Asuka Historical Museum is a comprehensive history museum where the results of surveys and research performed by the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties are exhibited as well as where visitors to Asuka can overview the ancient history of Japan.
In 1972, Ancient mural paintings drawn in the Takamatsuzuka Burial Mound were discovered, and attracted a great deal of attention. Interest in Asuka snowballed across Japan. Under the rapidly growing interest in ancient history, in March 1975, the Asuka Historical Museum was opened. The museum buildings were designed by TANIGUCHI Yoshiro, a famous architect, and even after 40 years, their modern appearance still remains attractive.