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Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park – Kobe Area

What is the Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park?

The Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park is centered around the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, and consists of an Awaji area, and a Kobe area. The total size of these two areas is 330ha. The fundamental principle of the park is to create an area where “Humans and nature co-exist, and people can meet”.
The concept of Awaji area is to create a recreational space near the shore, with that of the Kobe area (affectionately known as “Aina Satoyama Park”) being a Satochi and Satoyama cultural park. The aims of the park are to preserve and restore the area’s Satochi-satoyama scenery, allow city dwellers to experience Satoyama, and provide a variety of educational programs.

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Aina Satoyama Park Guidebook Download

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What kind of place is the Aina Satoyama Park?

  • An area where visitors can enjoy seasonal Satoyama scenery.
  • The park offers a variety of educational programs that allow anyone to experience the nature of Satoyama, living with Satoyama, as well as cultural programs.
  • It aims to protecting the diverse nature of Satochi-satoyama, while maintaining the history and culture of the region.
  • It also aims to gain the cooperation of local citizens’ groups to maintain the park and provide cultural programs, and operate the park in connection with other nearby parks.

Park Information

Opening Hours

Apr 1–Aug 31 9:30–18:00
Sep 1–Oct 31 9:30–17:00
Nov 1–End of Feb 9:30–16:00
March 1–31 9:30–17:00

* Last admission is one hour before closing.

Closed

Year-end and New Year (Dec 31 & Jan 1), two weekdays of February

Admission Fees

Aged 65 & over Adult (15 or above) Child (Elementary/Junior high school)
General 210 yen 410 yen 80 yen
Groups 210 yen 290 yen 50 yen
Year-round Passport Tickets 2,100 yen 4,100 yen 800 yen
  • Children under 6 years old: Free admission.
  • Handicapped: Holders of a physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, or mental illness disability certificate, along with one carer, may enter free of charge.
  • Groups: Applied for groups of 20 or more, of elementary school age or higher (includes holders of the aforementioned disability certificates, as well as Year-round Passport Tickets).

Parking Fee

Standard/Passenger Vehicles \500; Large Vehicles \1,600; Motorbikes \100

Access

By Train/On Foot

From Sannomiya/Shin-Kobe

  • Take Hankyu Dentetsu from Kobe-Sannomiya Station to Shinkaichi Station. Change to the Kobe Dentetsu Ao Line and alight at Aina Station. 20 minutes on foot from the station to the Aina Pedestrian Entrance (Approx 60 mins in total).
  • Take the Kobe Municipal Subway from Shin-Kobe Station to Minatogawa-Koen Station. Change to the Kobe Dentetsu Ao Line alight at Aina Station. 20 minutes on foot from the station to the Aina Pedestrian Entrance (Approx 60 mins in total).

From Shiawase-no-mura

  • Approximately 15 minutes on the free bus from Shiawase-no-mura Honkan-mae to Aina Satoyama Park Nagayamon Gate (There are also city buses leaving from Sannomiya and Myodani Station).
    *Please see the following map for more information on how to get to Shiawase-no-mura.

By Car

From “Shiawase-no-mura Connected Entrance”

  • Expressway: Make a right turn from the “Shiawase-no-mura Entrance/Exit” on the Hanshin Expressway Kita-Kobe Route.
  • Local Streets: Enter Shiawase-no-mura, entrance is to the north of the Campervan area.

Entry from Ainaguchi Entrance (Special Events)

(only used during large events, on days when prior notification of entrance being open has been provided).

  • Take a right turn at the Hanshin Expressway Kita-Kobe Route “Aina IC” exit, and head west along the Oubu-Akashi road (National Road 52) for 5 minutes.
    * No right hand entrance/exit from Oubu-Akashi road.

For more information & inquiries

Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park Kobe Area

“Aina Satoyama Park” Management Center

Tashiro, Aina, Yamada-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe City 651-1104
Tel: +81(0)78-591-8000 Fax: +81(0)78-591-8001

Aina Satoyama Park Open Area Map

Aina Satoyama Park Map Download
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  • 1. Dengo-no-ie (Traditional House)
    A traditional thatched roof house that was transferred to the park. Provides the welcoming hospitality of satoyama
  • 2. Satoyama Information House
    The park’s information center. Provides information on events and things to see, as well as the features of the park.
  • 3. Nouson Butai (Farm Village Theatre)
    Recreates traditional Aina village theatre on a thatched roof stage. A variety of events are held here, including traditional plays.
  • 4. Satoyama Community House and Woodworking Studio
    The community house provides opportunities for learning about the environment of satoyama. The woodworking building allows participants to try their hand at making wood based crafts.
  • 5. Shirabeshi-no-ie (Traditional House)
    A traditional thatched house that has been relocated to this area. The area itself is said to have ties to Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune, a legendary samurai commander. A variety of foods harvested from the satoyama can be enjoyed at the house.
  • 6. Shirabeshi Tanada (Terraced Rice Fields)
    Located in the center of the Tanada Zone, these terraced fields produce rice using traditional methods that make use of the shape of the land.
  • 7. Shirabeshi Terraced Fields
    These terraced fields are located behind Shirabeshi-no-ie, and are cultivated year-round. Visitors can enjoy seasonal farm experiences including planting seeds, maintaining, and harvesting the fields.
  • 8. Bondo Hill
     
    This area was said to be used as a place to pay respects to the souls of deceased ancestors who are believed to return to earth during the Bon Festival. On fine days Awaji Island and the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge can be seen.
  • 9. Kouno Rice Field
     
    A marsh area featuring flooded paddy fields, vegetable fields, and lotus fields, used for agricultural programs.
  • 10. Soudagatsuji-no-ie (Traditional House)
    Soudagatsuji Crossing was a key location prior to the epic Battle of Ichi-no-Tani between samurai clans Heike and Genji (1184). This house is now used for agricultural programs.
  • 11. Shirogatani Tanada (Terraced Rice Fields)
    An area used to protect and recreate the traditional terraced rice field scenery of satoyama. Cherry Hill and Peach Woods allow visitors to enjoy seasonal flowers and fruits.
  • 12. Satoyama Forest Area
    A satoyama area that has had its bamboo and greenery cultivated by hand, creating a sunny, forested area of deciduous trees.
  • 13. Azalea Square
     
    A sunny area at the base of the satoyama forest. In the spring visitors can enjoy taking a stroll while surrounded by brightly flowering azaleas.
  • 14. Medaka (Japanese Rice Fish) Pond
    Medaka Pond is an area that allows for observation of creatures that live around the water’s edge, with nearby Chestnut Woods giving visitors the opportunity to try harvesting chestnuts.
  • 15. Seseragi-no-Komichi (Seseragi Path)
    Visitors can enjoy viewing Koumi River while strolling amongst the trees on Seseragi Path. This shady area provides a welcome break from the heat in summer.
  • 16. Asobi-no-mori
    A playground in the middle of a wooded area. Features 4 large slides, along with other playground equipment.

Seasonal Highlights/Experience Satoyama

Plants and Animals in the Park