[:en]The video introduces the good things about Kitahiroshima Town, with a heartwarming animation and a song. While the video does not introduce any specific spots, the relaxing atmosphere really gets through to you, and makes you want to go to Kitahiroshima Town.

 

 

Kitahiroshima Town is located in the northwestern part of Hiroshima Prefecture, north of Hiroshima City, just like the name of the town implies. Shimane Prefecture is located to the north of the town, where over 1,000-meter-tall mountains stretch out. The whole town is located 300–800 meters above the sea level in a basin, with plenty of beautiful nature. One of the main tourist attractions skiing, which makes use of the heavy snowfalls that occur during winter. Kitahiroshima Town is not to be confused with “Kitahiroshima City”, which is located in Hokkaidō.

Access to Kitahiroshima Town

Arriving by plane:
Approx. 1 hour 20 min. from Haneda Airport to Hiroshima Airport, then approx. 50 min. from Hiroshima Airport to Hiroshima Bus Center by an airport shuttle bus, and finally approx. 45 min. from Hiroshima Bus Center to Chiyoda Interchange by bus.

Arriving by train:
Approx. 4 hours from Tōkyō Station to Hiroshima Station by a Shinkansen train, and then approx. 1 hour from Hiroshima Station to Chiyoda Interchange by bus.

 

Must-see Spots to Visit When Visiting Kitahiroshima Town

Geihoku Kokusai Ski Resort
There are plenty of courses on the wide ski slopes, and everyone from beginners to experienced people can enjoy their time. There is also a “Kid’s Park”, where small children can enjoy themselves, playing with snow and sledding.

 

Roadside Station Toyohira Donguri Mura
This road station not only sells souvenirs from Kitahiroshima Town, but also has restaurants, lodging, and even a hot spring. You can try making soba noodles, there is a park, and there is a Kagura (a type of Shinto theatretical dance) performance during a seasonal event. It is one of the main places in Kitahiroshima Town to enjoy your free time.

Must-eat Dishes to Order When Visiting Kitahiroshima Town

Kitahiro fried noodles

Recently, many places in Japan have started featuring their local specialty noodles. Kitahiro fried noodles is one of those types of noodles. What makes it special, is that it is entirely made of rice produced in Hiroshima. The taste of rice, and chewy noodles, combined with the restaurant’s special sauce, make for special fried noodles that can only be enjoyed in Kitahiroshima Town.

Famous Must-see Festivals To See When Visiting Kitahiroshima Town

Mibu no Hana Taue
A traditional rice-planting ritual that has been performed in the western Japan since long time ago. Women, called Saotome, plant rice, being accompanied by drums and flutes are played in the background. The meaning of the ritual is to pray to gods for abundant harvest, while also showing appreciation to the people who work hard planting rice. The ritual is held on the first Sunday of June every year. On the day of the event the quiet town gets filled with excitement, as a lively group of people parade through the town.

 

The countryside scenery of Japan, where the coolness soothes and the snow entertains people, can be found here in Kitahiroshima Town.

 [:ja]ほのぼのとするアニメーションと歌で、北広島町のよさをアピールする内容になっています。具体的なスポットの紹介があるわけではありませんが、のんびりした雰囲気が伝わり、北広島町に行きたくなります。

 

 

広島県の北西部、その名前の通り広島市の北にある町です。北側を島根県と接しており、1,000mを超える山々が連なります。町全体も標高300mから800mの盆地にあって、豊かな自然が魅力のところです。冬の積雪量は多く、その気候を生かしたスキーが観光の目玉のひとつになっています。北海道にある「北広島市」とは別の自治体です。

北広島町へのアクセス

飛行機の場合:
羽田空港から広島空港まで約1時間20分。リムジンバスで広島空港から広島バスセンターまで約50分。徒歩で広島バスセンターまで移動し、バスで千代田インターチェンジまで約45分。

鉄道の場合:
新幹線で東京駅から広島駅まで約4時間。バスで広島駅から千代田インターチェンジまで約1時間。

 

北広島町に来たら!絶対行くべきスポット

芸北国際スキー場
広いゲレンデにはたくさんのコースが整備されており、初心者から上級者まで安心して楽しめるスキー場です。雪遊び、ソリ遊びができるキッズパークもあるので、小さなお子様も雪遊びを楽しめます。

 

道の駅 とよひらどんぐり村
北広島町のおみやげを買うだけではなく、宿泊や食事、温泉などが揃っている道の駅です。そば打ち体験や公園、季節のイベントに神楽の上演など、北広島町を代表するレジャー施設となっています。

 

北広島町に来たら!絶対食べるべきフード

きたひろ焼き麺
近年日本では、全国各地にご当地麺が登場しています。きたひろ焼き麺もそのひとつ。特徴は、広島産のお米を100%使った麺を使っていることです。米の風味が漂うもちもちとした食感の麺に店独自のタレを絡めた、他では味わえない焼きそばです。

 

北広島町で見ておきたい!有名なお祭り

壬生の花田植(みぶのはなたうえ)
古くから西日本で行われてきた田植えの形式を今に伝える伝統行事です。太鼓を叩いたり笛を鳴らして田植え歌をうたいながら、早乙女(さおとめ)と呼ばれる女性たちが田植えをします。神に豊作を祈ると同時に、つらい田植えの作業に取り組む人々へのねぎらいの意味合いが込められているそうです。毎年6月の第1日曜日に開催され、当日は街中をにぎやかな一団が練り歩き、静かな町が熱気に包まれます。

 

涼しさが人々を癒やし、雪が人々を楽しませる、日本の田舎の風景がここにはあります。

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