Kita-Harima in Hyogo is where Japan's original landscape remains. Your experience here will enrich your heart.

ハートにぐっと北播磨
Nishiwaki City

Nihon Heso Park

Nihon Heso Park

Science and art meet at the bellybutton of Japan

Science and art meet within this large cultural zone. The unique name, literally meaning "Japan's Bellybutton Park," comes from its location - where 135° east longitude and 35° north latitude cross - the geographical center of Japan. Within the park are the Nishiwaki Earth Science Museum, Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, the Japan's bellybutton monument, a space-themed children's park, an outdoor stage, a jumbo roller slide, and restaurant. The park is fun enough that visitors can spend an entire day in the park.

PHONE 0795-22-3111
(Urban housing section, Nishiwaki City)
ADDRESS 334-2 Kamihie-cho, Nishiwaki
ACCESS A 3 min. walk from Nihonhesokoen Station on the JR Kakogawa Line

Shogon-ji Temple / Two-storied Pagoda

Shogon-ji Temple / Two-storied Pagoda

The two-storied pagoda is colored by nature

It is an ancient temple with its foundation built by an Indian hermit in the Hakuchi era (650 A.D. -). The temple houses and exhibits a genealogy map that indicates its connection with Kanbei Kuroda, a strategist who lived through the warring states period. At the end of the mossy approach stands a two-storied pagoda, which is an important cultural property of the prefecture, and in autumn, beautiful autumn leaves color the temple grounds.

PHONE 0795-22-3111
(Nishiwaki City Tourist Association)
ADDRESS 1589 Kuroda, Kurodasho-cho, Nishiwaki
ACCESS A 20 min. walk from Honkuroda Station on the JR Kakogawa Line

Nishiwaki "Japan's Bellybutton" Hidokei-no-Oka Park Auto Campground

Nishiwaki "Japan's Bellybutton" Hidokei-no-Oka Park Auto Campground

Fully enjoy the nature of the four seasons

The meridian-themed auto campground is rich in greenery. Come and experience the seasonal natural environment through casual camping. There are lodges and cottages, along with a wide selection of rental equipment, so you can enjoy camping even empty-handed. There is a communal facility on the premises for trial classes, such as pizza making. You can also simply enjoy the ingredients of the region in the farm restaurant here.

PHONE 0795-28-4851
ADDRESS 871-14 Monryu, Kurodasho-cho, Nishiwaki
HOURS 9:00-19:00
Closed during New Year holidays
ACCESS A 30 min. drive to the north from Takinoyashiro IC on the Chugoku Expressway

Hyosu Shrine

Hyosu Shrine

The shrine's annual festival held on the second Sunday of October

The shrine is familiar to the local people as Hyosusan. During the siege of Miki Castle by Hideyoshi Hashiba, the strategist Kanbei Kuroda made a visit to the shrine to pray for victory.

PHONE 0795-22-3111
(Nishiwaki City Tourist Association)
ADDRESS 372-2 Oka, Kurodasho-cho, Nishiwaki
ACCESS A 5 min. walk from Kurodasho Station on the JR Kakogawa Line

Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki

Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki

A museum with a connection to Tadanori Yokoo

The museum is connected to the artist Tadanori Yokoo from Nishiwaki, who continues his international and innovative art activities. The museum mainly exhibits modern art. The building adjacent to Nihonhesokoen Station was created by the architect Arata Isozaki, and when seen from the side, it looks like a three-car train.

PHONE 0795-23-6223
ADDRESS 345-1 Kamihie-cho, Nishiwaki
HOURS 10:00‒17:00
Closed on Mondays, any day after a national holiday, during exhibit exchanging periods, and on New Year holidays
FEE 310 yen
ACCESS Next to Nihonhesokoen Station on the JR Kakogawa Line

Nishiwaki Earth Science Museum Terra Dome

Nishiwaki Earth Science Museum Terra Dome

Feel the mystery of the universe up close

You can experience the romance of space at an observatory with a 6 m dome planetarium and an 81 cm reflecting telescope. You can see the stars even during daytime on a sunny day. Astronomical observation every Saturday night and holiday eves, science classes on Sundays, and other events offer everyone from kids to adults an experience they can enjoy.

PHONE 0795-23-2772
ADDRESS 334-2 Kamihie-cho, Nishiwaki
HOURS 10:00‒18:00
Closed on Mondays, the day after a national holiday (open if it is Saturday or Sunday), and New Year holidays
FEE 510 yen
ACCESS A 5 min. walk from Nihonhesokoen Station on the JR Kakogawa Line

Contact information related to tourism in Kita-Harima

Service is available only in Japanese.

Kita-Harima Regional Tourism Association /
Kita-Harima District Administration Office, Hyogo Prefecture
Office. 1075-2 Yahiro, Kato, Hyogo 673-1431
Phone. 0795-42-9447

Nishiwaki City

Nishiwaki City (Commerce and tourism section)/
Nishiwaki City Tourist Association
Phone. 0795-22-3111
Nishiwaki Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Phone. 0795-22-3901

Miki City

Miki City (Commerce and tourism section)
Phone. 0794-82-2000
Miki City Tourism Association
Phone. 0794-83-8400
Miki Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Phone. 0794-82-3190
Yokawa Society of Commerce & Industry
Phone. 0794-72-1406

Ono City

Ono City (Tourism section) /
Ono City Tourism Association
Phone. 0794-63-1929
Ono Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Phone. 0794-63-1161

Kasai City

Kasai City (Culture, tourism, and sports section) /
Kasai City Tourism Association
Phone. 0790-42-8715
Kasai Tourist Information Center
Phone. 0790-42-8823
Kasai Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Phone. 0790-42-0416

Kato City

Kato City (Commercial and tourism section)
Phone. 0795-43-0530
Kato City Tourism Association
Phone. 0795-48-0995
Kato Society of Commerce & Industry
Phone. 0795-42-0253

Taka Town

Taka Town (Community promotion section) /
Taka Town Tourism Association
Phone. 0795-32-4779
Taka Society of Commerce & Industry
Phone. 0795-32-2161

Kita-Harima Tourism Volunteer Guide Information

We will guide you through the history and culture of the region. Please do not hesitate to apply.

Nishiwaki City :: Denku Guide
(Where to apply) Kita-Harima Den-en Kukan Museum General Information Center
Phone. 0795-25-2370

Miki City :: Guide Volunteer Miki
(Where to apply) Miki City Tourism Association
Phone. 0794-83-8400

Ono City :: Ono Guide Himawari
(Where to apply) Ono City Tourism Association
Phone. 0794-63-1929

Kasai City :: Kasai Historic Road Volunteer Guide
(Where to apply) Kasai Tourist Information Center
Phone. 0790-42-8823

Kato City :: Kato Tourism Volunteer Association
(Where to apply) Kato City Tourism Association
Phone. 0795-48-0995

Taka Town :: Taka Friendly Volunteer Guide
(Where to apply) Naka Friendly Museum
Phone. 0795-32-0685

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