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Tamba Area

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Tamba Area located in central part of Hyogo is a rural area and you can see original scenery of farm village of Japan. Various brand farm products are produced here, and Tamba Kuromame (black beans), Tamba Kuri (chestnuts), Tamba Matsutake Mushroom is high-quality ingredient of Japanese dishes chosen by famous Japanese restaurants in Kyoto. Sasayama is known as a Castle town where traditional Japanese cityscape is remained. Also there are a lot of famous spots for colored autumn leaves, and visiting temples and shrines with colored leaves is a popular sightseeing activity. In addition, you can enjoy ceramic art activities of Tambayaki, famous pottery with the history of 800 years.

Sasayama Castle O-shoin

Sasayama Castle Ruins is one of the finest examples of castle architecture in Japan. Today only the massive stone walls are remained from the original castle. The current O-shoin, rebuilt in April 2000, exhibits how Sasayama Castle was built and the Castle town was formed in an earlier era. Surrounded by an outer moat brimming with water, the Castle Ruins is known as one of the best spot for cherry blossoms in spring. Around the Castle Ruins Japanese traditional cityscape remains as Castle town, and you can tour around Samurai residents.

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Tachikui Pottery Village

One of the oldest ceramics ware in Japan, Tambayaki. In Tachikui Sue-no-Sato, you can experience clay work and ceramics painting. There is also a museum inside to learn the history and technique of Tambayaki. You can purchase Tambayaki ware from 55 potteries at ‘Kamamoto-Yokocho’. Tambayaki potteries are dotted around the area, and it is recommended to stroll around a pathway lined with potteries.

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Tamba Momiji Sanzan

In Tamba City it is dotted with temples where colored leaves are beautiful in autumn, and touring famous 9 temples is popular thing to do. Especially Entsuji Temple, Sekiganji Temple, Kogenji Temple are called Tamba Momiji Sanzan (Three temples of red maple leaves in Tamba), and attract a lot of people. Autumn leaves with a three-storied pagoda, or with a pond in the precincts, are very tasteful and elegant. The best time for colored leaves is in November, and seasonal events are held in some temples.

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