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Oto-machi

at a glance

A collection of villages on the edge of Tagawagun that merged into one in the late 19th century

Features a huge museum of cacti

Events held at the local community center; also a library and a small local archaeology exhibition in the foyer (closed Mon, Tel 0947-63-4832)

Points of interest

Michi-no-eki Oto Sakura Kaido “Michi-no-eki” in Japan are rest stations that provide parking space, restroom, telephone, and local road traffic and tourist information. Some other services include vending machines, restaurants, shops that selling local farm products, etc. Michi-no-eki Oto Sakura Kaido is an area which sells specialty foods. There are also events such as festivals and occasional outside performances by local dance classes. Around Christmas they also host an illumination display. There is also an onsen around there.

OTO Rainbow Hall Memo OTO Various events, including music recitals, are held at this community center throughout the year. Situated next door to an elderly care center, it also contains a library, public bathhouse and small local archaeology exhibition in the foyer. From JR Buzen Kawasaki Station, take the road leading towards the Takaha Royal CC golf course or take a taxi. 9am-10pm (for center), 9am-5pm (library), 9am-8:30pm (bathhouse) Tue-Sun • 0947-63-4832

Saboten House features many different species of cacti under one roof. Open year-round except for New Year holidays. Located in the OTO Rainbow Hall (OTO). From JR Buzen Kawasaki Station, take the road leading towards the Takaha Royal CC golf course or take a taxi. 3090 Oaza Daigyouji. 1666 Oaza Imatobaru. Tue-Sun • 0947-63-4832