A popular tourist spot to feel Japan Vol.31 The view to protect carefully The best single cherry tree in Kansai area “Matabei Cherry Tree” and the castle town of Uda-Matsuyama
In the spring season, cherry trees are full bloomed in Japan and we can enjoy them.
There is an interesting name’s cherry tree “Matabei Cherry Tree” in Uda City in Nara Prefecture.
This is located on a former house of Matabei GOTO, who was a Japanese military commander, and the name of
the tree comes from his name.
The contrast of flowers by Matabei Cherry Tree and peach trees, stood behind it, is beautiful, so that
it’s called the most famous single cherry tree in Kansai area.
When it’s full bloomed, a lot of photographers and tourists visit here.
In addition, there are historical and tasteful places in Uda City.
One of them is “important preservation district of historic buildings” in Matsuyama area, and they were built
at the end of 1300’s.
Under the Uda-Matsuyama-jo Caslte (Akiyama-jo Castle) where is designated as a national heritage,
Matsuyama area was developed as a castle town.
Still this time, it has remained former atmosphere and elegant townscape.
There are latticed windows to feel the warmth of the wood, white walls of Japanese houses, and a big gate
that was built as the entrance of the castle town.
There is “Machizukuri Center (town planing center)” to offer information about strolling the town for tourists,
and it was built by repairing a former house, so that its exterior is a traditional tasteful town house.
In Machizukuri Center, there is the tatami floored Japanese room to use for meetings and events for local people.
It has an important role of local communications and town planning.
Uda has a beautiful Matabei Cherry Tree, the history, and traditions.
It’s a tasteful place to protect the view of Japan carefully.
【Source of photos】http://tg.tripadvisor.jp/news/advice/sakura_2016