Nakayama is located on the southwest coast on the island nation of Japan. Our sister city has many wonderful sights to see. In 2005, Nakayama merged with its neighboring town to become Daisen-Nakayama.
This town has approximately 7,000 people, a fraction of Temecula's population.
Things To Do
There's plenty to do in Nakayama with its golf course and river fishing. Nakayama also has many annual events.
There is an annual cycling race during the first week of October. After the race, the community has a barbeque.
May 4, the day before "Children's Day," men and boys dress in samurai
clothes and there's a display of ancient guns and archery.
Visitors can't go to Japan without experiencing the hot springs, one of
which is located in Nakayama. People visit the Nakayama Hot Springs to
boost their health and spirits.
Temples & Shrines
No Japanese town is complete without temples, shrines and statues. One
of its 2 temples, the Taikyu Temple, built in 1357 is known for its
wall, which is made from dirt. It has a famous hiking path with 33
statues. A memorial statue is erected to commemorate the Emperor of
Japan, who had a vacation home in Nakayama in 1333.
Nakayama has a lovely park with Tanka Haiku (poems) etched in rocks.
Farm & Plant Life
Farmers grow Japanese pears, broccoli and produce delicious beef. Not
only does Nakayama have beautiful cherry blossoms but it also has its
own flower, the Hamanasu, with its radiant fuchsia color.
Margarita Middle School in Temecula has established a relationship and
exchange program with the Nakayama Middle School. There have been
several successful exchanges between the students and business leaders
of Nakayama and those of Temecula.