Traditional and Spiritual Zone
Ikazaki area is known as a town of Japanese paper. Oda river that streams in the middle was used to transport the materials. The skill of hand straining has remained, and local craftsmen offer you fun experiences such as making your own Japanese paper, a kite or a paper fan. New style craft which combined with guilding which gold leaf technique of France is very popular nowadays.
Misogi area is a tiny village surrounded by mountains, located east of Ikazaki. This area produce rice at rice terraces, and the view of “Izumidani rice terrace” takes your breath especially at sunset. And also, Misogi area is rooted with Mt. Ishizuchi faith. In the old time, some Shinto believers stood under the water for their mental training at Momiji ga fall. With the heartful care by locals, the fall is still fulfilled with sacred energy, you would feel like cleansed even with one step in.
Calm, relaxed and somehow you feel like home. The best area to refresh!