The north area, located in the West Chugoku Mountains National Monument, has many natural attractions such as valleys and waterfalls created by abundant water flows, and steep slopes.
Canoeing and boating along the river are quite popular.
And, if looking down at the former Iwakuni City from the north area where the mountains are connected, a spectacular view of Shikoku and Kyushu are actually visible.
Note. The number on the mark indicates the Sato no Eki to be inquired or the nearest one.
One of the three major valleys of the West Chugoku Mountains National Monument. It has a lot of highlights, with "the Goryu no taki" falls - a member of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan. Mt. Jyakuchi, the highest mountain in Yamaguchi Prefecture (1,337m above sea level) actually has a relatively easy course to the summit, in about an hour, from the starting point. While listening to the murmuring of the swamp, the deep greens and autumn leaves and moistening of your throat in spring water (life extension water) can win your love.
Location: Usa, Nishikimachi, Iwakuni
Access: 40 minutes by car from the Chugoku Expressway Muikaichi IC
Taking the municipal bus from Nishikicho Station on the Nishikigawa Seiryu Line, getting off at Jakuchikyo Iriguchi
A tour through a beautiful mountain stream. Walking with a good guide is one sure way of truly satisfying your visit to the area...
Making konjac from "konjac imo" for the first time is quite a learning. You will be impressed not only by the fun of making but also by the deliciousness when you eat it.
It is an impressive experience to produce brightly colored dyed textiles using plant ryes. It will be a wonderful commemoration of your visit.
In the Chugoku region, the home of Kagura, several Kagura groups are still active. Kagura in the village of Yamashiro is a traditional performing art since the Edo period. If interested watching this Kagura and trying the dance together and actually wearing the real costumes can be quite a fun experience...
Making delicious tofu, miso and konjac in the old-fashioned way with the locals is interesting.
The making is a fun class where you can enjoy "yuba" in the process of making the tofu and tasting it after work.
You can experience quite a bit of the fun and depth of soba making, with things such as kneading, stretching, and cutting. And the tasting after your work is your satisfier.
A pleasant whole family enjoyable lakeside course.
Yasaka Gorge and Aka have accommodating campgrounds along the river sides.
Spending a leisurely time riding a boat on the lake is quite a recommendable thing...
Canoeing classes are also held.
Experience a local traditional fishing method , using a bag-shaped net. This plan combines net fishing and Yuu Onsen accommodation. It's like being a fisherman just entering a hot spring after fishing is over. Enjoy the exchange with the fishermen.
It is Gokuraku-ji Temple that is reached by the red apron Jizo. This place will surely impress you...
Location: 866 Yoda, Shutomachi, Iwakuni
Access: 30 minutes by car from Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC
This is a good course for historic learning of structuring the bridge which was made by gathering the best of technology hundreds of years ago. You can take it home after completion.
By assembling the kit, experiencing the fun of woodworking is quite an appreciable thing.
A good walk through a forest full of nature with your guide... Picking of the wild plants is one other fun attractor.
Location: Yoda, Shutomachi, Iwakuni
Access: 7 minutes by car from Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC
About 20 minutes on foot from JR Suotakamori Station on Gantoku Line