Izushi Castle Town

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"A town area located in Izuishi-cho, Toyooka City which has been designated a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. This former castle town, designed using a grid pattern, is also known as the ""Little Kyoto of Tajima."" The area is one of the top soba noodle destinations in the Kansai region, and many soba restaurants stand eve to eve here serving Izuishi soba, a local specialty. Other tourist destinations include the Izuishi Eirakukan, a small performing arts theater established in the Meiji period; museums operating out of former wealthy merchant's residences and other old buildings; and the Shinkoro Clock Tower."

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Izuishi-cho, Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture map map Map
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • If you are looking for handbags or white clay pottery - this town is it.
    4.0 Reviewed : 2022.10.01
    This area is famous for handbags and earthenware. As you wander around, you can look at beautiful examples of the local white clay pottery. There are quite a few handbag workshops. There was one...
  • Quaint, clean and pretty town
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.07.27
    This is a nice little stop off for a break, some food and a quick walk around a traditional and smell town in rural Japan. Famous for soba noodles and its clock tower, you can cover the whole stretch...
  • Great Experience
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.22
    Found out about this little gem from the ryokan owner in Kinosaki. Easy to get here by bus (or bus/train combo) from Kinosaki. Most folks opt for a day-trip, but we stayed two nights at the Izushi...

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