Top 10 Things to do in Ashiya, Japan

August 4, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

Ashiya is a city in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, between the cities of Nishinomiya and Kobe. The city was founded on November 10, 1940. As of 1 April 2017, the city has an estimated population of 94,474.
Restaurants in Ashiya

1. Hanshin Koshien Stadium

1-82 Koshiencho, Nishinomiya 663-8152, Hyogo Prefecture +81 798-47-1041
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 499 reviews

Hanshin Koshien Stadium

Reviewed By mat_mak - Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

The high school baseball tournament is held at this stadium every summer, and all baseball players have dream to play baseball at there. I watched tournaments over TV and a lot of surprising things happen. I was often moved. Its size was not big, but I felt very big dreams of high school students occupied the stadium.

2. Ashiyagawa Kahan

1 Maedacho, Ashiya 659-0001, Hyogo Prefecture +81 797-38-2033
Excellent
29%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 72 reviews

Ashiyagawa Kahan

Reviewed By nobukorose - Ashiya, Japan

Cherry trees are so great only 2weeks a year though. You should check 'cherry blossoms front' at Japanese weather forecast before you visit. It is usually end of March or early April.

3. Shukugawa Park

Kitanatsugicho to Kawazoecho, Nishinomiya 662-0000, Hyogo Prefecture +81 798-35-3622
Excellent
49%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

Shukugawa Park

Reviewed By yosi84 - Kobe, Japan

This is a nice place to have a picnic, or ether yet at hanami in spring! Though beware, the crowds are big and that's an understatement. Throughout the rest of the year it's pretty empty though and nice for a quiet stroll.

4. Yodoko Guesthouse

3-10 Yamatecho, Ashiya 659-0096, Hyogo Prefecture +81 797-38-1720
Excellent
56%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Yodoko Guesthouse

temporarily closed

Reviewed By Citizens - Barcelona, Spain

We are FLW followers and have travelled to view many of his masterpieces. For us, this is another!
The house is built on a hilltop overlooking the Port of Kobe. A former summer home, it brings together a Frank Lloyd Wright structure reminiscent of LA textile block houses with Japanese interiors.
A bit out of the way, (and we manged by public transport) but well worth the visit if you are a fan of FLW, design or architecture in general.

5. Nishinomiya Shrine

1-17 Shakecho, Nishinomiya 662-0974, Hyogo Prefecture +81 798-33-0321
Excellent
36%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 199 reviews

Nishinomiya Shrine

Reviewed By mary7484 - Akashi, Japan

I really enjoyed visiting this shrine. There are multiple buildings and statues, a nice garden, koi pond and cafe. If you are in the area its worth a visit. I went on a Monday afternoon and it was not busy at all. It was a bit hard for me to find the entrance - I could tell where the shrine was located because it was walled-off and there were many trees behind the wall, but I had to walk all the way around it before I found the entrance. When you go - walk towards the highway/overpass. The entrance faces the highway.

6. Ashiya Rock Garden

Ashiya, Hyogo Prefecture
Excellent
45%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Ashiya Rock Garden

Reviewed By serao65 - Ashiya-shi, Hyogo, Japan

You have to stay in Osaka or Kobe, if you want to enjoy climbing to free time of only half a day, here is the best choice.
Neary station is "Hankyu Railways Ashiya-gawa station" but many people use "JR Ashiya station".
Because you can use a Special rapid service train,It is first and convenient.And between the station of the two is less than a 10-minute walk.
Out the ticket gate of JR Ashiya Station, only 10 seconds turn right, you will find a lunch box shop.It is a "Eki-Ben" chain famous Awajiyawa, in Kobe area.
In this shop, I want you to buy"Rocko Juso Bento".It is specially lunch box made for climbers.
Well, first destination Hankyu Ashiya-gawa station.There is a ”Lawson” convenience store near the station. Because it is a mountain trail that sweat well, let's buy the water of one or more per person.
Neary the ticket gate of Ashiya-gawa you can get Free Rock garden map (in japanese) at often time.
It is about 20 minutes away from here until you arrive at the entrance of the mountain, because it is a residential area there are many branches, let's ask a guide to mountain climbers you are near the station, or ask them to guide your friend .
"Koza-no-taki waterfall" to arrive at a 20-minute walk from the station is the entrance of Ashiya rock garden. Toilet the last before climbing the mountain, can be found here.
This course is recommended to enjoy for the first time a rock garden.
1) Hankyu Ashiya-gawa station
2) koza no taki waterfall
3)Kaze fuki iwa Rock(View spot)
4)Hokura jinja Shrine(You will find a toilet)
5)Hankyu Okamoto station
It is a course where you can walk in about 3 hours, but if you enjoy the scenery, eat your lunch, 4 hours it takes to walk.
If want more hard and long climbing,you can extention the course from Kaze fuki iwa to top of Rokko mountain.And... In addition, the nearest destination from top of Rokko mountain is a famous Arima Onsen.
This Extention route is about 4.5 hours.But this mountain peak is over 3000 feets.It7s not easy course,Please select carefully.
Web site that was introduced is the one that introduced in Japanese this extension route.

7. Ashiya Shrine

20-3 Higashi-Ashiyacho, Ashiya 659-0095, Hyogo Prefecture +81 797-34-1833
Excellent
26%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Ashiya Shrine

Reviewed By amycastle2016 - Hobart, Australia

the best shrine experience I had as there are no tourists. this place was incredible and watch out for the KOI

8. Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens

100 Takamatsu-cho, Nishinomiya 663-8204, Hyogo Prefecture +81 798-68-6666
Excellent
29%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 290 reviews

Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens

Reviewed By yosi84 - Kobe, Japan

I've been here countless times, both for movies and shopping.
There aren't a lot of choices if you're a guy, but there is always Uni Qlo. If you're a girl then you're spoiled for choice, lucky you!
The best times to go are at the end of summer and winter for all the big sales. The food court is also fairly decent, but always crowded.

9. Tanizaki Junichiro Memorial Museum

12-15 Isecho, Ashiya 659-0052, Hyogo Prefecture +81 797-23-5852
Excellent
10%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

Tanizaki Junichiro Memorial Museum

Reviewed By AsukaSaki - Osaka

I went to “Tanizaki Junichiro Memorial Museum of Literature, Ashiya” to see the exhibition “Syunkinsyo, A labyrinth between truth and falsity”. Syunkinsyo (A portrait of Syunkin) was the novel about the long-lasting relationship between Syunkin and Sasuke, which was master and servant at fast, teacher and student next, and a practical couple at last. We can see various exhibits such as miniature houses, Kimonos, instruments, photos, etc. We can also get some clues to solve the greatest mystery of the novel.
Some business leaders and artists moved to the area between Osaka and Kobe (so-called Hanshin-kan) to enjoy plenty of greenery and healthy environment with well-developed railway lines from the beginning of the 20th century. Tanizaki, who is one the most popular novelist in Japan, moved from Tokyo and built his new house at Okamoto in 1928. He relocated 13 times in Hanshin-kan during 21 years and wrote some novels set in each house. We can’t see most of his former houses because those were demolished due to aging, the great earthquake in 1995, etc. We can see the study room with 4.5 tatami mats and the garden with a pond, which are copies of his house, in the museum.
I love the Tanizaki’s study room where I am able to hear the rhythmic peals produced by Shishiodoshi (a device for making high-pitched sounds) in the garden.
We can get there from 3 railway stations (Hanshin Ashiya station, JR Ashiya station, Hankyu Ashiyagawa station) in some 20 minutes bus ride.

10. Ashiya Park

Hamaashiyacho/Matsuhamacho, Ashiya 659-0054, Hyogo Prefecture
Excellent
15%
Good
65%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Ashiya Park

Reviewed By ykamachi - Mino, Japan

芦屋川の土手には多くの枝ぶりの良い松並木が揃っていて景観も良いがここには浜は無い。埋め立ててもっと先にある。阪神淡路大震災があったすぐにはこの公園には仮設住宅がびっしり建てられたのだ。多くの芦屋市民も被害者だったのだ。

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