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Kameishi (Turtle Rock)

Kawahara, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun, Nara Prefecture
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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
humorous shape of stone

Kameishi, literally means a stone of turtle, is a humorous shape of stone. Compared with Ishibutai... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Kimitaka S
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good50%
  • Average31%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
8 Oct 2017
“Just chillin next to some guy's farm”
8 Nov 2016
“humorous shape of stone”
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Kawahara, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun, Nara Prefecture
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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

Thank LaTinoco
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.

Thank Kimitaka S
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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