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About an hour's walk from Asuka Station

Very impressive tomb one can walk inside. Brochures/books are on sale for those interested in... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
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Ishibutai, ancient tomb, is one of the main attractions in Asuka areas. Its treasures were robbed... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Kimitaka S
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

When I first came to Japan, 45 years ago this was not so famous, but today it is the largest attraction in Asuka. Very similar to Stonehenge in UK.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Very impressive tomb one can walk inside. Brochures/books are on sale for those interested in details of the history of the place.

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We took a limited express kintetsu train from Kyoto Station to Asuka and rented bikes to explore for a day. We had a delightful, free English guide who had picked up English at age 50 and used tours to practice. As Asuka is both the...More

Thank LaTinoco
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The Ishibutai Tumulus was one of the destinations on a coach trip which we took from Nara. Thought to date from the early 7th Century, this ancient tomb consists of a central burial chamber, which can be entered from the far end, covered by a...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Ishibutai, ancient tomb, is one of the main attractions in Asuka areas. Its treasures were robbed long time ago, and now we can just see the compound of large stones like Stonehenge. It ignites our curiosity about the ancient times.

1  Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest cultural sights in Japan...Asuka is an easy 45 minute trip from Osaka...but the tomb is a good 45 minute hike or a 20 minute bike ride away from Asuka station...only takes about 10 minutes to look around but it is an...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 1 December 2015

This is a very unique stop which is filled with history. Took us about an hour to drive from Nara, I'd recommend if you are staying in Osaka, plan a day trip to Nara, drive south to Asuka.

Thank KeniSama
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Egypt isn't the only place to go for tombs, Japan has them too! Most were built for the Emperors of old and some were built for those with the power to set the course of Japan's future. Who exactly the Ishibutai was built for cannon...More

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