Enjoy marine sports, snow crabs, and skiing! How to enjoy each area of ​​Kami Town, Hyogo Prefecture

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Kami Town is located in the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture. Approximately 60% of the town's area is designated as a natural park area, and it is blessed with an abundance of nature from the sea, mountains, and villages, from the Sea of ​​Japan to the mountainous areas. Let's go to Kami Town, whe...

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What kind of place is Kami Town, Hyogo Prefecture?

Located in the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture, it is a town where you can encounter rich nature and delicious food, consisting of three areas: "Kasumi Area" facing the Sea of ​​Japan, where you can enjoy Matsuba crab in winter and marine sports in summer, "Muraoka Area" and "Oshiro Area" where you can see the scenery of Tajima beef grazing and beautiful terraced rice fields. We also recommend seasonal activities such as camping and skiing, and visiting waterfalls full of negative ions!

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The Kasumi area boasts a beautiful coastline and an abundance of seafood, including snow crab.

Kasumi, Kami Town, is a town facing the Sea of ​​Japan in northern Hyogo Prefecture.

Kasumi Coast, a scenic spot lined with oddly shaped rocks and bizarre stones, can be toured on the Kasumi Marine Geotaxi, a small fishing boat that can carry 4 to 5 people.

Kasumi is one of Japan's leading crab landing areas, bustling with Matsuba crab fishing in the winter and Kasumi crab fishing from autumn to spring.

From spring to summer, the rosy seabass, live squid, and rock oysters are also delicious! There are plenty of must-see spots in the summer, such as swimming in the sea, marine sports, the Amarube Bridge on the JR Sanin Main Line, and Daijoji Temple, which is associated with Maruyama Okyo.

Let's visit Kasumi, a town filled with scents, be drawn in by the scents of the sea, gourmet food, and travel.

Daijoji Temple is one of the famous places in Kasumi. All 165 sliding door paintings by Edo period painter Maruyama Okyo and his school have been designated as Important Cultural Properties, and the temple is also known as "Okyoji Temple."

The Muraoka area is a place where you can experience nature through skiing, camping, and waterfall-hopping.

Muraoka in Kami Town is part of the Hyonosen, Ushiroyama, and Nagisan Quasi-National Park, and is a town that receives so much snow in the winter that it could be called a heavy snow area.

The northern foot of Mount Hachibuse in the south is commonly known as Hachikita and is famous as a ski resort, bustling with winter sports fans from the Kansai and Sanin regions.

It's a small town that can be passed through in about 20 minutes by car on National Route 9, but it's a town packed with various attractions, including not only ski resorts, but also highland resorts in the spring and summer, world-class architecture, and the spectacular views of the San'in Coast Geopark.

Many birds and insects live in the park, so we recommend taking a leisurely stroll and listening to their calls. It's also fun for couples to search for the pretty flowers blooming quietly.

The Ojiro area is recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in Japan.

Located in the mountainous area of ​​Kami Town, the Oshiro district is a quiet rural area with the Yata River flowing through its center and terraced farmland. It has long been called Oshiro because of its many small rice paddies.

The Ojiro district has been certified by the "Most Beautiful Villages in Japan" NPO, which aims to become self-sufficient as the most beautiful villages in Japan while protecting the landscape and culture of Japan's farming, mountain and fishing villages.

Also known as the "hometown of Wagyu beef," it is a warm town blessed with abundant nature and food.

This is a rather interesting nature house located deep in the mountains. It is open to schools, companies, groups, families, and friends! You can enjoy outdoor programs using nature in all four seasons.


In this article, we introduced the attractions of Kami-cho by area. If you would like to know about other sightseeing spots in Kami-cho that we were unable to introduce here, please check out the following websites.

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A voluntary tourism organization that conveys the charms of the northern Kinki regions of Tanba, Tajima, Tango, and Wakasa. The tastes of the North Kansai region are not limited to crab, which is representative of the taste of the sea in winter, but also oysters, yellowtails, blowfish, and summer clams, rock oysters, and white squid. Tamba chestnuts, Tanba black soybeans, and summer fruits such as sand dune melons are the areas where you can enjoy gourmet foods all year round. I would be happy if I could visit the vast North Kinki region many times and disseminate information that allows you to travel by train.

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