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Asuka Historical Museum (奈良文化財研究所 飛鳥資料館)

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Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum

The village of Asuka, in the Takaichi District of Nara Prefecture, whose name was once written with the characters for “Soaring Bird,” is well-known as the ancient birthplace of the nation we now call Japan. The Asuka Historical Museum was opened in 1975 to investigate, research, and exhibit cultural properties from the area around Asuka Village. The museum has artifacts excavated from sites like the Takamatsuzuka Tomb on permanent display, teaching visitors about the history and culture of Asuka from the time Buddhism was conveyed to Japan in the sixth century up to the transition of the capital to Nara in the early eighth century. The museum also contains a recreation of the Yamada-dera Temple, an early Buddhist temple erected by Soga no Kurayamada no Ishikawa no Maro, who was accused of treason after the Taika Reforms of 645.

place

Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Okuyama 601 (Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea)

phone 0744543561
place

9:00-16:30 (Last admission 16:00)

Review of Asuka Historical Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/09/25 Small museum
This Museum focuses on some of the stone statues dating back to the 7th century discovered in the region.
There are a few originals and some copies.
A recently discovered tomb containing some...
Reviewed:2019/11/16 庭のオブジェが素敵でした
建物に入る前に復元した石人像の噴水があります。松本清張の説では1500年前に渡来したイラン人だとか。後ろから奥さんが前の旦那さんの腰にそっと手を添えてるのが微笑ましいかったです。ちなみに資料館に入ってすぐに同じ石人像が展示されてます。こちらは本物だそうです。明日香村には土木技術の雰囲気がしますね。とても興味深い資料館でした。
Reviewed:2019/11/01 明日香から出土した資料が展示されています。
明日香から出土した土器や甲冑、川原廃寺のミニチュアなど飛鳥時代の資料が展示されていて勉強になります。館内の撮影はOKですが(一部除く)、外部への投稿は禁止ということで建物の外のみの様子を写真投稿します。

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Address
Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Okuyama 601 [map]
Area
Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea
Phone
0744543561
Hours
9:00-16:30 (Last admission 16:00)
Closed
Monday (next weekday if public holiday), 12/26-1/3
Fees
[Admission fee to view]General270yen, University students 130yen, High School Students/Under 18 and Over 65 are free
Parking Lot
Available 11spaces
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Note
Temporary suspension of operations:Closed until June 1, 2020 (Information as of May 28, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.