Akitakata city located in the northern part of Hiroshima Prefecture is a mountainous town near the center of Chugoku Mountains. In this mountainous area “Kagura Monzen Touji Mura” (The Town of Hot Spring Cure), there are natural hot springs, Kagura Dome, meals and inns. It’s like a strange area where time has stopped just like this town. While traveling nostalgically, how about a new pleasant journey of Japanese traditional art “Kagura”?
“Kagura Monzen Touji Mura” has a unique shop such as a meal and souvenir shop. You can enjoy the unique taste of Aki district such as tofu、Japanese sweets、rice cake、castella、vegetable bread、wild side dishes.
Several accommodation styles can be chosen in the village. For those who want to relax and have a relaxing time in the room, “Senryo-Manryo”, the largest inn in the village, and “Yamaya”, “Yamaya-Satoya” and “Yamaya Annex” are recommended for family members to enjoy. In addition, “Yamaya” “Yamaya-Satoya” has rooms available for guests staying, and a cooking place, dining room, cooking utensils etc. are prepared for toji (hot spring cure) lodging. Every accommodation is a wonderful building that pleasures old-fashioned emotions, it is like a relaxing atmosphere as if it was a traveler of the Edo period. It is a good point to be able to use the accommodation according to purpose.
“Kagura” that God enjoys has been handed down as a dance that is originally performed in a shrine. However, what is becoming a boom now is a new style exciting together with the audience. The dance incorporating the production of theater, while giving the story of mythology, has become a boom in this area. The monotonous rhythm of drum and flute alone makes excited Japanese ancient blood. Early tempo dance and gorgeous costumes and Aki-Kagura unique large masks. People who are watching for the first time, surely can be enjoyed excitingly.
The “Kagura Monzen Touji Mura” is a hot spring cure village located on the small mountains of Midoricho North Hiroshima.
The classic place are lined with the natural hot spring, the hot spring cure hotel, the restaurants, the tea-house and the souvenir shop. A periodical performance of Kagura is held by 22 Kagura-dan (theatrical company) at the Kagura Dome (Kagura Theatre) of 2,000 accommodation and the Kamukura-za Theater more than 150 days a year in mainly on the weekend.
“Hiroshima Akitakata Kagura” is a powerful and gorgeous traditional performing art. Once you watch this theatrical plays, you might become thoroughly fascinated by it.
The spring quality of the “Iwato-ya” is the medical treatment effect, and its effect of mild to skin is especially of reputation. In a bathhouse of the rare 2-story structure, other than a large bath and an open-air bath, there are cascading bath, bubble bath, steam sauna, source cold bath, you can thoroughly enjoy a hot spring leisurely.
In addition, you can make painting of Kagura mask and the noh dance goods.
|Name:||Kagura Monzen Touji Mura (The Town of Hot Spring Cure)|
|Adresse:||Midorichohongo 4627 Akitakata, Hiroshima 731-0612 Japan|
|Access:||JR Sanyo-honsen Line “Hiroshima-eki Station” (60 minutes by bus)|
|Price/Charge:||Kagura (Kagura Dance)
500 - 700 yen (Adult)
200 - 300 yen (Under 12 years old)
700 yen (Adult)
400 yen (Under 12 years old)
Free (Under 3 years old)
5,000 - 12,500 yen
Please refer the official web page.