It is said that the town's name, IKARUGA, originates from the bird name, IKARU that once flocked together here.
IKARU is writtenorin Chinese character.

The Horyuji i Center offers information on "Rekishi Kaido" ( The Historic Road - a tour route which takes us through Japanese history from Ise, Asuka, Nara, Osaka and finally to Kobe). Visitors can feel the richness of Japanese history and culture. The Center was also built to provide a place where visitors may enjoy a rest.

○ An introduction to the i Center
○ Access to Ikaruga district
○ English volunteer guide service(ICES)
(Free of charge)