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Ishibutai Tomb, Asuka-mura

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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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  • Stone stage revealing a tumulus burial mounds. Inside the structure is well understood. We could provide clues about the civil engineering technology at that time assembled boulders.
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  • It is approximately 25 minutes away from Asuka station on Kintetsu Line rent a bike uphill. They only had thoughts went actually saw in the photos of big stones. Remains are really seen in the photo. He will be surely a beautiful picture sorry in my opinion is the impression of anything, not even if you cherry in background! (Admission fee ¥ 250)
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  • It is a famous tourist destination of Asuka. Came to the front, but I was also just good bus to go there, even if you think you want to go! The theory that the most grave is a strong contender. It is possible look into the large stone inside. People who are good at history is a good place. You can go by bike in addition to buses. There comes with Asuka station in the rental, so that you can! This is where I want to go.
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  • Ancient burial ground of early Japanese recorded history. Also good to walk nearby areas as there are many ancient carved stones. A small village near by with restaurants and stands.
  • A fascinating glimpse inside a 1400 year old tomb. The park it sits in is also beautiful, much like all of the outskirts of Asuka.
  • Historical site in a cultural and historical intresting Area. We chose to walk through the Area but i would advise to go by bike so you can visit the different sites without the hustle of car parking etc.
  • One of the 75 special historic sites in all of country. Believed to be the tomb of Soga no Umago, a politician that made reforms and promoted Buddhism under Prince Shitoku, who passed June 19th, 626. Very important and extremely historical in this very historical town, but it costs ¥200 and can be appreciated by the most patient person for at most ten minutes. But, to think of the work that was necessary to bring 6o ton and 77 ton boulders 3 km is mind boggling.
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