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Koge-machi

at a glance

Koge-machi was formerly two towns, Shin Yoshitomi-mura and Taihei-mura

festivals

Bamboo Lantern Matsuri

Late September

Gyurashi Matsuri

November 1st Sunday

points of interest

Kagura wooden mask-making group meets on Thursday evenings. For information call Koge-machi Board of Education on 0979-72-3111.

Taiheiraku is a huge complex with hot springs, sports grounds, gift shops and a lodge. 1625 Shimotobaru. Mon-Thu & Sun 9:30am-10pm; Fri, Sat & holidays 9:30am-11pm • 0979-84-7654 • http://www.taiheiraku.jp

eating and drinking

Mazeran Taihei Mugishukanis a local microbrewery with good beer but only two brews; light and dark. They have Guinness on tap and serve pizza and pasta in German-inspired décor. They also do weddings. Found across the street from Taiheiraku onsen on Route 10. 1685-33 Shimotobaru. 0979-72-3915 • ¥¥