Hyogo Prefecture Photo Library No.20 Sightseeing Spots in Shiso and Kamikawa

The series that introduces the attractions of Hyogo Prefecture with photographs is finally the 20th, and this is the last time. This time, I will introduce the heart-shaped town “Kamikawa-cho” in the middle of Hyogo Prefecture, and the large “Shiso-shi” tourist spot in the west, which was formed by the merger of four towns in 2005. The Both are located in inland mountains and surrounded by rich nature. Canoe stadium of “Onzui Lake” on the north side of Sakai City, “Hara Fudo Waterfall”, “Mikata Shrine”, “Kunimi no Mori Park” on the south side, and movie filming in Kamikawa Town Two spots adjacent to “Mineyama Plateau” and “Tonomine Plateau” will be taken up.

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[Canoe of Onzui Lake]

Onzuiko, located in the northern part of Sakai City, is a man-made lake created by damming water with a dam. In addition to full-fledged canoe competition facilities, Onzui Lake Canoe Club offers canoe rentals and lessons so you can enjoy canoeing with ease.
Please see photos taken with the cooperation of the Onzui Lake Canoe Club and customers.

[Hara Fudo Waterfall]

A famous waterfall that has been selected as one of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan. From the parking lot to the waterfall, you need to cross the suspension bridge, climb the stone steps and walk for about 15 minutes.

You can see it from the top of the suspension bridge over the waterfall, and if you take a picture, you can see the wire of the suspension bridge. Also, since the suspension bridge shakes, it is difficult to shoot with a tripod.

[Mikata Shrine]

This shrine was established in the Nara period, and the Saijin is a Oguni nushi no kami that appears in Kojiki. The main shrine was built in the late Muromachi period and has been designated as a national important cultural property.
It is known to be decorated every year with a large ema of 4.5m in length and 7.2m in width, depicting the year’s zodiac signs.

[Kunimi no Mori Park]

It is a nature park in the mountains of Kunimi, 10 minutes by car from Yamazaki Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway on the south side of Sakai City.

You can go up the mountain with a mini monorail from the pass where the parking lot is located. The track of the mini monorail is about 1100 meters, and slowly climbs the mountain slope. This mini monorail can be used for free. Since it is a reservation service, please make a reservation when using it.

On the top of the mountain, there is a building with a woodworking workshop / learning room called the Sanjo Learning Hall and a lawn open space surrounded by trees. A variety of wild birds can be seen, making it a great place for bird watching. If you walk about 15 minutes from Sanjo Station on the mini monorail, you will reach the summit of Mt. Kunimi. There is a wooden columnar observation deck where you can see the countryside.

[Hiji Falls]

It is a waterfall about 5 minutes walk from the foot of Sanroku Station on the mini monorail. There was a temple on the waterfall in the Middle Ages, but it is said that it was burned off when Hideyoshi Hashiba attacked Chosui Castle.
Although it is a small waterfall, it is a beautiful waterfall that flows quietly through the mountains.

[Mineyama Highland Resort]

Mineyama Kogen Resort in Kamikawa-cho is conveniently accessible by car, about 30 minutes from Kanzaki Minami IC on Bantan-do. It became a hot topic in Japan as a ski resort that opened for the first time in 14 years.
Other than the ski season, you can enjoy various attractions such as “Mineyama Kogen Resort Green Peak”, such as a grand ping facility, campsite, Relaxia Forest, and a huge jungle gym “tic! Tac! Climb MINEYAMA”etc.

[Mineyama Kogen Resort Relaxia]
A resort hotel right next to the ski area. This hotel can be used for various purposes throughout the seasons. Also known as a starry sky spot.

[Relaxia Forest, Norwegian Forest]
“Relaxia Forest” in the Hotel Relaxia premises has become the location for the movie “Norwegian Forest”. The forest is a fantastic forest that continues with groves of oaks and oaks and changes its expression depending on the season. There is a small river in the forest and a suspension bridge.
There is a walking path and there is a guide board to the shooting location. Take a walk from the hotel to the depths of the forest and take about 1 hour round trip.

[Center House and Glamping Facility]
The center house is the center of the ski area during the ski season, with a ski rental reception, a shop and a cafeteria.

Immediately behind that is a glamping facility. There are carpets in the glamping tent, and there are refrigerators, heaters and electric fans for a comfortable stay. For dinner, you can use the luxurious BBQ and Relaxia baths.

≪Lift (Mountain Line) ≫
The second lift “Mountain Line” is a pair lift with a total length of 758m. It also runs outside the ski season.

[Tic! tac! Climb MINEYAMA]
This is a huge jungle gym on the top of the second lift at an altitude of 1015m. Opened in April 2019. It is a huge climbing attraction with a maximum height of 30 people and a height of 10 meters and a width of 20 meters. There are 60 kinds of difficulty courses that can be enjoyed by children and adults.

[Tonomine Plateau]
Tonomine Plateau has a grassland of Susuki that extends over an area of ​​about 900 meters above sea level and about 90 ha of gentle relief.
Designated as the Yukihiko Mineyama Prefectural Nature Park, such a large grassland is a valuable grassland both academically and as a natural landscape element (pictured in the spring). In order to protect this grassland, “Yamayaki” is held every spring. A green meadow spreads out in summer, silver ears wave in autumn, and a snowy landscape in winter.
It has also become a location for movies such as the “Norwegian Forest”, the Taiga drama “Kiyomori Taira”, and “Gunshi Kambei”.
(Closed in winter due to snow.)