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A turtle-shaped rock

You can see everything there is from the pictures. There are plenty of other interesting rocks to... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
BarkCat
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Just chillin next to some guy's farm

Like most of the ancient stones in Asuka (and there's plenty!), scholars can only guess at what... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
LaTinoco
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California
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29 Sep 2018
“A turtle-shaped rock”
8 Oct 2017
“Just chillin next to some guy's farm”
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Kawahara, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

You can see everything there is from the pictures. There are plenty of other interesting rocks to look at in Asuka so it is nothing exceptional. Have a look if you're passing by or have some spare time but it's not worth going well out...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Like most of the ancient stones in Asuka (and there's plenty!), scholars can only guess at what they were and what they were used for. There is an ancient legend associated with it. The stone currently faces south, but it originally faced east and should...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Kameishi, literally means a stone of turtle, is a humorous shape of stone. Compared with Ishibutai, it is not so much impressive. If you pass nearby, you can however take a look. It is free.

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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I almost passed by it as it is just a rock...but it's on the way to Ishibitai Tomb from Asuka station, so take a look while making the hike...and don't expect too much

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Reviewed 22 February 2015

After stopping for lunch at a roadside stand selling octopus balls, we headed our bicycles downhill towards the station. We were looking for Kameishi which should have been on this road according to our map. We kept crossing paths all day with a group out...More

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