Ishibutai Cherry Blossom

Ishibutai Kofun Tumulus Cherry Blossoms by Night 2019

Ishibutai Kofun Tumulus Cherry Blossoms by Night – ancient monuments and cherry blossoms aglow on a spring night –

This year too, the cherry blossoms at the Ishibutai Kofun Tumulus will be illuminated at night.


The scene of Ishibutai (stone stage) enveloped in light surrounded by over 60 cherry trees in flower offers a singular spring night experience. The giant stones of ancient burial mounds create an overwhelming presence.

The Japanese umbrellas that line the paths evoke a sense of “harmony.”


The cherries by night entice you with a world of elegant simplicity.


360° panoramic viewSpherical Image – RICOH THETA

When: Late March to early April 2019 (depending on when the cherry trees flower)

Lights on: 6:00 pm / Lights off: 9:00 pm (last entry at 8:45 pm)


Where: Ishibutai Kofun Tumulus and Ishibutai Area in Asuka Historical National Government Park


Admission: (to March 31) Adults: ¥250, High school students: ¥200, Junior high school students: ¥150, Elementary school students: ¥100

(From April 1) Adults: ¥300, High school students and younger: ¥100

Note: Groups of 30 or more are eligible for discounts


Special program: March 30 (Sat.), March 31 (Sun.) = Ancient costume experience (11:00 am–8:00 pm)


Other: On rainy days, some parts of the program may be canceled.


In stormy weather, the program will be canceled.