Discover a hidden gem of rural Japan between cultural heritages, idyllic fields and gorgeous ceramics
Just one hour away from Kyoto and Osaka, Tamba Sasayama has rich history as a castle town. Known for one of the oldest traditions of pottery artistry in Japan and gorgeous outdoors, the city is home to multiple nationally-designated cultural heritages. A trip to Tamba Sasayama reveals a delightfully relaxed side of Japan that all travelers can enjoy. From the charming castle area and the idyllic fields of Fukusumi, to internationally-renowned Tamba ware and traditional crafts, Tamba Sasayama is a destination full of things to do and see. It is recommended to spend three days here to take advantage of what this hidden gem has to offer. Take the time to explore Tamba Sasayama and discover a more rural side of Japan!