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Hyogo | 3.0h
Cycling Tour in Kamikawacho, Hyogo with Full of Greenery
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Learn about the culture remained in the town that has rich nature


Kamikawacho is a town rich in nature, with mountains, forests, and rivers covering 80% of its area. Besides, its agriculture and forestry industry is also famous which takes advantage of the great nature.
In the central area of Kamikawacho, you can find the "ideas of life" which were carried from the people who lived in this area.
The town landscape is that blend of earthenware and houses from the Jomon period, temples that have been worshipped since ancient times, and watermills.

In this tour, you can enjoy the "nature and lifestyle" of Kamikawacho, and take a leisurely bicycle tour of the local spots.
All the spots along the way are local places where you can feel the present and past of Kamikawacho.

Let's set out on a journey to find new charms of Kamikawacho at your leisure, in search of the beautiful original scenery and idea of life known only in the area!

Highlights


・You can enjoy cycling in the rich nature town.
・You can take pictures of the original Japanese landscape with the symbolic water wheel.
・You can walk the streets that used to be flourished as a hotel area, and visit a popular old house cafe.
・You can enjoy the Ochi River, the source of the famous water.

Attractions


・Kamikawacho Tourism Center: This is a tourist information center that sells souvenirs of Kamikawacho. You can also purchase the town's famous bottle of water here. You can also rent a bicycle here and start cycling.
・Nino Water Wheel: This is a waterwheel that has existed for over 300 years. This waterwheel has been rebuilt thanks to the strong desire of residents. Today, there are 11 waterwheels in operation at any given time, and the sight of them is a nostalgic sight that symbolizes Kamikawa Town.
・Fukumoto Remains: This site is located on a small hill in the Ichikawa. In Kamikawacho, remains from about 13,000 years ago to the Nara period have been found one after another. It is known as a complex site with remains spanning multiple periods. It is a very rare and valuable site designated as a prefectural cultural asset.
・Silver Carriage Road Information Center: This facility displays materials related to the history and culture of Kamikawacho. You can learn more about the former highway called the Silver Bashamichi, which was used only for horse-drawn carriages.
・Nakamura Awagacho area: This area was once a farming area and later developed as a post town on the highway. In the Meiji era (1868-1912), a silver carriage road was built and the area prospered as a transportation hub. Today, there are many efforts to revitalize old houses, and you can enjoy walking through the historical landscape of a mixture of townhouses and farmhouses.
・Horakuji Temple: This is a historic temple of the Koyasan Shingon sect. The temple is known for its main hall, designated as a cultural asset by the prefecture, and many other cultural assets designated by the town. The temple is also called "Banshu Inu-Ji" because of the anecdotes related to dogs.

Notes

・ In case a spot is temporarily closed, the tour route will be slightly changed.
・If the weather condition is not good, your tour guide will change the tour route, transportation, and spots.

Expenses Not Included

The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
(Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY1,700 /person)

Meeting Point

JR Bantan Line, Teramae Station in front of ticket gate



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