Asuka Historical Museum (奈良文化財研究所 飛鳥資料館)
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.
Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Okuyama 601 (Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea)
9:00-16:30 (Last admission 16:00)
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- Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Okuyama 601 [map]
- 9:00-16:30 (Last admission 16:00)
- Monday (next weekday if public holiday), 12/26-1/3
- [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
- Not available
- 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
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.