The Origin of Yasugi City
1,300 years ago to the present - the way of development
About 1,300 years ago, the region belonged to the Ou-gun, east of Izumo, but later became one administrative district as “Izumokoku-nogi-gun” during the Heian period. From ancient times, high-quality sand iron was obtained, and steel making was actively done in this place. There are a lot of traces of ancient steel making such as Nodatara.
During the Sengoku period, Mr. Amago, who was based in Toda Castle, Hirose-cho, flourished as a cultural and economic center in Sanin region. In the Edo period, the Matsue clan and its branch clan (Hirose clan and Mori clan) were set up, and Yasugi, a port town through Sanin-do (Sanin road), developed as a collection of Japanese iron and rice.
Two towns in One City, which has a united ness in history, culture, and life, and have been working together through regional administrative associations to create communities, have made a fresh start as a new “Yasugi City” through the municipal merger of Heisei era.
Gassan Toda Castle Ruins
Gassan Toda Castle, which was located in the area of Gassan and was the base of Amago, was one of the most important fort in the Sengoku period as its scale and impregnable.
Kodai Izumo Ouryou-no-oka (Ancient Izumo King's Mausoleum Hill)
You can see mainly the nationally designated historical site, the largest tomb in Japan, and the Tsukuriyama Kofun Group. Around Arashima Station, there are a lot of tombs in Yayoi and Kofun era.
A comprehensive museum of the "Tatara" of traditional Japanese steel making methods.