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Kitora Tumulus Area

(Asuka Historical National Government Park) Famous for the mural of the world’s oldest astronomical map, do not miss the Kitora Tumulus Mural Experiential Museum Shijin no Yakata, where you can learn about tumuli and murals. Address: 67 Abeyama Hours: 9:30–17:00 (Closes at 16:30 from December to February) Closed: Year-end and New Year TEL: 0744-54-5105 Fee: […]

Sakafuneishi

(Sake Trough Stone) A mysterious stone structure surrounded by a bamboo grove. There is a theory that the carved dents and grooves were used in the production of sake. Sakafuneishi appears in the famous comic The Three-Eyed One by Osamu Tezuka. Address: Oka

Asuka Palace Site

(Denasukaitabuki-no-miya Palace Site) seventh century where visitors can view a part of the restored architectural remains. The Isshi Incident, believed to be the first coup d’état in Japan, occurred in this place. Address: Oka

Kaisanki Nodate

An open-air tea ceremony is held at the Oka-dera Temple on the anniversary of the temple foundation in October. The first 1,000 visitors are served matcha tea for free.  

Kameishi

Kameishi (Tortoise Stone) stone structures established in Asuka Village; do not miss the lovely face of the tortoise carved into the granite! Address: 108 Kawahara