Museum
Cultural Assets

Burial Mound of Riku Oishi (Kourin Kaikan)

Riku Oishi, the wife of Kuranosuke Oishi, who was a leader of Ako's 47 samurai was born in Toyooka. Ako's 47 samurai committed one of the most famous acts of revenge in Japanese history. Her burial mound containing some of her hair is in Shofukuji Temple in Hinado. Her birth monument is beside the road in front of the municipal library.

Address 17 Hinado Toyooka city

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Toyooka Tourist Association

Phone number 0796-22-8111
 

Genbudo Park

This is a natural monument of Japan. Lava which flowed out from an eruption about 1600,000 years ago is a natural molding which forms hexagonal basalt pillars that are a famous local sight.

Address 1362 Akaishi Toyooka city

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Toyooka Tourist Association

Phone number 0796-22-8111
 

Nakashima Shrine

This unique Shinto Shrine is dedicated to the god of cake, Tajimamori-no-mikoto. Cake suppliers from all over Japan visit for the Cake Festival in April every year!

Address 1 Miyake Toyooka city

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Nakashima Shrine

Phone number 0796-27-0013
 

Kukuhi Shrine

Another unique Shinto Shrine with a dedication to the white storks which are the symbol of Toyooka. It is estimated to have been built in the last years of the Muromachi era (1333-1573). The main shrine is a precious building designated to a National Treasure of Japan.

Address Shimonomiya Toyooka city

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Toyooka Tourist Association

Phone number 0796-22-8111
 

Sakataru Shrine

The structure of the main shrine forms one room with two pillars, and was constructed by the famous carpenter Hisakiyo Otomo, a specialist in building shrines and temples, who also built the well-known Nakashima Shrine. Here the god of liquor is enshrined.

Address Hokkeiji Toyooka city

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Toyooka Tourist Association

Phone number 0796-22-8111
 

Onsenji Temple

This old historic temple of the Mount Koya-san Shingon Buddhist sect was founded by the holy priest Dochi-shounin in the Nara era. An eleven-faced Kannon statue which holds important cultural properties of Japan, can be found . Nearby is the Kinosaki Art Museum where treasures of Onsenji temple are exhibited.

Address 985-2 Yushima, Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka city

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Onsenji Temple

Phone number 0796-32-2669
 

Former Ookaji Temple Japanese style Garden

This dry landscape Japanese garden in Ookayama is an eminent beauty of Hyogo Prefecture, and has been recognized as a natural beauty spot of Japan. In particular, the arrangement of the garden rocks preserves the design of the early Momoyama Period.

Address Ooka, Hidaka-cho, Toyooka city

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Hidaka-cho Tourist Association

Phone number 0796-45-0800
 

Shinkoro (Clock Tower)

In 1871 a drum tower was built on the base of a turret, formerly part of the town fortifications. In those days, the time was marked by beating a drum every hour. Nowadays it ticks away time as a clock tower, and has become the symbol of Izushi town.

Address Uchimachi, Izushi-cho, Toyooka city

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Tajima Izushi Tourist Association

Phone number 0796-52-4806
 

Ruins of Izushi Castle

In 1968 a fortified turret was restored making use of the former main enclosure of the old Izushi Castle site. Afterwards, the castle gate and the castle bridge were rebuilt. The whole site is famous for its cherry blossoms in spring.

Address Uchimachi, Izushi-cho, Toyooka city

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Tajima Izushi Tourist Association

Phone number 0796-52-4806
 

Izushi Shrine

“Amenohiboko”, the ancestral god of the Tajima area is enshrined and eight kinds of treasure are present as Tajima's best shrine. Its name appears listed in the oldest literature of Japan, the Kojiki- and Nihon-shoki ("The Description of Folk History" and "The Chronicle of Japan," written in the Nara era), and is said to have been an important shrine of the San-in area since ancient days.

Address 99, Miyauchi, Izushi-cho, Toyooka city

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Tajima Izushi Tourist Association

Phone number 0796-52-4806
 

Sukyoji Temple (Takuandera Temple)

Also called Takuandera, it was the scene of the private worship of the family of the lord of Izushi Castle. Many articles of interest such as the garden, and a bell called the "dreaming bell" made by the priest Takuan, are in the temple.

Address 33, Tojo, Izushi-cho, Toyooka city

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Tajima Izushi Tourist Association

Phone number 0796-52-4806
 

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