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Ishibutai Tomb, Asuka-mura
(4.2/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
Behold the megalithic, ancient grave site of Ishibutai Tomb, believed to date back to the Asuka period (592-710 CE), and the burial site of Soga no Umako--member of the influential Soga clan and tireless proponent of Buddhism. Marvel at the construction techniques employed in hauling these gigantic boulders into their current configuration. Step into the inner chamber of the tomb and inspect the huge ceiling stones: one weighs 60 tons, the other an incredible 77 tons. Add Ishibutai Tomb and other attractions to your Asuka-mura trip itinerary using our Asuka-mura vacation builder.
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  • At the end of October, visited the Asuka village by car. At Asuka station went by bicycle. Ishibutai Kofun is beyond a hill so it was tough. Ishibutai Kofun in childhood taught as a most grave, actually look and was surprised at the size. Maybe I should just around nothing but not so much here just went by car than the bike.
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  • 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 cu...  more »
  • Ruins become 馳se wonderful thoughts in ancient times could be under the clear skies of autumn, slowly visit the Ishibutai Kofun is. Others maintained clean and feels good
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