About Tambasasayama

Tamba Sasayama is located in the eastern-central part of Hyogo Prefecture. Formerly known as Tamba State, this history-rich region has prospered throughout history a key transportation hub for travelers heading to Kyoto. This has left a marked cultural impact on the townscape and festivals found here.


You can make celadon chopstick rests that are traditional to Ojiyama Pottery, the traditional pottery of the S […]

A watermelon festival is regularly held at the time of harvesting around end of July or early August in the Oy […]

Here is the guide for sightseeing cycling routes. The distance of each course is written for you to adjust you […]

Starting from Sasayama castle ruins, this course runs through Yotaku-ji temple. The temple has a high historic […]

This is a course to go through many passes in Sasayama in a north to south direction. The total distance is 11 […]

Starting from Sasayama castle ruins, this course runs through the best views in the Sasayama basin. You can en […]


Fukusumi is the old post town (Shukuba machi) which is on the road that connects Sasayama castle and Kyoto. It […]

Ajima area is renowned for the tea plantation in Hyogo prefecture. You can enjoy relaxing bicycle ride through […]

Konda/Tachikui area is located in the southwest of Tamba Sasayama city. Tamba pottery has been created here fo […]

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Tambayaki, or Tamba ware, is an 800 year old tradition that is still carried on today by about 60 kilns located around the Tachikui district.