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Amakashi-no-oka Hill
Gives a panoramic view of the Yamato-Sanzan Mountains
Amakashi-no-oka is a hill 148m above sea-level situated at the center of the Asuka area. From the top of the hill is a panoramic view of Yamato-Sanzan or the three main mountains of the area, Mt. Miminashi, Mt. Unebi and Mt. Amanokaguyama. The entire hill is part of the Asuka Rekishi Park. Planted along the west ridge of the hill are cherry blossom and plum trees referred to in the Man'yoshu poetry anthology. Visitors can enjoy beautiful landscape in spring when all the trees are in full bloom.
0744-54-2441(Asuka Management Center)
Take bus No.2 from Kintetsu Kashihara Jingu Mae Station and get off at Amakashi-no-oka.

Tsubosakadera Temple
Healer of eye diseases
As a divine savior of all the people in the world and a healer of eye-related diseases, "Juichimen (eleven faced) Kannon" which has ten faces on the top of its main face, is worshipped by people who suffer from eye diseases. As acknowledgement of its long-time medical contribution in helping provide free medical services to people in India, Tsubosakadera Temple was given a large "Kannon" statue by the Government of India. The statue is 20m in height and 1,200t in weight, which is taller than the Great Image of Buddha in Todaiji Temple by approx. 3m.
0744-52-2016 / 8:30 - 17:00 / Open 7 days a week
Take bus No. 75, 85 or 221 from Kintetsu Tsubosakayama Station get off at Tsubosakadera. A 5-minute walk from the bus stop

Imai Town
Well-preserved old streets of the Edo Period
Imai Town is designated as an area for the preservation of traditional buildings by the central government. About 70% of the houses were built in the Edo Period (the 17th to 19th century). Imai Town has been an enthusiastic promoter of the preservation of the traditional landscape, and what we see now in Imai Town is the fruit of their efforts in encouraging the coexistence of the old and the new. Imai Machishu Museum (Hanairaka) displays precious items and artifacts related to Imai Town. Depending upon the season, the old houses of Imanishi and Toyota are open to the public.
0744-22-4001 (Kashihara City Tourist Association)
Admission Free
A 5-minute walk from Kintetsu Yagi Nishiguchi Station / A 15-minute walk from Kintetsu Yamato Yagi Station

Kashihara Jingu Shrine
A large votive tablet with Oriental Zodiac animal symbols
Situated to the southeast of Mt. Unebi, with a sanctuary area of approx. 500,000 square meters, Kashihara Shrine was established in 1889 based on the description in "Nihonshoki," the chronicle of Japan. "Shinrin Yuen" which is its park, has some 400 species of trees and provides a pleasant area for walks. Every year a large votive tablet with Oriental Zodiac animal symbols is dedicated to the deity of the shrine.
0744-22-3271 / 10:00 - 17:30 (Treasury Museum) /Open 7 days a week
Admission Free (except for the Treasury Museum 300)
A 5-minute walk from Kintetsu Kashihara Jingu Mae Station
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