Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Miyanoshita & Kowakidani

Okada Museum of Art

Showcasing the dazzling Japanese, Chinese and Korean art treasures of industrialist Okada Kazuo, you could easily spend hours in this mammoth museum marvelling at the beauty of many pieces, including detailed screen…
Sushi in Miyanoshita & Kowakidani


This friendly sushi shop is known for its aji-don (horse mackerel over rice). If you know how to fold an origami crane, ask to try their special challenge – using their impossibly small origami, fold a crane in unde…
Cafe in Miyanoshita & Kowakidani

Naraya Cafe

Beside the station, this woodsy cafe and craft shop is a pleasant pit stop for drinks and light meals. You can also soak your toes in the footbath on the terrace looking out over the mountains, or unwind in the book…
Japanese in Miyanoshita & Kowakidani


Yamagusuri is a popular spot for substantial, healthy meal sets featuring tororo (grated yam) that you pour over barley and rice. The dining room overlooks the forested gorge below.