The Special Product Series – Traditional Japanese Crafts
Higashikishu boasts a rich heritage of traditional crafts that have been passed down for centuries. Let's explore a few examples of the treasured items that have been carefully nurtured and handed down through generations.
More and more people are getting into camping as their interest in outdoor activities grows. Camping can be enjoyed with family, friends, or solo, and there are various ways to have fun. The Higashikishu region, which is abundant in nature, has multiple campgrounds.
The Scenic Splendor Series – Villages
A village’s way of life is intertwined with the vast and stunning natural landscape of the sea, mountains, and rivers, as well as its timeless history. In Higashikishu, one can sense the “essence of Japan” through the abundance of seasonal blessings and the hospitality of its people, nurtured by such an environment.
In 2018, Kumano-zakura cherry tree was announced as a new species of cherry blossom in 103 years. We will introduce the characteristics of Kumanozakura and points of appreciation in Higashikjishu.
The region of Higashikishu is blessed with abundant seafood and mountain produce, making it a treasure trove of local sushi. Traditional local sushi dishes have been popular in the area for a long time. there are unique sushi dishes not found in other regions. We will introduce beloved sushi dishes that have deeply rooted in the lives of the locals.
There are many hot springs in the southern part of the Kii Peninsula, including Higashikishu. Outdoor activities such as hiking in the mountains, exploring the Kumano Kodo, and enjoying river and sea leisure activities are other popular pursuits in Higashikishu. Unwind in a hot spring to relax and wash away fatigue after a long day of adventure.
The Special Product Series – Citrus Fruits
Higashikishu is known for its citrus fruits that are bathed in sea breeze and sunlight. We will introduce the unique citrus fruits of Higashikishu.
The Scenic Splendor Series – Rivers
Flowing from the heart of the Odaiyama mountain, the river of Higashikishu cascades down the valley as a stream—occasionally transforming into a waterfall—before finally emptying into the Kumano-nada. The pristine waters of this river are an important source of drinking water for local residents and also serve as a playground for leisure activities. We will introduce distinct river spots, each with its own unique history and features.
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