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  • Maruyama Park

    Maruyama park is famous amongt the Mitsue village cherry blossoms. When spring comes, more than 100 tress get full of flowers. Some are more than 100 years old. You can admire this spectacular nature show in the middle of April. Don't miss the lushy green in summer and the beautifull frost trees in winter!
  • Mt Amagatake and Mt Obara

    This is the biggest moutain in the Muro Akame Aoyama National park. The shape of the moutain gave it its second name "Ise fuji", as it looks like the big Fuji moutain. The Amagatake slopes are quite hard to climb but the view atop is worth it!
  • Mt Kurosoyama

    This is a big triangular moutain between Uda city, Soni village and Taroji. It's 1037 meters high and it's listed in the "Japan 300 moutains list". The place is well known for this 4 well-marked seasons and lots of tourists come to see it duringthe holidays. The moutain called Kuroso is called from a locally famous stone Buddha called Kuroson.
  • Mt Miune

    White azaleas bloom in early summer and the ice flowers of the silver frost that adorns the branches create a magical atmosphere in the cold winter on Mt. Miune. The sound of Fudo waterfall, in which Acala (Fudo in Japanese) is enshrined, reverberates around the mountainside.
  • Mt Yoroi

    Mt. Yoroi resembles the breastplate of a suit of armor and makes visitors feel the overwhelming presence of a warrior. The rock face of the mountainside is the result of violent volcanic activity and the seams made by different large-scale eruptions can be seen even today.
  • Ninja training experience in Nature

    You can experience a real Ninja training in the "Ninja Forest", a place where Ninjas and Ascetics used to train themselves. Dress like a Ninja and try to climb high walls, enter a room silently or walk over water! It's all possible with Ninja skill training!
  • Okadanotani Hangeshouen(Saururus chinensis garden park)

    Okada valley is know to protect an 3000m2 area covered with "Lizard tail" plants (Saururus chinensis), an endangered species! The plants become partly white during the first half of July, which looks like if there was a white carpet over the lushy green valley. This is quite impressive and beautiful.
  • Soni Highland

    A carpet of greenery in spring and summer and a golden covering of Japanese pampas grass on the slopes in the fall are features of the Soni Highlands that spread out from
    the foot of Mt. Kuroso. The starry sky over the plains is unmissable.
    The Kuruson Buddha is one of the seven previous incarnations of Buddha up to the Gautama Buddha and Mt. Kuroso's name comes from the fact that people worshipped the Kuruson Buddha at this mountain. The huge 1 Sm Kuroso Stone Buddha is carved
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  • Takitani Hana Shobu-en (Iris flower garden)

    The garden is covered with Iris! On more than 10.000m2 there is about 1 million Iris of 600 different varieties! You can come and admire this spectacular nature show from May to July. From the beginning of the summer you can also see a large collection of Yoshino Cherry blossoms, Clematis and Hydrangeas, each seasons bringing its own beauty to the scene. You can also experience blueberry picking or farming activities.
  • The Byobuiwa Cliffs

    These 2km-long, 200m-high cliffs look exactly like a folding screen. They are accentuated by the mountain cherry trees in full bloom in spring and the changing fall foliage. The legend that tengu goblins danced on the plateau at the foot of the cliffs still remains today.