◇Obo area(大保地区)

Obo Yasaka   Shrine

The statue of Obane Bochiroku Jizo 

This is one of Roku jizo in yamato highland on the way to the public cemetery of Obocho Obane.

Obo Kyodo Bochi Nitai   Jizo

These are the two Jizos in the graveyard of Obo.

Ne Jizo at Mt.Ittai   


style.Formery, it was lying down position but, made standing position after moved to current location.

Santai Magai   Sekibutsu


Move from the cemetery in the southern part of Obo cho towards to Santai Magai Sekibutsu(The statues carved on a natural rock wall).

Furthermore, there is another stone Buddha.

Obo Santai   Magaibutsu


There are the three statues carved on a natural rock wall on the steep slope of the upper part of a private house along National road 369 in the southern part of Obo cho.

There is written as "Tenmon6(1537) Teiyu 10th OCT Nishi Amida Buddha " on the frame of the jizo beside.

◇Okugahara area(興ヶ原地区)

Tenma Shrine


There is a steep stone steps follow.

About 300 years ago, tradition said The tutelary god for Mr.Okita Yabo became Ujigami for this village.

Enshrined deities is Sugawarano Michizane(The god of learning) ,Massha

shrines(subsidary shrine) are Yawata shrine and Tajikara Ojinjya Shrine.

Every october, they are held the annual shrine's festival which performs Noh (翁舞式三番)

by an adult performers on the Noh stage.

Dedicated stone lanterns are considered to be the oldest in 1712.


Nunome   Sakura

In Okugahara-cho, you can see beautiful Sakura Trees along both sides of the Nunome River.

There is a monument of Numeme Sakura trees at the foot of the bridge.

The   monument of   Showya   Shoushichi


Shoshichi was inherited by the Daisyoya who was 25 years from Okugahara village.

In 1851 ( 嘉永4) , there was a construction to drain the water from the Nunome river to bring it to the Okugahara village that often suffered from drought. However, various parts

of the waterways leaked, and so he had to use his own assets to repair the waterways.

However, Shoichi's waterways were destroyed by the big earthquake in 1854 (安政元) and the people criticized him severely.

Finally, he was sued by the villagers and the feudal domain of Koriyama. Moreover, he was exiled from Yamato and his property was confiscated.

His fortune has been in the dark since then.

The monument is erected to honor the spirit of community service.

Currently, his monument is praised for his service to the society.

The ruins of    Okugahara


Since the Kamakura period, Okugahara-cho has been known as “Okuhara” and “Okehara” and is written in this way in historical sources.

The Deputy Chief of "Okugahara" who tried to union with territorial Nyusoma under Kofuku-ji Temple was accused by the Shogunate in 1222.

Consequently, Shogunate ordered The Deputy of Okugahara to explain them.From this historical fact, it can be understood that one of the tops that the Kamakura Shogunate, who has deployed the country was actually here, but the relationship with Mr. Okugahara is unknown.

The ruins include outline, earthen wall, and mound. The photograph shows the main part.


◇Oji area(邑地町)

Mizukoshi  Shrine


According to the “Munakatasuki( 棟札数記) i” held by Mr. Nakanan, it is proven that the foundation was established before 1562.

The god of the festival is Ame no Oshikumonenomikoto( 天忍雲根命 ).

In the precinct, there are subsidiary shrines, including Kasuga Shrine, Azuma Shrine,Akiba Shrine, Tsushima Shrine, Tenma Shrine, Konpira Shrine, Hachioji Shrine, Goryo

Shrine, Inari Shrine, and Kaganomori Shrine.

The forest of Mizukoshi Shrine (Shaso: a forest densely grown to surround the shrine and shrine grounds) is a designated cultural asset of Nara City.

In addition, the Jinpei (divine worship) dance is a ceremonial performing arts performed at

the autumn festival, and Sumos are designated as prefecture’s intangible cultural assets.

TASONSEKIBUTS   U (The One   Handred of   Buddhas)

When you cross the bridge from prefectural road 4 to prefectural road 25, you can see this

right in front of the bridge.There are 53 statues.

Originally, in the first year of the Meiji period , this place was located temple named Anrakuji temple, Nanseiji temple, Anrakuji temple, Toritsuji temple, but were collected and left with the name of Tofukuji.

But, it had to return to remains of Nanseiji temple which was due to expansion of an elementary school.Currently, there is a stone statue from Touritsuji temple which is written at Established in July 1504 & YAMATOSHI(大和志).

Although we placed it so it would be facing the road, due to traffic reasons it has been replaced to where it is today.

The Statue Of Kamide

Although the origin is unknown, it is a stone statue of Buddha located near Ojikamide bus stop.

Shimode   Graveyard   and

Tason Buddha Statues  in   Cliff and   Rocksand(下出墓地 多尊磨崖仏)

These are statues that has been carved from the Momoyama Period to the Edo period:

「磨崖阿弥陀如来像(慶長五年庚子十月十五日/ in 15 OCT 1600)」「磨崖地蔵菩薩像(天正

十一年葵 末 /十一月十五日 in 11NOV1583)」「磨崖阿弥陀・六地蔵像(寛永十八年正月十

五日/in 15 JAN 1641)」

Koda's   Tombstone and

Buddha   statues in   cliff and   rocks(幸田墓碑石仏磨崖)

This is a private graveyard located at the foot of Route 369, at the Kanda Bridge. It is said that it was made in the style of the Edo period.

Koda's   Jizomagaibuts


This is a picture of a Jizo facing the river across the Nunome River from Koda's tombstone stone and Buddha statues in cliffs and rock.



Jizo stone cliff


This is a The Statue of Magaibutsu Statue and The statue of Kobotaishi that is located near the Nunome Dam, Dam Mahoroba Square. You can also see lanterns and The Monument. (自然石六字名号碑) .

The Castle of   Oji (Old

castle site)

It is believed that the castle ruins (Outline and earthen walls) were the local territory owner of Mr. Oji (Mr.Muraji).

The Outline are arranged in a curved shape on the east and west ridges, and there is a main at the highest point on the west side.

The photograph shows the main part.

※ The mountain road to the main gate is not maintained. When entering a mountain,please enter after obtaining consent from the neighbors.

Tengu Rocks

There is a description in "The history of Yagyu no Sato (on 256 pages)" that was published in 1961 for the town of Yagyu in the center of the Yagyu ward union self-government association.

It is introduced as a huge stone in OJI Cho along with the stone of ITTOSEKI(一刀石) and TOBIRAIWA (扉岩).

◇Nyu area(丹生町)

Nyu Shrine(丹生神社)

The ridge pole had bokusyo(in ink paper) which was written by 1442 at main shrine,and is designated as a special protected structure (old national treasure) in 1955, and is

now designated as an important cultural property of the country. According to Shinden, it used to be said that sacred to Nyuhimenomikoto( 丹生都比売命 ).

Thousand body zura cliff Buddha

There is a “Magaibutu”(Buddha statues in cliffs and rocks )located in the northeastern part of the Nyu cho Village.

When you cross the small bridge and walk past the narrow road, you can see that there’s one in the forefront and one in the back. You can see 1670(Ed era) and 1682(Tenna era)

on the statues.

Fuji-sengen  shrine  Monument(富士浅間社供養碑)

The is the memorial monument located in front of a tea ceremony hall near the Nyu Shrine. You can see the inscription "南無浅間 宝暦十一(1761) 辛巳6月7日"(Hail Asama



Along the road when you walk from OJI-cho to Nyu-cho, you can see a

Magaijizobutsu(Buddha statues in cliffs and rocks ) in the back of the mountain. It is known to be the largest rock in the Yagyu area.


The Shimonyu   Castle

(Old castle   site)


In the history of Nara city, The Shimonyu Castle ruins are treated Shimonyu castle that corresponds to earthen walls of Shimonyu village listed in "Yamatoshi".

It is thought that it was the residence castle of Mr. Nyu who was local territory owner lined up with the people of Kofuku-ji in the area.

It is said that the sixth daughter of Yagyu Muneyoshi got married to Nyu Shogen's son Heizo. Nyu Heizo served the owner of Hizen Karatsu castle Terasawa Hirotaka.

main temple Terazawa Hirotaka.

The remains are outlines, trenches, and moat(earthen walls).

The photo shows a remains of trenches .

The Kaminyu   Castle

(The old   castle site)


The Shimnyu Castle ruins correspond to the "earthen walls" of "Kaminyu Village" and so it is listed as "Yamato-shi".

There are few remains of the ruins, such as Guo.

※ The mountain road to the main gate is not maintained and is no longer used as a tourist location. When entering a mountain, please enter after obtaining consent from the neighbors.


The stone   monument of

Mountain god(山の神石碑)

At the time of construction of the Nunome Dam, it was relocated to the present location from the dam lake. You can see Mt. Kano in Yamazoe village beyond the monument of the

‘Mountain God.’

◇Kitanoyama area(北野山町)


The Nunome Dam is located between the Yamazoe village and Nara City. On the north side of the lake, you can see the Dam Mahoroba Square , on the East, Ushigamine Cosmos Park, and on the southside, you will be able to find Kiriyama sazanami square

and Ohashi Honobono park where there’s a playground and a resting area.

Togakushi   shrine


It is said that this shrine was split-off from the Kiriyama Togakushi Shrine at Yamazoe village in 1508.

In 1785, the main shrine was completely burned and lost due to the fire, but was soon rebuilt. There are consecrated stone lanterns from 1660.

The god that is worshipped AmenotadikaraoYahatanokami.

The subsidiary shrine within the main precinct is the Kasuga Shrine

(AmenoKoyanenomikoto), and the subordinate shrine is Tsushima Shrine(Susanoonomikoto).


After It had a reconstructions in Hondobunka (1808), a huge renovation was done in the

first year of Showa Honson is Fudomyoouritsuzo(不動明王立像) and is a significant piece of work done during the Heian period.

You can see Honson Wakidachi( 本尊脇立) , Jizoson( 地蔵尊 ), Buddha called Shakanyorai( 釈迦如来 ), Yakushi Nyorai( 薬師如来 ), Amida Nyorai( 阿弥陀如来 ), Kobo Daishi( 弘法大師 )and etc.

At the end of the Edo period, it is said that there was a 8 branch temples.

Until the Meiji Restoration, it was said that the priests of Myooin Temple( 明王院 ) were involved in the festival of Togakushi Shrine and held ceremonies in a mixture of both

religions, Shinto and Buddhism.