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Asuka overview

Asuka is special for its rich culture and natural features, and known for its temples and historical sites. You'll enjoy the area's parks, museums, and monuments. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Todaiji Temple and Horyu-ji Temple. Yakushi-ji Temple and Toshodai-ji Temple are popular places to visit. Asuka is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Asuka

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Asuka has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Asuka with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Asuka hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Asuka hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Asuka

Fly in to Osaka (ITM-Itami), 31.8 mi (51.1 km) from downtown Asuka. Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 33.3 mi (53.6 km) away.

What to see around Asuka

The area's local highlights include its museums and places like:
  • • Nara Prefecture Complex of Man'yo Culture
  • • National Asuka History Park Museum
  • • Asuka Historical Museum
  • • Kashihara Insectarium
  • • Museum, Archaeological Institute of Kashihara
If you're interested in historical sites, monuments, or temples, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Ishibutai Tomb
  • • Oka-dera Temple
  • • Tachibanadera Temple
  • • Takamatsuzuka Tomb
  • • Kameishi Turtle Rock Monument
It's well known for its parks and these favorite places for nature lovers:
  • • Asuka Historical Park
  • • Tsuburoko Lake
  • • Mt. Miwa
  • • Onaka Park
  • • Uda Animal Park
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Todaiji Temple
  • • Horyu-ji Temple
  • • Yakushi-ji Temple
  • • Toshodai-ji Temple
  • • Kasuga Shrine

When to visit Asuka

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 60°F day, 30°F night
  • April-June: 82°F day, 43°F night
  • July-September: 89°F day, 62°F night
  • October-December: 77°F day, 33°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 9.37 inches
  • April-June: 17.91 inches
  • July-September: 20.79 inches
  • October-December: 14.13 inches