Kaibara had flourished as a cathedral town of Hachiman Shrine built in 1024, then had grown as a castle town of the Oda Family, in the domain of Kaibara in about 1600. You can find buildings and historical landmarks which are the country’s or prefecture's designated cultural properties. Also, there are many places such as merchants' houses, samurai residences, and waterways which are shadows of their former self but nostalgic. Kaibara is a compact city so that you can take a look at the places of interest in a couple of hours. Let's take a look at "a romantic castle town, Kaibara" during your visit.
The scattered elegant historic landmarks where you might be able to find unknown history! Why don't you take a walk with our sightseeing guide who knows a lot about the location? The free guided tour requires at least two people. You need to make a reservation in advance.
Tamba Kaibara Furusato guide club
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"Le Clos" meaning "fields" in French is providing "Japanese-style French cuisine" which is particular about local production for local consumption.
We use the attractiveness such as freshness of the raw food, the deliciousness, and the sweet smells, and we serve every day to make a great deal of connecting to people and spreading warmth.
Try our Italian food used with foodstuff made from Tamba at our Japanese-style old house built over one hundred years ago. Spend a wonderful time here where you will feel nostalgia and see a garden having considerable depth.
You can enjoy our pizza used local foodstuff baked in a firewood oven, and some oven cooking that brings out the flavor of the raw ingredients and sweetness, various types of drinks with a focus on exceptional coffee, and some desserts at our place where you can see our beautiful garden that changes scenes seasonally.
You can enjoy our conventional buffet abundantly using ingredients from Tamba with the same concept from another restaurant "Lu Kuro" (weekdays only)
It is a restaurant retrofitted from a samurai residence built a hundred years ago. Our course menus have a large volume. It is a popular restaurant full of customers booking in advance.
"Night outdoor" which is our concept of the inside of the restaurant and we have many camping chairs and folding tables from Coleman. We have liquors, local ciders, and soft drinks with canned food as the side dish for the drinks but you can also bring in any food with you. Please feel free to come and see us.
We are a coffee shop with retro atmosphere that is loved by the local people. Why don't you stop by at our coffee shop? You can enjoy our coffee extracted from a siphon and talk with a master who can introduce you to some sights to see in Kaibara. We also recommend the "selected lunch" that changes every day.
We are a tea-room specializing MlesnA tea from MlesnA based on SriLanka loved by many tea lovers from the world. You cannot only enjoy our various blend tea inside of a tea-room, but you can buy some tea bags for taki. Our original blend teas such as "Kinone" and "Roman Kaibara" are very popular as a souvenir.
Our shop is not only persisting Japanese and Western but also working on confectionery making to supply a want feeling while valuing olden days and keeping a watch on confections from each country around the world. Also, we use specialties from Tamba such as "Tamba-Guri" which is Japanese chestnuts grown in Tamba and offer you the confections from our sense and craftmanship, for your ordinary days or special day.
We are a long-standing famous confection shop established in 1928. We wholeheartedly offer products using ingredients from Tamba such as "Tamba-Guri" which is Japanese chestnuts, "Tamba black soybean," "Tamba-Dainagon Azuki" which is phaseolus angular and "Tamba-Jizake" which is local Sake from Tamba.
"A bridge made of the root of a tree" which is called "Kinone Bashi" is a symbol of Kaibara. The shopkeeper was deeply moved to the bridge and then seemed to open a shop to make Baumkuchen named for it. The owner is proud to introduce various food made from raw materials such as eggs, rice and black soybeans which are grown by devoted farmers from Tamba.
It is a bakery that sells handmade bread particular of materials from Tamba. Also, bread using seasonal foodstuff is of great popularity. It is a famous bakery loved by local people and outsiders.
We used starting a store at "Tamba Happiness Market" as an opportunity to open a real shop that our regular customers and the owner can gather everything they love. There is specialty stuff displayed such as vessels from artists and clothes purchased from overseas to color your life.
Our bread has no food additives, and the bread we make is used with homemade yeast collected from organic raisins and malted rice, and we are particular about food safety from the fermented yeast. You must try our bread used with local food and homemade ingredients produced in Tamba.
A master who has lovely smile grills yakitori with his whole heart. It's a stylish restaurant specializing in chicken/yakitori where you can enjoy it along with selected liquors. There are Hori-Gotatsu which is a low table over a hole in the floor so you don't need to sit directly on the floor and there are some seats at the counter. It's a friendly restaurant where you can go without hesitating even if you are alone or in a group.
It is close to Kaibara station and has a homelike atmosphere. You can enjoy our vaunted famous menu including "Fuwa-Toro omurice" which is a soft omelet with a filling of ketchup‐seasoned fried rice, coffee for lunch, food and drink for the evening in various settings.
We are a long-standing Japanese food restaurant established in 1939. An idea of what we are is "the taste of Kisaku and hospitality with devotion." We lay in fresh seafood and local vegetables every day and serve food that takes full advantage of ingredients with acknowledging the blessings of the abundant nature in Tamba. We are more than happy to serve your group.
We are a long-established eating place where you can enjoy various food with a focus on Japanese cuisines such as lunch set for lunch or Japanese alcoholic beverages called Sake and an à‐la‐carte menu at night.
It is a long established Japanese‐style restaurant built a hundred fifty years ago from the late Edo period, and we have served the dishes for the emperor and the Imperial Highness Prince Akishino-Miya. You can enjoy seasonal food such as edible wild plants in spring, river fish in summer, matsutake mushrooms, chestnuts and black soybeans in fall and Botan-nabe which is a boar meat hot pot in winter. We can have you in either a small group or a large group, and we offer private rooms. Seating occupancy is one hundred.
It is a restaurant located in the station yard of Kaibara train station. You can enjoy authentic menus such as Ekiben (train lunch) including local ingredients like Tamba pork, ramen with Tamba wild boar and Tamba premium burgers. You can come by just for tea or coffee, or also while waiting for the next train.
You can enjoy "Morning Lunch Cafe" on the premise with a relaxed atmosphere with a wood-burning stove. So how about spending your time comfortably here with our selected and freshly-roasted coffee.
It is an old French-style cafe along the street where you can see a symbol of "Kinone Bashi (A bridge made of the roots of the tree)." Spend your time and relaxed inside at the roomy cafe.
It is the cloths called "Tamba-Nuno" which have been weaved by farmers around Saji, Aogaki town, Tamba from the late Edo period. KABURA mainly sells rolls of Tamba cloths and ordinary small articles but also sells craft products such as bamboo baskets and Japanese papers. Also, on a regular basis, we hold workshops or lessons that you can learn spinning thread with the traditional method.
A gallery we have collected a gallery of art from artist from Tamba. The artworks such as earthenwares, woodworks, cloth from Tamba, graphic designs, vine works, and wood engravings created by the local artists are all touchable, but also are pleasing as gifts.
We have various high‐quality sake such as "Oku-Tamba" from Yamaya-Shuzo and "Kozuzmi" from Nishiyama-Shuzo which are local sake from Tamba. How about sending them to your significant others?
It is a long established tofu store with the same manufacturing method for over a hundred seventy years. We have a variety of delicious tofu such as firm tofu, silken tofu and deep-fried tofu which have been all loved by people in Kaibara.
It is a place where you feel like staying quietly to be filled with nostalgia crossing your mind. Machiya gallery Ruri is a gallery space that we would like to show the memories of a castle town Kaibara, which might have been lost and also we would like to show the beauty and the worth of the merchant’s house. We randomly have displays, sell products, and host concerts.
Officially-designated historical site. The domain of Kaibara's cantonment was built in 1714 as a residence and government office after twenty years of Shinkyu Oda who was a descendant of Nobunaga Oga that was forced to relocate to Kaibara. "Nagaya-Gate" which is a front gate of the cantonment is still there as it was when it was built. The existing palace is a part of the cantonment which was reconstructed in 1820. It is a valuable historic landmark to learn the transition of the educational system from the days of the Tokugawa shogunate to present, from the remnants of an old building which are few among the country and to witness the sequence of events of an elementary school after the Meiji period.
Natural Monument of Hyogo prefecture. The sizeable Japanese zelkova stump is a symbol of Kaibara and it's told that it is a 1,000-year-old tree. As it is named, the root of the tree becomes a natural bridge across Okumura river which is seventy meters in width.
Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property. The shrine was build in 1024 in the Heian period as an associated shrine of Kyoto-Ishimizu Shrine of the God of War. The complex styles of the shrine which is divided into an inner shrine and a hall of worship are designated as an important national cultural property. Also, it is unusual even across the country; there is a three‐storied pagoda in the precinct built in the late Edo period.
A big drum called "Tsutsuji Daiko" is hung on the top of a turret and was used as a time signal or warning signal. They beat the drum three times in a row for a fire, twice in a row for a forest fire or a flood. They also used it when their feudal lord returned to his domain from Edo or when school children went to school after it was built. This big drum has been commonly known by the town people throughout the ages.
This is a shrine which is sacred to Katsunobu Oda who was a third generation domain head of Kaibara and a grandson of Nobukane Oda who was a younger brother of Nobunaga Oda. Nobukatsu died young and had no successors, so the Oda family of the feudal lord of Kaibara was abolished after three generations.
A tangible cultural property of Hyogo prefecture. They rebuilt the ex-Hyojo koto elementary school which was built in 1885 and now has been used as restaurants or rental rooms. It is one of the oldest valuable architectural facility for modern primary education.
Den Sutejo is a female haiku poet and is known as one of the four female haiku poets in Genroku era. Haiku written by her at the age of six was ""Yuki no asa, Ni-no-ji Ni-no-ji no, Geta no ato"" and it is still familiarly known even now as a timeless poem. There are some places of interest relating to Den Stejo such as Den Sutejo memorial museum or Den Sutejo park.
A graveyard where the successive lords and their families were buried after Nobuyasu Oda who moved his territory to Kaibara in 1969.