A journey to meet Empress Suiko

Japan HeritageYoko-oji Road

Yoko-oji was constructed as an imperial road to facilitate diplomatic relations with foreign states. The opening of this road served to connect the imperial capital of Asuka to Naniwa (present-day Osaka). This led to more frequent diplomatic missions, which in turn increased the influx of information and culture. It was a historically important road, vital to the development of the state. Imai-cho, a district near Yoko-oji, retains the classical Japanese townscape. Try popping in to some of the unique cafes and shops.


Yagi-fudano-tsuji Crossroads, Yagi-cho, Kashihara-shi
8 min. walk from Kintetsu Yamato-yagi Station