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
Taka Town

Rice Terraces of Isarigami

Rice Terraces of Isarigami

One of the "100 best rice terraces of Japan"

Located in the Isarigami District, the rice terraces designated as one of the "100 best rice terraces of Japan" are spread across the foot of Mt. Sengamine and are separated by stone walls, which is a rare sight in Japan. The stone walls were stacked around the 13th century. One can imagine the hardships of the predecessors when seeing the rice terraces carved on the slope of the mountain, and the original landscape of Japan invites nostalgia. The Isarigami District features a rice terrace owner system in order for people to experience the fun of growing rice and cooperate in the preservation of the historic scenery.

PHONE 0795-32-4779
(Community promotion section, Taka Town)
ADDRESS Isarigami, Kami-ku, Taka
ACCESS Car: Approx. 45 min. from Takinoyashiro IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Train: From JR Nishiwakishi Station, take the Shinki Bus and get off at the Kamicho Nokyomae bus stop (approx. 35 min. bus ride), followed by a 40 min. walk, or (only on weekdays) take the Nogiku Bus and get off at the Isarigami bus stop, followed by a 5 min. walk

Verde Hall (Cultural Center)

Verde Hall (Cultural Center)

Where the art and culture of the region starts

With a total of 616 audience seats, a variety of plays and concerts are held here. Independent performances are held about ten times a year and are very popular. On Sake Day, October 1 of every year, the singer Tokiko Kato sings famous songs at the Tokiko Kato Sake Day Concert, held in collaboration with first-class sake brands.

PHONE 0795-32-1300
ADDRESS 135 Nakamura-machi, Naka-ku, Taka
CLOSED Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, national holidays (on the week of the third Sunday, it is closed on Sunday and Monday), and New Year holidays
ACCESS Car: Approx. 30 min. from Takinoyashiro IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Train: From JR Nishiwakishi Station, take the Shinki Bus and get off at the Takacho Yakuba bus stop (approx. 25 min. bus ride), followed by a short walk

Sugiharagami Kenkyusho

Sugiharagami Kenkyusho

Experience traditional papermaking

With a history of 1,300 years, this institute produces and sells products using Sugihara paper, which is designated as an important intangible cultural property / traditional craft of Hyogo Prefecture. You can observe the workshop and challenge yourself by creating original washi (Japanese paper) here. [Reservations required]

PHONE 0795-36-0080
ADDRESS 768-46 Torima, Kami-ku, Taka
HOURS 8:30-17:15
Closed on Wednesdays and New Year holidays
FEE Participation fee 450 yen -
ACCESS Car: Approx. 50 min. from Takinoyashiro IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Train: From JR Nishiwakishi Station, take the Shinki Bus and get off at the Sugiharagami-no-sato bus stop (approx. 60 min. bus ride), followed by a short walk

Naka-Yachiyo no Mori Park

Naka-Yachiyo no Mori Park

Enjoy the nature of a satoyama

Experience the various attractions in a satoyama (human-influenced natural environments) area throughout the four seasons. Participate in programs such as charcoal making and woodworking crafts.

PHONE 0795-30-0050
ADDRESS 677-10 Kojiya, Naka-ku, Taka
CLOSED Closed on Mondays
ACCESS Car: Approx. 30 min. from Kasai IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Train: From JR Nishiwakishi Station, take the Shinki Bus and get off at the Kadota bus stop (approx. 40 min.), followed by a 40 min. walk

Harmony Park

Harmony Park

Full of nature-experiencing opportunities

The agriculture and forestry park has a fruit farm, restaurant, and cottages. At the fruit farm, you can pick apples and pears.

PHONE 0795-36-0862
ADDRESS 633-1 Midani, Kami-ku, Taka
HOURS 8:30-17:15
(The barbeque house is open from 11:00-17:00)
Closed on Wednesdays and New Year holidays
ACCESS Car: Approx. 40 min. from Takinoyashiro IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Train: From JR Nishiwakishi Station, take the Shinki Bus and get off at Kadomura (approx. 45 min. bus ride), followed by a 15 min. walk

Mt. Kasagata (Also known as Harimafuji)

Mt. Kasagata(Also known as Harimafuji)

Boasts a refreshing view from the peak

From the hiking trail you can see the five waterfalls of Jabarataki Falls, Nijugataki Falls, Ryugataki Falls, Shobutaki Falls, and Akataki Falls. The water flows down as if it is sewing the space between the trees. It takes approx. 90 minutes from the starting point to the 939 m peak.

PHONE 0795-30-5110 (Nature Park Kasagata)
ADDRESS 379-1 Oya, Yachiyo-ku, Taka
CLOSED Closed on Wednesdays and New Year holidays
ACCESS To the starting point by car: Approx. 40 min. from Kasai IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Train: From JR Nishiwakishi Station, take the Shinki Bus and get off at the Oya bus stop (approx. 60 min. bus ride), followed by a 20 min. walk

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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