Ishibutai Tomb, Asuka-mura

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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  • July 22, 2017
    Land from the junior high school of Nara Prefecture, Asuka. Asuka the sound like that. Curator who had spoken "Fox disguised in the form of a woman, danced on the Tomb stone and was named" theory.
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  • July 2, 2017
    Even if you think I want to come and visited for the first time. Or nothing to the size of the stone so far old machine age in piled stones how wonder and had no choice. I think since there is nothing, however, no summer is pretty hot. Not to go near the stairs foot crippled father couldn't be seen only from a distance.
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  • June 30, 2017
    Tomb itself is many times too, consider the rut of some extremely great. Very ' easy to understand? "Mounds. Kyoto senja and together, as the coffin Chamber tumulus very basic build and it seems. I had lunch... 2 years ago to a dining room in the middle of the slope run-ins. As usual, is bad, bad taste and bad, price was the dining room. Nothing at least clerk, clerks in the hospitality industry is not working. Here very well "restaurants" like we're not not level, it is mere countryside restaurants. Food is open on weekdays but 2-3 only reluctantly everyone looks like there are. Low-level turned it down across this great region of store misled by the appearance of the store, and get offended, so was I. It is a shame!.
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  • January 1, 2017
    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.
  • December 29, 2016
    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.
  • September 27, 2016
    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.
  • August 15, 2016
    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.
  • November 1, 2016

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