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更新日:2017年2月17日

About Uda City 【Ouda】

大宇陀 Ouda

 宇陀松山地区

Ouda, the Quaint Historic Town and Birthplace of Modern Medicine.

Ouda was originally called ‘Akino’ in the ancient times, and the area was used as an imperial hunting ground. Since Sengoku Period (Warring State Period, 15th-16th century), Ouda has flourished as a castle town around Uda Matsuyama Castle, and the area retains the atmosphere of those days.

又兵衛桜 ‘Matabei Zakura’

又兵衛桜This huge weeping tree is named after Matebei Goto, a military commander in the Sengoku Period (15th-16th century). Estimated to be about 300 years old, this ancient tree has a trunk circumference of over 3 meters and the height of 13 meters. In spring, great number of visitors from all over Japan flock to Ouda to see this iconic tree.
<Address>
Hongo, Ouda, Uda, Nara, 633-2156, Japan

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 松山地区‘Matsuyama Area’, a Historic Townscape

宇陀松山

Developed as a castle town, this area has many historic buildings that remain unchanged since the Edo Period (16th - 18th century). This retro landscape has been designated to be one of the Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Historic Buildings. Known as a medical town, the streets have some facilities associated with medicine and herbs, including Morino Kyuyakuen (medicinal herb garden) and Kusuri-no-Yakata (the museum of medicine).
<Address>
Hiro, Ouda, Uda, Nara, 633-2164, Japan

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森野旧薬園 Morino Medicinal Herb Garden

森野旧薬園This is one of Japan’s oldest private medicinal herb gardens, which was first opened in 1729 by Tosuke Morino; the 11th-generation owner of the old-established Kuzu (arrow-root starch) manufacturer, Morino Yoshino-kuzu Honbo. Here, 250 kinds of herbs are growing in the yard throughout the year, including one of the spring ephemerals, ‘Katakuri’ or Japanese dog tooth violet. A whole town of Matsuyama can be viewed from the garden.  

<Address>
1880 kamishin, Uda, Nara, 633-2161, Japan 

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薬の館 Kusuri-no-Yakata, Uda City Historical Museum of Medicine

薬の館This museum shows the history of the pharmaceutical industry developed in Ouda. This is the former Hosokawa family house, estimated to be built in the late Edo period. The family was a medicine wholesaler, and later became the founder of one of Japan’s biggest pharmaceutical companies. The building’s appearance and interior is a reminder of a merchant town in those days.
<Address>
2003 Kami, Ouda, Uda, Nara, 633-2174, Japan 

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松山西口関門 Matsuyama Nishiguchi Kanmon (West Barrier Gate)

黒門This gate was built in the early Edo period, and is affectionately called ‘Kuro-Mon (Black Gate)’, as it was painted black except the wall. Kuro-Mon is the only remains of Matsuyama Castle, and designated as a National Historic Sites.  

<Address> 215-3 Shimocha, Ouda, Uda, Nara 633-2170, Japan

<Access> From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for 'Ouda'. Get off at 'Nishiyama', and walk for 5 minutes.

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宇陀松山城跡 Uda Matsuyama Castle Ruins

宇陀松山城址

Uda Matsuyama Castle, which is believed to have been built in the 14th century, was ordered to be destroyed by Tokugawa clan after Summer Siege of Osaka (1615). 2015 marked the 400th anniversary since its destruction. On the hill lies stone wall, which is the remains of the castle. The hill offers an amazing view of the townscape of Ouda, as well as the surrounding mountains.

<Address> Kasuga, Ouda, Uda, Nara 633-2114 Japan

<Access> From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for 'Ouda'. Get off at 'Nishiyama' and  walk for 30 minutes.

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徳源寺 Tokugen-ji Temple

徳源寺

Buit in 1632, Tokugen-ji is known as the family temple of Oda family who was ruling Uda-Matsuyama area. There is no longer the main hall anymore, but remains a five-storied stone pagoda as the public cemetery of the Oda family. Hydrangeas beautifully cover both sides of the stone steps to the temple in early summer. Also, autumn leaves can be enjoyed here.

<Address>

830 Iwamuro, Ouda, Uda, Nara 633-2116

<Access> From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for ‘Ouda’. Get off at ‘Gojyukken’ and walk for 5 minutes.

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大願寺 Daigan-ji Temple

大願寺This temple is believed to have been built in Asuka Period, ordered by Shotoku Taishi (Prince Shotoku), an influencial regent and a politician of that period. In the temple ground stand many trees, including a huge fir tree, Japanese zelcova, and wild cherry trees. The temple is known for its restaurant that offers medical herb cuisine.

<Address> 736 Hiroo, Ouda, Uda, Nara 633-2164 Japan

<Access> From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for 'Ouda'. Get off at the final stop 'Ouda' and walk for 5 minutes. Daigan-ji is located above the Roadside Station Ouda.

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阿紀神社 Aki Shrine

阿紀神社Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun, is enshrined in this shrine. The main hall of this shrine is made in the same style as Ise Shrine. Within the shrine grounds, there is a stage for Noh performances, where Noh were performed from the Edo period. It stopped in the Taisho period, but revived in 1992. The performance is called 'Akino-Hotaru-Noh', and is held in June every year. The highlight of the event is releasing fireflies in the dark during the Noh performances.

<Address> 25 Hasama, Ouda, Uda, Nara633-2166, Japan

<Access> From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for ‘Ouda’. Get off at ‘Ouda Highscool’, and walk for 5 minutes.

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