Audio Tours

Chapter 10 — Nishi Park, Yakushido

Spot #10 is the path that goes up to Nishi Koen, which means “West Park”. The entrance is marked by a pair of marble pillars. If you walk up the path, you’ll find Nishi Koen to the right. It’s not much of a park – just an old slide and a swing set. But the cherry tree blossoms here are beautiful in mid-April.

To the left is Togura Kamiyamada Onsen’s Yakushido, This small temple is dedicated to Yakushi Nyurai, the Buddha of healing and medicine. Since onsen waters are considered to have medicinal and healing properties, you’ll commonly find Yakushido temples at onsen areas throughout Japan.