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Ishibutai Tumulus

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Data ID 290200039
Name of film commission Nara Prefectural Film Commission
Location Asuka, Takaichi, Nara prefecture
Date photographed 11/2003
Time photographed Daytime
Weather photographed Fine
Description 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.
Era of location (facility) Before the Meiji era
Parking available
Contact Noborioji-cho 30, Nara City 630-8501
Inquiry Phone:0742-27-8975


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