甘樫丘 Amakashi Hill

Amakashino-oka Hill is a hill located in Toyura, Asuka-mura, Takaichi County, Nara Prefecture.

 

 

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The view from Amakashi Hill, with Mount Unebi to the left and Mount Miminashi to the right

標高145mの小高い丘で、頂上からは明日香村内や橿原市内の大和三山や藤原京などの風景を望むことができます。この丘の中腹と麓に、「大化の改新」で有名な蘇我蝦夷・入鹿親子の邸があったと言われています。

Amakashi Hill is located in the middle of the Asuka region and is one of the best places to get a view of the surroundings. Most prominent are the three Yamato mountains, which are praised in the famous Manyoshu collection of poetry. From the hill’s peak, Mount Unebi is to the west, just behind Kashihara Shrine, Mount Miminashi is to the north and Mount Amanokagu is to the east. Many of Asuka’s other attractions can also be recognized from the 150 meter lookout point.In addition to its view, the hill also has an interesting history of its own. It is believed that the residence of Soga Emishi and his son Soga Iruka was located on the hill. The Soga clan were the dominant political power during most of the Asuka Period (528-710). When Soga Iruka was assassinated in 645, the clan’s political domination came to an end and the Japanese political landscape changed dramatically. The former site of the imperial palace, where the assassination took place, is also visible from the hill. It is now covered by rice fields.

◆ 施設情報
〒634-0107 奈良県高市郡明日香村大字豊浦

 Amakashi Hill is located beside the Asuka Daibutsu-mae bus stop, which can be reached on the Kame Loop Bus from Kashiharajingu-mae Station (22 minutes, 250 yen, one bus per hour). The hill can also be reached by rental bicycle in about 15 minutes from Kashiharajingu-mae Station.

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