From its strategic location in the Harima area, Kakogawa has thrived as a strategic point of east-west traffic since long ago. Saijo Tumuli, from which the oldest belt fittings in Japan were uncovered, have been designated a Historic Site of Japan. In the 7th century, the “Kako no Umaya” was set up as a relay post along the ancient Sanyo Highway, which later in Medieval times grew into an assemblage of inns and stables known as “Kakogawa-Juku”. Kakurinji shotoku, houses many national treasures and important cultural properties that tell people today about the romanticism of times passed.
Kakogawa is a strategic point of east-west traffic, blessed with wondrous natural surroundings. The invigorating and pristine landscape has molded a number of unique people throughout our history.
30min from Kobe by train, JR Sanyo Line.
From Kansai airport there is 6 bus by days. (around 3,000円 - 5,000円 if go and back). More information : 
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