〒698-0024 17-2 Ekimae-cho Masuda-shi Shimane Japan
Four ravines with different landscapes are collectively called the Hikimi
Ravine. Among these, Oku-Hikimi Ravine, Omote-Hikimi Ravine, and Oku-Hikimi
Ravine are designated as the Nishi-Chugoku Sanchi Quasi-National Park.
Locals and tourists often enjoy walking around Oku-Hikimi and Ura-Hikimi
Ravines. If you do not wish to walk, there is a road along Omote-Hikimi
Ravine and you can enjoy the view of the ravine and other beautiful scenery
from your car window. Proceed to Omote-Hikimi Ravine after taking the old
road before the tunnel.
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This obliquely constructed house on the slope brings a mysterious change to your sense of balance. Amuse yourself with illusions including an obliquely rolling ball and backward flowing water. Watch your step not to lose your balance and fall.
9am – 5pm, Irregular holidays
Closed on bad weather days, and from December to March
Directions and transportation
When coming from Iwakuni and Hiroshima, car GPS may navigate towards Yoshiwa IC, however please make sure to exit at Togochi IC. The road from Yoshiwa to Hikimi (Yoshiwa IC - Route 488) is closed.
From Iwakuni to Hikimi → 2h
Sanyo Expressway - Hiroshima Iwakuni Road - Sanyo Expressway - Hiroshima Expressway - Chugoku Expressway - Togochi IC – Route 191 - Prefectural Road 307
From Hiroshima to Hikimi → 2h
Sanyo Expressway - Hiroshima Expressway - Chugoku Expressway - Togochi IC – Route 191 - Prefectural Road 307
From Masuda to Hikimi → 45min (one-way)
Route 9 - Route 488, or Route 191 - Prefectural Road 307
1. Hiroshima - Chugoku Expressway Togochi
IC – Deaibara (Hikimi Ravine Roadside Station) → 2h
Iwami Kotsu runs 2 express buses daily from the bus stop in front of the Shinkansen Exit of JR Hiroshima Station (and the Hiroshima Bus Center) to Masuda Station via Togochi IC (Shin-Koeki Line). The Japan Rail Pass is not valid for this line.
2. Deaibara (Hikimi Ravine Roadside Station) – Hikimi
town center → 15min (one-way)
It is highly recommended to take the Yamabiko bus or local taxi (reservation is required in advance for both) for the transportation between Deaibara and the town center. Please contact Masuda City Dept. of Tourism for the details.
JR Masuda Station - Hikimi → 70min (one-way)
Iwami Kotsu operates 5 buses daily from Monday to Saturday (4 buses on Sundays and holidays).
1.Tokyo Haneda Airport – Hagi-Iwami Airport (Masuda) → 1h 30min
Airport – JR Masuda Station → 15min
Buses and taxis run between the airport and the station.
Please take the bus for the transportation from JR Masuda Station to Hikimi.