TSUWANO

Tsuwano Tourism Association

Tsuwano is a small castle town in a basin surrounded by mountains. The Tsuwano River runs through the town, and it is a well-known site for many colorful Koi carps swimming in canals. The Taikodani Inari Shrine, which you can find after walking through a long line of vermilion wooden gates, also attracts tourists.

Walking distance from the shrine, you can find many historical attractions and tourist spots in the peaceful castle town. We listed various scenic spots and experiences you can participate in at this site.

Meditation and Shojin Breakfast at Yomeiji Temple

~ Breakfast at Yomeiji Temple ~

 Ro107 Ushiroda, Tsuwano, Kanoashi, Shimane  699-5605
 06:00-09:00
 4000yen
 Max of 20 persons, Minimum of 2 persons

 
Designated as a Tangible Cultural Property by Shimane Prefecture. The resting place of the generations of Kamei feudal lords and a novelist Mori Ogai. After experiencing some Zen meditation you can enjoy a "Shojin" meal (Buddhism style vegetarian). In this thatch-roofed temple you can find yourself calm, harmonised with nature.
(notes: 1-week in advance reservation required)
 
 
Yomeiji Temple
 300yen Age 6-15 150yen
 09:00~16:00
 
 Inquiry and Apply to a guide listed below:
 Zai
 
 
 

 

"Sen-cha" Green Tea Workshop

~Peacefully in Japanesque~

 1,000yen/person
 Max of 15 persons, Minimum of 2 persons
 90min. (note: 1-week in advance reservation required)
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enjoy the space of a farmer's comfortable residence that has yet to be featured in guidebooks.
Learn how to pour delicious tea made from organically cultivated tea leaves. Participate in his special workshop and taste the real Japan.
 
Shusuien
 142-1 Tadachi, Tsuwano, Kanoashi, Shimane  699-5602
 09:00-17:00    Closed: Sundays, public holidays
 0856-72-1771 (Tsuwano Tourism Association)
 http://mamecha.jp/
  
 
 Inquiry and Apply to a guide listed below:
 ZaiKayTomKeikoRee
 
 
 

 

KUSAKIZOME-natural dye

~ Make your original "Silk Stole" with natural plants dye in Nichihara, Tsuwano ~

 Silk chiffon L (180x55cm) 4300yen
        Silk chiffon S (110x30cm) 2500yen
        Thai silk M (170x30cm) 2500yen
 Max of 10 people, Minimum of 3 people
 60 min
 

 
 
We'd like to help you to spend your own time, away from your normal daily life, through Kusakizome (dyeing with plants) in rich nature surrounded by a river and mountains.
 
Nichihara district was once prosperous and known for its silk production. We prepare a program with the same silk naterial that was made until 1990's.
Please come and try making your own silk stole with Kusakizome.
 

(notes: 1-week in advance reservation required)
 
 
Takatsugawa-seiryukan
 1997 Ikemura, Tsuwano, Kanoashi, Shimane
 09:00-16:00
 0856-72-1771 (Tsuwano Tourism Association)
 
 Inquiry and Apply to a guide listed below:
 Kay
 
 
 

 

Handmade Japanese Paper Crafts

~ Handcraft Using Tsuwano Japanese Paper ~

 a postal card: 500yen, a large card board: 800yen, a paper doll:1,000yen
 Max of 40 persons, Minimum of 1 person
 30 min
 
 Try your hand at producing your original card/doll using Sekishu paper, handmade Japanese paper of this region. Make a memory that you can take home with.

(notes: 1-week in advance reservation required)
 
 
Sara no Ki
 Tonomachi, Tsuwano, Kanoashi, Shimane  699-5605
 09:00-17:00
 0856-72-1771 (Tsuwano Tourism Association)
 http://www.saranoki.co.jp/
  
 
 Inquiry and Apply to a guide listed below:
 ZaiKayTomKeikoRee
 
 

 

Castle Town Tsuwano Walking Tour

~ Stroll As You Like With a Local Guide ~

 2 hours ~
 2,000yen/hour
 Max of 8 persons, Minimum of 1 person /guide
 
 Take your time on a guided tour through the remnants of a town from their feudal times.
Through sake breweries, museums, temples, etc., depending on your time we can make a tour for you.

(notes: 1-week in advance reservation required)
 
 
Tsuwano Tourism Association
 171-2 Ushiroda, Tsuwano, Kanoashi, Shimane 
        699-5605
 0856-72-1771
  
 Inquiry and Apply to a guide listed below:
 ZaiKayTomKeikoRee
 
 
 

 

Challenge Yourself at Making Genji-maki ~Tsuwano's Local Sweets~

The temptation ~Enjoy Fresh Genji-maki, Sweet and Rich with Flavor~

 500yen/person (x1 Genji-maki incl.)
 Genji-maki making : 5min/person
        At main store: 12:00-15:00(First-come, first-served basis on limited dates)
        At factory: 09:00-15:00 (notes: 1-week in advance reservation required)
 
 Genji-maki, Tsuwano's famous confectionery, is made from sweet been paste rolled up by thin layer of sponge. Chikufuken offers a tour of their factory, and you can also make your own Genji-maki either at one of their stores or a factory.

 
 
Chikufuken
 584-2 Takamine, Tsuwano, Kanoashi, Shimane 
        699-5614
 0856-72-1771 (Tsuwano Tourism Association)
 http://www.tikufu-ken.com/factory
  
 
 Inquiry and Apply to a guide listed below:
 ZaiKayTomKeikoRee
 
 

 

Walking Tour -from Tsuwano-cho Japan Heritage Center-

~A Map to the Past As You Walk Through the Present~

 1,500yen/group + 700yen*/person
        *includes Tea & Cake(400yen) + Temple admission fee(300yen)
 Reserved Tours 09:00-16:00  Apr.-Nov.
        (notes: 1-week in advance reservation required)
       Closed on Mondays
 How about traveling, through time, to the streets our ancestors walked through? At Tsuwano's Japan Heritage Center, check out Hyakkeizu, 100 sceneries of Tsuwano, which documents the town of 150 years ago. With their old map in one hand, let's walk through the present streets of Tsuwano. Japan Heritage Center   Yomeiji Temple
 Tonomachi St.  Honmachi St.  Center

 
 
 
 
 
Japan Heritage Center
 253 Ushiroda, Tsuwano, Kanoashi, Shimane  699-5605
 09:00-17:00    Closed: Mondays
 Free
 0856-72-1771 (Tsuwano Tourism Association)
 http://tsuwano100.net/
  
 
 Inquiry and Apply to a guide listed below:
 ZaiKeiko
 
 

 

Guided Tour to the Ruins of Tsuwano Castle

~Complete Your Nationwide Stamp Collection of "The 100 Great Castles of Japan"~

 4,000yen/group + 450yen*/person(chair lift fare)
 Max of 8 persons, Minimum of 1 person
 2 hours, Reserved Tours 09:00~
 
 

 
 
 
Imagine the castle in all its glory, enduring a 100 day long seige in mid 16C. From the remains of the castle atop a 367m high hill, you can enjoy a huge panoramic view of Tsuwano. We recommend comfortable athletic shoes or trekking boots for your safety.
Note: to be closed under unfavorable weather condition.
 
 
 
 
Tsuwano Castle Chairlift
 409 Ushiroda, Tsuwano, Kanoashi, Shimane  699-5605
 10:00-17:00    
       Closed: from Dec. to Feb. except Sat., Sun. and public holidays
       (note: subject to be closed due to unfavorable weather condition)
 Ages 13<450yen(400yen*), 12>400yen(350yen*)
       (* discount for a group of over 20 persons)
 0856-72-1771 (Tsuwano Tourism Association)
 
  
 Inquiry and Apply to a guide listed below:
 ZaiKayKeikoRee
 
 
 
 

 

Hori Garden

~ 300 year-old Garden on the Outskirts of Tsuwano ~

 795 Muraki, Tsuwano, Kanoashi, Shimane  699-5605
 09:00-16:00
       Closed   Mon. or Tue. *if-Mon. is a pubulic holiday
                   (note: can be closed when snowed)
 500yen(400yen*)  Age13-18:300yen(250yen*),  Age 6-12:200yen(150yen*)
      *per person for groups of 20 or more

 A house and garden of a powerful family built during the time their copper mine was most prosperous. Designated as a National Site of Scenic Beauty by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2005. The upper floor of the Rakuzanso, a Shoin-style guest house, offers a superb view into the garden below with the changing of the seasons.
 
 Inquiry and Apply to a guide listed below:
 ZaiKayTomKeikoRee
 
 
 

Anno Art Museum

~An Invitation to the World of Heart-warming Illustrations~

 60-1 Ushiroda, Tsuwano, Kanoashi, Shimane  699-5605
 09:00-17:00
       Closed   2nd Thursday of Mar./Jun./Sep./Dec. and 29th-31st of December
 800yen (650yen*)  
        Age13-18:400yen(250yen*), Age 6-12:250yen(120yen*)

 
 
Welcome to the world of the Tsuwano-born Anno Mitsumasa who won the Hans Christian Andersen Award and also have decorated as Persons of Cultural Merit for his works.
Explore his world illustrated differently in each paintings; mathematics, science, and linguistics.
 
 
 Inquiry and Apply to a guide listed below:
 ZaiKayTomKeikoRee
 
 

Let "The Lady" Take You to Tsuwano

~Journey to an Old Castle Town on a Retro Train~

 Fare: 1,600yen + Seat 1,700yen = 3,360yen(one-way)
 Shin Yamaguchi 10:50 - 12:59 Tsuwano   (notes: as of Mar.2017)

 
 
The view is superb and the ride is even better! The "Yamaguchi-go" is an steam locomotive that runs 62.9km between Shin-Yamaguchi(Yamaguchi Pref.) and Tsuwano(Shimane Pref.). Embark on a fantastic 2 hour journey aboard the C571 train that has been nicknamed "the Lady" by its many fans. Tickets are available at JR Ticket Office(Midori no Madoguchi) at Japan Railway's stations.
(notes: reservation bookings open from 1-month in advance)
 
 
 Inquiry and Apply to a guide listed below:
 ZaiKayTomKeikoRee