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 (室生寺) throughout the year, the Ohno temple (大野寺) throughout the year and the Matabee cherry (又兵衛桜) from 04/01 to 04/20.
The Uda Matsuyama castle ruin, nowadays in ruins, impresses ist visitors with 31.717 stones.
The Highland area (高原地帯), another great attraction where you can experience the Snowy landscape (雪景色). Another experience is the Conservation district of important traditional buildings (重要伝統的建造物群保存地区) in Matsuyama chiku (松山地区). Of interest here is the Historic cityscape (歴史的な街並み).
Culture and History
Cultural roots make Uda tourism particularly attractive. National heritage respectively national treasure are the Main hall of Uda Mikumari shrine (宇太水分神社本殿) and the Five-storied pagoda of Muro temple (室生寺五重塔).
The oldest building in the city is named Five-storied pagoda of Muro temple (室生寺の五重塔).
Do you want to see fireworks in Uda? The Uda Haibara fireworks (宇陀市はいばら花火大会) 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 (みはる温泉) brings you relaxation and is also good for Hemorrhoids. The address: Haibarafukuchi 255 (榛原福地255). Another hot spring here is Hongo onsen (本郷温泉), which helps amongst other things in Neuralgia. Go to Ohudahongo 267 (大宇陀本郷267) for this.
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Uda? The Medicinal plants menu (薬草料理) is recommended by locals. The Daigan temple (大願寺) in Ohudahiro 736 (大宇陀拾生736) is popular. Another recommendation for gourmets: The Medicinal plants menu (薬草料理). The Hilltoco café (ヒルトコカフェ) offers this. Where? In the Ohudanakanosho 129 (大宇陀中庄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 (佛隆寺千年桜). The maple trees changing colour in Uda is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Muro temple (室生寺), 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 (佛隆寺) from 09/11 to 09/20.