The Shiroyama at 321 m is situated in the south of Izushi city (Hyogo Prefecture).
Japan 2013, Shinkoro Tower, “The eight o’clock drum tower” in Izushi in the foreground.
The Mount Shiroyama in the background.
The stamp was issued in the sheet:
"60th anniversary series of Local Goverment Act enforcement Hyogo Prefecture".
The Shinkoro Tower, located near the third outer great gate, has been popular for a long time among the local people as a symbol of Izushi. In the Edo Period this was a watchtower, where a drum was beaten to announce the 8:00 a.m. assembly time for retainers. After receiving a large clock as a donation in 1881, it was remodeled to a clock tower. The present clock has been the third one since then.