Wazuka-cho (和束町)

Wazuka-cho is a town located in Soraku-gun, Kyoto Prefecture.

The town adopted the motto 'Wazuka - Town full of attractive people and abundant with nature.'

Local products are tea, matsutake mushrooms, and tomatoes.

History

December 15, 1954: Nishiwazuka-mura, Nakawazuka-mura, and Higashiwazuka-mura of Soraku-gun were merged to form Wazuka-cho.

March 31, 1956: Yubune-mura of Soraku-gun was incorporated into Wazuka-cho.

Administration

Mayor: Tadao HORI (from April 2005), second term

Public institutions

Wazuka Post Office

Tobu Fire Station Wazuka Office

Kizu Police Station Yubune police satellite office

Kizu Police Station Wazuka police box

Welfare

Wazuka daycare

Medical care

Wazuka-cho National Health Insurance Clinic

Education

Transportation
Railroad is not provided in the town.

Nara Kotsu Bus Lines Co., Ltd. operates bus services that connect Kizu Station (Kyoto Prefecture) and Kamo Station (Kyoto Prefecture) on the Kansai Main Line operated by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West), and Wazuka-cho.

Scenic sites, historic sites

Wazuka-tenmangu Shrine

Kontai-ji Temple

Imperial Tomb of Imperial Prince Asaka

Erihara Koyasu Jizo

tourist spots

Old Michi-no-eki Rest Area, Tea Place Wazuka

Festivals

Goma (Holy Fire) Mass at the Kontai-ji Temple (held on the first Sunday in September)

Wazuka-tenmangu Taisai Festival (held in October)

Wazuka-cho Ocha-kuyo Matsuri Festival (held on November 23)