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Asuka-Fujiwara : Archaeological sites of Japan's Ancient Capitals and Related Properties

Asuka-Fujiwara : Archaeological sites of Japan's Ancient Capitals and Related Properties is part of the Tentative list of Japan in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.

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  • Tentative

The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

Community Reviews


Nan Germany 06.03.16

Asuka-Fujiwara : Archaeological sites of Japan's Ancient Capitals and Related Properties (T) by Nan Mungard

In the period from 538-710 the Japanese capital was at Asuka, 25km south of Nara. At the time there was no permanent residence of the emperors. With every succession a new palace was built and the court moved. This was due to the believe that the predecessor's spirit remained in the old site.

As a consequence, the area is dotted with ruins and burial mounds. In the Takamatsuzuka area (closest to Asuka station) there is a mural museum showing replicas of how it looks inside a burial mound. Please check the official website for more information.

OUV

The burial mounds are similar to those found in Korea. But this being Japanese, the site being relatively large and the time period not well covered in the current Japanese list, I feel this should be inscribed. Unfortunately, I did not make it to the other Japanese burial mound item on the tentative list, Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, so I cannot compare the two.

Getting There and Away

The site is easily accessible on the Kintetsu railway line between Nara and Yoshino (Kii Mountains). I combined Yoshino and Asuka on a day trip from Nara. Note that this is not covered by the Japan Rail Pass.


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Site Info

  • Full name: Asuka-Fujiwara : Archaeological sites of Japan's Ancient Capitals and Related Properties
  • Country: Japan
  • Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2007 - Submitted 

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Locations

The site has 28 locations. Show all

  • Asagaotsuka Kofun
  • Asuka Mizuochi Site
  • Asuka Palace Ponds
  • Asuka Pond Workshop Site
  • Asuka-dera Site
  • Daikandai-ji Site
  • Fujiwara Palace Site
  • Fujiwara-ky? Suzaku Avenue Site
  • Hinokuma-dera Site
  • Inabuchi Palace Site
  • Ishibutai Kofun
  • Itabuki Palace Site
  • Iwayayama Kofun
  • J?rin-ji Site
  • Kawara-dera Site
  • Kitora Tomb
  • Marukoyama Kofun
  • Maruyama Kofun
  • Moto Yakushi-ji Site
  • Nakaoyama Kofun
  • Oka-dera Site
  • Sakafune Ishi Site
  • Sh?buike Kofun
  • Tachibana-dera Precinct
  • Takamatsuzuka Tomb
  • Ueyama Kofun
  • Yamada-dera Site
  • Yamato Sanzan