Day trip in Ohnan
Nice day out in Ohnan, starting with lunch at Kyouraya, go to the Seishounen-Ryokoumura. There is a pool with water slides, a place for rock climbing, and camping area you can play with kids. After playing there, go to a hot spring called Kiri-no-yu. You can have a relaxing time there.
(Written by Narumi)
Finding Jomon Mura is a little bit difficult, but well worth the effort. Use the video at the bottom of this page to get an idea of how to drive to the restaurant from the Iwami/Mizuho exit of the Hamada highway.
Jomon Mura is an organic restaurant. You can enjoy delicious dishes. The foods which are served are from the local area. It is a buffet style restaurant, so you can eat a variety of different dishes. The foods change with the season.
This picture shows the view from the restaurant. You can chose to eat outside or inside but in the Winter the outdoor area may be covered in snow!
This building and furniture look old , but these are all new things. To look like old things, these are processed. Because of this, the building and furniture suit the landscape.
The owner said, " Recently, it's difficult to eat traditional dishes, I think. But traditional dishes are not only good for our health but also delicious dishes. I want many people to try traditional Iwami dishes. So, my father and I opened this restaurant. "
Many of the dishes are vegetarian but there are some meat products so vegetarians and vegans would be advised to check with the staff, who speak English. Sometimes " Botan - nabe ( 牡丹鍋 ) " or wild boar meat stew is served.
This video shows how to reach Jomon Mura from the highway.
〒696 - 0103 Yakami, Ohnancho, Ohnangun, Shimane
TEL : 0855 - 95 - 1341 FAX : 0855 - 95 - 1341 E - mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Be warned: this restaurant is very popular on weekends and national holidays. Make a reservation!
In Koboku no mori, there is an herb garden. Depending on the season, you can enjoy different kinds of herbs.
This garden has four parts: rock garden, thyme garden, classical garden and a knot garden. There are about 240 kinds of herbs here. Late May to June is the best season to visit. In the rock garden, you can see flowers among the rocks. And there is an old tree called a hackberry, which grew long before this garden was landscaped. You can rest on the bench under the tree. In the thyme garden, you can enjoy the scent and sight of thyme. The best season is June. You can see all the thyme flowers in bloom and many bees come to get honey from the thyme flower. The Classic garden is like a garden you might see at a European castle. So there are European statues surrounded by Roman Chamomiles and other seasonal flowers. The Knot garden is a flower bed surrounded by bushes. In June you can enjoy lavender flowers and lavender cottons.
Beside the gardens, there is a river and a park. You can rest under the tree, walk around, have lunch and so on. From the middle of May to October, you can enjoy picking your own herbs for herb tea. You can also enjoy picking blueberries, lavenders and so on. The rules on what is ok to pick are different each year. Please check it here.
Next to the gardens, there is a greenhouse. Inside the greenhouse, you can buy lots of kinds of herb seedling. Each type of herb has a name plate and an explanation on how to raise it and how to cook with it and so on.
If you go straight down the path next to the herb greenhouse and down the slope, and you will see a little garden and a greenhouse. In this green house, you can enjoy 36 kinds of roses and some other flowers.
Next to the rose green house, there are vegetable gardens and flower gardens. The flower garden has 6 parts and is laid out so everyone can enjoy. One is for elderly people, another is for children, the others are for people with restricted mobility and so on.
The flowers and events you can enjoy are different from season to season so please check the HP. And there are lots of attractive places near here. You can check information for other local places from our blog.
Business time: 10am~5pm