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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
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
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.
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
Egypt isn't the only place to go for tombs, Japan has them too! Most were built for the Emperors of old and some were built for those with the power to set the course of Japan's future.
Who exactly the Ishibutai was built for cannon...More