The tourist spot that I will introduce today is the stone monument engraved with "Kinukake Yanagi" in Nara. It is on the banks of Sarusawa-ike pond.
There is a willow tree on the banks of Sarusawa pond near Rokudo-no-Tsuzi.
A stone monument is built next to the willow tree.
The stone monument is engraved with "Kinukake Yanagi".
"Kinukake Yanagi" means "The willow tree that hung clothes on".
There is a legend about unume in Sarusawa pond in Nara.
Unume was a lady who take care of the Emperor's meal.
It seems that her garment was hung on the willow when a uneme drowned herself.
I wrote about the unume legend on the blog of October 5 of last year.
This uneme is the lady enshrined at the Uneme-jinjya shrine.
The shrine is in the northwest of the pond, this willow southeast of the pond.
It means that this place is on the other side just across the pond with the shrine.
If you look closely at the picture, you can see the shrine that appears small on the other side of the pond.
Well the building of the hotel is 50 meters south of here.
There is a convenience store on the first floor.
And on the second floor there is the Visitor infomation.
It is operated by a travel agency under the consignment of Nara prefectural government.
There are some books here.
You can also relax and see them.
[ Approximate Latitude and Longitude of tourist spots etc. ]
On Google Maps, you can examine the location by latitude and longitude.
The following latitudes and longitudes are not officially announced, they are what I examined.
So they may be wrong.
(1)The monument of Kinukake-yanagi: N34.68128 E135.8315
(2)Visitor infomation: N34.68075 E135.8318
(November 3, 2017)