Taihō Sumo Museum
Kawayu Onsen Ashi-no-yu
This one is just for the feet. Smack in the middle of Kawayu Onsen, this 'footbath' has seating and is covered by a roof for shelter...
Kawayu Eco-Museum Centre
This museum and visitors centre in Kawayu Onsen has impressive displays, handy hiking maps and helpful staff. Check out how the volcanic...
Tsutsuji-ga-hara Nature Trail
This nature trail connects the Kawayu Eco-Museum Centre and Iō-zan with a very pleasant 2.5km walkway. While climbing Iō-zan is...
Taihō Sumo Museum information
Sumo fans will enjoy this museum in Kawayu Onsen township dedicated to legendary hometown hero, Taihō (大鵬; 1940–2013). He was born on Karafuto (Sakhalin) to a Ukrainian father and Japanese mother, brought up in Kawayu Onsen, and went on to become one of the greatest yokozuna (grand champions) of all time. Taihō retired in 1971.