Enjoy the beauty of the Japanese momiji leaves in the fall. The lovely fall colors will be sure to capture your heart and you will be sure to fall in love with autumn in Yabu.
Established as one of the main 5 shrines in Tajima, ...
Tajima no Kura has a clear open space, and was made ...
Climbing 1.2 km from Tendaki parking lot entrance, v...
Established as Japan Heritage, Akenobe Mine was once...
Established as one of the main 5 shrines in Tajima, the existence of the Yabu-jinja Shrine has been established since the year 737. The shrine represents the God of Agriculture, and has been appreciated by locals for a long time. It is called Yabu no Myojin San or the Myojin of Yabu by many locals and has been established as the god of cows. The shrine's location is quiet and serene and has a quality that could only be found in the more rural areas of Japan.
During Hatsumode (First Shinto shrine visit at the beginning of the new year) locals gather by the temple. It is also known as one of the most popular destinations to see the fall leaves change. Many tourists and photographers visit the area during this time.
Tajima no Kura has a clear open space, and was made to look like a Kura (a Japanese warehouse, with thick walls, used to store valuables during natural disasters). A wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are delivered by local farmers on the daily. There is also a restaurant area with the fragrant smell of wood, where visitors can enjoy popular items including seasonal okowa (mixed rice) and obanzai (traditional style of Japanese cooking native to Kyoto) as well as many dishes that include local specialty foods including Jamongan rice, and Yoka Pork. Visitors may also enjoy the ashiyu (foot bath) to rid of the travel fatigue.
Climbing 1.2 km from Tendaki parking lot entrance, visitors will instantly catch sight of a white water pillar. The waterfall flows as if it is coming from the "Ten" or heavens. It has a drop that is 98 meters long, and holds true to its name as one of the most famous waterfalls in Hyogo Prefecture.
Because of the impressive and strong appearance of the waterfall it was selected as one of the hundred famous waterfalls in Japan. Also, along the valleys of Tendaki are other waterfalls including Meotodaki, Tsudzumigadaki and Itodaki. Visitors can enjoy the many views surrounding the waterfall during all four seasons such as the greenery in the spring, the autumnal leaves in the fall as well as the frozen waterfall in the winter.
The hiking area was also selected as one of the top 100 forest bathing spots in Japan, and top 50 forest bathing locations in Hyogo.
Established as Japan Heritage, Akenobe Mine was once the number one tin mine of Japan. Inside of the tunnel is relatively cool reaching 12 to 13 degrees Celsius during the summer season. Visitors can explore a section of the tunnel as part of a guided tour between the months of April and November (reservations are required except on Sundays) and also ride the 1 Yen Train, which was used in the past to transport workers and passengers for a cost of 1 yen!
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