Saturday, August 18, 2012

Soyokaze Tour

Visitors to Soyokaze can access it in various ways. Driving through Soyokaze is common, but parking is a chore. There is a large parking area a few miles down the road, but it isn't paved and you need to take a shuttle up from it. So, many people either take the train from Shizuka or spend a little more time and hop on the bus. It's a great way to see the area if you're not in a rush.

Soyokaze Bus System

The main attraction in Soyokaze is the Soyokaze Temple area. They are basic, Wayō style buildings, but they have a rich history and hold a special place in the hearts of people in and around the Soyokaze area. They are currently being looked after by a small, independent group known as Tenpuru gurūpu or The Temple Group.

However, the thing that pleases people's souls the most while in Soyokaze may not be the Buddhist temples. Soyokaze is a harbor area town that has a rich fishing industry. 

Fresh fish is brought in daily and the chefs of Soyokaze are known for their culinary arts. Soyokaze may be a somewhat small area, but there are many variations in cooking styles that will keep you coming back for more.

A visit to Soyokaze will leave you relaxed and well fed. There are several spots that cater to overnight guests, but we recommend that you reserve a spot early. There are many festivals and events that draw crowds to Soyokaze and you don't want to have to take the late night, naito aurubasu home after a long day of shopping and eating!

Eat, drink and be merry in Soyokaze!


  1. Amazing series of photos that really capture your excellent model-building skills! Well done!

  2. Malco, what can I say but WOW! I think you and I have the same approach to modeling; we want to build a little world we can visit and spend time in. And since we live in a pretty terrific town, the bar is high. But rather than be discouraged, we you aim high and give it your all--and it shows. Fantastic town! I look forward to visiting again.

    1. Thanks, Vera!
      So true on the little world aspect. I look at what I'm making and I think about what the small people are doing. What's their story. It's more than the trains and buildings - it's the people in the scene. Love it.
      Thanks for looking and thank you for the comments!
      We still need to do tat trolly ride.