Travel Plan

Experience Regional Culture

Kanayago Shrine

Even now iron producers continue to visit this shrine. Exquisite craftsmanship reflects the deep beliefs of the builders.

  • 213-2 Nishihida,Hirose-cho,Yasugi

Yasugibushi Folk Dance Hall

A folk dance created in Yasugi. The lively clapping and dancing will bring a smile to your face.

Blacksmith Workshop Hiromitsu

 Originally a swordsmithing workshop, Hiromitsu has since changed with the times to create original decorative ornaments and tools. The beautiful wrought iron pieces have garnered the attention of consumers worldwide.

Itohara Family Residence / Sakurai Family Residence

Tatara manager Residence. Leaves change colors and resemble a line of flame. A stream which runs through the complex is relaxing.


Many historic onsen dot the region, such as Kamedake, close to where Susano’o is said to have been banished, Izumo Yumura, located on the banks of the Hii River, and Sagi no Yu, where the white heron that carried Kanayago cured its wounds. Experience the difference of each famous onsen.

Nihontō Forging Demonstration
(Okuizumo Tatara and Japanese Sword Museum/
2nd Sundays and 4th Saturdays)

The highest grade of iron created by tatara, called “tamahagane,” is used by swordsmiths nationwide to create beautiful nihonto. Watch the master at work as he makes a work of art.

  • Okuizumo Tatara and Japanese Sword Museum
  • 1380-1 Yokota, Okuizumo-cho, Nita-gun
  • Tel.0854-52-2770

Knife Making
(Tatara Blacksmith Workshop/reservation required)

Make your own knife to last a lifetime. You can also make a letter opener in 20 minutes as a simple introduction to smithing.

  • Tatara Blacksmith Workshop(reservation required)
  • 892-1 Yoshida,Yoshida-cho,Unnan
  • Tel.0854-74-0311

Sugaya Tatara Sannai Village

Site of the last remaining tatara. The location and scenery are breathtaking.

  • Sugaya Tatara Sannai Village (closed Mondays)
  • 4210-2 Yoshida,Yoshida-cho,Unnan
  • Tel.0854-74-0350


Delicious food is made in accordance with nature amidst delicious water and clean air. Fields left over from chipping away at the mountains for iron sand now grow the food we eat every day.

Here you can find locally made Izumo Soba, rice, sake, soy sauce, and spices. Of course, fine tableware is also accessible.

Tatara Guide Map – Yasugi, Okuizumo, Unnan

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