Spots in Shobara / Miyoshi Area

  • Flower Station Sera (Sera Yurien)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Sera-gun Seracho Kurobuchi Gongenyama 413-20
    This all-weather flower park is located atop a large hill in Sera Town of Sera County, Hiroshima Prefecture. There are about 140 types of lilies to look at, as well as about three million pansies, salvias, cosmoses, and other gorgeous seasonal blooms. The park also features Japan’s largest illustration composed of a field of flowers, which the park is famous for, and the design changes every year. A “flower festival” is head from April until early July and September until early November, and it features a variety of events throughout the period. Visitors can purchase cut flowers, bulbs, souvenirs, and more from the shop.
  • Okudagenso Sayume Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Miyoshishi Higashisakeyamachi 10453-6
    This art museum displays the works of Genso Okuda—a Japanese painter from Miyoshi City—and his wife Sayume Okuda, a doll maker. The lobby is named for “the moon” —an important motif in Genso Okuda’s works—and is designed for viewing of the actual moon as well. There are nighttime concerts in the lobby during full moons.
  • Hirata Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Miyoshishi Uedamachi 1740-3
    Visitors to this tourist farm can enjoy picking strawberries, grapes, and other seasonal fruits all year long. They can also enjoy desserts made with fruit from the farm and country cooking made with local ingredients. Visitors can also try making ice cream with fruit, canning fruit, and other activities.
  • Hogenji Temple
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Miyoshi-shi Miyoshimachi 1057
    This Buddhist temple was founded in 1633 as the family temple of the Asano clan by Asano Nagaharu, the third lord of the clan. The temple’s grounds adjoin Ozekiyama Park and are dotted with cultural properties tied to the famed 47 ronin. An impressive weeping cherry on the grounds is said to have been planted by Oishi Kuranosuke, chamberlain of Ako Domain, when he visited the area on the occasion of Asano Nagaharu’s daughter Agurihime marriage to Asano Takuminokami, the man whose forced suicide instigated the events of the 47 ronin. The majestic tree stands 30-meters-tall and the temple’s grounds are one of the city’s leading cherry blossom-viewing destinations; the weeping cherry on the grounds of the Dairakuji Temple is also said to have been planted from one of this tree’s buds. Some of the temple’s many other highlights include the Gishido temple, which enshrines wooden statues of the 47 ronin; and a stone spire under which is buried the hair of Agurihime.

    三次浅野藩の菩提寺です。大きな鬼瓦5メートルが残っています。寛政9年(1797)と聞いていますが大きさにびっくりです。 浅野内匠頭の奥さんの遺髪塔も有ります。桜の季節は良いようです。

  • Utopia Saioto
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Yamagatagunkitahiroshimachou Sayoto 144
    A ski resort in Kitahiroshima Town Yamagata County, Hiroshima Prefecture. One of the best snow parks in western Japan, with their Big Gelande ski slope boasting a length of 3,200 meters. There are also children’s attractions including the easy slide snow escalator and snow playing areas. Snow wear and gear are both available for rental.
  • Taiho Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Seragunserachou Kyoumaru 10804-1
    A sightseeing orchard in Sera County, Hiroshima Prefecture. Enjoy picking fruits which change with the season, such as pears and grapes. Also, at the attached Yama no Eki shop, they sell not just pears and grapes but also local vegetables and processed food. The farm is also the site for regular events, making this a place frequented by the locals.
  • Hyakuzo Kurata Literary Museum
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Shobara-shi Nishihonmachi 2-20-10 Shobara-shi Denen Bunka Center
    This literature museum presents materials concerning Shobara-born author Hyakuzo Kurata. Located inside the Shobara Rural Culture Center, the museum displays some 200 items of historic value, including handwritten manuscripts, letters, photographs, and personal articles. “The Priest and His Apprentice,” one of the author’s most well-known works, was a best-seller in its time and has been translated into numerous other languages. The museum’s standing exhibition includes the original manuscript as well as a letter Nobel Prize-winning author Romain Rolland sent to Kurata praising the work, and visitors can learn about Kurata’s life and his literary achievements.

    歴史民俗資料館や倉田百三文学館、図書館、ホールなどがあります。百三の愛用していた机や硯などが展示されていました。著書や、書、なども見学しました。無料で入館できました。

  • Josei-daki Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Miyoshishi Sakugichoushimosakugi
    126-meter falls in Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. There’s a promenade along the river leading to Takimidai, where the waterfall can be seen closely. The waterfall has been selected as one of Hiroshima prefecture’s Places of Scenic Beauty as well as one of Japan’s top 100 waterfalls. There’s parking available and during the autumn season, this is a popular location with tourists to observe the changing colors.
  • Kozan Lavender Hill
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Seragunserachou Bessako 794-9
    This is a great flower-viewing garden for enjoying flora in all four seasons—poppies in spring, lavender in summer, and cosmos in fall. It features a café and herb garden as well, so you can partake of lavender ice cream and fresh herbal tea.
  • Toyomatsu Paper Airplane Tower
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Jinseki-gun Jinsekikogen Cho Shimotoyomatsu 318
    This tower, the only one of its kind in the world, was created specifically for people to launch paper airplanes from it. Situated in the center of the park at the summit of 663-meter-high Mt. Yonami, the tower stands 26-meters-tall. There is an observation deck situated 15 meters up the tower, and from here visitors can take in a 360 degree, panoramic view encompassing distant Mt. Daisen, Mt. Dogo, and the Hiba Mountains. In 2013, the tower was designated a Lover's Sanctuary, and visitors can drop a “lovecopter” from the tower, which is said to grant one true love.
  • cafe restaurant sorara
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Shoubarashi Takanochoushimonde 49 Road Station Takano
    This restaurant is located inside of Roadside Station Takano in Shobara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It offers items made with ingredients such as seasonal local produce, Hiba beef, and Seto Momiji pork. Its sweets made with Takano apples and Takano grapes are also popular. Visited by many people, the restaurant’s liberatingly open interior offers great scenic views to enjoy along with a meal.

    車で道の駅たかのに行き野菜やお菓子など色々と売っいました。今回はこちらのレストランで食事をすませ、ゴールデンウィーク限定という広島牛と瀬戸もみじぶたを利用した手作りハンバーグ¥1300をいただきました。ゴールデンウィーク中でしたがレストランはわりと席数も多いためすぐに座ることができました。

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Tsutsuga Rifle Range
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Yamagatagunakiotachou Kamitsutsuga Mt. Inogu 919
    This shooting range is located in Akiota Town, Yamagata County, Hiroshima Prefecture. The 50-meter range is the only shooting range in Japan certified for international competitions. Visitors who do not have a gun license can try their hand at shooting a beam rifle or beam pistol. The range is closed from January to February due to snow.
  • Ozekiyama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Miyoshishi Miyoshimachi
    A municipal park located close to Ozekiyama Station on the JR Sanko Line. An observatory on top of a small mountain in the park offers a sweeping view of Miyoshi City. The park is also a renowned destination for viewing cherry blossoms and autumn foliage and many people come to the park to enjoy its seasonal scenery.
  • Yawata Highland 191 Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Yamagatagunkitahiroshimachou Nishiyawatahara
    A ski resort in Kitahiroshima Town Yamagata County, Hiroshima Prefecture with seven different courses offering slopes for everyone from children to adults to enjoy. There are also two types of kids play area where kids can enjoy snow sports such as sledding and tubing. They offer special events including Ladies’ Days, Men’s Days, and Family Days.
  • Geihoku Oak Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Yamagatagunkitahiroshimachou Hosomi 145-104
    This hot spring inn is located at an altitude of 600 meters in Yamagata County, Hiroshima Prefecture. It features large public baths, open-air baths where guests can enjoy the seasonal scenery, a restaurant offering cuisine made with fresh highland vegetables, and more. The facility is also equipped with a ground golf course, an ice creamery, and more, making it a great place to relax and unwind.
  • Ikoi no Mura Hiroshima
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hiroshima Pref. Yamagatagunakiotachou Matsubara 1
    This lodging facility is located in Akiota Town, Yamagata County, Hiroshima Prefecture. While gazing out on nature, you can enjoy the glass-walled ceramic hot spring and sauna. In addition, it also accepts large groups, and has a large banquet hall and restaurant. Inside the facility, there are conference rooms and halls that are used for training camps and training sessions.
  • Geihoku Kokusai Ski Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Yamagatagunkitahiroshimachou Nakaso 19
    This ski resort in Kitahiroshima Town, Yamagata County, Hiroshima Prefecture, is one of the largest in western Japan. The resort offers a variety of courses suitable for all skill levels, as well as a kid’s park and other attractions. Guests can enjoy playing on its wide slopes all day long. Other facilities include three restaurants, a rental booth, locker rooms, and more. The resort is open from around December to March each year.
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Miyoshi Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Miyoshishi Shijikkanmachi Kanda Valley Cultural Center
    This park is located in Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is equipped with a range of facilities with the themes play, train, gather, learn, and see. The children’s plaza is equipped with a substantial selection of playground equipment including Fuwa-Fuwa Dome (bouncy domes), large slides, and more. The park, which is equipped with athletic facilities including a heated pool, a grassy space, tennis courts, and more, also hosts sports classes. All in all, it is a great place to enjoy building a healthier body.
  • Shokusaikan Shobara Yumesakura
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Shoubarashi Shinjouchou 291-1
    This commercial facility located in Shobara City, Hiroshima Prefecture is a place where all the ingredients of Shobara come together. Visitors can purchase local specialties and local vegetables harvested that very morning. It also offers a range of products including, meat, rice, bread, homemade ice cream, and more. The other attractions of the facility, which is visited by many people, especially locals, include a restaurant, a tourist information corner, and more.
  • Sera Kouzan Fuerai no sato
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Seragunserachou Otani 1049-40
    This location famous for cherry blossoms is in Sera Town, Sera County Hiroshima Prefecture. Every year in April you can see the double cherry blossoms, the Yoshino cherry blossoms, and a row of weeping cherry trees. When the flowers are in full bloom, they are lit up at night, and there are always large crowds of visitors throughout the blooming season. Pets allowed.

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There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.

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