4 based on 72 reviews
the road station has both western and Japanese toilets, which is always a bonus for me. It also has a large sheltered area where local fruits and veg are sold by local farmers, and the packages actually tell you which farmer/farm grew/picked the veg you're eating, which I thought was really cool. also opposite the station in August and I guess september, is a lovely little sunflower field, with platforms and everything to look over and around. definitely one of the better road stations I've been to!
4.5 based on 44 reviews
Came here on hotel personnel's advise. It is selected as one of Japan's 100 major Waterfalls.
There's a small entry fee of ¥300 per adult and if you collect souvenir stamps they have it here too. Sometimes there will be monkeys in the area so don't bring food or plastic bags that look like there's food in it.
The walk to the fall is not very far but the rocks that serve as steps were not the easiest to walk on so wear comfy shoes. We were lucky to see it in autumn when it's surrounded by a myriad of colours of trees. Definitely worth a sidetrack if you are heading to the cute noren (traditional Japanese fabric dividers) town nearby.
4 based on 62 reviews
Jersey Land is the largest farm of Jersey Cows in all of Japan. You can pet/feed them here if they're about for a small fee, and also buy products like yogurt and coffee made from their milk. Entry is free, and the restaurant attached does a good cheese fondue (for Japan's general standard of cheese, this place isn't half bad). As a Brit, cows are pretty much an animal you can see every day, so personally it wasn't the most exciting place in the world, but the scenery is gorgeous and it's worth a visit. Especially for the ice-cream.
4.5 based on 41 reviews
it's a bit of a drive (no public transport) but the views from the top of the autumnal colours was fantastic! you get a good view of both Hiruzen to the south and Daisen in Tottori to the north, as it straddles the border between Okayama and Tottori prefecture. there's also a cute little shop at the top with ice-cream and locally made food/souvenirs for sale.
4 based on 63 reviews
One of the cutest town I've been to in Japan where almost every shop including post office here has a noren (traditional Japanese fabric dividers) with most of them depicting the business that the shop carries out.
Pity we went on a Wednesday when it's day off for the shops otherwise we expected to see more activities and buy some noren while here. I recommend that you leave at least 2-3 hours for this town especially if you want to sample and buy locally brewed Japanese wine here.
4.5 based on 25 reviews
It took 2 hours to get to this cherry tree by car since many cars were crowded. So, me and my husband walked an up-hill road for 40 minutes. So tired, but this tree was worth seeing. Great, beautiful,wonderful!!!
4.5 based on 28 reviews
Although Herbill is closed from December ish to April because of the snow, it's a wonderful afternoon out when it's open. With food made from local ingredients and using the herbs they grow right there, it is delicious and reasonably priced. The afternoon tea also uses locally-made scones made by a woman who lived in England for several years, and tea imported from the UK. A little gift shop also supplies tea and other locally-made cute products. The Gardens and views themselves are also stunning. It is also dog-friendly (though if eating there is an outside covered patio that you have to eat at). Although you can't get there by public transport, it is in a lovely location. Upstairs there are also wreath crafting workshops and other events that happen that change year round. At 300yen entry, I think it's pretty reasonable.
4.5 based on 26 reviews
The Cold Spring is a nice little secluded spot, and different to Japan's usual hot Springs (naturally, aha). It produces around 300l per second - though you are not allowed to take any home with you in any bottles you might bring - there is a Fountain not too far away if you'd like to do that instead. there are also a few stalls nearby selling locally-grown produce, and a little restaurant and stuff too.
4 based on 37 reviews
4 based on 63 reviews
I ate at the bbq lamb and beef restaurant. I did not go into the park. From the outside the park looks nice. I think i will bring my kid there next time i am going to hiruzen. At the gift area, there is a restaurant behind. the food is okay, nothing to great to shout about. I had steak bbq and my family had yakisoba, and tenzaru soba. My driver had lamb bbq. the steak at daisen lookout bbq looks better. I would suggest going to the park and gift shop which is huge by the way and seem to sell everything in hiruzen except 5.0 milk and try the bbq down the street. it looks better. the one next to wood pao or at daisen lookout.
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