A journey to meet Empress Suiko

Japan HeritageFukada-ike Pond

This is believed to be the same pond that was once known as Unebi-ike—one of nine irrigation ponds commissioned by Empress Suiko in the Yamato and Kawachi areas. These ponds were important sources of water used to sustain the rice farming that helped to boost the prosperity of her realm. A boardwalk alongside Fukada-ike invites you to take a leisurely stroll while gazing at the open expanse of water. You can also experience seasonal changes reflected in nature, in the form of cherry blossoms, water lilies, or wild birds.


Kashihara Jingu precincts, 934 Kume-cho, Kashihara-shi
10 min. walk from Kintetsu Kashiharajingu-mae Station