YANT Yamato-Asuka New Tourism


The journey to make meaningful connections and discover the beauty of Japan begins here.

Yamato-Asuka New Tourism collaborates directly with regional municipalities (Asuka Village, Kashihara City, Takatori Town, Sakurai City, Uda City, Shimoichi Town) and various other organizations in order to promote a charming region utilizing local resources, support healthy youth development, and foster friendly relations with other nations and cultures.

Our primary focus, Minka Homestay, is a hands-on educational travel program that accepts roughly 6,000 students per year (as of 2019) from across Japan and the rest of the world for school trips.

Starting in 2022, we will also offer our website in English, enabling a wider range of travelers from across the globe to visit the Asuka, Yamato region. We hope your experiences with us bring a smile to your face and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Yamato-Asuka New Tourism

Corporate Name
Yamato-Asuka New Tourism
Hiroshi Yoshida – Director
吉田 宏 – 代表理事
5 Shimashō, Asuka, Takaichi District, Nara 634-0112
+81 – (0)744 – 54 – 1525
+81 – (0)744 – 54 – 1526
Services Offered
  • Minka Homestay – Educational Travel
  • Human Resources Development
  • May, 2011 – “Asuka (明日香) New Tourism Council” Established
  • April 2014 – Renamed “Asuka (飛鳥) New Tourism Council” with regional expansion including Kashihara City, Takatori Town, and Sakurai City.
  • November 2015 – Society of Commerce and Industry 55th National Convention “21st Century Society of Commerce and Industry Grand Prix” – Awarded 2nd Place
  • March 2018 – Hosted the 14th National Honmono Taiken Forum in Asuka, Nara (co-hosted by the National Honmono Taiken Network)
  • September 2018 – Incorporated as “Yamato-Asuka New Tourism” with further regional expansion including Uda City and Shimoichi Town.
Collaborating Municipalities and Organizations