Open Hours
9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Last Admission : Not later than 4:00 pm)

* Closed every Monday (in the event that the Monday is a national holiday,the following weekday is closed.)
and December 26 to January 3

Admission Fee
Adults : ¥350
University/college students : ¥200

* Please show ID for free admission for senior visitors aged 70 or over
* Please show disability certificate for free admission for handicapped person and one caregiver.
* Admission is free of charge to enter the garden only.


Getting Here


By Public Transport


From Kashihara- jingumae or Asuka stations of Kintetsu Railway

Take the "Asuka Village Sightseeing Loop Bus" (a.k.a. "Aka-kame bus). Get off the bus at Asuka-okuyama, Asukashiryokan-nishi.

For the bus timetable, please check the website of Nara Kotsu Bus.
Fare: ¥290 from the East Exit of the Kashihara-jingu Station, taking about 20 minutes. ¥360 from the Asuka Station, taking about 30 minutes.

From Sakurai stations of JR and Kintetsu Railway

Nara Kotsu Bus Lines(No. 36 route: Bound for Asuka-okuyama, Asukashiryokan-nishi). Get off the bus at the Asuka Historical Museum bus stop.

For further information, please check the website of Nara Kotsu Bus.

Fare: ¥350. It takes about 15 minutes.

By Car


Free parking lot for visitors (capacity: 11 standard-size cars) is available at the Asuka Historical Museum. There are some pay parking lots nearby.

About 30 minutes from the Katsuragi Interchange of the Minami-hanna Motorway
About 40 minutes from the Tenri Interchange of the Nishimeihan Expressway
About 35 minutes from the Koriyama Interchange of the Keinawa Expressway

By Rental cycle

There are bicycle rental shops in front of Kashihara-jingumae, Asuka and Sakurai stations of the Kintetsu Railway.

About 15 minutes from Kashihara-jingumae Station; about 20 minutes from Asuka Station; and 25 minutes from Sakurai Station


Facilities & Services

  • 1. Lockers
  • 2. Elevator
  • 3. Slope
  • 4. Accessible Restroom
  • 5. Handicapped Parking Space
  • 6. Wheelchairs and baby buggies are available.
  • 7. Baby changing bed

* Please request assistance for items 4 to 7 above at the reception.

For further information about other facilities please see here (in Japanese).




No permission is needed when you take photos of the garden and the exhibits inside the museum for your private use.
* Do not take photos of exhibits with a "No Photography is Allowed" sign.
* No photography is allowed inside the museum using flash, additional lighting, tripod, self-shooting stick, etc.

Pamphlets in foreign languages


Some pamphlets are available in foreign languages, which you can download here (in Japanese).