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Off the beaten path: Okumikawa area & Shinshiro

Off the beaten path: Okumikawa 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 Okumikawa and Shinshiro… You’ll be glad you did!

Shinshiro CityThousand Rice Paddies of Yotsuya

Witness an amazing feat of rural engineering!

The Thousand Rice Paddies of Yotsuya in Shinshiro City 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 CityHoraiji Temple

The mystical, magical mountain of Horaiji Temple

There is something truly mystical about the atmosphere around the holy mountain of Horaiji. The whole mountain is tranquil with unspoiled ancient nature. It is offers an unparalleled spiritualism and history. Mt. Horaiji and its temple are considered to be steeped in spiritual energy.

Shinshiro CitySeven Atera Waterfalls

Seven Atera Waterfalls: A sight to fall for

One of nature’s most beautiful gifts must be the Seven Atera Waterfalls in 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, soothing 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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