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The Kitora Tumulus Mural Painting Interactive Museum (Shijin-no-Yakata) (キトラ古墳壁画体験館 四神の館)

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This is a museum located near the Kitora burial mound in the Kitora Tumulus area of the Asuka Historical National Government Park in Asuka Village, which preserves materials and mural paintings excavated from the ancient tombs. The Shijin (Four Deities), Chinese zodiac and celestial map murals are open to the public for limited periods, requiring registration in advance.

place

Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Abeyama 67 (Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea)

phone 0744545105
place

9:30-17:00
[Jan.-Mar.]9:30-16:30

Review of Kitora Tomb Hekiga Taikenkan Shijin no Yakata

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Reviewed:2019/12/26 The ancients were great, but also contemporaries are great.
Kitora Tomb is said to have the oldest Astronomical Chart in existence and it was designated a national treasure in July 2019.
The wall painting was not just excavated. Since it was too old and was...
Reviewed:2017/10/28 Didnt get to see the actual tomb mound
I believe I read that some work was being done to the actual tomb. The museum was impressive and explains whats what. The park is nice with clean restrooms, a souvenir shop with snacks and...
Reviewed:2017/10/20 Very good museum with English info on phone
This new free exhibition centre is well planned. You can download a free app on your phone using free WiFi there which is very informative. It covers the paintings, astrological chart & Chinese...

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Address
Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Abeyama 67 [map]
Area
Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea
Phone
0744545105
Hours
9:30-17:00
[Jan.-Mar.]9:30-16:30
Closed
12/29-1/3
Fees
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Available (normal 18 spaces, 2 spaces for people with disabilities, 6 spaces large)
Credit Card
Not available
Note
[Kitora Tumulus Mural Painting Experience Center Shigami no Yakata] 0744-54-5105

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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