Yamatokoriyama, City in Japan
General Information about Yamatokoriyama
Yamatokoriyama (Yamatokoriyama) is a middle town within Nara prefecture in the Kinki region. Sister city of Yamatokoriyama is Kofu in Japan.
You can easily reach the suburbs of Yamatokoriyama by local rail services in 7 stations.
Famous persons connected with Yamatokoriyama are Yoshiyuki Kamei (born 1982), Kazuyuki Izutsu (born 1952) and Kenichi Fukui (1918 - 1998).
Travel tips for Yamatokoriyama
Top Yamatokoriyama destinations for your sightseeing are the Koriyama castle ruin (éƒ¡å±±åŸŽè·¡) throughout the year, the Goldfish telephone box of Koriyama goldfish museum (éƒ¡å±±é‡‘éšè³‡æ–™é¤¨ã®é‡‘éšé›»è©±ãƒœãƒƒã‚¯ã‚¹) throughout the year and the Hydrangea of Yata temple (çŸ¢ç”°å¯ºã‚ã˜ã•ã„) from 06/01 to 07/10.
The Koriyama castle, nowadays in ruins, was built in the year 1580.
Do you want to see fireworks in Yamatokoriyama? The Yamato summer festival (ã‚„ã¾ã¨ã®å¤ã¾ã¤ã‚Š) with 500 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Koriyama-North elementary school.
Do you already own a souvenir from Yamatokoriyama? You could buy for example the Oshiro no kuchi-mochi (castle rice cake), available in the Head house of Kikuya.
Flowers and Foliage
The plum flowers from 02/21 to 03/10 and is the most beautiful in the Koriyama castle ruin (éƒ¡å±±åŸŽè·¡). Discover the cherry blossom in Yamatokoriyama from 03/21 to 04/10, best in the Koriyama castle ruin (éƒ¡å±±åŸŽè·¡). The maple trees changing colour in Yamatokoriyama is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Tomyo temple (æ±æ˜Žå¯º), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 11/21 and the foliage lasts until 11/30.