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Ishibutai Tomb

Open today: 08:30 - 17:00
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Impressive stone structure

After seeing the other tumuli in Asuka, it was interesting to be able to see the massive stone... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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Shimasho, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun 634-0112, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Just amazing how this was built with such limited technology. Being able to walk into the crypt was a bonus I was not expecting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DineeC10
Reviewed 29 September 2018

After seeing the other tumuli in Asuka, it was interesting to be able to see the massive stone structure underneath and actually be able to walk inside it. It doesn't require a long visit and I wouldn't suggest going to Asuka just to look at...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BarkCat
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Originally buried in a tumulus, this tomb consists in an assemblage of large stone blocks,one can enter the large space that they cover.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 26 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank seven39
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  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

Date of experience: May 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank kimitakas
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

Date of experience: May 2016
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.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank KeniSama
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