UNESCO Creative City Network
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network consists of 246 member countries around the world.
There are seven fields of cultural exchange between member countries.
Tambasasayama joined the Network in 2015 to enjoy cross-cultural exchange in the areas of pottery and festival dance.
The city is located in the Hyogo prefecture of Japan. Although the city is in a rural area it is a one hour travel distance to the major cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe.
From ancient times Tambasasayama has had a distinctive ceramics sector, producing very unique styles of pottery such as Tamba ware and Ojiyama ware. The pottery sector continues producing new works, with younger generation potter’s adding their own flair. Potters from other countries, such as the United States, have also entered into the creativity.
Being a rural city, Tambasasayama also has thriving agriculture with a variety of unique produce such as black soy beans, Tamba chestnuts and the very popular wild boar meat dishes. Much of this cuisine can be enjoyed in local restaurants that use the locally produced pottery to serve them with, making it a truely memorable meal.
- Tamba-yaki Pottery
- Ryuzoji Temple
- Sue No Sato, Tamba Traditional Craft Park in the Tachikui Pottery Town
- Tambasasayama Dekansho Festival in 2023 / [Around Sasayama Castle Ruins]
- Tambasasayama ABC Marathon(Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023)
- Recommended Spots For Autumn Leaves in Tambasasayama
- Sasayama Castle and Oshoin
- Kusayama Onsen Hotspring, “ Yamamori no Yu ”
- Nukumori No Sato (Hot spa), Konda Yakushi Onsen
- Sasayama Tamamizu Yurien(Lily / Hydrangea Garden)