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Toyooka (豊岡市) is located in northern Hyōgo Prefecture in the centre of the San'in Kaigan Geopark (山陰海岸ジオパーク). While the city stretches over 700 square kilometres after its merger with the surrounding towns of Hidaka, Izushi, Kinosaki, Takeno, and Tantō in 2005, the actual town centre is quite...
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Kinosaki Onsen (城崎温泉) is one of the oldest onsen resorts in Japan with a history that dates back to the 8th century. Kinosaki is located in northern Hyōgo Prefecture and was merged with Toyooka City (豊岡市) in 2005. The hot springs of Kinosaki are said to have healing properties, a fact that was...
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Located in northern Hyōgo Prefecture, Izushi (出石) is also known as the "Little Kyōto of Tajima". The small castle town - merged into Toyooka in 2005 - is famous for its nostalgic atmosphere, its traditional Japanese architecture, and its very own kind of buckwheat noodles: Izushi-soba...
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Onsenji Temple (温泉寺), formally known as Bekkaku Motoyama Matsudaisan Onsenji (別格本山末代山温泉寺), is a Buddhist temple of the Koyasan Shingon sect located on Daishiyama in Kinosaki, Toyooka City, Hyōgo Prefecture. Its principal deity is the Eleven-Faced Kannon Bodhisattva. Onsenji is the guardian...
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