Oyamazaki Town Journals

Kyoto / Osaka Peregrination #1

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A travel journal to Oyamazaki Town by Jameskyoto

Suntory Yamazaki Whisky Photo, Oyamazaki Town, Japan More Photos
Quote: Tired of endless shopping arcades, crowded intersections, and choking bus fumes? Maybe it’s time to split from the big city to experience the relaxed pace of rural Japanese life. Spectacular natural beauty, quiet country inns, and holistic therapy is waiting for you just a stone’s throw from the city center.

Kyoto / Osaka Peregrination #1

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Overview

Spring Veil  Photo, Oyamazaki Town, Japan
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Kyoto/Osaka Peregrination is an ever-developing series of journals. Over time there will be several cities and sites included in the library of journals. These writings are designed to give visitors to the Kansai region an opportunity to explore Japan beyond the over-crowded main tourist locals, as well as to provide options to the big city. It is my aim to provide useful information for holiday travelers and business travelers alike. After all, even if on business, there is no reason not to enjoy yourself on your free time. In general, one will find necessary accommodation, activities, and tips and prices throughout these journals. Quick Tips: For individuals who have never been to Japan it ...Read More

Hotel Dew Oyamazaki

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Hotel

Hotel Dew Oyamazaki Photo, Oyamazaki Town, Japan
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Hotel Dew Oyamazaki is a privately owned and operated European-style boutique hotel. This hotel is really unique, fresh, and creative. Hotel Dew Oyamazaki is a partner in a collective of other on-site businesses. These stores support one another by offering travelers everything from relaxing aromatherapy, massage, and makeovers to health foods, art, and culture courses. There is also a very attractive and reasonably priced first floor café called Tabi Tabi. The hotel is presented in a very simple, yet sophisticated way with the front desk situated on the third floor set apart from the other on-site attractions. Artistically this hotel is very smart. Architecturally the floor design is well done, ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 15, 2004

Hotel Dew Oyamazaki
Kyoto-fu, Otokuni-gun Oyamazaki-cho, Oyamazaki Nis
Oyamazaki Town, Japan
(75) 956-4500

Tabi Tabi

Restaurant

Tabi Tabi Photo, Oyamazaki Town, Japan
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Hotel Dew Yamazaki’s on-site café Tabi Tabi is a great break for anyone looking for a quick snack or a lazy afternoon read. The menu is printed in Japanese only, however the staff are very friendly and accommodating with English explanations. Travelers shouldn’t have any trouble navigating the menu as sandwiches, curried-rice, and deserts are kept with the standard fare just about anywhere on the globe. The open dining room and outdoor seating area give this café a distinct European feel. Menu prices are very reasonable compared to other cafes in Osaka or Kyoto. Drinks cost around 450 Yen, while food items range from 400-600 Yen. The cafe is located directly in front of the Oyamazaki JR station on ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 15, 2004

Tabi Tabi
Kyoto-fu, Otokuni-gun Oyamazaki-cho, Oyamazaki Nis
Oyamazaki Town, Japan
+81 75-957-9180

Suntory Yamazaki Whiskey Distillery

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Story/Tip

Suntory Yamazaki Whisky Photo, Oyamazaki Town, Japan
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A stop at The Suntory Yamazaki Whiskey Distillery is a recommended stop for anyone visiting Oyamazaki. The world famous Suntory Whisky brand got its start here, and in fact this is where the history of Japanese whiskey began. The tour of the facilities is very popular with Japanese weekend tourists, and the company advises reservations (tel: 075-962-1423). Though reservations are recommended, my partner and I were able to walk right in on a busy Saturday afternoon. The tour is in Japanese, however even without understanding the guide the manicured grounds, tradition, history, and attention to detail are awe-inspiring. I recommend going on a weekend as overflow crowds cut the standard one-hour tour ...Read More
Houseki Temple Photo, Oyamazaki Town, Japan
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A hike of Oyamazaki’s Mt. Tennozan is a step back into Japan’s warring states history. Oyamazaki Town is situated around Mount Tennozan, in the center of the historical regions of Kyoto, Osaka. Japanese and world historians know the area as an important battleground where warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi revenged the murder of his master Oda Nobunaga in 1582. Hikers can see firsthand the principle sites of transition of power to the military situation of the period. For many contemporary travelers, however, the well-marked hiking courses called "Hideyoshi Street" still is the real draw to the town. This hiking path leads past most of the area’s main attractions, which include Oyamazaki Sanso Villa, Kann...Read More