Park Center)About the sunflower and cosmos fields in front of the park: Ono City Regional Development Department Industrial Creation Division (0794-63-1928) Parking lot333 spaces (3 large buses) Access8 minutes by taxi from JR Ao Station

  • Hokkesan Ichijo-ji Temple Hokkesan Ichijo-ji Temple Kita-Harima

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    Ichijo-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect that is the 26th holy site of the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage temples in western Japan. It was built on the order of Emperor Kotoku. It was founded by the Indian sage Hodo Sennin. The principal image of worship is of the deity Kannon. The temple was established in the year 650. It has many cultural properties, including a three-storied pagoda (a national treasure) and 10 images of legendary regent Prince Shotoku and Tendai sect high priests that are also designated national treasures. Since ancient times Hokkesan has been compared to a mountain of the eightfold lotus flower, which is symbolic in Buddhism. It is sacred ground with beautiful cherry blossoms, fresh green foliage and fall colors that leaves behind the noise of the city. Location821-17 Sakamotocho, Kasai City, Hyogo Prefecture, 675-2222 Business hours8:00-17:00 Closed daysNone Parking lot150 cars Admission feeAdult: 500 yen*Treasure museum entrance fee is 500 yen separately AccessFrom JR Himeji Station, go to Yashiro via Ichijoji and get off at "Ichijoji" (Shinki Bus) Website

  • Saigoku Highway, Hojo no Shuku Saigoku Highway, Hojo no Shuku Kita-Harima

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    Hojo no Shuku thrived as a town built around Sumiyoshi Shrine and Sagami-ji Temple, which were constructed more than 1,000 years ago. As a strategic location for transport between the regions of Sanyo and Sanin since ancient times, it had a central presence in the Kita-Harima (north Harima) region. During the Meiji (1868–1912), Taisho (1912–1926) and early Showa Periods, as a base for commerce and logistics, many merchants sought to outdo each other in finery, creating a town that today is a pleasure to walk around to see the remaining historical large roofs with "hon-kawarabuki" tile roofing, decorative wing walls, latticed ventilation windows, pictures painted on external walls using plaster and a trowel, and elongated eaves. Location〒675-2103〒675-2103 "Sora Kasai" 2274-11 Uzunomachi, Kasai City, Hyogo Prefecture (Kasai City Tourism Association) Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysNone Contact informationTEL: 0790-48-4000 Admission feeAdults: 200 yenChildren: 100 yen*Admission fee is required only for Rakanji Temple. AccessAbout 23 minutes from JR Ao Station to Hojocho Station (Hojo Railway) Website

  • Kamikamogawa Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine Kamikamogawa Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine Kita-Harima

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    The main shrine, which has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property, was built in the sangensha-nagare-zukuri and hiwadabuki-hakomune-doban-tsutsumi styles, well representing the features of buildings made in the middle of the Muromachi Period. The Shinji-mai ritual dance (National Important Intangible Fork Cultural Property), which is said to be the origin of Noh play, is performed annually on the first Saturday and Sunday of October. Location571 Kamikamogawa, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture

  • Chidorigawa Sakurazutsumi Park Chidorigawa Sakurazutsumi Park Kita-Harima

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    This is a famous viewing spot for 100 Beniyae weeping cherry trees that were planted along both sides of Chidori River at the instruction of Sano Toemon, the third cherry tree guardian in Sagano, Kyoto. LocationKinashichi, Kajiwara, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0795-48-3046 (Kato City Lifelong Learning Division)

  • Ao Toyu-kan Arte Ao Toyu-kan Arte Kita-Harima

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    Here you can make original pottery through stationary handcrafting, or on a potter's wheel, and by painting. Location1816-7 Aocho, Ono City Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed on 4th Monday (the next day if it is a holiday), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationOno City Hall Regional Development Department Town Development Division (531 Nakajima-cho, Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture)TEL: 0794-62-4318 Parking lot25 cars AccessJR Kakogawa Line, right next to Ao Station OthersHand-building, painting from 900 yen Website

  • Ono Embankment Cherry Blossom Corridor Ono Sakura Dzutsumi Corridor Ono Embankment Cherry Blossom Corridor Ono Sakura Dzutsumi Corridor Kita-Harima

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    This 4-kilometer row of beautiful cherry trees is made up of about 650 cherry trees and is one of the largest scale rows of such trees in western Japan. Five varieties of cherry trees have been planted from the upstream to downstream in the order of their blossoming in a technique designed to lengthen the viewing period of the blossoms, which runs from late March to early April. LocationKagogawa left bank embankment (between Shin-Okawa Bridge and Awata Bridge) Contact informationTEL:0794-67-2390 (Kodama no Mori Management Office) Parking lotTemporary parking lot installation period availableConsultation required for large buses (no parking available in R2/3 to prevent the spread of infection) Website

  • Kodama Forest Kodama Forest Kita-Harima

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    This is located in a hilly area that is rich in nature and surrounded by mountains. This is a place that everyone can enjoy, from children to the elderly. It includes a ground golf course (accredited by the Japan Ground Golf Association), walking paths, a lawn area and outdoor obstacle course equipment. Location1314 Manshojimachi, Ono City, 3760 Odamachi Business hours8:30-17:00 (from 7:30 in summer to reception until 16:00) Closed onMonday Contact informationTEL: 0794-63-7089 Parking lot100 cars AccessFrom JR Kakogawa Line Ao Station to Kobe Electric Railway Ono Station 15 minutes by car from Ono Station OthersGrand golf usage feeFor those outside the city: 400 yen (junior high school students and under 200 yen) Website

  • Soroban Village (Abacus Village) Soroban Village (Abacus Village) Kita-Harima

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    Manufacture of the Banshu abacus (named after the old name for this part of Hyogo Prefecture) began in Ono City in the Edo period (1603–1868). This traditional industry is representative of the city, and it holds about a 70% share of national production volume. You can make an original abacus with a frame and beads in colors of your choosing, or a clock or other object. Location644-5 Tarui-cho, Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours11:00-17:00 Closed onTuesday Contact informationTEL: 0794-88-8426 AccessAbout 10 minutes from Miki-Ono IC on the Sanyo ExpresswayGet off at Kobe Electric Railway Ono Station and walk for about 10 minutes OthersReservation at least 1 day in advance on weekdays Website

  • Kuwatani Hot Spring Kisumino-no-go Kuwatani Hot Spring Kisumino-no-go Kita-Harima

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    This hot spring has been cherished by the community for the medical efficacy of its cold mineral spring (therapeutic hot spring). The hot water feels soft and it warms you right through. This facility contains the No. 2 store of Puratto Kisumino, so you can eat locally made buckwheat noodles here, too. Location659 Shimokujumachi, Ono City Business hours11:00-20:00 (Reception until 19:30) Closed daysTuesday, Wednesday Contact informationTEL: 0795-42-8180 ParkingNone Admission feeAdult: 600 yenChild: 300 yen Access10 minutes walk from Onomachi Station on the JR Kakogawa Line Website

  • Meijikan Meijikan Kita-Harima

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    This is the oldest modern public building in existence in Kato City, which is said to have been completed in 1912. Location777, Sha, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0795-43-0505

  • Hiraike Park Hiraike Park Kita-Harima

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    Hiraike Park is a treasure trove of cultivated aquatic plants, such as Oga lotus, which was revived from seeds 2,000 years ago, rare lotuses, and water lilies. This is a place for nature observation and relaxation, allowing visitors to enjoy the seasonal colors. Address453-1 Higashikuse, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Contact informationTEL: 0795-43-0504 (Kato City Civil Engineering Division)

  • NESTA RESORT KOBE NESTA RESORT KOBE Kita-Harima

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    While enjoying a stay at an authentic resort you can look out over nature that is rich in greenery. As well as the Hotel Pavone, which is located in the center of the grounds, there are cottages, the Maisonette Suite cabins for glamping in ultimate luxury, and club rooms that contain hot spring baths. Enjoy various activities, eat at a hotel restaurant or a glamping BBQ, or soothe your daily weariness by trying the popular first high-concentration nano-carbonated spring in Japan at the natural hot spring "Nobeha-no-yu" at the "Noten Kanga Sanso," an elegant, open-air, mountain villa. Location894-60 Tariho, Hosokawa-cho, Miki-shi, Hyogo 673-0703 Business hoursEntrance gateWeekdays 9:00-22:00 Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 8:30-22:00(Nobu-no-Yu until 23:00) Closed daysNo regular holidays (However, there may be closures from time to time due to legal inspections or maintenance.) Contact informationTEL: 0794-83-5000 (main) Parking lot3,000 spaces Admission feeAdults: 4,180 yenChildren: 3,080 yen(Nobu-no-Yu) Adults 1,500 yenChildren 800 yen Access40 minutes by direct bus from JR Sannomiya Station, 35 minutes by car 60 minutes by direct bus from JR Osaka Station Website

  • Yamada Nishiki no Yakata & Yokawa Hot Spring Yokatan Yamada Nishiki no Yakata & Yokawa Hot Spring Yokatan Kita-Harima

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    At the Yamada Nishiki no Yakata, as well as sake made from Yamada Nishiki rice, which is the most produced sake rice in Japan, you can buy local specialty products and processed products, and fresh fruit and vegetables grown in Yokawa. Yokawa Hot Spring Yokatan is a bicarbonate spring with one of the highest carbonic acid contents in Japan, which is said to make the skin smooth and beautiful. There are various types of hot spring baths to enjoy, including an open-air spring, a family bath and foot bath! Address222 Yoshiyasu, Yoshikawa-cho, Miki-shi, Hyogo 673-1114 Yoshikawa Town Development Corporation Business hoursStart timeYamada Nishiki House 9:30~Yokatan 10:00~End timeYamada Nishiki House ~21:00 >Yokatan ~22:00Note: Yokatan's bathing reception is ~21:00 Closed daysEvery Monday (open if Monday is a public holiday. However, the following day is closed.) Contact informationTEL Yamada Nishiki no Yakata 0794-76-2401Yokatan 0794-72-2601E-mail: office@76-2401.com (Yamada Nishiki House) Parking lot160 spaces Admission feeYamada Nishiki Museum: FreeYokatan (junior high school students and above): 700 yenYokatan (elementary school students): 300 yen AccessFrom JR Mita Station, 11.7km, 20 minutes by car, 13.4km, 50 minutes by bicycle Website

  • Japan Bellybutton Park Japan Bellybutton Park Kita-Harima

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    This is a unique park located in the center of the Japanese archipelago at the "bellybutton of Japan." This is a fun place for the whole family that includes two "navel" monuments that are each based on a survey conducted during the Taisho Period (1912–1926) and the Heisei Period (1989–2019), play equipment with the theme of space, a science museum, an art museum and a Japan Railways (JR) station. LocationKamihinocho, Nishiwaki City Closed daysFree admission Contact informationTEL: 0795-22-3111 Parking lotApproximately 180 spaces (no dedicated parking space for large buses) Access0 minute walk from Nihon Heso Koen Station OthersThere is an admission fee for Nishiwaki Geoscience Museum ``Terra Dome'' and ``Okanoyama Art Museum.'' Closed on Mondays.

  • National Treasure, Jodo-ji Temple National Treasure, Jodo-ji Temple Kita-Harima

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    This temple was founded by the monk Chogen early in the Kamakura Period. The Jodo-do Hall and the principal object of worship, a standing statue of an Amida triad, are designated national treasures. When the setting sun is reflected by the floor onto the statue, it appears to be floating on a cloud as the Amida Buddha arrives. Monks of the Kanki-in subtemple hand make little statues that all have different shapes and expressions and include a fortune-telling slip. They make adorable souvenirs. Location〒675-1317 2094 Joyacho, Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture Closed days12/31, 1/1 Contact informationTEL: 0794-62-4318 (Jodoji Temple Kankiin) Parking lot40 cars (number of large buses: 4, small 1) Admission feeAdults: 500 yenChildren: 500 yen(450 yen for 30 or more people) Access15 minutes by taxi from Aou Station on the JR Kakogawa Line / Change at Aou Station on the JR Kakogawa Line, get off at Kobe Electric Railway Ono Station, and take the Ranran bus for about 30 minutes OthersVolunteer guides (free of charge) can provide explanations. Contact Ono City Tourism Association (0794-63-1929)Corona and other infectious diseases/measures implementedDepending on the infection situation, admission restrictions may be established Website

  • Yoden-no-Yakata Irodori Yoden-no-Yakata Irodori Kita-Harima

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    Enjoy comfort food made by hand by country mothers. The building was designed based on a reconstruction of a castle from the Middle Ages, called "Toichi-jo Castle," that existed in Nakatani Town. The "ofukuro lunch," which includes locally harvested rice and nine dishes made from seasonal ingredients, is recommended. Lunch boxes can also be ordered. Location247-5 Fukusumicho, Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours8:30-15:30 Closed on Wednesday Contact informationTEL: 0794-63-3390 AccessChugoku Motor Park Hyogo Tojo IC 15 minutes MenuMother's lunch 1,000 yen, daily special 650 yen, Toyoji Castle seal 300 yen, etc. Website

  • Puratto Kisumino Puratto Kisumino Kita-Harima

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    This is a community restaurant that uses buckwheat flour produced by a local agricultural association to make authentic soba noodles that have even been ranked number one in station soba noodles in the Kansai region of western Japan. Dishes such as the rolled sushi with lots of filling are popular for meals. In October, the restaurant is surrounded by fields of buckwheat. Location484-2 Shimokuzumicho, Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture, inside JR Onomachi Station Closed on Wednesday Contact informationTEL: 0794-70-7550 AccessJR Kakogawa Line, right next to Onomachi Station Website

  • Keyaki Roastery Keyaki Roastery Kita-Harima

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    Located next to JR Ao Station, this is a community restaurant that sells coffee and coffee beans. The interior uses wood from the Japanese zelkova ("keyaki" in Japanese) to create a warm environment, and a map of Ono City is carved into the wall. The store purchases and roasts coffee beans and offers an original blend with a rich aroma. The bagel sandwiches it makes using vegetables grown in the city are also popular. Location1816-2 Aocho, Ono City Business hours9:00-19:00 Closed onMonday Contact informationTEL: 0794-62-5116 Parking lot12 cars AccessRight from Ao Station on the JR Kakogawa Line

  • Kamimusubi Brewery Kamimusubi Brewery Kita-Harima

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    This is the only brewery in Kato City and was founded in 1893. It was named after the two oak trees behind the cellar that appear to be bound together as one. This was thought to be done by God, which led to the name kamimusubi, meaning "bound by God." Key products made from the excellent, locally produced brewer's rice called Yamada Nishiki include "Kamimusubi," "Toryu-nada" and "Tamashizuku." It also sells a sweet called Poudre that is made from koji malted rice. Location474 Shimotakino, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours8:00-17:00 (excluding noon-1:00 PM) Closed daysApril to October: Monday to FridayNovember to March: Monday to Saturday Contact informationTEL: 0795-48-3011E-mail: webmaster@kamimusubi.co.jp Admission feeFree for infants Access15 minutes walk from JR Takino Station OthersYou can order online from the Kamimusubi website. Machinaka trick art is also on display in the parking lot. AR markers for the Kato Yoshitsune Legend AR Stamp Rally are also being installed. Website

  • Tojo Lake Toy Kingdom Tojo Lake Toy Kingdom Kita-Harima

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    A "Toy Theme Park" to enjoy by seeing and touching. It has rooms in which you can play with a huge range of Japanese toys, including the Tomica series of toy vehicles, Plarail toy trains and Licca-chan dolls. With a total of 10 buildings, this is one of Japan's largest toy parks. As the facility is indoors, you can play no matter what the weather is like. It also has about 20 types of attractions, events and workshops, and in summer you can enjoy the "Acapulco" large play pool. Location1216 Kuroya, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture Business hoursWeekdays 10:00-17:00Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 9:30-17:00 Regular holidaysIrregular holidays, please check the website. Contact informationTEL: 0795-47-0268 Parking lotApprox. 2000 cars Admission feeAdults: 1200 yenChildren: 800 yen AccessJR Fukuchiyama Line (Takarazuka Line) Approximately 30 minutes from Shin-Mita Station *Free shuttle bus available Entry by only one adult is not permitted. Nearby hotel: Hotel Green Plaza Tojo LakeSummer: Pool open Website

  • Lake Tojo Lake Tojo Kita-Harima

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    This is an artificial lake dammed up by the construction of the Kamogawa Dam, the first concrete dam in Japan. You can enjoy black bass or Japanese smelt fishing and leisure or pleasure boat cruising. LocationKurotani district, Kato City AR markers for the Kato Yoshitsune Legend AR Stamp Rally are being installed.

  • Mt. Akitsufuji Mt. Akitsufuji Kita-Harima

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    This mountain is 320 meters high, located in the eastern part of Kato City. Its mountaintop commands views of countryside scenery and Lake Tojo. On a clear day, you can even see the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. Location2028-1 Akitsu, Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture

  • Handmade "washi" paper at Sugihara Paper Laboratory Handmade "washi" paper at Sugihara Paper Laboratory Kita-Harima

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    This laboratory produces Sugihara paper, which is handmade "washi" paper. It is designated as an important intangible cultural asset and traditional handicraft of Hyogo Prefecture. You can observe the process of manufacturing handmade washi and learn about its history. Paper-making workshops are also held, so you can experience this technique yourself. Location768-46 Toba, Kami-ku, Taka-cho, Taka-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-17:00 Closed daysWednesday (the next day if it is a holiday) Contact informationTEL: 0795-36-0080E-mail: sugiharagami@town.taka.lg.jp Parking lotParking fee at the adjacent roadside station (16 spaces, 4 large buses) Admission feeFree admission AccessApproximately 60 minutes from Nishiwakishi Station, Tanigawa Station, and Teramae Station Website

  • Organic JAS Certified Brewer of Vat-brewed Soy Sauce, Adachi Brewing Organic JAS Certified Brewer of Vat-brewed Soy Sauce, Adachi Brewing Kita-Harima

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    A brewer that produces mainly domestic, organic soy sauce and "miso" soy bean paste brewed in vats made from cedar from Yoshino, Nara Prefecture, that it has used since its establishment more than 130 years ago. You can purchase soy sauce that has been brewed in the wooden vats and has the unique aroma and flavor from that. The store also sells specialty products of Taka Town and selected foods from throughout Japan, most of which are organic. Location81-1 Nishiwaki, Kami-ku, Taka-cho, Taka-gun, Hyogo Prefecture Business hours9:00-17:30 Regular holidaysIrregular holidays Contact informationTEL: 0795-35-0031E-mail: webshop@adachi-jozo.co.jp Parking lot30 spaces (2 large buses) Admission feeFree admission Access25 minutes by car from Nishiwakishi Station on the Kakogawa Line. 25 minutes by car from Tanigawa Station on the Fukuchiyama Line. 25 minutes by car from Teramae Station on the Bantan Line. Website

  • Former Kishi Family Residence Former Kishi Family Residence Kita-Harima

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    This high-class estate was built in 1918 by banker Umekichi Kishi as his own residence. A volunteer guide will give you an explanation as you view the interior of the building, which uses materials that are now difficult to obtain and techniques that are impossible to replicate. Nearby there are restaurants and shops selling products made from the local "Banshu" textile, and it is pleasant to walk around the town. Location394-1 Nishiwaki, Nishiwaki City Business hours10:00 to 18:00 (until 17:00 from October to March) Closed daysMonday (the next day if Monday is a holiday), year-end and New Year holidays Contact informationTEL: 0795-22-5549 Parking lotApproximately 20 spaces (please inquire for large buses) Admission feeFree admission AccessAbout 20 minutes walk from JR Nishiwakishi Station

  • Miki Horse Land Park Miki Horse Land Park Kita-Harima