Spots in Kashihara Area

  • Kashihara Jingu Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Kumechou 934
    This shrine is dedicated to Emperor Jimmu and his wife. The shrine was erected by Emperor Meiji in 1890 based on the Nihon Shoki, one of Japan’s oldest history books, which records that the Emperor Jimmu was enthroned at the site. Located at the foot of Mt. Unebi, the hinoki bark thatched, bare-wood main shrine and kagura hall harmonize perfectly with the thick and verdant forest which surround the shrine’s gravel path. The main shrine was a sanctuary in the Kyoto Imperial Palace that was moved here.
  • Imai-machinami Koryu Center Hanairaka
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Imaichou 2-3-5
    A museum in Imai Town, Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture which preserves and displays materials relating to the history and culture of the area. The building was originally built as the Takaichi County Education Museum in 1903. Later, the structure was also used as the Imai town hall and today is designated a Cultural Property by Nara Prefecture. The first floor hosts dioramas replicating how Imai once looked, a theater, library, and exhibition space, while the second floor is a lecture hall. The facility also serves as an information center for Imai Town, which retains an old-fashioned townscape dating back to the Edo period.

    こちらの右手奥の部屋にある 明治10年(1877)当時の今井町模型(添付 写真参照)と 現在の今井町を比較すると 150年弱 今井町の町並みが大きな変化もなく残っていることに素晴らしさを感じます。 なお 公共交通として[近鉄・八木西口]から来られ 観光資料だけが必要な場合 [今井まちなみ交流センター 華甍]を訪問しなくとも [蘇武橋]を渡り 目の前にある《北尊坊通り》を 少し歩くと[今井町観光情報...

  • Ofusa Kannon
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Ousachou 6-22
    This temple is formally called Koyasan Shingon Sect Bekkaku-honzan Kannon-ji. The temple is said to have originated when a local girl known as Ofusa-san enshrined Kannon (Bodhisattva or Goddess of Mercy) during the Edo period, and is now informally known as Ofusa Kannon. Each spring and autumn 3,800 kinds of 4,000 roses bloom for the Rose Festival, and for two months of summer more than 2,500 wind chimes are suspended in the grounds for the Wind Chime Festival.

    観音寺と云う寺院ですが、通称名の「おふさ観音」としての方が周知されているようです。秋のバラまつりと同期間、本堂で天才人形師と云われた安本亀八作の「生き人形」が公開されています。極めて写実的かつリアルで本物の人間そっくりに製作されていて、肌に浮き出る静脈まで精緻に模索されています。カフェがあったりと、ちょっと普通の寺院と云うイメージとは異なる寺院でした。

  • Kashihara City Museum of Insects
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Kashihara-shi Minamiyamacho 624
    A museum in Minamiyama-cho, Kashihara City. On display are insect and fossil specimens and in the butterfly greenhouse you can observe butterflies from the Yaeyama region of Okinawa. Besides regular themed exhibitions, special events including observation parties are held to help you learn all about insects.

    Im not an insect enthusiast, but I was taken here as part of a tour. The butterfly greenhouse was the most interesting part; I also enjoyed the social interaction in making origami insects.

  • Fujiwara Palace Site
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Daigochou
    Modelled on the Chinese capital, the site of Japanese capital Fujiwara Palace (Shin-yaku no Miyako) contains remains from year 694 of the Emperor's residential Imperial Palace, and the Council Hall where he conducted ceremonies and politics. It is known as a famous place to see Mt. Kagu, Mt. Unebi, and Mt. Miminashi (of the Yamato Sanzan or the three mountains of Yamato), and in June of 2011 the view of Yamato Sanzan from the Fujiwara former palace site was designated as one of Nara's important sceneries. There grow a variety of flowers including rape blossom, cosmos and sacred lotus, and here one can enjoy the scenery of the changing seasons.
  • Former Kawai residence
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Imaichou 1-7-8
    Built in the mid-18th century, the Kawai residence continues to operate even today as a sake brewery under the Johonjiya brand name. Two stories tall with white mortar walls, the impressive building is designated an Important Cultural Property; touring the second floor requires an advance reservation.

    奈良県内には28の日本酒蔵元[内 橿原市内に2軒、他の1軒[喜多酒造(最寄駅 近鉄/畝傍御陵前)]]がある中 国指定重要文化財の建築物である[河合家住宅]は [今井町の町並み]内に 現存する酒蔵です。店内に足を一歩踏み入れると 日本酒[出世男]が並び、その奥に[酒造用具展示蔵;酒仙窟]がありました。 外観は太い《越窓出格子》に《出窓格子》が美しく 記念写真撮影にピッタリです。

  • Former Kometani Residence
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Imaichou 1-10-11
    The former residence of the Kometani family, which once operated a metal ware business for generations under the company name “Komechu.” The current building is believed to have been built in the mid-18th century. A townhome with a gabled roof covered with wooden tiles, the expansive dirt floors are strongly reminiscent of a farmer’s home.

    サントリー・伊右衛門のCM《草彅剛、宮沢りえ、木本雅弘》の舞台として こちらが使用されたと知ると チョット驚きです、CMを視聴した時 どこか京都の町屋が利用されていると勝手に思い込んでいたものですから。 今や 京都市内に味のある町屋で テレヒCMで使用出来る場所が 中々無い事を実感し、[今井町]が《伝統的建造物群保存地区》に指定されることに納得し、こちらが[国指定重要文化財]でありながら 無料で...

  • Kashihara Sports Park Swimming Pool
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    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Kashihara-shi Unatecho 323-2
    An outdoor pool located inside the Kashihara Sports Park in Unate Town, Kashihara City that is open during the summer season. They offer a variety of pools including a regulation 50 meter pool usable for athletic meets, a 25m pool, a lazy river, and a children-oriented pool with various playing equipment. They also have three types of water slide including an almost 20-meter tall jumbo slide.

    いわゆる市民公園で、地方にしては、充実した施設のようでした。あまり長居しなかったので、詳細は不明ですが、観光地ではないかと思います。

  • Shounen-ji Temple
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    3.0
    16 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Imaichou 3-2-29
    This temple of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji School is located in Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture. It is also called “Imaigobo” and “Minami no Mido.” Amitabha Tathagata is the main object of worship. It was made a Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property in 2002. Visitors can enjoy the many seasonal blooms that adorn the temple grounds.

    戦国時代は今井町の浄土真宗の寺院として織田軍との戦を指導しました。現在の本堂は重要文化財に指定されているようですが、訪問時は解体修理中で見ることは出来ませんでした。

  • Imai Machiyakan
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Imaichou 3-1-22
    Imai Machiyakan is a historic building in ImaiTown,Kashihara City. Built in early 1700s, it is deemed to be of historic value as an example of a large machiya-style tradesman's house, and it was restored based on documents at the time to its initial construction. Visitors may tour it free of charge.

    今井町の中には幾つか見学できるお宅がありますが、こちらは体験もできます。上階まで上がれるのはこちらでけではないでしょうか?

  • Dangosho Bojo Main Store
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    4.5
    50 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Higashiboujouchou 860
    This dumpling shop founded in 1878 is known for its tasty kinako dango (sweet dumplings sprinkled with roasted soy flour), each of which is carefully made the old fashioned way and served on a bamboo skewer. Guests can enjoy their dumplings inside the shop's bright Japanese-style interior. Although the shop officially closes at 5:00 p.m., we recommend going earlier in the day as it sometimes sells out and closes early.

    This small shop is very popular among local people with Dango (skewered small rice balls (paste) with soy beans powder. It might look very simple. But you will be very surprised with its very good...

  • Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties Exhibition Room of Fujiwara Imperial Site
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Kinomotochou 94-1
    The Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties Exhibition Room of Fujiwara Imperial Site, which is open the public, displays the findings of surveys and research conducted by the institute. Its focus is primarily on findings regarding Fujiwara-kyo, one of Japan's ancient imperial capitals, as well as Fujiwara Palace. It contains easy-to-understand exhibits on how Fujiwara-kyo was built, what it was like, how it transformed into a farming village after the capital moved to Heijo-kyo (Nara), and how it was excavated after being buried underground for centuries. The facility also features outdoor exhibits for guests to enjoy.

    藤原宮跡と大和三山の一つ香久山の間にある藤原京に関する資料館です。発掘された土器やミニチュアの建物、当時の人々の食事などが展示されています。館内はそう広く有りませんが、無料で学ぶことが出来ます。

  • Imaicho Town Historic District
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Imaichou
    This historic district in which a majority of the townhouses have been carefully preserved still appears as it did during the Edo period. It was selected as an Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings in 1993. Taking a walk through the town will make you feel like you've stepped back through time to when the town was so prosperous that it was said that 70% of the money in Yamato is gathered in Imai.
  • The Museum, Archaeological Institute of Kashihara, Nara Prefecture
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Unebichou 50-2
    This museum displays actual materials dug up by the Archaeological Institute of Kashihara, Nara Prefecture as part of its excavation and research ancient ruins. Focusing on items excavated in Nara Prefecture, visitors can catch a glimpse of the history of Nara from the Paleolithic era to the Muromachi period. Particularly famous pieces in the museum’s collection include Japan’s largest cylindrical Haniwa statue, an Important Cultural Property excavated from the Mt. Mesuri Tumulus; and a gilt bronze horse harness excavated from the Fujinoki Tomb and a designated National Treasure. Original merchandise such as Haniwa key chains, can be purchased in the museum shop.
  • Dangosho Yagi Shop
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Naizenchou Kintetsu Yagi Station front
    This confectionary makes and sells sweet dumplings, a specialty of the Yamato province. Just like the flagship location, this Yagi location adjacent to Kintetsu Yamato-Yagi Station closes as soon as it sells out. Served on bamboo skewers, their kinako dango (sweet dumplings sprinkled with roasted soy flour) are made from just three ingredients; rice flour made from high-quality new rice ground the old fashioned way in a mortar, high quality kinako (roasted soy flour), and a special syrup said to have been created by Shogoro the First after many pained efforts.

    本店に1度だけ行ったことありますね。近場で買えるのは、近鉄阿倍野店ですね。月1回(第三木曜日)13:00~諸国銘菓にて販売されています。販売は10本入りのみで、1人3箱まで買えます。ちょうどこの日は、友達に会う約束してたので、友達のお土産用と自分とこ用を買いました。やっぱここのおだんごはわらず柔らかくて美味しい。時間が経てば硬くなるのは当たり前なんだけど、ここのは1日経っても硬さが気にならないぐら...

  • Kashihara Manyo Hall
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Kashihara-shi Osacho 11-5
    This culture hall is located in Osa-cho, Kashihara City. Facilities include the Romantopia Hall, a theater capable of seating around 850 people; as well as a reception hall, conference rooms, and more. The hall is also adjoined by a children's science museum; the Kashihara City Library; and the Horanya restaurant, which serves kamameshi rice dishes and food made with seasonal country vegetables.
  • Kashihara City Exhibition Hall of Fujiwara Imperial Site
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Nawatechou 178 - 1 JA Ken Kashihara Eastern Economic Center 2F
    This is an exhibition hall near the Fujiwara Palace Site in Nawate Town, Kashihara City. Here you can learn about Fujiwara Palace Site, one of the Asuka-Fujiwara Archaeological Sites aiming to become a World Heritage, thanks to displays of information that include artifacts, a 1,000:1 scale model of Fujiwara Palace, panels, and images. Entrance is free.
  • Kashihara Municipal Children's Museum of Science
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Kashihara-shi Osacho 11-5 Kashihara Manyo Hall B1
  • Imanishi family residence
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Imaichou 3-9-25
    In the Edo period, the Imanishi family ruled the area as town heads and was even granted the right to self-government. This former residence, designated an Important Cultural Property, belonged to the family. The white mortar walls and traditionally tiled roof of this magnificent, fortress-style structure create a striking impression. The spacious interior is comprised of a dirt floor room and various other furnished rooms.
  • Haniwa Manju Hompo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Kumechou 905-2 Kashihara Oak Hotel 1st Floor
    This is a Haniwa Manju specialty shop located in a spot around one minute's walk from Kintetsu Kashiharajingu-mae Station. The manju (steamed yeast bun) on sale are made from koshian (smooth red bean paste) covered in castella dough, and each is molded into one of four haniwa (unglazed earthenware shapes) comprised of a horse, soldier, bell and pot. Another popular offering is their Manyo-kashi Asuka Otome pound cake made with ancient style So cheese boiled down over several hours in milk.

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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