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What to see in Asago City?

Takeda Castle Ruins

The Takeda Castle, constructed on the mountain at 353 meters of altitude, is one of the hundred famous castles in Japan.
In autumn early on the morning, fog can be seen when the sky is clear. The view is such that the castle can be seen surrounded by a sea of clouds, thus resembling a castle floating in the sky.
As time goes by, visitors have given the names of “castle floating in the sky” or “Japan’s Machu Picchu” to the ruins of Takeda Castle.

At the moment, a great number of people already experienced the magical scenery of the ruins. It is definitely one of the must-see sites in Hyogo prefecture!

Information Center "Castle In The Sky"

Learn more about the history from the construction to abandonment, view artifacts and remains such as stone walls and trenches, admire the sea of clouds...

Enjoy the many facinating features of Takeda Castle to your heart's content at the information Center
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Ikuno Silver Mine

Ikuno silver mine is a great industrial heritage of Japan that it is possible to visit !
The exploitation of Ikuno silver mine started in 1542 and has been controlled by feudal lords as Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Ieyasu Tokugawa. The mine has been modernized several times with the presence of the French engineer Jean-François Coignet.
A great quantity of silver and mineral has been extracted during the activity of the mine.

Come to learn more about the story and the industrial heritage of the Ikuno Silver Mine

The Road of Ores

Over the centuries, the mines of the Tajima area prospered and played an important part in the modernization of Japan. During the Meiji era, a road for carrying ores, was built and linked the mine of Ikuno, Mikobata and Akenobe.

The mines, became an important producer of ores for Japan, the “Road of Ores” has been listed as one of the 33 Japanese industrial heritage’s sites.


Asago Art Museum

Asago art village provides new space for art with both an indoor museum and a vast outdoor sculpture park. The Asago museum is situated just in front of a huge rock-fill dam.
The museum permanently exhibits the works of the sculptor Toshio Yodoi, a pioneer of Japanese modern and contemporary arts, who was born in Asago.

Onsen

Let's enjoy Onsen in Asago City:


Tumulus Chasuri Yama

Chasuri Yama is the biggest round tumulus of the Kansai.

Shirai Oomachi Fuji Park

The park Oomachi is situated on the slope of a mountain.Tajima's one of the most famous spots of Wisteria.

Ritsuun-kyo valley

The Ritsuun-kyo Valley is famous for it's grand cherry blossoms in spring.
Specialities of Asago City

Let's learn more about the specialites in Asago City: Tajima beef, Hayashi Rice, Iwatsu Negi, etc.