This area is held to be the birthplace of Takauji Ashikaga, a military commander. The area has long had ties to central Kyoto, which was once the imperial capital. The region is famous for textiles, with the abundant nature creating the ideal climate for raising silkworms for silk. Through the center of this area runs the Yuragawa River, with traditional rope bridges still being used by locals, and waters known for their high quality. There are few cattle farms here, but Fujimoto Farm plays a leading role in contributing to the agriculture of the area.