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A journey of specialty and scenary in Higashi-Kishu

A journey of specialty and scenary in Higashi-Kishu

Purchase specialty , enjoy local food and visit principal spots in Higashi-Kishu.

START

Kumanoshi Station

9:00

5min
1

Shishiiwa (Lion Rock)

9:05〜9:25

A world heritage, natural treasure and scenic spot. It is a peculiar rock that looks like a lion barking toward Kumano Beach. It is caused by ground uplifts and sea erosion.

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5min
2

Hana-no-Iwaya

9:30〜10:00

World Heritage. It is the oldest shrine in Japan, recorded in the "Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan)" in 720 AD, and it is said to be the tomb where Izanami-no-Mikoto, the mother of gods, was buried.

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2min
3

Roadside Station “Kumano Hananoiwaya”

10:05〜10:30

Tourist facilities near Hananoiwaya-jinja Shrine. In addition to a large number of local specialties and souvenirs, we also sell udon noodles, rice balls, Pacific saury sushi and mehari sushi made from ancient rice. We will also exhibit materials related to Hananoiwaya.

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1min
4

Maruyama Senmaida

11:15〜11:45

The rice terraces with a scale of 1,340 pieces are also known as the best terraced rice fields in Japan, and they are selected as one of "the 100 best rice terraces in Japan"

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42min
5

Ruins of Akagi Castle

12:00〜12:30

Around 1588, Toyotomi Hidenaga's retainer, Todo Takatora, built a castle to control Kitayama Ikki. The ruins of the castle well preserve the architectural structure of the Tensho period and show the prototype of the modern castle. Designated as an international historical site.

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11min
6

Kiwa Mine Museum

13:00〜14:00

In addition to exhibiting trucks and mining equipment actually used at the Kishu Coal Mine in Kiwa Town, a large amount of ore was also exhibited. You can also see and learned Iruka Blacksmith' swords and the Oshoya at that time.

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27min
7

Torokko Densha

14:10〜15:10

A mine truck train runs through a 1km tunnel that connects Iruka Onsen and Yunoguchi Onsen.

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14min
GOAL

Yunokuchi Onsen

15:30

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