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
Kasai City

Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center

Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center

A space of recreation and relaxation provided by the seasonal flowers and greenery

In spring, the flowerbeds in the park are filled with colorful tulips; in autumn, the largest chrysanthemum exhibition in the prefecture is held. In addition, beautiful flowers from tropical and subtropical regions bloom in the large greenhouse full of tropical atmosphere. In particular, the greenhouse offers one of Japan's largest collections of tuberous begonia, Streptocarpus, and insectivorous plants. In the restaurant, visitors can enjoy a meal over the view of the flowerbeds filled with brilliant colors throughout all four seasons.

PHONE 0790-47-1182
ADDRESS 1282-1 Iimori, Toyokura-cho, Kasai
HOURS 9:00-17:00
Closed on Wednesdays (If it is a national holiday, closed on the following day.) No closing days during the Tulip Festival and Chrysanthemum Exhibition
FEE Adult: 510 yen, high school student: 250 yen, junior high school student and under: free, 65 or over and people with disabilities: 260 yen
Free parking
ACCESS Car: Approx. 10 min. from Kasai IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Train: Get off at Hojomachi Station of the Hojo Railway, followed by a 10 min. taxi ride, or (only on weekdays) you can take the community bus to the Flower Center Front Gate

Kasai Tamaoka Historic Park

Kasai Tamaoka Historic Park

A park where you can experience the 1,300-year history since Harima-no-kuni Fudoki

Tamaoka burial mound in the park, built in the early 5th century, was the location of the Nehime Story described in Harima-no-kuni Fudoki (a historical description of the culture, climate, etc., of southwest Hyogo). Including this, and the relocated and restored Aizen burial mound, there are seven mounds remaining in the park. The shapes of the remaining burial mounds vary: key-hole shaped mounds, scallop-shaped mounds and round mounds, and some include tombs with a horizontal stone chamber. In addition, the large park of 6.2 hectares has a grass field, an ancient farm, a wetland observation garden, a birdwatching deck, a nature observation park, and the children's playground Nehime-no-Mori (Nehime forest).

PHONE 0790-42-8775
(Kasai City Board of Education)
ADDRESS 76 Tamaoka-cho, Kasai
ACCESS Car: Approx. 5 min. from Kasai IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Train: Get off at Hojomachi Station of the Hojo Railway, followed by a 10 min. taxi ride

Hokkesan Ichijo-ji Temple

Hokkesan Ichijo-ji Temple

The ancient temple built in the 7th century is a treasure trove of rich Buddhist culture

The famous temple of the Tendai sect was founded in 650 by the high priest, Hermit Hodo from India. The temple is the 26th temple of the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage. It houses first-class cultural properties of Hyogo, such as the three-storied pagoda (the oldest pagoda in Hyogo which is designated as a national treasure). The temple attracts many visitors in spring when cherry blossoms bloom, and in autumn when the leaves

PHONE 0790-48-4000
ADDRESS 821-17 Sakamoto-cho, Kasai
HOURS 8:00-17:00
FEE Admission fee 500 yen
ACCESS Car: Approx. 10 min. from Kakogawa-kita IC on the Sanyo Expressway
Train: Get off at Hokkeguchi Station of the Hojo Railway, then approx. 30 min. by rent-a-cycle

Kasai Aisaikan

Kasai Aisaikan

A wide variety of specialty foods of Kasai

At Kasai Aisaikan, which is directly run by JA Hyogo-mirai, specialty foods filled with the passion of the locals are prepared. For the satisfaction of the customer, the facility sells vegetables, flowers and processed foods made with care and attention.

PHONE 0790-47-8700
ADDRESS 1261-81 Toyokura-cho, Kasai
HOURS 10:00-17:00
Closed on Tuesdays and New Year holidays
ACCESS Car: Approx. 5 min. from Kasai IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Train: Get off at Hojomachi Station of the Hojo Railway, followed by a 10 min. taxi ride

Gohyakurakan (500 Arhats) [Rakan-ji Temple]

Gohyakurakan (500 Arhats) [Rakan-ji Temple]

Take a moment to face the stone Buddha figures of various expressions

Within the grounds of the Rakan-ji Temple are aligned four hundred and several dozens of rectangular cuboid stone Buddha figures with a head and face carved into them. These stone Buddha figures "speak" to you with the various expressions of a smile, a sad face, and gentleness. It is said that when, by whom, and for what purpose these figures were created remains a mystery. The Sento-e (memorial service with many candles) is held every year on August 8.

PHONE 0790-43-0580 (Rakan-ji Temple)
ADDRESS 1293 Hojo, Hojo-cho, Kasai
HOURS 9:00-17:00
FEE Admission fee 200 yen
ACCESS Car: Approx. 10 min. from Kasai IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Train: Get off at Hojomachi Station of the Hojo Railway, followed by a 15 min. walk

Former Japanese Navy Uzurano Airfield Site

Former Japanese Navy Uzurano Airfield Site

Remains of the war to be passed down to future generations

The airfield of the former Himeji Naval Air Corps opened in October 1943. Even on a national scale, an airfield of this kind remaining is extremely rare. Around the airfield site, visitors can see bomb shelters, bomb warehouses, and machine gun placements that vividly reflect the times of the war.

PHONE 0790-42-8823
(Kasai Tourist Information Center)
ADDRESS Uzurano-cho, Kasai
ACCESS Car: Approx. 10 min. from Kasai IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Train: Get off at Hokkeguchi Station of the Hojo Railway, then approx. 15 min. by rent-a-cycle

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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