Historical Attractions

Historical Spots & Spa

Tsuwano Joushi (castle ruins)

It is said that Yoshimi, the feudal lord of Tsuwano, set about building a castle in 1295. In 1600 the daimyo, Sakazaki, entered the castle as a castlellan, when he set about building an outer keep on top of a mountain 200 meters north of the castle. The keep continued to be used until the castle was demolished in 1878.

Hanko Yorokan (Tsuwano Clan-run school)

An educational facility like a general university built in the last days of Edo Period (1603-1867). It provided students with various subjects such as math, Confucianism, ancient Japanese thought, medical science, military science, art of etiquette, martial arts, etc. The graduates are Amane Nishi, Ougai Mori, and other famous figures.

Tago Karou Mon (old gate of the Tago Family house)

Tago was the family of successive chief retainers served for Kamei, the daimyo of Tsuwano. In the family Sanetake contributed to the development of industry, Sanekage is said to have been the model for the character in the famous old story, Chu Shin Gura, and Tanba was a painter who was on friendly terms with Kazan Watanabe.

Yabusame No Baba (ground for the archery on horseback)

In Washibara Hachimangu Shrine has been left an old ground for archery on horseback, which has been designated by the Prefecture as a spot of historical interest. In springs the horseback archery festival in accordance with ancient ritual is held in the Ogasawara style.

Tsuwano Onsen Nagomi No Sato (hot spring)

The roadside station (the market place for local produce) called Nagomi No Sato. It was opened in April, 2001. The most attractive is a °∆great panorama°« hot spring that commands the fine views of Aomoyama and Shiroyama mountains. There is also a restaurant serving foods using local ingredients.


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