Here, traces reminiscent of ancient Japan’s mysterious civilization can be seen even today.
A magnificent tomb of stacked boulders. Mystical figures carved into stone. Monuments shaped like people and animals.
Explore archeological wonders with the reasons for their creation yet unknown even today.
In the place where Buddhism was first introduced to Japan and coexisted alongside Shintoism, many of the nation’s oldest temples and historic shrines stand the test of time.
A temple featuring the oldest statue of Buddha in Japan. A temple flourishing with the flowers of each season. A temple where the tranquil melody of wind chimes never ceases.
Agricultural Satoyama landscapes, painstakingly maintained for generations. Experience Japan’s rich history through Asuka’s breathtaking scenery.
Asuka, Yamato is also the home of authentic Japanese cuisine.
“Somen”, delicate noodles unique to Japan, originated in Sakurai City. “Asuka-nabe”, a creamy hot-pot meal using milk, is considered a rarity in Japan. “Asuka Ruby” strawberries that glisten as radiantly as the gemstone itself.
Enjoy a wide variety of local delicacies.
Located only a mere hour from Osaka and Kyoto, Asuka, Yamato is a true testament of Japan’s traditional way of living in harmony with nature.
The majestic 300 year-old weeping cherry blossom tree, “Matabei-sakura”. The setting sun casting a warm glow over the terraced rice paddies. The dazzling trails of light woven by dancing fireflies in the night.
There’s much more in store for those who want to experience a pleasantly different side of the Japan they know and love, right here in Asuka, Yamato.
However, all the charm of Asuka, Yamato is simply too great to fit into a single day.
To fully appreciate the true spirit of Japan’s historic culture, why not stay for a few days?
We at YANT offer a “Minka Homestay” program
that allows travelers to stay with local residents,
and get to know those who call Asuka, Yamato their home.