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Off the Beaten Track, Oku Mikawa Area & Shinshiro

Off the Beaten Track, Oku Mikawa Area & Shinshiro

Experience a region largely overlooked by the foreign traveler and you’ll discover a rich variety of historical, cultural and scenic wonders. Visit Oku Mikawa and Shinshiro,… you’ll be glad you did!

Shinshiro CityYotsuya Senmaida Terraced Rice Fields

Wintness an Amazing Feat of Rural Engineering!

The Yotsuya Senmaida terraced rice fields of Shinshiro are an incredible feat of farming engineering. What’s more, the over 1,200 rice paddies and surrounding areas come alive every spring with the flowering colors of the season, and the locals will welcome you to their Rice Planting and Harvesting Festivals!

Shinshiro CityHorai-ji Temple

The Mystical, Magical Mountain of Horai-ji Temple

There is something truly mystical about the atmosphere around the holy mountain of Horai-ji. The whole mountain is tranquil, with unspoiled ancient nature. It reeks of spiritualism and history, and of long forgotten ways. Mt Horai-ji and its temple are unique, and considered major power spots!

Shinshiro CityAtera no Nanataki Waterfall

The Seven Waterfalls of Atera Nanataki, a Sight to Fall For

One of natures’ most beautiful gifts must be the official Place of Scenic Beauty designated Atera Nanataki, or Seven Waterfalls of the Shinshiro region. Enjoy a walk through unspoiled nature, and be rewarded with the sight of these magnificent falls.

Shinshiro CityYuya Onsen Hot Springs

The Ancient Valley Of Hot Water

Enjoyed for over 1,300 years, the hot springs of Shinshiro’s Yuya Onsen are found deep in a picturesque valley along the Ure River, with stunning traditional Japanese views of the mountains and river.

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