Asuka-dera Temple

asuka01Built 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 yen
  • Closed: April 7-April 9
  • Open hours: April 1 – September 30: 9:00~17:30; October 1-March 31: 9:00~17:00

Takamatuzuka Tumulus & Mural Museum

Adjacent to the Takamatsuzuka Tumulus, it reproduces all of the valuable wall paintings (National Treasures) including the richly colored “Asuka Bijin (Asuka Beauties)” from the time when wall paintings were originally discovered.
Monitors providing explanations in 3 languages.
You can enjoy an easy-to-understand overall introduction of the ancient tomb.

  • Entry Fee: 250 yen
  • Closed: December 29-January 3
  • Entry hours: 9:00~17:00