Currently Kashihara-shi has a population of about 125,000 people and was founded as a city on February 11, 1956. Many railway lines pass through Kashihara at Yamato-Yagi station and is a central point for trains going to Nara / Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, and Yoshino (Kintetsu). Train lines include the Osaka line, Minami Osaka line, Kashihara line, Yoshino line (Kintetsu and Sakurai line (JR West).
One of the largest Shinto shrines in the area is Kashihara-Jingu located near Kashihara Jingu Mae station and provides easy access to Asuka and Yoshino.
Rent a Michimo Nissan electric car and drive in Kashihara countryside to see where the first emperor of Japan was crowned and entombed,..