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Monday, November 23, 2015

Asuka Station


Asuka Station, Nara Station, Japan.

Asuka Station, on the Kintetsu Yoshino Line, is the main point of access for visitors coming to see the temples and tombs of Asuka.

Asuka Station, Nara Prefecture.

On the left as you exit Asuka Station is a large Tourist Information Center (Asukabito-no-kan) with free maps and information pamphlets as well as a range of souvenirs on sale. There are toilets and an ATM here, too. The station building has a few coin lockers.

Tourist Information Center, Asuka Station, Nara Prefecture.

To the right is Asuka Rental Cycle a place to hire bicycles for getting around the sights, which are spread out over a large area. The cost of cycle hire is 900 yen for the day on weekdays and 1,000 yen on weekends and public holidays. The company also has rental shops at Kashihara Jingu-mae Station, Kameishi and Ishibutai. To the left just past the Tourist Office, Kotorin also has rental bikes at a slightly cheaper rate.

Straight ahead are the buses which shuttle to and from Asuka and Kashihara Jingu-mae stations via some of the sights in Asuka.

Bicycle Hire, Asuka Station, Nara Prefecture.

Trains to Abenobashi in Osaka take about 40 minutes by Limited Express. To Kintetsu Nara Station, change at Kashihara Jingu-mae and Yamato-Saidaiji stations. Journey time is about 45 minutes.

To Kintetsu Nagoya Station change at Kashihara Jingu-mae and Yamato-yagi stations. Journey time is about 2 hours, 20 minutes. From Asuka to the terminus at Yoshino is 36 minutes by Limited Express.

Asuka Station bus to Kashihara Jingu-mae.

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