Manyo Road


2887-2 Yahiko
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This road leads from Yahiko Jinja Shrine's main hall to the valley station of Mount Yahiko ropeway. The road is dedicated to the Manyoshu (万葉集 "collection of ten thousand leaves"), an ancient anthology of poems compiled around 795 AD. Sixty varieties of plants are mentioned in the anthology and all of them are planted along this road. They happen to be indigenous to the area. The natural path begins at the free shuttle bus parking lot beside Yahiko Jinja Shrine and ends at the Yahiko Ropeway. Look for signs these characters 万葉の道 to begin the walk.