When Emperor Jimmu traveled through the Yamato area, he was guided by a three-legged crow. Unfortunately, we don’t have one of those, but we’ll guide you just as well. Pinky swear.

Uda City is in the Yamato region, what was once the concentration of Japan’s government and power prior to Nara (prior to Kyoto, prior to Tokyo). The records from this time are often mixed with legend but… is that actually a mistake? Exploring this area, you’ll feel like there’s more than meets the eye. Maybe the legends aren’t much of a stretch after all.

Visit Murouji, a temple blended with nature; Ryuketsu Shrine, which pays tribute to the water-dragon god who lives in the mountains; and the Art Forest, a unique park that will reawaken your imagination.

Murouji and Ryuketsu Shrine: More Information

Murou Art Forest: More Information