LEGEND JAPAN KYOTO/HYOGO/TOTTORI A CORRIDOR OF TIME AND SEA

Suggested Plans

Model Course3 Two nights and three days visiting the castles of ancient warlords and towns reminiscent of the past

  • Fukuchiyama Castle, Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Pref.
  • Takeda Castle Ruins, Asago City, Hyogo Pref.
  • Tottori Castle Ruins, Tottori City, Tottori Pref.

For over a century during what is called the Warring States period (1467–1603) daimyo lords battled for power. The castles and shrines they built are historical and cultural repositories. This region is full of places and things that delight the hearts of fans of the martial commanders of the Warring States period. Visiting them recreates the ideas and sufferings of the time.

Touring Amanohashidate Places of Power

Kyoto

Kyoto
1Fukuchiyama CastleSTART
2Crepe Street
3Group of Funaya

Overnight Stop at Miyazu

Hyogo

Hyogo
4Ruins of Takeda Castle
5Ikuno Silver Mine
5Izushi Plate-Served* Buckwheat Noodle *Served on many small plates
7Craft Center, Izutsuya, to develop Ikuno Town

Castle town, Izushi

Overnight Stop at Kinosaki

Tottori

Tottori
7Ruins of Tottori Castle
2Ruins of Shikano CastleGOAL

Day One

KyotoKyoto

Amanohashidate Shrine

Fukuchiyama Castle and Goryo Shrine (Mitsuhide Akechi)
Fukuchiya Castle has the nickname "Garyujo Castle," because it is on the tip of land jutting out into the middle of Fukuchiyama Basin. The museum in the castle, full of information about the historical and cultural heritage, is open to the public.
Fukuchiyama Castle (Fukuchiyama local data room)
Location Aza Naiki 5, Fukuchiyama-shi, Kyoto
Business Hours 9:00 to 17:00 (Entry 16:30)
Days Closed Tuesdays (the next day, if a national holiday falls on a Tuesday) The end and beginning of each year
Fees Adults 310 yen, Junior high school and Primary school students 100 yen
For Further Information Fukuchiyama Castle (Fukuchiyama local data room)

Crepe Street

Crepe Street
On the old road in Kaya District, Yosano-cho is called "Crepe Road." Merchants, doctors' offices, and banks flourished thanks to the growth of Crepe Industry. It was designated as a national important traditional building structures preservation district in 2005.
Location Kaya, Yosano-cho, Yosano-gun, Kyoto
For Further Information Yosano-cho Tourist Association

Group of Funaya* Group of Houses with Boat House in Ineura  *House with a boathouse at sea level and living space on upper floors

Group of Funaya* Group of Houses with Boat House in Ineura
*House with a boathouse at sea level and living space on upper floors
About 230 hotels stands side by side, looking as if they float on the sea. It is a chracteristic of the building designated as Japan's first important national traditional structure.
Location Ine-cho, Yosano-gun, Kyoto (Ineura District)
For Further Information Ine-cho Tourist Association

Access: From Ine Town, Yosa District, Kyoto Pref. to Miyazu City, Kyoto Pref. on National Highway No. 178

Overnight Stop at Miyazu

Miyazu Castle Town

Miyazu Castle Town
Discover atmospheric structures around Miyazu Station including old merchant houses of the Mikamis and the oldest wooden Roman Catholic Church with its tatami covered floor.
The Mikamis' Old Dwelling House
Location Aza Kawara 1850, Miyazu-shi, Kyoto
Business Hours 9:00~17:00 (Entry 16:30)
Days Closed The end of December and New Years Day
Fees Adults 350 yen, Junior high school and Primary school students 250 yen
For Further Information Important Cultural Assets "The Mikamis' Old Dwelling House"
Amanohashidate Tourist Association

Access: From Miyazu City, Kyoto Pref. to Toyooka City, Hyogo Pref.: on National Highway No. 176 to National Highway 482 then to National Highway 426

Day Two

HyogoHyogo

Takede castle ruins

Takede castle ruins
Takeda Castle, which was built as a branch castle of the Yamana, Tajima provincial governor, is called "Torafusu Castle," as it looks like a tora (tiger) lying down. In the fall, it is sometimes called the Castle in the Sky when it seems to float in a sea of clouds.
Location Takeda, Wadayama-cho, Asago-shi, Hyogo
For Further Information http://www.city.asago.hyogo.jp/kankou/eng/TakedaCastle.html

Ikuno Silver Mine and Street Corridor of Ikuno Silver Mine

Ikuno Silver Mine
One of the largest mines of Japan, since opening in 807, Ikuno Silver Mine has flourished as a mine under the direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. The mine become Japan's first government-owned mine of the Meiji era. After closing in 1973, part of the tunnel has been opened to the public. The old-fashioned town with its feel of a silver mining town extends to the Kuchiganaya district near JR Ikuno Station.
Historical Site of Ikunoginzan
Location Ono 33-5, Ikuno-cho, Asago-shi, Hyogo
Business Hours Season dependent. For more information refer to Web site.
Days Closed Tuesdays from December through February; the year end and New Year holidays
Fees Adults 900 yen, Junior high school and High School students 600 yen, Primary school students 400 yen
For Further Information http://www.city.asago.hyogo.jp/kankou/eng/ikunoginzan.html

Izushi Plate-Served* Buckwheat Noodle *served on many small plates

Izushi Plate-Served* Buckwheat Noodle
*Served on many small plates
Legends say that Izushi Soba started when Masaaki Sengoku transferred to Izushi Province, taking along soba makers. Five plates of soba noodles correspond to one serving. Enjoy sampling the many soba restaurants that stand side by side.
Location Inner city of Izushi-cho, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo
For Further Information Tajima Province Izushi Tourist Association

Craft Center, Izutsuya, to develop Ikuno Town

Craft Center, Izutsuya, to develop Ikuno Town
Inns are open where officers of Tokugawa Shogunate stayed. Giant salamander as well as homemade sweets are sold.
Location Kuchiganaya, Ikuno-cho, Asago-shi, Hyogo
Business Hours 9:00~17:00
Days Closed Mondays (the following day if it is a holiday)

Castle town, Izushi

Castle town, Izushi
See the castle town in the midst of rice producing Tajima area. The amount was fifty eight thousand koku. The Yamana clan, famous guards of Tajima, built the castle and lived in splendor.
Location Uchimachi, Izushi-cho, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo
For Further Information Tajima Province Izushi Tourist Association

Access: From Asago City, Hyogo Pref. to Toyooka City, Hyogo Pref. on National Highway 312 to Prefectural Highway No. 3

Overnight Stop at Kinosaki

the Kinosaki Hot Springs

Kinosaki Hot-Spring
Kinosaki Onsen, proud of its 1,300 years history, is famous throughout Japan. Here we will enjoy visiting the outdoor hot water baths. Delightful streets are busy with people dressed in yukaya. Adults and children will enjoy playing classic ball games and target practice.
Location Yushima, Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo
For Further Information Kinosaki Onsen Tourist Association

Access: From Toyooka City, Hyogo Pref. to Tottori City, Tottori Pref. on National Highway No. 178 to National Highway No. 9

Day Three

TottoriTottori

Remains of Tottori Castle Ruin, Hisamatsu Park (Miyabe Keijun)

Remains of Tottori Castle Ruin, Hisamatsu Park (Miyabe Keijun)
Tottori Castle was built by the Yamana clan and was the residence of 12 generations of the Ikeda family in Edo Period. It is famous for Hideyoshi Toyotomi's starvation tactics of cutting off the food supply. The round tower and the ruins of the outer citadels remain have been preserved. Its surrounding area has been developed as Hisamatsu Park and designated as a National Historic Site.
Location Higashimachi 2, Tottori-shi, Tottori
For Further Information Tottori-shi Municipal Tourist Information Center

Shikano Castle Ruin Park (Korenori Kamei)

Shikano Castle Ruin Park (Korenori Kamei)
Shikanojo Castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi's vassal, Korenori Kamei. It is famous for turrets not found on other castles, such as Holland turret and Korean turret. The inner moat, outer moat, and the stone fences still remain.
Location Shikano 892, Shikano-cho, Tottori-shi, Tottori
For Further Information Tottori-shi Shikanocho General Branch Office Regional Development Section

Jinpukaku

Jinpukaku
Wind Hitoshi Pavilion was completed at the time of the visit by Prince Yoshihito who later became Emperor Taisho. It is reminiscent of Roman state and Meiji civilization at the time of enlightenment and fascination of Meiji roman. It is known for the setting of "Chichi no Koyomi/Father's Almanac (Shogakukan)" and the works of Jiro Taniguchi, the world famous cartoonist from Tottori-shi.
Location Higashimachi 2-chome 121, Tottori-shi, Tottori
Business Hours 9:00~17:00 (Reception 16:30)
Days Closed Mondays (Open on holidays) The next day, if a national holiday falls on a Monday, and the end and the beginning of Year
Fees Adults 150 yen, High school, Junior high school, and Primary school students Free
For Further Information Jinpukaku

Tottori Harbor Seafood Market, Karoichi

Tottori Harbor Seafood Market, Karoichi
It is the seafood market where fresh fish and shellfish caught in Karo Harbor are sold. It is also a popular place where fresh fish can be eaten on the site immediately after being caught.
Location Karocho-nishi 3-chome 27-1, Tottori-shi, Tottori
Business Hours Depend on shops.
Days Closed Depend on shops.
For Further Information Karo Central Seafood Market Cooperative Union