Let's cycle around the old castle town of Uda in the back country of Nara prefecture!Located about an hour by train from Osaka, Uda city lies on a 300-meter-high plateau. From ancient times it had strong ties to the sacred places of Kumano and Yoshino, and to the former capitals in Japan. In the Middle Ages the Matsuyama district flourished as a castle town with a vivid merchants’ quarter. The streets lined with their shops look just as they did in the Edo period, 200-250 years ago, and it would be no surprise to see Samurai walking about. It has been designated as Conservation District of Traditional Buildings by the Japanese government.Cycling through the satoyama landscape, experiencing calligraphy, one of Japan’s traditional arts, and getting a glimpse of how people lived 200 years ago are all part of this tour Experience traditional Japan with all your five senses in Uda!
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