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Kami-Town Skiing and Snowboarding
December through March, Kami-Town becomes a skier’s
paradise, with four ski resorts operating within 15 mintutes’
drive of each other. Full winter wear, skis or snowboards
and boots can all be rented for about 6,000 yen total per
day, and ski lift tickets are sold by the day, half-day or
season’s pass. See for more info.
Amarube Iron Bridge
Daijo-ji Temple
Kasumi-tsuru Sake Distillery
Kebi Lake Campground
Where: Amarube, Kasumi-ku
Ph: 0796-36-1234
It reaches a height of 41 metres and it is the
highest trestle bridge in Japan. The red bridge
against a blue sky is very beautiful.
Where: 860 Mori, Kasumi-ku, open 9-4 p.m.
Ph: 0796-36-0022, Admission: 800 yen
Built in 1745, Daijoji houses some of the
most famous shoji screen door paintings of
the Edo period by artist Oukyo Maruyama.
Where: 600-2 Kobara, Kasumi-ku
Ph: 0796-36-0029,
One of the premier sake makers in the region,
Kasumi-tsuru offers tours (book 1 day ahead) and
an expansive shop selling sake and souveniers.
Where: Route 265, Ph: 0796-95-1109
Prices: 2,500 (camp) - 19,000 (cottage) yen
A lakeside campground with cottages and tents
for rent. Visit in the Fall to see the leaves changing colour, or in Summer to view the stars.
Choraku-ji Temple
Ojiro Ski Resort
Muraoka Onsen and Spa
Where: Kawai, Muraoka-ku
Ph: 0796-95-1270, Admission: 800 yen
Built over 1,200 years ago, Choraku-ji features three wooden buddhas, each over 50-feet
tall and a 231-foot five-story pagoda.
Where: Ojiro-ku
Ph: 0796-97-2717,
Ojiro features five lifts, three beginner slopes,
three advanced slopes and one difficult slope.
Full/half day passes: 4,300/3,000 yen.
Where: 51 Shikada, Muraoka-ku
Ph: 0796-98-1512, Admission: 500 yen
The Muraoka Onsen and Spa is open everyday from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. and features indoor
onsen pools.
Mahoroba Ethnic Museum
Where: 2324-1 Muraoka, Muraoka-ku
Ph: 0796-98-1154, Admission: 150 yen
Built in 1894, the museum was once a county government office. Open from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Tues.-Fri., and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends.
Tajima Highlands Botanical Gardens
Where: 701 Wachi, Muraoka-ku. Ph: 0796-96-1187
Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April-November. Admission: 500 Yen
Founded in 1997 to conserve the Katsura tree, the Tajima Highlands Botanical Garderns have a thousand kinds
of trees and flowers and three hundred types of plants.
There are also two ponds and many types of birds.
Uheyama Terraced Rice Paddies
The Ki-No-Dendo Wood Museum
Hachikita Onsen and Spa
Sky Valley Ski Resort
Where: Nukida, Ojiro-ku
Uheyama has some of the best views of terraced rice paddies in Japan. In early summer
the mountains are reflected in the flooded paddies, which get bright green with grown rice
by late summer.
Where: Wachi 951, Muraoka-ku
Ph: 0796-96-1388. Free, closed on Mondays.
Built entirely of wood, this unique museum
features wooden models and displays. Open
from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (4 p.m. in the winter).
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Where: Osasa, Muraoka-ku
Ph: 0796-96-1666, Admission: 600 yen
This onsen is located below the Hachikita ski hills
and features a restaurant and souvenier stand inside.
Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily during the ski season, and
11 a.m.-9 p.m. (closed Tuesdays) the rest of the year.
Where: 701 Nakaotani, Muraoka-ku
Ph: 0796-96-0375,
This eight-course snow park caters mostly to
snowboarders, has a variety of challenge levels, and offers full/half day passes: 3,500/2,500
yen. Arrive early to get a close parking spot.
How to get to Kami-Town
Kami-Town is made up of three smaller towns: Kasumi, Muraoka and Ojiro. The
following map and guide show the different ways to get to Kami-Town by road
and rail.
Syakunage Restaurant
Where: 739-1 Kanzui, Ojiro-ku
Ph: 0796-97-2687
A great number of places in Kami-Town, such as
Syakunage Restaurant, serve the tender Tajima Beef,
which is the origin of many famous types of beef, such as
Kobe Beef and Matsuzaka Beef.
This Guide was designed by:
Katsuya Azuma, Tomomi
Fukugaki, Noriko Morimoto,
Ayumi Nakamura, Shie
Okamoto, Kenichiro Takebe,
Ayaka Ueji, Takayuki
Kumoda and Jeff Morrice
Muraoka Senior High School:
2931 Muraoka,
Muraoka-ku, Kami-cho,
Mikata-gun, Hyogo-ken.
Postal code: 667-1311
Tel: (0796) 94-0201
National Route 9
Dainishinmei Express
Bantan Expressway
Kitakinki Expressway
Maizuru Expressway
Rokkou Kita Toll Road
JR Sanyo line
JR Bantan Line
JR San-in Line
Kami-Town Events
January 1-3.......
Choraku-ji Temple New Year’s Visit (Muraoka)
Early February....... Hyogo Snowball Fight (Ojiro)
Late February.......
Hachikita Ski Festival (Hachikita Ski Resort)
Mikata Highlands Snow Festival (Mikata Ski Resort)
Early March.......
Crab Appreciation Festival (Shibayama Fishing Port)
Early March.......
Ojiro Winter Festival (Ojiro Ski Resort)
June (2nd Sunday).......
Mikata 24km Cruel Marathon
Beaches Open
July (2nd Sunday)....... Saruodaki Waterfall Festival
July 24.......
Mantou Fire Festival
Late July....... Kasumi Town Festival and Fireworks
Early August.......
Muraoka Town Festival and Parade
Late September....... Kasumi Sea Breeze Marathon
Late September.......
Muraoka Double-full Ultra Marathon
Kasumi Crab Examination
Early December.......
Kasumi Crab Festival (Kasumi West fishing port)
Web site:
Kasumi Cruise
Where: 410 Hitoichi, Kasumi-ku
Ph: 0796-36-0571
Take a cruise along the Sea of Japan shoreline
with three different courses to choose from.
Yadagawa Onsen and Spa
Road Stations
Where: Yadagawa, Muraoka, Hachikita
Michi no Eki, or road stations, are scattered along the
roads and highways of Japan. These road stations sell special regional products and souveniers, and are a great place
to rest and relax on a long road trip. The Muraoka Farm
Garden road station even has a Tajima Beef restaurant.
Where: 510-1 Otani, Ojiro-ku
Ph: 0796-97-3232, Cost: 600 yen
Open from noon to 8 p.m., Ojiron Onsen features
a large bathhouse, massage sauna baths, restaurant
and Japanese-style tatami mat resting room.
Ojiron Onsen and Spa
Where: Onuka 91-9, Muraoka-ku, Route 9
Ph: 0796-98-1414, Specal Lunch Set: 800 yen
Get a taste of Tajima Beef in this Korean grill restaurant in Muraoka. A meal will run roughly 3,000
yen per person for a Tajima Beef dinner.
Eiraku Yakiniku Restaurant
Where: 754 Mitani, Kasumi-ku.
Ph: 0796-37-1126, Admission: 600 yen
Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., this onsen features public baths, water massage, sauna bath,
a relaxation room and a gift counter.
Mikata Snow Park (Ski Resort)
Where: Niiya, Ojiro-ku, Ph: 0796-97-2297
Mikata Snow Park features eight courses and
night skiing after 6 p.m.. Full/half day ticket:
3,600/2,000 yen. Night skiing: 2,000 yen.
Hachikita Ski Resort
Crab in Kasumi
Kasumi Coastline
Kami-Town’s shoreline is dotted with beautiful beaches and fantastic spots to watch the
sun set along the sheer sea cliffs.
Crab in Kasumi is delicious and unique. It comes into
season in winter, and is served baked or boiled. Crab
restaurants are easy to find by the large crab signs they
have outside above their door.
There is also a Crab Festival held in town in early
December that shouldn`t be missed!
Wasabu Nishigaoka Rice Paddies
Where: Wasabu, Muraoka-ku
The Wasabu Nishigaoka rice paddies overlook the Choraku-ji Temple in the beautiful
Tajima mountains. They are counted among
the Top-100 Rice Paddy views in Japan.
Saruodaki Waterfall
1. Pour hot water on yourself to wash and also adjust to
the heat of the pool.
2. Enter the water very slowly, so you don’t burn
3. Don’t put your towel in the tub, swim, stay in the hot
water too long, or wash your clothes!
Onsen Ettiquette
Where: Hikage, Muraoka-ku, Route 267
Saruodaki is shaped like a monkey’s tail,
and is rated one of Japan’s Top-100 waterfalls. The falls are especially beautiful when
they are frozen in the late winter.
Where: Osasa, Muraoka-ku
Ph: 0796-96-0201,
Hachikita features the most courses (13) in the
area, and the longest runs. Full day passes: 4,500 yen,
3,800 yeb to ski untill noon, 3,500 yen after noon.