Tsuwano Sightseeing Route

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Collection of sightseeing spots in Tsuwano, Yamaguchi, that make for a great itinerary for visitors to the region.

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Tsuwano Castle Ruins

Tsuwano Castle ruins sit on top of a mountain, surrounded with the castle town of Tsuwano and the winding river. While only stone foundations remain, the view is beautiful, with the morning mist covering the valley in late autumn.

Taikodani Inari Shrine

Taikodani Inari Shrine is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tsuwano, the small castle town of south Shimane. A path of 1000 torii gates lead up to the main hall, and there are Night Kagura performances during the summer months.

Yasaka Shrine, Tsuwano

Yasaka Shrine is a small but important shrine in Tsuwno Castle town in Shimane Prefecture. The shrine is on the path from the old town towards the stairway and 1000 torii gates leading up to the famous Taikodani Inari Shrine. The grounds of the shrine are next to the river, and the location is a pleasant short rest during sightseeing.

Youmeiji Temple, Tsuwano

Youmeiji is the family temple of the domain lord, in the old castle-town of Tsuwano. A silent moment surrounded with nature and the majestic thatch roof of the main hall.