Nonogawa. Because it's the largest town in the district, people visit for most of their medical and dental appointments and to shop. Santo Hospital, the best in the area, is located in the northernmost section.
HistoryKibitsujinja, a shrine with a beautiful hydrangea garden and close ties to the Legend of Momotaro. The Japanese government built a dam on a nearby river, which forced residents of two neighboring villages to move to Shimosaki. The few remaining villagers voted to merge what was left of their towns with Shimosaki in 2005 so they could share a school district.
Industry and Trade
Mr. Yamaguchi made wise choices when planting. 10, 50, even 100 years later, the harvest brought in good money for the company, which offered generous bonuses to its employees. Smaller trades include onsen inns and rice farming.
Rice by Freepik
TourismNonogawa River Valley.
Besides being one of the locations filmed in a popular drama, Shimosaki is home to one of Japan's top waterfalls. The town also boasts the most perfect temperature natural hotspring with the highest mineral count for calcium, sodium bicarbonate, copper, and iron. Soaking here is reputed to help with anemia, menstrual issues, skin issues, and blood flow, among other ailments.