A village from the late 18th century that was once full of vacant homes. Fearing extinction, the villagers decided to convert some of these properties into lodgings and operate them on their own. Visitors can experience a traditional lifestyle, as well as the lush surrounding nature.
Sasayama Castle Ruins
The ruins of a castle built in 1609. Visitors are welcome to explore inside the reconstructed grand hall, as well as visit the Aoyama Shrine on the grounds to enjoy the view.
Kawaramachi Merchant District
The merchant district within the castle town area of Tamba-Sasayama. Visitors can stroll along the roughly 600 meter-stretch of road, which is filled with well-preserved old townhouses, some of which have been renovated as cafes, guesthouses or variety stores.
From Tokyo to Tamba-Sasayama it takes 4 hours by express and local trains. From Kyoto Prefecture, it is a 1.5 hours drive.