Located in the heart of Kyoto Prefecture Hiyoshicho Nantan City is located on the rich nature of the Tamba Plateau and is a very suitable area for growing crops.
Hiyoshicho sesame has a “divided water” that is divided into the Yura River and Katsura River and the beauty of water is a major feature of the water source town.
Hiyoshi Town has historically precious Hiyoshi Shrine Fuefuki Shrine Taji Shrine Fumonin Tamaiwa Sogenji and Umewaka Graveyard.
Many tourists visit the Hiyoshi Dam famous as a dam open to the region.
Events held in the green areas around the dam are also gaining popularity year by year from inside and outside the region.
At the Himoncho Medieval Tree Bomon-in Temple a torch event is held every August 24th which is equivalent to the Lanlan Bon Festival.
In Taji Shrine the important intangible folk cultural property of the country “Tahara no Mida” (Tahara Onda) the intangible folk cultural property “Kakkosuri” is transmitted and a festival is held every year.
Sogenji is a Bodanji temple of “Tamba Sarugaku (Umewaka family)” that is said to be one of the origins of Noh. There is also the Sogenji Bridge next to it and the Umewaka family graveyard nearby.
Since ancient times vegetables grown in Kyotamba the city's kitchen are of very high quality and still play their role. Hiyoshi special products Ginger Manganji Togarashi and other traditional Kyoto vegetables as well as seasonal and seasonal fresh vegetables are waiting for you at Hiyoshi.
The brand rice in the Hiyoshi area “Spring Komachi”＜・sぱん＞ is a specially cultivated rice (Kinuhikari) bathed in plenty of spring water and sunlight. The clear sun and the wide open terraces produce high quality rice.
Freshly cooked as well as cold it is delicious so please enjoy it with a bento or rice ball.
Black beans known nationwide as Hiyoshi's special product have been used as medicinal jars in the city in the old days.
The temperature difference between day and night peculiar to the Tamba Plateau and deep morning mist nurture large and sweet powdered black soybeans.