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Top sightseeing: Iwashimizu Hachimangu (jap. 石清水八幡宮), throughout the year
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Top sightseeing: Shokado garden (jap. 松花堂庭園), throughout the year
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Top sightseeing: Kozuya-bridge (jap. 上津屋橋), throughout the year
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Yawata, City in Japan

General Information about Yawata

Yawata (Yawata) is a middle town within Kyoto prefecture in the Kinki region.

You can easily reach the suburbs of Yawata by local rail services in 3 stations.

A famous person from Yawata is Yasumitsu Sato (born 1969).

Travel tips for Yawata


Top Yawata destinations for your sightseeing are the Iwashimizu Hachimangu (石清水八幡宮) throughout the year, the Shokado garden (松花堂庭園) throughout the year and the Kozuya-bridge (上津屋橋) throughout the year.

Culture and History

Cultural roots make Yawata tourism particularly attractive. National heritage respectively national treasure is the Iwashimizu Hachimangu (石清水八幡宮).

The oldest building in the city was constructed in the year 1601 and is named Toganoo shrine (狩尾神社).


You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Yawata? The bamboo shoot (たけのこ) is recommended by locals. Another recommendation for gourmets: The Shokado-bento (松花堂弁当). The Kyoto kiccho Shokado-store (京都吉兆 松花堂店) offers this. Where? In the Yawata ominaeshi 43 (八幡女郎花43).


Do you already own a souvenir from Yawata? You could buy for example the Hashirii-mochi, available in the Yawata hashirii-mochi old shop.

Flowers and Foliage

Discover the cherry blossom in Yawata from 03/21 to 04/10, best in the Sewari dam (背割堤). The maple trees changing colour in Yawata is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Iwashimizu Hachimangu (石清水八幡宮), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 11/21 and the foliage lasts until 12/10.