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Tamba Area

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Tamba Area located in central part of Hyogo is characterized by rural scenery and is place that can meet original scenery of farm village of Japan. It is area where brand farm products are produced, and Tamba Black beans, Tamba Chestnuts, Tamba Matsutake Mushroom is high-quality ingredient of Japanese dishes which it is useful in restaurant of Kyoto. Sasayama is known as Castle town and is area where traditional Japanese cityscape remains. It is classic sightseeing course that a lot of famous spots of colored leaves go round shrines and temples which Autumn is colored leaf, and changes color. Tanba-yaki Ware with the history of 800 years features simple taste and can enjoy ceramic art activities.

Sasayama Castle/Daisho-in

Sasayama Castle Ruins is Japanese outstanding Castle Ruins, and magnificent stone wall is left now. Current O-shoin displays state of construction of a castle of Sasayama Castle, the formation of Castle town in building rebuilt in April, 2000. Castle Ruins among outer moats full of water to the brim is still known as famous spot of cherry tree. Japanese traditional cityscape remains as Castle town, and mansions of samurai can observe the outskirts.

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Tachikui Sue-no-Sato (Tachikui Pottery Village)

One, Tanba-yaki Ware of ceramics kiln which is the oldest in Japan. In Tachikui Sue-no-Sato, ceramic art activities which can enjoy clay work and painting is made. In addition, there is "Kamamoto-Yokocho" which museum which can learn the history and technique of Tanba-yaki Ware, 55 earthenware of pottery can purchase in hall. There are many pottery kilns throughout the area producing Tamba ware, so it is recommended to walk the sights and see them.

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Tamba maple Miyama

There are many temples in Tamba with exquisite foliage, so people like to make a circuit around nine of them. Entsu-ji Temple, Sekigan-ji Temple, and Kogen-ji Temple are considered the three great sites of Tamba foliage, and they are thronged with visitors. It is a signature sight of Japan to see the foliage decorating the three-story pagoda and the ponds in the temples. The fall foliage is at its best each November, with some temples holding special events.

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