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There are 16 indoor and 3 outdoor “ASUKA FREE Wi-Fi Spots” available at Asuka Village. You will be able to use smartphones, tablets and other devices to access the Internet within the Wi-Fi area. Please use these Wi-Fi spots when you visit our village. Indoor 16 places Asuka Village Hall Chuou Kouminkan Community Centre Health […]

Onda Matsuri Festival

This festival is held in the Asukaniimasu-jinja Shrine on the first Sunday of February. The day of the festival starts with an event that drives away evil spirits. This rare festival is famous for the play where masked actors pretend to be a married couple having sex and praying for the prosperity of descendants.


The owner and his wife have moved from Osaka to Asuka-mura for farming. They renovated a 150-year-old folk house by themselves, and accommodated their friends who came to help with their farm at times. Gradually, they grew interested in home lodging. “Since we are not hospitality professionals, we cannot give you formal service. But we […]


ASUKA GUEST HOUSE is an affordably priced lodge of a dormitory style. Relax in a nostalgic and comforting space in a renovated 150-year-old folk house. We thrive to communicate the charm of Asuka that “only overnight visitors can experience” with services for overseas visitors such as English speaking staff and Wi-Fi, as well as those […]

Oka-dera Temple

Its formal name is Ryugai-ji. There is a pond called Ryugai-ike which is said to have a dragon sealed within in the grounds. The principle object of worship is the Cintamani-cakra bodhisattva sedentary statue (Important Cultural Property), which is the largest earthen statue in Japan. In the spring, 3000 rhododendrons color the grounds. Entrance fee: […]

Tachibana-dera Temple

Said to be the birthplace of Umayadonooji/Prince Shotoku Taishi, this is one of the 7 temples built by him. We know that it was built in 680 through fire records. There is also a stone which possesses two faces–one good and one evil. Entrance fee: 350 yen Closed: Open all year, excluding cases of special […]

Asuka-dera Temple

Built from the end of the 6th century to the start of the 7th century with the prayer of Soga no Umako, it is Japan’s oldest full-fledged Buddhist Temple. The copper Shakanyorai sedentary statue (Important Cultural Property) is the principle object of worship and is known by the popular name “Asuka Daibutsu”. Entrance fee: 350 […]