Let’s enjoy the sightseeing around Tsuge

The Tsuge area located in the northeastern part of Nara Prefecture.

Although it is a little away from the central tourist area such as Nara Park, it is a wonderful place full of nature. I will guide you to some famous places such as burial mounds and temples.

Three imperial mausoleum's burial mounds

Three imperial mausoleum’s burial mounds

It is maintained as a burial mound park. You can climb to the tomb hills and the views from the top are amazing.


Local mascot character “Tsugemaro-kun”

There are popular mascot characters all over Japan. New mascot characters are born one after another as part of the tourism policy.


Timeslip to see Five-ring Pagoda and know its deep meaning

There is a temple with a vicious atmosphere called “Raigoji Temple” in Tsuge.


Hydrangea blooming in Raigoji Temple.

Every year from June to July, the Japanese archipelago enters the rainy season. Hokkaido alone is known to have no rainy season, but other areas will spend hot and humid times.

Five-ring Pagoda

Gorinto Tower; Five-ring Pagoda behind the main hall of Raigoji Temple

Many Five-ring Pagoda were left quietly.

Five-ring Pagoda

Five-ring pagoda group without saying

These stone towers are said to belong to the Kamakura period.

From the bottom, square, circular, triangular, half-moon, and dumpling-shaped stones are stacked. Each represents the five elements that make up the universe.

The bottom square stone represents the earth. Follow in order, water, fire, wind, sky and so on.

The earth represents the property of resisting change. Water, on the other hand, is fluid and adapts to change. Fire represents strength and passion, and means a desire to make things happen. Furthermore, wind represents growth, expansion and freedom. The sky represents an empty sky.

Five-ring Pagoda

I think the depth of Japanese history.

If it is an area with few people, it might be left like this.


Approach to Raigoji Temple

Stones dedicated to the temple line along the approach.

Raigoji Temple

Near the entrance of Raigoji Temple

The approach is a row of trees that has been beautifully maintained.

jizo statue

Jizo Statue along the approach

You can also see Jizo that has grown moss.

rest spot

The rest spot of three imperial mausoleum’s burial mounds

Some stone benches were placed.

small path to the parking lot

Small path leading to the parking lot of Tomb Park

In the rice field, the rice planting was already over.


“Tsugemaro-kun” is a good camera subject.

It is a character that symbolizes the area.