Ube is a distinctive Japanese city belonging to the Yamaguchi administrative district or prefecture of Japan. This city is located near the coast of Seto Inland Sea which is a major international water body connecting Japan Sea with the Pacific Ocean.
Ube was suffering through high pollution levels because of the presence of the coal mines. But it embarked on a project to make the city environmentally viable by encouraging lush greenery to fight with the problem of pollution. It was soon awarded for this successful project when it earned the prestigious recognition from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Now the city is well decorated with beautiful parks and sculptures, which is reflected in the advertisement of the city that says Ube is a 'city of greenery, flowers and sculptures'. In the city parks and throughout the city of Ube many beautiful sculptures can be found which has imparted a particular charm to the city's beauty.
In Ube on the shore of the lake Tokiwa, in the center of the city, there is the most beautiful park of the city known as the Tokiwa park. In this park maximum number of sculptures can be found along with beautiful greenery and topiary. In Ube along with several festivals for the entertainment of the local people, a sculpture competition is also arranged for getting newer sculptures. In this city the festivals that are most popular among all are, Kami-ono Firefly Festival, Iris Festival that is held in the Tokiwa park and many more. Very recently Ube is merged with Kusunoki Town.
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Last Updated on: December 13th, 2017