Izushi Castle Town in Fukuchiyama

Izushi Castle Town - A Guide to Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto, Japan


Izushi Castle Town is a small historic town located in the northern part of Fukuchiyama city, Kyoto, Japan. The town is famous for its preserved traditional architecture and its soba (buckwheat noodles), which are said to be some of the best in Japan.

Things to Do

  • Visit Izushi Castle - The castle was built in the early 17th century and was used as a base for the Ikeda clan. Although the castle itself no longer exists, the ruins have been preserved and offer a beautiful view of the town.
  • Explore the Town - Take a stroll through the streets of Izushi Castle Town and admire the traditional Japanese architecture and beautiful scenery. Some of the popular spots include the Kiyomizu Temple, the Shinkoro Clock Tower, and the Sake Brewery Museum.
  • Eat Soba - Izushi Castle Town is known for its soba, which is made from locally grown buckwheat. There are several soba restaurants in the town, each with their own unique style and flavor. Don't forget to try the "soba-dokoro-meguri," a soba crawl where you can sample different kinds of soba at different restaurants.

Getting There

Izushi Castle Town is located about 45 minutes by car from Fukuchiyama city center. If you're coming by train, take the JR Sanin Line to Toyooka Station, then transfer to the Zentan Bus to Izushi Castle Town.