Hoshitoge Rice Terraces
The Hoshitoge Rice Terraces were chosen as one of the top 100 rural sights of Japan. Throughout the 4 seasons, and also throughout the day there is an ever changing view of this scenery. In the NHK drama “Tenchijin” the scenery appears in the opening credits. (15 minutes by car)

bijin forest

Bijin Forest
Bijin Forest is called the Beautiful Forest due to the attractive shape of the beech trees. All the trees are around 90 years old and were planted together which gives it its distinctive beauty. (10 minutes by car)