Go to enjoy the breathtaking scenery by bicycle.

where riverside landscapes and the sky relax you Route for Natural Features,

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Keihan Railway Iwashimizu‐hachimangu Station

▼A short walk away

Yawata City Tourism Association

▼by rental bicycleAbout 5 min (about 800m)

9:00
1Sakura Deaikan

This is a new landmark facility established in 2017. Standing at the spot where three rivers—the Katsura-gawa, Uji-gawa, Kizu-gawa Rivers—join, the roughly 25-meter-tall lookout in the facility offers a panoramic view of this rare geographic feature. With a resting space and an information section too, the facility is an ideal base for your sightseeing.

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▼On foot or
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9:30
2Sewaritei Park

The Sewaritei bank is located between the Uji-gawa and Kizu-gawa Rivers in the area where the three rivers almost join. Offering splendid views of Mt. Otokoyama and Mt. Tennozan across the rivers, the riverside area is a treasure trove of wild birds and plants, with different scenery in different seasons. In spring, you can walk along an about 1.4-kilometer-long beautiful archway of flowering cherry trees.

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▼by rental bicycleAbout 40 min (about 6km)

11:30
3Nagare-bashi Bridge (Drifting Bridge)

This wooden bridge across the Kizu-gawa River, which often overflowed previously, was designed for its bridge boards to drift when the river rose. The about 356.5-meter-long bridge is among the longest wooden bridges in Japan. The bridge and scenery of hamacha tea gardens near the bridge are designated as Japan Heritage. The official name of the bridge is the Kozuya-bashi Bridge.

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▼by rental bicycleAbout 3 min (about 500m)

12:00
4Yawata Nagare-bashi Bridge Community Plaza Shikisaikan

You can return your rental bicycle here too.

This facility features exhibits about the history and structure of the drifting bridge, a direct sales store of fresh vegetables, a public bath called Shiki-no-yu (Spa of the Seasons), and more. The restaurant Yawataya serves buffets consisting of various dishes prepared with abundant locally grown ingredients.

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▼A short walk away

13:30
5Ryukyo Ware Matsuda Tea Farm
Recommended by test visitors!

Ryukyo ware features flower-like shapes. The exhibition gallery in this facility offers visitors pottery-making experiences, which are popular because even beginners can easily create Ryukyo ware works here. This facility also offers lectures on tea given by Japanese tea instructors, as well as tea tastings.

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▼by rental bicycleAbout 10 min (1km)

15:00
6Misono-jinja Shrine

This shrine’s Main Hall, dating back to the mid-Edo period, is a hinoki bark-thatched building in the nagare style with two front pillars, which is a precious old example of the architectural style unique to the Yamashiro district. The Zuiki-mikoshi Festival, featuring a festival float decorated with various vegetables, takes place at this shrine in October.

▼by rental bicycleAbout 25 min (3.5km)

16:00
7Tea specialty store Fukusuien(in Famire Yawata)
Recommended by test visitors!

Fukusuien specializes in producing and selling Uji teas. Among the 35 varieties of tea in the store, five are grown in the company’s own tea garden. If you wonder which to choose, you can ask the master, who is a tea expert. The tea ceremony section, where Yawata-grown matcha is served, is always lively with local people.

▼by rental bicycleAbout 5 min (1km)

Yawata City Tourism Association

▼A short walk away

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Keihan Railway Iwashimizu‐hachimangu Station

* Test visitor project outsourced to Recruit Lifestyle Co., Ltd.