Ishibutai Tumulus

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Ishibutai Tumulus


Ishibutai Tumulus


This impressive megalith is believed to be the tomb of Soga no Umako, a powerful figure who worked closely with Prince Shotoku in the Asuka period to promote Buddhism. At first, it was thought to be a stage for performances, but parts of a sarcophagus were found inside in the 1930’s. You can walk inside and marvel at the 75 tonne stone that forms the roof. In springtime, the area is illuminated and live music concerts are held under the cherry blossom trees.

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Last update: 2022-09-26

Venue Details & Access Info

254 Shimasho, Asuka, Takaichi



From Kintetsu Kashihara Jingumae Station East Exit:
- Take the bus bound for Asuka Station and alight at Ishibutai.
From JR/Kintetsu Sakurai Station South Exit:
- Take the bus bound for Ishibutai and alight at Ishibutai stop.
From Kintetsu Asuka Station:
- Take the bus bound for Kashihara Jingumae Eki Minamiguchi and alight at Ishibutai.

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Name/address in local language

  • 石舞台古墳 Ishibutai Tumulus
  • address 高市郡明日香村島庄254 254 Shimasho, Asuka, Takaichi
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Opening Time & Admissions
Opening Hours

8:30 - 17:00

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Open all year round


Adults: ¥300
Teenagers - Children: ¥100
*Group discount available

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