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The many facilities let one truly experience the history and culture of ASUKA. Regardless of age, one can enjoy many points of interest.


Nara Cultural Assets Research Facility, ASUKA Historical Museum

Mainly 6th through 8th Century ASUKA history and culture are explained in easy to understand exhibits. Excavation records are central, however, the latest results on ASUKA research, artifacts from excavations and reconstructed models are also on exhibit here.






Nara Prefecture MANYO Culture Center

The culture of ancient times, mainly idealized in the [MANYO Collection] of 1,300 years ago can be experienced here using GEORAMA exhibits, film and music. Japan’s painters have used the MANYO songs/poem as a motif of their art in the [Japan MANYO Art] collection which is on exhibit. Guests are invited into the MANYO world. Reconstructed models of the ASUKA IKE Factory remains, ancient coins and various artifacts are also on exhibit. 




Next to TAKAMATSUZUKA tombs, reconstructed models of the actual stone chamber, copies of the frescos, imitations of the possessions of the buried are all on display. One can enjoy detailed data retrieval using touch panels and there are multi-lingual commentary monitors (Japanese, English and Korean). 




National ASUKA Historical Park Museum

This is an ideal starting point for touring ASUKA. ASUKA’s historical sites and their history, animated images and relief models of rituals of the ancient times are on display. This facility is made possible with cooperation from REKISHIKAIDO.






Western ASUKA Friendship Center,INUKAI MANYO Memorial Hall

This hall is in memory of Professor Takashi Inugai whose life long work traveling all over Japan studying and following the old ways of MANYO songs/poems. Those wanting to know more about the MANYO Collection can watch video of the professor’s discussions. There is a tea salon and outdoor terrace at the hall.





ASUKA Village’s history and annual event are introduced here. The lifestyles, daily tools, and data involving folklore are on display. MAGAMISOU was constructed by the ASUKA people in the Edo Period, CG video of the “Tortoise Shaped Stone Structure” can be seen. During certain seasons, one can enjoy MATCHA green tea in the Japanese style room.



ASUKA Village Cultural Assete Depository

The ASUKA Cultural Assets exhibition facility explains most of the numerous excavations. ASUKA’s unearthened relics and KITORA Tomb’s stone wall murals are just some of the principal contents here. 







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