In Yamashiro - blessed with clear streams such as Nishikigawa, you can enjoy sweetfish, soba and local Sake. Canoeing and boating are possible in the rapids of the mountainous areas, and there are many other possible appeals. For example, cormorant fishing near the mouth of the river, beaches in the Seto Inland Sea, fishing experience, and sports and tourism. After going through the local foods, sports and sightseeings, a sure way of resetting your tiredness would be through a good quality hot spring.
One of the three major valleys of the West Chugoku Mountains National Monument. "Goryu no taki Falls", in the area is one of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan! It is a relatively easy course that takes you to the summit in about an hour from the starting point. While listening to the murmuring of the swamp, you'll love the deep greens and autumn leaves and you can moisten your throat in the spring waters (life extension water).
Location: Usa, Nishikimachi, Iwakuni
Access: 30 minutes by car from the Chugoku Expressway Muikaichi IC
A tour through a beautiful mountain stream. Walking with an experienced guide will surely give you an impression that you will never forget.
Usagawa, Nishikigawa, Hongougawa.
Kinsuzume is a Sake produced by the Horie Sakaba(brewing company) that has continued for a few centuries.
Location: 6781 Hirose, Nishikimachi, Iwakuni
Access: 40 minutes by car from the Chugoku Expressway Muikaichi IC
Taking a municipal bus from Nishikicho Station on the Nishikigawa Seiryu Line, and getting off at Jakuchikyo Iriguchi.
You can enjoy fishing sweetfish.
You can enjoy fishing sweetfish in the Nishikigawa and Ozegawa water systems and bass fishing in the Lake Yasaka.
The Umenokigawa and the Negasagawa are rivers that flowed through the place where Heike fugitives fled and settled. And by your experiencing the rapids you can somehow feel the breath of their lives.
You can boat through the entire Nishikigawa and Lake Yasaka. Rental Canoe is also available at Lake Yasaka.
The medieval Cretaceous granite zone, located upstream of the Ozegawa flowing east of Mt. Shirataki, is a valley that forms a variety of topographies due to the erosion by flowing water. From the promenade, you can see rare strange rocks and monster stones such as Kameiwa, byobuiwa, and Kimeniwa.
Location: Daisaburo Miwamachi, Iwakuni
Access: 30 minutes by car from Sanyo Expressway Otake IC
The areas Nishikigawa river system, which also has the Negasagawa, and the Ozegawa system are fun locations. Auto campsites and revetment facilities are in place.
An artificial seaside park with a length of 450m, with facilities for cultural exchanges with a promenade, a restaurant and a hands-on learning room. This place has a micro-biology museum.
Place: Along National Route 188, Yuumachi, Iwakuni
Access: About 40 minutes from Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC
Taking a bus bound for Shiokaze Park from JR Yuu Station.
Note-the fish are fresh and salty water fishes.
Iwakuni is a popular Sake production area for enthusiasts. The national brand "Dassai(Asahi Shuzo)", "Gokyo(Sakai Shuzo)", "Kinkan Kuromatu(Murashige Shuzo)", "gangi(Yaoshin Shuzo)" are made here.
[Asahi Shuzo] 2167-4 Osogoe, Shutomachi, Iwakuni City
[Sakai Shuzo] 1-31 Nakazumachi, Iwakuni
[Murashige Shuzo] Misho Iwakuni City 51-101-1
[Yaoshin Shuzo] 3-9-9 Imazu-machi, Iwakuni City