Uda, City in Japan
General Information about Uda
Uda (Uda) is a middle town within Nara prefecture in the Kinki region.
You can easily reach the suburbs of Uda by local rail services in 3 stations. Approx. 1.500.000 travelers are here annually on the rails.
Famous persons connected with Uda are Yasutami Yamada (1868 - 1943), Jusha Tsumura (1871 - 1941) and Tomokichi Fujisawa (1866 - 1932).
Travel tips for Uda
Top Uda destinations for your sightseeing are the Muro temple (å®¤ç”Ÿå¯º) throughout the year, the Ohno temple (å¤§é‡Žå¯º) throughout the year and the Matabee cherry (åˆå…µè¡›æ¡œ) from 04/01 to 04/20.
The Uda Matsuyama castle ruin, nowadays in ruins, impresses ist visitors with 31.717 stones.
The Highland area (é«˜åŽŸåœ°å¸¯), another great attraction where you can experience the Snowy landscape (é›ªæ™¯è‰²). Another experience is the Conservation district of important traditional buildings (é‡è¦ä¼çµ±çš„å»ºé€ ç‰©ç¾¤ä¿å˜åœ°åŒº) in Matsuyama chiku (æ¾å±±åœ°åŒº). Of interest here is the Historic cityscape (æ´å²çš„ãªè¡—ä¸¦ã¿).
Culture and History
Cultural roots make Uda tourism particularly attractive. National heritage respectively national treasure are the Main hall of Uda Mikumari shrine (å®‡å¤ªæ°´åˆ†ç¥žç¤¾æœ¬æ®¿) and the Five-storied pagoda of Muro temple (å®¤ç”Ÿå¯ºäº”é‡å¡”).
The oldest building in the city is named Five-storied pagoda of Muro temple (å®¤ç”Ÿå¯ºã®äº”é‡å¡”).
Do you want to see fireworks in Uda? The Uda Haibara fireworks (å®‡é™€å¸‚ã¯ã„ã°ã‚‰èŠ±ç«å¤§ä¼š) with 4.200 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Uda riverside.
If you want to take a hot bath in Uda, the spa Miharu Onsen (ã¿ã¯ã‚‹æ¸©æ³‰) brings you relaxation and is also good for Hemorrhoids. The address: Haibarafukuchi 255 (æ¦›åŽŸç¦åœ°255). Another hot spring here is Hongo onsen (æœ¬éƒ·æ¸©æ³‰), which helps amongst other things in Neuralgia. Go to Ohudahongo 267 (å¤§å®‡é™€æœ¬éƒ·267) for this.
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Uda? The Medicinal plants menu (è–¬è‰æ–™ç†) is recommended by locals. The Daigan temple (å¤§é¡˜å¯º) in Ohudahiro 736 (å¤§å®‡é™€æ‹¾ç”Ÿ736) is popular. Another recommendation for gourmets: The Medicinal plants menu (è–¬è‰æ–™ç†). The Hilltoco cafÃ© (ãƒ’ãƒ«ãƒˆã‚³ã‚«ãƒ•ã‚§) offers this. Where? In the Ohudanakanosho 129 (å¤§å®‡é™€ä¸åº„129).
Do you already own a souvenir from Uda? You could buy for example the Kimigoromo (Japanese meringue with egg yolk cover), available in the Shogetsudo.
Flowers and Foliage
Discover the cherry blossom in Uda from 03/21 to 04/20, best in the Thousand years old cherry of Butsuryu temple (ä½›éš†å¯ºåƒå¹´æ¡œ). The maple trees changing colour in Uda is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Muro temple (å®¤ç”Ÿå¯º), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 11/11 and the foliage lasts until 11/30. To mention in Uda is the Red spider lily in flower, which you can see in the Butsuryu temple (ä½›éš†å¯º) from 09/11 to 09/20.