Art, Culture & History

Create Your Own Washi Art Paper Fan

Art, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

Become an artist for a day and create your very own Japanese paper fan!

Izushi Shrine

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

Izushi Shrine is known as one of the Tajima region's five main Shinto shrines.

Kagen History Library

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiShoppingToyooka

A free-to-view display room of antique willow bags collected by the owners of bag atelier Kagen over the generations.

Kinosaki Must-Visits Pass

Art, Culture & HistoryShoppingKinosaki Onsen

All-in-one pass for the best of Kinosaki Onsen

Kumiko Woodworking

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

Learn the art of Japanese woodworking from a master craftsman.

Hyogo Prefectural Maruyamagawa Park

Active & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryKinosaki OnsenToyooka

The Hyogo Prefectural Maruyamagawa Park is a yearround playground providing boating, skating, swimming, and more to visitors staying in Toyooka. Located right next to the Maruyama River which flows into the Sea of Japan, those lo……

Kiryu Traditional Crafts

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiShoppingIzushi

Kiryu Traditional Crafts is a boutique specializing in producing and selling yanagi-gori (willow craft) bags which can only be found in Toyooka and were the catalyst for Toyooka's bag-making industry. The apprentices of Takumi Ter……

Sasazuru Sake

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiShoppingIzushi

Sasazuru is a sake brewing company that has had roots in Izushi since 1708. While the outside appearance of the storehouse is well-known amongst locals for its six-layer soil walls (built from soil in Izushi), upon entering the s……

Kannabe Shrine

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Kannabe Shrine is located just beside the mouth of Mount Kannabe, an inactive volcano. It is a guardian shrine for Mount Kannabe, travellers, and the town below, with ceremonies held annually to pray for the safety of those visiti……

Izushi Sara Soba Coupon Deal

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiShoppingIzushi

A special coupon and retro-style experience for Izushi Sara Soba!

Izushi Meijikan

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

Built in 1887, Izushi Meijikan was once relegated to housing the local county office and is now open to the public as a museum. Originally situated near the Taniyama River, the building was eventually dismantled and rebuilt furth……

Toyooka Museum of History

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Located nearby the ancient ruins of Kokubunji Temple, the Toyooka Museum of History houses exhibits relating to the historical creation of Toyooka City and the surrounding Tajima area.

Izushi Sara Soba All-You-Can-Eat Challenge

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

Test your appetite and eat as much soba as you can in one hour!

Higurashi Coffee

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiShoppingToyooka

A coffee shop in Toyooka selling recycled bags made from coffee bean sacks.

Toyooka City Museum of Art

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

The Toyooka City Museum of Art was founded in honor of artists local to Toyooka City. Kiyonaga Itoh, a paitner native to Izushi and famous for his fine-art nude paintings, donated some of his works to Izushi, kickstarting the crea……

Karoyashiki

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

Karoyashiki was used as a residential dwelling by Izushi Domain's feudal retainer during the late Edo Period, and it is said to be the only samurai residence left within Izushi Castle. Izushi Castle was conceived within three conc……

Arikoyama Inari Shrine

Active & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

Arikoyama Inari Shrine is located beside Izushi Castle Ruins, and is part of the reason why Izushi is lovingly referred to by locals as "Little Kyoto." Arikoyama Inari Shrine decorates the base of Mount Arikoyama and is well-know……

Steam Locomotive C5711

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiToyooka

Built in 1937, Steam Locomotive C5711 is a vintage train that has been preserved in Toyooka City's Central Park since 1972. Originally tasked with hauling passenger cars for the Kamome Limited Express along the San'in Line from To……