Following renovation of the Kanzaki Oguro Tea House, the “Gin no Bashamichi (Kamikawa)” roadside station opened in November 25, 2017. It was the first roadside station to open in the Naka-Harima area.
Gin no Bashamichi (National Highway 312) connects Shikama Port (Himeji Port) in Himeji City and the Ikuno Silver Mine in Asago City. Considered Japan’s first high-speed industrial road, the carriage road was certified as a Japan Heritage site in April 2017. Remnants of Gin no Bashamichi can still be found today near the roadside station.
The roadside station’s specialty shop provides visitors with information on some of the region’s special products (including tea, “ohagi” rice balls coated with sweetened red beans, and charcoal-grilled “okaki” thinly cut rice cake) and sights provided by local elderly citizens. At “Gin no Bashamichi (Kamikawa)” roadside station, visitors will be introduced to the charms of the countryside.
|Spot Name||“Gin no Bashamichi (Kamikawa)” Roadside Station|
88-10 Yoshitomi, Kamikawa Town
|Hours||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Fixed Holidays||Thursdays (or the following day if Thursday is a holiday)|