Spots in Sanda / Tamba / Sasayama Area

  • Sasayama Castle Ruins
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    4.0
    138 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Sasayamashi Kitashinmachi 2-3
    The ruins of Sasayama Castle, flatland-mountain castle build on a small hill called Sasayama, located a 10-minute drive east from the Tannan Sasayamaguchi interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. The castle's moat, stone base, and base of keep still stand. Sasayama castle never had a keep, instead centering on a hall called the Oshoin, which was rebuilt in March 2000. Inside the hall, visitors can view informational panels on historic events which occurred in Sasayama Domain during the Edo period as well as models and other exhibits which provide information on what the castle and town beneath it once looked like as well as the different lords who ruled the area. The hall's theater room screens informational videos.

    I had the chance to visit the castle ruins just when the cherry trees were in full bloom. There were dozens of cherry trees on the site and literarily hundreds more around it. The cherry blossoms...

  • Roadside Station Tamba Obaachan no Sato
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    3.5
    49 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hyougo Pref. Tambashi Kasugachounanukaichi 710
    "This roadside station is just off the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway's Kasuga Interchange. Its shop sells local Tamba specialty products and Japanese sweets with a taste ""Just Like Grandma Used to Make."" The food court's Kokoro bakery offers fresh baked bread made with Tamba specialties like beans and chestnuts. Their Black Bean Bread made with brown sugar and lots of large black beans worked into the dough is especially popular."

    This is a nice rest stop compared to most, has some restaurants and a few stalls selling things. There is a park and field so its great for children to play, you can buy some Tamba swag in the gift...

  • Arima Fuji Park
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Sandashi Fukushima 1091-2
    A park located a 15-minute drive from the Kobe-Sanda interchange. A vast park opened in 2001, the park has designed to meet the diversifying needs of the community, and some its many facilities include a nature learning center where visitors can find out about the local ecosystem and wildlife; an old-fashioned thatched roof Japanese home used to convey Japanese culture and traditions; and a park center which can be used for all manner of presentations, performances, and events. The park's 178.2-hectare grounds encompass several walking trails leading from the park center and Fukuji Oike Pond up to the top of Mt. Arima Fuji, and visitors can enjoy the beauty of mountain valley woodlands and terraced rice fields as suits their stamina and interest.

    It is a very nice place to walk around. Very peaceful and a good place for kids too. There are many activities for children.

  • Roadside Station Inagawa
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hyougo Pref. Kawabeguninagawachou Manzen Takezoe 70-1
    Located at the Manzen Intersection where Prefectural Route 12 meets Prefectural Route 68, this roadside station's parking lot can accommodate 100 vehicles. Their farm stand features produce brought in fresh every morning by Inagawa Town farmers. On Mondays and Thursdays, a group of them are available to chat with customers about their produce, ways to prepare it, and more. Buckwheat is an Inagawa Town specialty, and the restaurant serves soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour. They have sweets like soft serve ice cream made with soba tea and kine-tsuki (mochi pounding) mochi rice cakes too. Their monthly events showcase the produce of the season, and the venue gets packed with the locals.

    前回は店内が混んでいたので、少々せわしなかったので・・・・・ 今回は空いている時間を選んでいきました。 ゆっくり、美味しいおそばをいただきました。

  • Konda Yakushi Onsen Nukumori no Sato
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyougo Pref. Sasayamashi Kondachoukondashinden 21-10
    A hot spring bathhouse located a 20-minute drive from the Tannan Sasayamaguchi interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. The bathhouse' hot spring wells up from 1,300 meters below ground in a stratum dating back 100 million years; its waters have a superb warming effect on the body. The alkaline simple mildly radioactive hot spring is used to fill the bathhouse' tubs, such as a rock bath made from Tamba stone, and a bathing area made with Tamba ware porcelain, including the indoor bath, outdoor bath, and even the floor. Each bathing area is separated into a large indoor bath area, source spring bath area, and large outdoor bath area.

    自然の中で楽しめる温泉です。室内のお風呂と露天風呂と、種類が多く入り比べをして楽しみました。人が多いので「自然を独り占め!」という感じにはならないですが、広いのでさほど気になりませんでした。

  • Tada Shrine
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Kawanishishi Tadaintadadokorochou 1-1
    This historic Shinto shrine founded in 970 has ties to Seiwa-Genji. One of the Three Genji Shrines, it honors Minamoto no Mitsunaka and has been designated a National Historic Site because of its pedigree. The shrine's treasure house holds the Minamoto Clan's Onikiri-maru sword, as well as armor and ancient documents. The grounds also feature rare camellia varieties like Camellia reticulata and Camellia japonica that are a sight to behold when in bloom. Visitors pack in for April's Genji Festival featuring a parade of samurai and other historical figures connected to the Genji clan in period dress, such as Tomoe Gozen and Shizuka Gozen. You can reach the shrine by walking west from Tada Station on the Nose Electric Railway's Myoken Line for about 15 minutes.

    This is an important shrine where the key ancestors of the Minamoto clan have been enshrined since the 10th century. In Japan, there are two major samurai clans; they are the Taira clan and the...

  • Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Sandashi Yayoigaoka 6
    A museum located a five-minute walk from Kobe Electric Railway Flower Town Station. The museum's natural history exhibits are designed around the theme of the symbiosis between human beings and nature. The museum's standing exhibition on floors one through three is divided into five sections-Nature in Hyogo, Human and Nature, Dinosaur Fossils in Tamba, the Floor of Biodiversity, and Life on Our Planet: Past and Present. Exhibits include fossils dug up in the Tamba area and dioramas. The museum also has a touring exhibition housed in a renovated truck called the Yumehaku which visits local schools, community centers, and parks.

    This place is operated and staffed with knowledgable, passionate and friendly staff. The overall layout and design is awesome. It is best experienced from floor 1-4. Floor 1 has the most impressive...

  • Byakugoji Temple
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Tambashi Ichijimachoubyakugouji 709
    This temple is located about 10 minutes by car from the Maizuru Expressway's Kasuga Interchange. Founded by the monk Hodo in 705, the principal object of worship is a hidden hibutsu image brought from India of Yakushi Ruriko Nyorai. The temple was destroyed by fire during Akechi Mitsuhide's attack on Tamba but was rebuilt in the late 1500s. Along with cherries and azaleas, the temple features a wisteria variety known as kyushaku-fuji with clusters reaching as long as 180 centimeters. They spread along a 120-meter wisteria trellis that's a sight to behold when in full bloom. The Kyushaku-fuji Festival is held to coincide with the flowering of the wisteria and sees a flood of tourists come to the temple every year.

    JR福知山線市島駅から車で8分くらいのところにある天台宗のお寺。セッコクやツツジ、百日紅、スイレン、ハスなど四季の花々が次々と咲きます。

  • Inagawa Observatory
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Kawabeguninagawachou Kashihara Onogadake 1-1
    This astronomical observatory is on the summit of Mt. Oya, the highest peak in the Hanshin region. It's second floor has a 50-centimeter reflecting telescope and they hold star-gazing sessions, as well as sunspot observation during the day. The first floor features a planetarium with explanations of seasonal stars as well as programs where they project interstellar images taken by the telescope. Admission is reasonably priced, and children of junior high age and younger get in free. You can get there by car, and there are places nearby to have a barbecue or do some birdwatching. Parents and children both love it.

    標高753mの表示がありけっこう高いところに来たとは思っていました。しかしながら、大阪平野から真北に数十キロメートル進んでいましたので、まさかここから海が見えるとは思いませんでした。 上手くいけば、ハワイが見えるかもしれないと思ってしまいました。

  • Hitokura Park
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Kawanishishi Kunisaki Tomoaki 1-6
    Mt. Chimyo casts its shape on the surface of Hitokura Dam, and Hitokura Park is a municipal facility at the foot of the mountain. It's divided into four zones: a Waterside Zone, a Hill Zone, a Mountain Zone, and a Nature Center. You can stroll around the reservoir in the Waterside Zone, taking in the beautiful water and its natural surroundings. The hill zone has a wide-open lawn that's great for playing ball or enjoying obstacle courses. A grove of double weeping rosebud cherry trees spreads through the Mountain Zone, making it a good spot to see the seasonal changes. Visit the Nature Center to learn about the Hitokura area's natural environment through workshops and its Ranger Corner.

    緑豊かで、穏やかな気持ちになれました。 初めて訪れましたが、また次に機会があれば行きたいなと考えてます^_^

  • Kogenji Temple
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Tambashi Aogakichouhinokura 514
    "This Buddhist temple is about a ten-minute drive from the Kita Kinki Toyooka Expressway's Aogaki Interchange. Founded by the Zen priest Enkei Soyu in 1325 during the Kamakura period, it was given the name Kogenji by Emperor Godaigo in 1326. It's the head temple of the Rinzai school of Zen's Chuho lineage. It was called ""Nishi Tenmoku,"" as opposed to the Kai District's Seiunji Temple which was called ""Higashi Tenmoku,"" making it Tamba's most prominent temple. It's also known as the Tenmoku Kaede Temple after its Tenmoku kaede maples that are characterized by smaller leaves and drooping branches. Many visitors come in the fall to see the turning of the leaves. At the start of the mountain climbing season, they hold Koto zither performances and hand out free amazake sweet half-sake."

    兵庫県の紅葉名所ランキングで常に上位に出てくる高源寺、カエデは開山禅師が中国杭州の天目山より種を持ち帰りこの地に植えたとの案内、その美しさは三丹(但馬・丹後・丹波)一と称されているようです。 順路は惣門・山門・仏殿・心字の池・方丈・鐘楼・多宝塔を巡って戻るコース、それぞれの場所へは段差が不規則で傾斜のある石段を登らねばならずパートーナーは心字の池でギブアップ・・・・でもここの見所は観光案内の写真に...

  • Tamba Dinosaurs Fossil Studio Chitan Museum
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Tambashi Sannanchoutanigawa 1110
    It is part of the Sannan Library and Culture Center located in the countryside off of Prefectural Route 139 coming from JR Kugemura Station. They exhibit bones and other fossils of dinosaurs and more excavated from the Sasayama group in Tamba City. This includes a complete skeleton of a Tambatitanis, the largest herbivore to have inhabited Japan, and you can only see it here. Their exhibit that recreates an excavation site displays the tools that are actually used by paleontologists. Other workshops include making dinosaur figures and cleaning real fossils. It's a good place to get kids interested in dinosaurs.

    As you approach the building, you know youre in the right place, because theres a dinosaur coming out of the building! As you enter, theres a huge stuffed Chitan, the dinosaur mascot for...

  • Roadside Station Aogaki
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hyougo Pref. Tambashi Aogakichounishiashida 541
    "Tamba region is said to be a treasure house of good taste, and there are many food products whose names are prefixed with ""Tamba"". In addition to confections made with Tamba chestnuts, Tamba Dainagon azuki beans, and Tamba black soybeans, some side dishes are also popular. The black soybean edamame is very popular as well because it is only available for a limited time. A Zenzai (sweet azuki-bean soup containing pieces of rice cake) Fair is held from December to February, with about 40 stores in the city competing to offer the best taste. It is a spot where you can enjoy delicious zenzai."

    道の駅あおがきに入っている和食のお店です。 お蕎麦がメインのようです。 とでも、出汁も美味で、美味しかったです。

  • Kasaya Shiitake Land
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Sandashi Kamiaino 373
    An activity and tourism-oriented farm located a five-minute drive from the Sanda-Nishi interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. The farm's spacious grounds encompass a shiitake mushroom picking hill, hydrangea garden, and sweet potato digging field. There's also an insect specimen hall where visitors can see examples of rare and exotic bugs from around the world year-round. One of the farm's biggest draws is that visitors can enjoy seasonal foods and flavors here, such as strawberry picking and sweet potato digging to eat. Visitors can also try making Tamba (Tachikui yaki) ware, a local pottery variety famous since ancient times-pottery making takes around one hour. In addition, there's a decorating only course available.

    プレミアムアウトレットに行く用事があったので、お昼はどこにしようかと検索していると椎茸狩りしてバーベキューとあったので行ってみることに。平日の昼間、まだコロナが落ち着かない状況だったのでお客は自分たちのみ。完全貸し切り状態です。椎茸狩りは自分たちだけだったので、原木をハウスに設置してそこで取ることに。雨天でも椎茸狩りができるということはこういうことでした。小さなかごに食べる分だけの椎茸を採るのです...

  • Tamba Traditional Art Craft Park Tachikui Sue no Sato
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Sasayamashi Kondachoukamitachikui 3
    A large culture and recreation facility located a 10-minute drive from the Sanda-nishi interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway where visitors can see, experience, and enjoy Tamba ware, one of Japan's renowned six forms of ancient pottery. Tamba ware is characterized by its simple, un-affectated design and is highly utilitarian, making Tamba ware tableware excellent for everyday use. Some 70 superb examples of ancient Tamba ware created between the distant Kamakura period and the Edo period are displayed in the park's Traditional Learning Hall, as well as new pieces and traditional crafts by modern artisans. The park conducts clay crafting and pottery painting classes, as well. In addition, a wide variety of pottery is on display and offered for sale in the Kamamoto-Yokocho ceramics shop.

    お手ごろな価格で陶芸体験ができます。 ベテランスタッフの方が丁寧に教えてくださいます。 子供でも安心ですよ。窯元さんの作品も購入できます。

  • Sasayama Historical Art Museum
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyogo Prefecture Tamba Kashiyama-Cho 53
    This art museum is located in Tamba-Sasayama City, Hyogo Prefecture. In order to preserve Japan's oldest wooden court as an important structure, the exterior and old court were left as it, and the rest was remodeled as an art museum. In addition to works of art such as armor related to the old castle town of Tamba-Sasayama, lacquer art and paintings, there are also a number of famous items that were made from Sasayama Domain kilns at the end of the Edo period, and buried cultural properties that tell the culture of the Sasayama region since ancient times are on display. You can enjoy various artworks as well as precious Meiji period (1868-1912) architecture.

    There was very little English, so if you dont have a Japanese speaker with you it will be less interesting. Also no pictures allowed inside. There was some historical Art displayed that was nice...

  • Anma Family Samurai Residence and History Museum
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyogo Tamba-Sasayama-shi Nishishinmachi 95
    "This history museum operates out of a remodeled samurai residence built sometime after 1830. Used as a home by the Anma family for generations, the museum displays historical documents and everyday tableware left behind by the Anma. Granted a stipend of 12 ""koku"" and three ""fuchi,"" the Anma were one of the families who were vassals of the Aoyama clan, a family whose members served as hereditary lords of the bygone Sasayama Domain. The residence' magariya-style main building and tile roofed dozo storehouse still stand today, giving us an idea of the kind of lifestyle samurai families at the time lived. The museum also displays arms and armor, and other historical artefacts connected to Sasayama Domain, and visitors can come in contact with the history and ways of life of the area. In 1994, the museum building was designated a Cultural Property by Sasayama City."

    御徒士町武家屋敷群にある下級武士である徒士の現存する屋敷。庭を囲んだL字型の建物、内部の部屋は座敷・仏間・居間・土間等が、靴を脱いで部屋に入る事が出来る。屋敷の主人だった安間家の古文書や食器類等が部屋に展示されている。

  • Aoyama Historical Village
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyogo Tamba-Sasayama-shi Kitashinmachi 48
    This museum facility consists of a building called the Keiensha once used as a villa by the Aoyama family, whose members served as the lords of the bygone Sasayama Domain; as well as a dozo storehouse and a nagayamon gate. The museum's collection consists of Sasayama Domain documents and other items connected to the Aoyama family; and the library of the Shintokudo, a former school established by Sasayama Domain. Exhibits on display include more than 1,200 rare printing blocks used to print books on the study of Chinese classics, blueprints used to repair and maintain the stone wall of Sasayama Castle, and an outline of the former domain government's history from beginning to end, and visitors can experience the lifestyles, culture, and way of government of the Edo period. The museum also has outdoor exhibits such as a monument with a farewell message written by the domain's last lord when the domain system was abolished, and a monument honoring Japanese mathematics scholar Mao Tokiharu in the inner courtyard.

    Welcome to Old Aoyama Villa, located just outside of Otaru, The beautiful structure is a symbol of the Herring fishing era in 1913. inside of a single night anywhere from 25 - 100 fishermen might...

  • Hyogo Prefectural Nishiina Park Waterland
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Kawanishishi Kushiro 6-30-1
    "A waterpark 10 thousand square meters in size sprawling on the west side of JR Kita-Itami Station. A highly popular play destination for children, in addition to standard waterslides, the park has smaller slides, fountains, and a ""water castle"" with tunnels. There's also a zone created with stones, waterfalls, and miniature rapids; and a zone with a small stream and terrace for relaxing. In addition, there is much play equipment for smaller children like water picture books and pump-powered waterwheels. The park provides a place where children can play with and in water without a care."

    公園を管理?整備?されている方への質問です。 公園利用者、つまり私たちへの最低限の挨拶をという研修はないんでしょうか。ニコニコせよとは言いませんが、「おはようございます」は必要ではないですか?愛犬との散歩で時々使わせていただきますが、感じの悪い方が、多分その方1名だけとは思いますが、いらっしゃってほんとに不愉快です。そこは通るなと高ぴしゃな物言い、動物への愛情も感じ取れない応答。出会ってしまった日...

  • Sasayama Tamamizu Lily Garden
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Sasayamashi Kuroka 207-1
    A lily garden located a 10-minute drive from the Tannan-Sasayamaguchi Interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. Only open when the flowers are in bloom from June to early July, during this time some 100 thousand colorful lily plants spanning around 60 varieties blossom on the grounds. The Tamamizu, a historic site which provided water for the well of Sasayama Castle, is located in the garden. Around 1,000 hydrangeas also grow on the grounds. The garden's Tamba souvenir and gift shop sells local specialty products as well as potted plants and cut flowers.

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