Tajima is located in the northernmost part of Hyogo Prefecture and is a vast area overlooking the Sea of Japan and accounts for about 25% of the entire prefecture. The coastal area is designated San’in Kaigan National Park — one of the Global Geoparks — where you can observe the rare topography and geological heritage of the area. Mountains higher than 1,000 meters, including the highest peak in Hyogo, Mt. Hyonosen, cover about 70% of the area. There are hot springs in many places, including Japan’s famous Kinosaki Onsen and Yumura Onsen. In order to coexist with nature, Tajima has protection and breeding facilities for storks, a nationally protected species.
This nature-rich land gives us many valuable products. Snow crab, 20th century pears, and Tajima cattle are renowned Tajima products. In particular, Kobe and Matsuzaka beef are both reared from Tajima breeding cattle, all of which are leading brands in Japan and are treasures of the natural blessings unique to Tajima.