Asago, City in Japan
General Information about Asago
Asago (Asago) is a middle town within HyÅgo prefecture in the Kinki region.
You can easily reach the suburbs of Asago by local rail services in 6 stations.
Famous persons connected with Asago are Takashi Shimura (1905 - 1982) and Kenichi Takemura (born 1930).
Travel tips for Asago
Top Asago destinations for your sightseeing are the Takeda castle ruins (ç«¹ç”°åŸŽè·¡) from 03/01 to 09/30, the Ikuno silver mine (ç”Ÿé‡ŽéŠ€å±±) throughout the year and the Yofudo hot spring (ã‚ˆãµã©æ¸©æ³‰) throughout the year.
The Takeda castle, nowadays in ruins, was built in the year 1577 and impresses ist visitors with 22.000 stones.
Culture and History
The oldest building in the city is named Akabuchi-shrine (èµ¤æ¸•ç¥žç¤¾).
Do you want to see fireworks in Asago? The Asago-santou summer festival (æœæ¥å±±æ±å¤ç¥ã‚Š) with 3.000 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Santo-cho Kotani Yufudo-river-banks. Another fireworks is the Wadayama jizo festival (å’Œç”°å±±åœ°è”µç¥) with 3.000 rockets. Have a good view from the Wadayama-machi maruyama-river toga-bridge riverbed downstream.
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Asago? The Ikuno hayashi-rice (ç”Ÿé‡Žãƒãƒ¤ã‚·ãƒ©ã‚¤ã‚¹) is recommended by locals.
Do you already own a souvenir from Asago? You could buy for example the Iwatsu green onions, available in the way station "Fresh Asago".
Flowers and Foliage
Discover the cherry blossom in Asago from 04/01 to 04/30, best in the Ritsu-un gorge (ç«‹é›²å³¡).