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A cozy hot spring town renowned for its hot springs and atmosphere

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Daijyo-ji Temple

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With beautiful paintings on the sliding doors, the entire temple is like a museum. There are 168 nationally important cultural properties, including 165 wall paintings by Ohkyo Maruyama and his disciples, a statue of the eleven-……

Tea ceremony (Daijyo-ji Temple)

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Experience a simple tea ceremony. If you don’t care for powdered green tea (matcha), it’s okay to try green leaf tea (sencha) instead. Please feel free to come and join us.

Tracing a picture of a Buddhist image (Daijyo-ji Temple)

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Shabutsu (写仏) is a meditative practice of tracing a Buddhist image. It is not merely the act of tracing, but also a time to self reflect. During this type of meditation you’ll be able to find peace and be able to relax.

Transcribing a sutra (Daijyo-ji Temple)

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Shakyo (写経) is a Buddhist practice to copy Buddhist scriptures. Though simple in scope, its meaning is profound. This activity is a way to develop a tranquil, bountiful state of mind.

Yabu Jinjya Shrine

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The beautiful vermilion bridge amongst the autumn leaves is a stunning sight you can't pass up. Yabu Shrine is "Tajima no kuni sangu; Shikinaisha (Myojintaisha)" and it is called, "yabu no myojin-san." This shrine patronizes the……

Takeda Castle Ruins

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Discover the castle in the sky, and witness a miraculous autumn sight. "Takeda-jo-seki (Takeda Castle Ruins)" is the nationally well-known castle ruins located atop a mountain. It is well known as "Japan's Machu Picchu" and the ……

Museum for Wood Culture-A Tadao Ando Design

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Experience the powerful heavens in this building designed by Tadao Ando. Found in the forests of Mikata-gun in northern Hyogo on a 415 acre site and built by the internationally-acclaimed architect Tadao Ando. This museum was c……

Ikuno Ginzan

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Experience the romance and history of this 1200 year old silver mine. Here is one of Japan's best-known mines with a history of 1200 years. It was said that Silver had been mined in such an abundance that it seemed the earth was……

Yumura Onsen

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Immerse yourself in the hot spring while enjoying an egg boiled in the same water. The Arayu hot spring is located in the middle of a steaming onsen town. The temperature of the spring source gets as hot as 98℃ and it naturally c……

Tajima Highlands Botanical Gardens

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Use the power of nature to refresh your body and soul. The large estate of 17 hectares is located 650 meters above sea level. The gardens now contain more than 2,000 natural plant species. You will enjoy seeing the seasonal flow……