Standard course when traveling in Kashima City (1 day)

It is a course to visit major tourist spots of Kashima City in 1 day.
About 6 hours
START(Hizen-Kashima Station)
About 10 minutes by Yutoku Bus

Yutoku Inari Shrine Time:About 15 minutes

One of Japan's Three Major Inari Shrine where 3 million people visit each year

If you travel to Kashima City, you should go to Yutoku Inari Shrine. It is one of the best tourist attractions in Saga Prefecture where many tourists from abroad visit. The shrine is very beautiful and popular for photography. Tourists visit to pray for business prosperity, prosperity of family, marriage etc.
From the side street of main hall

Okunoin Time:About 1 hour

Okunoin of Yutoku Inari Shrine at the top of the mountain

After walking for 30 minutes on the mountain road with many red Torii gates, you will arrive at Okunoin (inner shrine) of Yutoku Inari Shrine. There are steep stones in the middle of the mountain road, but the view from the top is the best instead. If the weather is nice, you can see Ariake Sea.
Short walk

Yutoku Monzen Shopping Street Time:About 1 hour

Shopping district in the approach of Yutoku Inari Shrine

After visiting Yutoku Inari Shrine, let's head to the Yutoku Monzen Shopping Street. Souvenir shops and restaurants are lined up here. Please eat delicious udon noodles or Inari-sushi (sushi pocket) for lunch. The most popular souvenir is "Inari Yokan" which push out yokan jelly from wrapping paper and cut it into pieces.
About 10 minutes by Yutoku Bus and walking

Hizen Hamashuku/Sakagura-dori Time:About 1 hour

Sake brewing industry developed from the Edo period, and beautiful white wall buildings remain

There is Hizen Hamashuku in the vicinity of Yutoku Inari Shrine. In this area sake brewing has been popular since long ago, and now three sake breweries make sake. At sightseeing spot called Sakagura-dori, tasting and purchasing Japanese sake are very popular with tourists from abroad.
Short walk

Hizen Hamashuku/Thatched-roof Houses Time:About 15 minutes

Old townscape of the Thatched-roof Houses which remain from the Edo period

In the immediate vicinity of Sakagura-dori, there is a region where the thatched-roof private houses remain. As a historically valuable area, it is selected as the Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. Many fishermen live in this area because it is close to the Ariake Sea.
About 7 minutes by Yutoku Bus or taxi

Mudflats Community Center Time:About 30 minutes

Free observation station and aquarium where you can observe creatures of Ariake Sea

Kashima City faces Ariake Sea which is the largest tidal land in Japan. Many rare creatures such as Mutsugoro live in Ariake Sea, and the creatures of the Ariake Sea are exhibited free of charge at the Tidal Land Observation Building. Telescopes are set up inside the building, and you can observe Mutsugoro and wild birds.
Short walk

Michi-no-Eki Kashima Senjaichi Time:About 30 minutes

Direct sales shop where many special products of Kashima City are sold

At Michi-no-Eki Kashima there is a direct sales shop called “Senjaichi”, which sells seafood from the Ariake Sea, local agricultural products, specialty products of Kashima City and so on. Seafood of the Ariake Sea, laver, oranges, Japanese sake and so on are special products unique to Kashima City.
About 16 minutes by Yutoku Bus or taxi
GOAL(Hizen-Kashima Station)