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Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Asuka, ancient capital of Japan

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This tour is the occasion to present you a Japanese village with a glorious past. Asuka dates from Japanese protohistory. Yamato land sometimes established there its capital which were not fixed in the 6th~7th century before moving "for good" to Heijo-kyo in 710. Asuka is nowadays a big village with 5620 inhabitants. Relatively close to nearby cities, farmers and townsmen willing for better living standards live together.

Nara Tour Guide - Mouloud H.
Mouloud H.
4.73 / 5
(11 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

Kashiharajingu-Mae Station, East exit

09:30 AM

Asuka Historical Museum

Asuka is a true treasure for archeologist. Excavations continuously dig up beautiful historical artefacts we can admire in Asuka-dera or in Asuka Historical Museum.

10:30 AM

Asuka-dera temple

Asuka-dera buddhist temple is a little bit far for everything but is a must to visit. It served as an imperial palace. When you visit it, a tablet can be available for you so you can explore the area in 3D as you would make a time travel with the ancient imperial palace buildings. How wonderful!

Speaking about time slip, the Great Buddha is as greatful as when the statue were made back in the times. It dates from 609, is more than 1400 years old and is the eldest bronze Buddha of Japan.

11:30 AM

Asukaike Workshop remains

We can pass and make a little stop to this ancient imperial workshop from the 7th century recently rediscovered.

11:40 AM

Sakafune-ishi Remains

7th century megalith and water container. What was it for? We will make a little stop here and think about it.

11:50 AM

Itabuki Imperial Palace remains

Itabuki Imperial Palace dates from the 7th century and now we can admire its remains inside the fields.

12:00 PM

Asuka village

Asuka is nowadays a big village of 5620 inhabitants. Relatively nearby Kansai cities, farmers and townsmen who aim for a better life quality live together. This village is still proud of its past and show it to us. Japanese urbanism is respected and we can feel an Edo atmosphère (1600-1868). We can do some shipping and have some lunch during our route.

02:30 PM

Ishibutai tomb

We continue our walk and we have the Asuka Historical Park. Its masterpiece is Ishibutai, a stone burial mount from the 7th century for Soga no Umako who were a powerful noble from these ancient times.

03:30 PM

Takamatsuzuka kofun and its Mural Museum

Takamatsuzuka kofun date from the end of the 7th century. It has inside wonderful murals which represents life and religious moments. We can go to admire them in Takamatsuzuka Mural Museum nearby.

Ending Point

Asuka Station

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Lunch (~2000 JPY/person)

Asuka-dera temple entrance: 350 JPY/person

Asuka Historical Museum: 350 JPY/person

Coupon for entrance of Sakafune-ishi, Ishibutai then Takamatsuzuka Mural Museum: 700JPY/person

Bus: 290 JPY/person then 250 JPY/person

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Nara Tour Reviews

Had a great time with Mouloud guiding us.

Mouloud does not just guide us, he tells us the historical background of Mt Yoshino and how some of the Japanese culture and history relates to the mountain, temples and shrines. It was educational. Mouloud was also patience with us as we have a member of the group who couldn’t move as fast as the others. Overall, it was a good day trip. Tiring but enjoyable. Thanks Mouloud. TC

Tao chih L.

Thank you TC for booking my tour and for your great review! I am glad you liked the tour even if it was tiring. I hope to see you again!

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Alexander R.

5 / 5
Jan 4, 2024

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Wonderful half day Nara tour with Mouloud

I had an excellent half day tour with Mouloud in Nara. We visit many places including Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Todaiji, Bald Mountain and the Nara park. I learned a lot from Mouloud's explanation about the above places and they made me appreciate Nara more. I especially remember his guidance on how to feed Nara's deer. Thank you so much for making my trip to Nara enjoyable and I'd definitely recommend him as a guide to everyone who wants to visit Nara.

Alexander R.

Thank you Alex for your booking and for this kind review. I am glad you appreciated the tour and I hope to see you again!

Excellent guide

Mouloud did a great job I strongly recommend him

Bernard F.

Thank you Bernard for your booking and for your kind review. I am glad you are satisfied!

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