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Tsuwano

Rent a bicycle and seek the carps

Historic samurai residences and homes with stucco walls line the Tono-machi area. Several thousand carps swim in the moat along this neighborhood. The breeding of carps began in the feudal era (1603 - 1867) for emergency food. Today, the threat of being eaten is gone, and the fattened carps swim freely in the moat. After visiting all the main sightseeing spots in Tsuwano, a leisurely ride around the city on a rental bicycle would be very pleasant. One may run into many different cultural spots such as the neighborhood of historic homes in which the late Mori Ogai (prominent novelist) lived, Yomei-ji Temple where generations of the Tsuwano clan feudal lords rest in peace, or Maria Cathedral on Otome-toge Pass where the Christians were persecuted. Tsuwano is one of the major tourist spots, and the small town is packed with visitors during holidays. The best time to enjoy the spots is on a week day. Or head for Tsuwano early and beat the crowd.

 

Photographs and Information provided by the Commerce and Tourism Section of the Tsuwano Municipal Office


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