This route lets you tour Katori-jingu Shrine, which possesses and curates national treasures, important cultural properties, and over 200 national and prefectural cultural properties, as well as Ino Tadataka Museum, which also displays items designated as national treasures.
This shrine has been worshiped as one of the oldest shrines since ancient times. This site used to be the most important military base of the old Japanese administration in the far north of Japan. There were a lot of soldiers dispatched from the central Japan, so that the art of handling swords, called 'Katori-shinto-ryu,' was created here by lizasa Choisai who lived at a hamlet near the shrine in the Middle Age. The main building and the gate to it were erected in Edo era. Enjoy a serene, tranquil air in the tree-covered precincts. The Treasure House contains the oldest bronze mirror (national treasure) in Japan.
This museum houses a lot of Tadataka's exploits, such as maps of Japan, tools, and other things tracing the process of map making.
It is a house where Tadataka Inoh (1745-1821) who made an accurate Japanese maps for the first time in Japan lived for 30 years.