[:en]The video expresses the compactness of Kudamatsu City with a compact baseball swing. While the city is not that big, it has everything you could wish for, like sea, mountains, and a downtown area. Because people often mistake the pronunciation of the kanji appearing in the town name, it is also emphasized that it is pronounced “Kudamatsu”.

 

 

Kudamatsu City is located in the south-eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture, facing the Seto Inland Sea to the south. Located in the sea is Kasado Island, which is part of the city. The city developed as an industrial town, and even known there are plenty of factories standing in a row on the coast. The city is famous for being a comfortable place to live in, with there being several large-scale shopping facilities within the city. While Japan as a whole has a declining birth rate, this is one of the rare regions where the population is actually increasing.

Access to Kudamatsu City

Arriving by plane:

Approx. 1 hour 35 min. from Haneda Airport to Yamaguchi Ube Airport, then approx. 30 min. from Yamaguchi Ube Airport to Shin-Yagamuchi Station by an airport shuttle bus, and finally approx. 50 min. from Shin-Yamaguchi Station to Kudamatsu Station by a local train via JR Sanyō Main Line.

Arriving by train:

Approx. 4 hours 15 min. from Tōkyō Station to Tokuyama Station by a Shinkansen train, and then approx. 10 min. from Tokuyama Station to Kudamatsu Station by a local train via JR Sanyō Main Line.

 

Must-see Spots to Visit When Visiting Kudamatsu City

Kasado Island

Kasado Island, located in the Seto Inland Sea, is a tourist spot, which has recreational facilities and accommodations. Kasado Island is popular for its seaside facilities like “Hanaguri Beach”, which is an artificial seaside resort, and the sea promenade, which is located south to the seaside resort. The island has also many famous scenic spots, like “Yuhi Misaki” (sunset cape), which has a beautiful sunset that can be seen through the opening of Hanaguri Rock, and the beautiful sight of Kasado Bridge, which connects Kasado Island with Honshū (the largest island of Japan).

Must-eat Dishes to Order When Visiting Kudamatsu City

Kasado Hirame

Hirame (Olive flounder) with a tense meat and crunchy texture, that lives in the mild climate and clean water of the Seto Inland Sea. This meaty and oily fish is the pride of Kasado Island. No matter if you eat it as sashimi, sushi, or just fry it, it’s guaranteed to be delicious. Not only are there plenty of these fish that occur naturally, but these fish are also cultivated in large numbers, and these cultivated fish are also very delicious.

Must-get Souvenirs to Buy When Visiting Kudamatsu City

Kurumaki garlic

There has been effort to make this garlic, grown in Kudamatsu City Agriculture Park,

a new local specialty of Kudamatsu City. Besides the garlic itself, there are various processed goods made from the garlic that make for a good souvenir. These include yakiniku (grilled meat) sauce, garlic miso, and garlic senbei (rice cracker).

Famous Must-see Festivals To See When Visiting Kudamatsu City

Fox’s Wedding

This is an event part of Inaho Festival that is held every year on November 3 at Hanaoka Fukutoku Inari Shrine. A bride and groom, dressed up as foxes, parade through the town, accompanied by many companions like relatives.

 

The compact and charming Kudamatsu City has plenty of things to see.

 [:ja]下松市がコンパクトな都市であることを、野球のコンパクトなスイングをかけて表現している動画です。決して大きくはありませんが、海も山も街も、全部が揃っていることをアピールしています。また地名を間違えられることが多いのか、「くだまつ」と読むことを強調しています。

 

 

山口県の南東部にある下松市は、沖にある笠戸島も含め、市の南部を瀬戸内海に面した都市です。沿岸には工場が立ち並び、工業都市として発展してきました。市内には大型のショッピング施設が複数あり、住みやすい都市として有名です。少子化が進む日本において、特に地方では珍しく人口が増加を続けている元気な都市です。

 

下松市へのアクセス

飛行機の場合:

羽田空港から山口宇部空港まで約1時間35分。リムジンバスで山口宇部空港から新山口駅まで約30分。JR山陽本線の各駅停車で新山口駅から下松駅まで約50分。

電車の場合:

新幹線で東京駅から徳山駅まで約4時間15分。JR山陽本線の各駅停車で徳山駅から下松駅まで約10分。

 

下松市に来たら!絶対行くべきスポット

笠戸島(かさどじま)

瀬戸内海に浮かぶ笠戸島は、レジャー施設や宿泊施設が整備された観光スポットです。人工海水浴場の「はなぐり海水浴場」や、その南にある海上遊歩道など、海のレジャーが人気です。また絶景スポットとしても有名で、夕日の名所として知られる「夕日岬・はなぐり岩」や、島にかかる笠戸大橋のある光景は、人々を魅了します。

 

下松市に来たら!絶対食べるべきフード

笠戸ひらめ

瀬戸内海の温暖な気候ときれいな水で育まれる笠戸ひらめは、身が引き締まりコリコリとした食感が楽しめるひらめです。肉厚で脂が乗っており、刺し身でも、お寿司でも、焼いても美味しい自慢の一品です。天然物だけではなく養殖も盛んで、こちらも大変美味しいと評判です。

 

下松市に来たら!絶対買うべきおみやげ

来巻(くるまき)にんにく

下松市農業公園で育てられている「来巻にんにく」を、下松市の新たな特産にしようとする動きがあります。にんにくそのもののほか、焼肉のタレやにんにく味噌、にんにくせんべいなど、来巻にんにくを使った加工食品は、おみやげにちょうどよさそうです。

 

下松市で見ておきたい!有名なお祭り

きつねの嫁入り

花岡福徳稲荷社(はなおかふくとくいなりしゃ)で毎年11月3日に行われる稲穂祭の中の行事です。きつねに扮した新郎新婦が、親族など多くのお供を従えて、町を練り歩きます。

 

コンパクトながら魅力がたっぷりつまった下松市は、観光地としても見どころが多い都市です。

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