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Kameishi Tortoise Stone


Kameishi Tortoise Stone


Kameishi is a mysterious megalith, carved to resemble a turtle. While it currently faces South, legend says it originally faced East, and if it ever turns to the West, the whole of Japan will turn to mud.

KANSAI NARA Treasure Travel

Enjoy a guided walk along Nara's ancient scenic trails

Last update: 2016-11-02

Venue Details & Access Info

108 Kawahara, Asuka, Takaichi



From Kintetsu Kashihara Jingumae Station:
- Take the bus bound for Okadera-mae, alight at the Noguchi stop and 5 minutes on foot from the stop.

Name/address in local language

  • 亀石 Kameishi Tortoise Stone
  • address 高市郡明日香村川原108 108 Kawahara, Asuka, Takaichi
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Open all year round

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