Sightseeing

Yumura Onsen is a quiet town known for its healing hot spring waters, founded in 848. Every minute, the natural hot spring pumps 2,300 litres of hot water into the river in town. In winter, you ca...
Seafood
The town of Shin-onsen is located by the Sea of Japan. The local inns offer fresh seafood caught in Hamasaka bay. When cherry trees bloom in spring, there are fresh firefly squids. These are pre...
The Tajima Cattle Museum has information about the history and details of the world-class Tajima cattle.There are many exhibitions and the valuable materials on display. Admission Fee Fre...
Tajima Pasture Park
Tajima cows are so carefully bred that even local people seldom have the opportunity to see them. In response to many people saying that, "Even if you go to Tajima, you can't see Tajima co...

Ueyama Highlands
With nature left untouched by man, Ueyama Highlands is an area located in the southern mountainous region of the HYonosen-Ushiroyama-Nagi Quasi National Park. The forests contain Japanese beech tre...
Hamasaka Ancestry Memorial Hall "Imeitei"
The Imeitei Ancestry Memorial Halls is the former house of the Mori family, who ran the Shichikamaya sake brewery. The house was converted into a museum for the public. Above the entryway are curta...
Tajima coastline tour boat, Mio Sea Taxi
There is a tour boat, which will take you along the beautiful San'in coastline that is preserved as a national geological park. There are also small fishing boats, which can hold groups of 4...
San'in Kaigan Geopark Center in Shin-onsen
The San'in Geopark Center has information on the San'in coastline that was established as a national geological park. With displays, a theatre room, and much more, you can learn about the e...
Hamasaka's public Sun beach, Matsu no niwa
Hamasaka's public Sun beach has a beautiful coastal view. It is one of several public beaches located in the San'in geological park. With shallow waters and calm waves, the pine grove cove...
Moroyose Beach
Moroyose beach is famous for its emerald green color, remarkably clear seawater, white sand, and shallow depth, which is ideal for fishing and snorkeling. some attractions include jet skiing and ma...
Igumi's public Sunbeach
Igumi You can also gather shellfish and crabs at the beach. There are campgrounds in the neighborhood. The flickering light of sea-firefly and fire for luring fish at night (isaribi) attracts many ...
Railroad goods hall: "Tetsuko no heya"
Since the opening of the railroad in November 1911, the JR Hamasaka station has been a place for community building. Next to the station is an often visited space, with railroad goods, pictures of ...
Information Center: "Shoraian"
The information center, built along with Hamasaka station 100 years ago, was built as a resting space with a traditional Japanese style hearth and kotatsu area. The facilities are open for those wh...
Zazen, Cool breeze, Snow scenery
Quiet your spirit with the ancient practice of Zazen. In the quiet and stillness of a Buddhist temple, calm your heart and erase all of the negativity from your mind. The zazen experience is a gre...

Baikamo Park
Every year between May and August, Baikamo flowers bloom on the surface of the Takimi river in Shin-onsen. These flowers only bloom in pristine waters with a temperature below 15 degrees Celsius. A...
Seaside Flowers (Hamahirugao, Hamadaikon)
On the sandy valleys of the Hamasaka sun beach, from spring to the start of summer, the dainty hamadaikon (seashore radishes) begin to bloom on the sun-soaked coast. In June you can see hamahirugao...

Cherry Blossoms (Taiun-ji, Shofuku-ji)
There are many great spots to view cherry blossoms in Shin-onsen. At night, the Shofuku-ji temple's cherry blossom tree is lit up, creating a particularly beautiful scene. The Taiun-ji temple...
Shoubu Tug of War
Shoubu (sweet flag) was traditionally used in military and trade, but even the general public would tie shoubu ropes around their head or on the eaves of houses and shoubuyu and shoubuzake were mad...
Hide and Seek Tournament
Every year, the town of Yumura Onsen is the stage for the National Hide and Seek Tournament. "Moiiyo!" is the phrase for the "oni" to go looking for the players who are hiding....
Lantern Picture Scroll, Floating Lantern Ceremony, Fire Festival, Candlelight
The beautiful “Lantern Picture Scroll" is the scenery of Yumura Onsen town lined along the river and wrapped in fantasy when lit up at night. One of the summer traditions is an event whe...
Kawasuso Festival and Fireworks
One of the three large festivals in the Tajima area, Kawasuso Festival has a long history and is held every year in Hamasaka for three days in mid-July. The festival was first held back in the midd...
Utaosa Daikagura
According to a legend dating back to the Tempou era, The Ise Daikagura and Shishimai were combined in this Kagura. The Shishimai and lead actor are separate and they dance to flute and drums. At th...
Zanzaka dance, Saemon dance, Kasa dance
Representative of Japanese folk dance, the people of the village dance in a circle in a festival of prayer. At the Kutanihachiman shrine, after praying for the safety of the town, the people break ...

Kirinjishi Dance
Kirin is said to be one of the most notable legendary creatures of China’s sacred beasts but, to the people of Hamasaka, Kirinjishi is a more respected and loved guardian. It is a demon that ...
Ajiwara Lane
With the clear waters of the Ajiwara river flowing, this lane flows through a valley with traditional old houses and stone hedges, where sake and needlecraft traditions still live today. Following ...
Mio island (Tajima Mihonoura and Nagasakibana promenade)
Mio island is a hexagonal shaped land formation off the coast that is very beautiful and designated as a national natural monument. It has another name, Awabi Island (meaning ear shell island), bas...
Anami coastline, Uomidai Park, Nanasaka-ya pass Observatory
The Anami coastline is a central part of a 110 kilometer area recognized by the World Geological Park Network. The normally calm sea is rough in this area, providing a dynamic and rare view of the ...
Sououbu-ji Temple
Sououbu-ji Temple was founded in 737 on a 245 meter high mountaintop. The buddha is enshrined with an eleven faced Kannon bodhisattva dating back to the Heian era, designated as important cultural ...
Shiroyama Park
Shiroyama Park provides the perfect spot for viewing the beautiful ports and the Sea of Japan. From Ashiya hillside to the Shiroyama Park, the path is filled with cherry blossoms in spring with ...