• Ishibutai Kofun
  • Ishibutai Kofun
  • Ishibutai Kofun
  • Ishibutai Kofun

Ishibutai Kofun



This stone tomb is covered by an enormous rock. The site was once surrounded by a moat, but the embankment has since been destroyed. Designated as a Special Historic Site, it is the country's largest flat-topped burial mound. Visitors are allowed to enter the burial chamber, which once enshrined a coffin. The impressive scale stretches 7.7-meters wide, 3.4-meters deep, and 4.8-meters tall. Its name, specifically ”Ishibutai”, derives from rumors that the flat stone ceiling was once used as a stage.

Location Information

  • Address

    254, Shimasho, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun, Nara, 634-0112

  • Nearest Station
    Kashiharajingumae Station
    ・ Kintetsu-minamiosaka Line
    ・ Kintetsu-kashihara Line
    ・ Kintetsu-yoshino Line
    27 minutes by bus
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    8:30am - 4:45pm
  • Closed
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