A long time ago, Kusatsu was used as a military port, so it was called “Ikusatsu”, (Military's Kusatsu).

Kusatsu is a town with a history of more than a thousand years, and there are many shrines and temples that are well-known.
The Saigoku highway runs through the town, and in the Edo period, inns would flourished around here. It was crowded with guardhouses to control shipments of monopoly goods of the Hiroshima Domain (Miyoshi Domain at one time), and the Hamada Domain's funayashiki.
In addition, it was also a thriving area for oyster farming. An “oyster boat” created to gain popularity in the Osaka region made the Hiroshima's oysters become famous.


Guide organization name/representative name
Kusatsu Town Development Association

Introduction of guide implementation organizations
Events and “Kusatsu History Walk Guide” are held in the Kusatsu district of Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, which has a history of more than 1000 years, with the slogans “I'm glad I'm happy to live, Kusatsu Town,” and “Burari Kinsai Kusatsu Town.”

Contact phone number
082-271-2576 (Hiroshima City Kusatsu Community Center)

The total distance of the course
Approx. 3 km

Meeting date
9:30 on the fourth Sunday of every month ※Closed in August and December
(* Other than regular guides, if 5 people or more apply at least 2 weeks in advance, we can respond at the desired date and time)

Time required
Approx. 2 hours

Meeting time

Meeting place
Hiroshima City Kusatsu Community Center

Dismissing time
12 o'clock

Dismissing place
Hiroshima City Kusatsu Community Center

15 people (minimum number of participants 5)

Participation fee
100 yen per person (material fee)

This is why this tour is nice !
You can also change the course content if you wish.
You can also admire the white-walled art “trowel picture” during the course.

Application deadline
Apply at least 2 weeks in advance

Spots to visit

1. Jikoji
2. Sagimori Shrine
3. Kaizo-ji
4. Kusatsu Hachimangu Shrine
5. Koizumi Honten
6. Jokyo-ji
7. Alley (ship board fence, etc.)

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