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: Free of charge

Ishibutai Tumulus

This tumulus was created in the early 7th century and has a horizontal stone chamber of the largest size in Japan. The total weight of the 30 large and small stones is approx. 2,300 tons. You can even enter the tumulus and watch it from inside!

Address: 133 Shimasho
Hours: 8:30–17:00
TEL: 0744-54-4577
Fee: 250 yen

Takamatsuzuka Tumulus

The vividly colored mural in the stone chamber was drawn more than 1,300 years ago. In the Takamatsuzuka Mural Museum, you can see replicas of the stone chamber and the mural.

Address: 439
Hours: 9:00–17:00
TEL: 0744-54-3340
Fee: 250 yen

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