Discover the spirit of Japan
in historical Asuka Village

The winds of Asuka
stir thoughts of time everlasting

Japan’s earliest foundations were formed in Asuka Village, located in today’s Nara Prefecture. Often called “the Japanese spiritual home,” this area’s beautiful natural views and nostalgic village scenery still delight visitors today. In the village of Asuka, where time moves slowly, take a few moments to enjoy being surrounded by nature and the historical heritage of the old capital city of Asuka. Feel the Asuka breeze, experience the history up close, and relax and unwind in a traditional Japanese folk house. Your fulfilling journey, experiencing every aspect of Asuka, begins from here.

The spectacular view to the east
from Amakashi-no-oka Hill

ブランシエラ ヴィラ 明日香

The local area as seen from Amakashi-no-oka
Hill (photo from Mar. 2021)

Relax and feel at home in Asuka
at this traditional Japanese folk house

This area, often called “daiji asuka,” has a long and noble history. Branchera Villa Asuka is a registered tangible cultural property located along the pilgrimage route to Asuka Niimasu Shrine within the government-designated historical site of the original site of Asukadera Temple. Built approximately 1,400 years ago, Asukadera Temple was the first full-scale Buddhist temple in Japan.
The atmosphere of this traditional Japanese folk house built over 150 years ago remains unchanged. Built for comfort above all else, this is a place that soothes the heart and welcomes guests in for pleasant relaxation.

Registered Tangible Property (Architecture)
The former Oshima residence
(now Branchera Villa Asuka)
Reportedly built in 1870, the former Oshima residence (now Branchera Villa Asuka) was registered as Asuka’s first national registered tangible cultural property in February 2022 as a building that contributes to national historical scenery.




The four-part seikei yotsumadori layout features large Japanese-style rooms, and a width of 2.2m and depth of 1.1m. Indulge in blissfully relaxing moments in the bath, with one of Japan’s largest Shigaraki ceramic bathtubs.

◎ Capacity / 2 to 6 people

◎ Area / 92㎡



Relax at the cozy horizataku low table, with a comfortable space beneath it for your legs, in a room featuring local Nara cedar board. Various spaces welcome you here, from the tatami room with a delightful view overlooking a vibrant garden to the 2nd-floor room offering the soothing comfort and warmth of cedar.

◎ Capacity / 2 to 8 people

◎ Area / 85㎡
  (1st floor : 62㎡ / 2nd floor : 23㎡)

Guestroom Features

Air conditioning and floor heating
Air conditioning and floor heating
Coffeemaker, etc.
Coffeemaker, etc.
Toilet with bidet function
Toilet with bidet function
Mobile TV
Mobile TV
Bluetooth speaker
Bluetooth speaker
Large bathroom (with large Shigaraki ceramic bathtub and mist sauna), toilet with bidet function, refrigerator, air conditioner, floor heating, minibar, microwave oven, IH stove, electric kettle, coffeemaker, Wi-Fi, mobile TV, Bluetooth speaker, security safe, history books, comic books, playing cards, etc.

Additional Amenities

Air onditioning and floor heating
Clothing to wear during your stay, towels, etc.
Toothbrush, shaver,cotton pads, etc.
Toothbrush, shaver, cotton pads, etc.
Nanoe hairdryer
Nanoe hairdryer.
Toothbrush, bath towel, face towel, shaver, cotton pads, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, cotton swabs, skin lotion set, samue clothing and socks to wear during your stay, drinking water, cutlery, Nanoe hairdryer, etc.



Asuka is famous for sakafuneishi and saruishi stoneworks, and the stones used in this garden are all from Asuka. Garden stones, stepping stones and lanterns. A vast expanse of verdant, vibrant trees. Grasses, flowers and the sounds of insects announcing the changing seasons. This private garden full of water, wind and light is a remarkable microcosm full of wonder.

Accommodations / Dining

Four accommodation plans
are available.

Accommodation Only Plan
Accommodation with Breakfast Plan
Accommodation with Dinner Plan
Accommodation with Breakfast and
Dinner Plan
*Other special plans may be available in some cases.
*Please also feel free to bring your own food and drink.

About our Meals.

Example Breakfast /
Breakfast Bento Box

Breakfast bento boxes are delivered to the delivery space in front of each guestroom around 8 am. When you are ready for breakfast, simply bring your bento box into your room and enjoy.
*The breakfast menu changes daily.


Pickled Plums
Japanese Omelet
Grilled Chicken Meatball Skewer
Japanese Yam Tempura
Duck Slice
A Bite Size of Kelp (with Fish)
Simmered Dish
(Freeze-Dried Tofu, Deep-Fried Tofu, Taro, Shiitake Mushroom, Carrot Flowers, Squash)
Side Dish(One Dish)
Bracken-Starch Dumpling
Fresh Vegetables
(Red Leaf Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Sliced Onion)
Roast Beef
Persimmon Leaf Sushi(Mackerel)
Bracken-Starch Dumpling

Ingredients may change without prior notice

Example Dinner /
Asuka Nabe (Hot Pot)

Made with locally grown vegetables that nourish the body and mind, our Asuka Nabe (Hot Pot) is the highlight of the evening meal. Dinner is delivered to the guestrooms around 6 pm.
*For guests dining with us over consecutive nights, dinner on the second night will be a Shokado Bento Box rather than the Asuka Nabe (Hot Pot).


Asuka-Nabe/Hot Pot(Milk-Based Soup)
・Green Onion
・Enoki Mushroom
・Shimeji Mushroom
・Shiitake Mushroom
・Japanese Mustard Spinach
・Chinese Cabbage
・Udon Noodles

Persimmon Leaf Sushi(Mackerel)
Bracken-Starch Dumpling

Ingredients may change without prior notice

Access / Sightseeing

About 3.5 hours from Tokyo,
about 1 hour from Kyoto / Osaka

Rail access

For guests coming from
the Osaka area

Take the "Yoshino line" from Osaka
Abenobashi station.
Get off at Kashiharajingu-mae Station.

Time required

Osaka Abenobashi Station →
Kashiharajingu-mae Station
(Limited Express approx. 35 minutes /
Express use approx. 40 minutes)

For guests coming from
Kansai International Airport

Take JR to Tennoji Station
(Osaka Abenobashi). From Osaka
Abenobashi Station, change to the
"Yoshino Line" limited express and
get off at Kashiharajingu-mae Station.

Time required

Kansai Airport Station →
Tennoji Station (Limited Express Approx.
35 minutes / Rapid Approx. 55minutes)

For guests coming from
The Kyoto area

Take the train bound for
from Kintetsu Kyoto Station.
Get off at Kashiharajingumae Station.

Time required

Kintetsu Kyoto Station →
Kashiharajingumae Station
(Limited Express approx. 55 minutes /
Express use approx. 1 hour and 10minutes)

For guests coming from
The Nagoya area

Take the "Osaka Namba Line"
from Kintetsu
Nagoya Station.
(Only for vehicles that stop
at Yamato-Yagi),
change to the Kashihara Line
"Kashiharajingu-mae" at
Yamato-Yagi Station and
get off at Kashiharajingu-mae Station.

Time required

Kintetsu Nagoya Station →
Yamato Yagi Station
(Limited Express Approximately
1 hour and 50minutes)

Bus stop

Please use the Asuka tour bus
"Akakame"from the east exit of
Kashihara Jingumae Station
to the hotel.

Get off at "Asuka Daibutsu" bus stop
About 4 minutes on foot (260 yen one way)

Timetable site

Red Kame Bus Nara Kotsu


It runs about once an hour.
Please be careful when getting on and off.

Bus stop

Taxi stand

The taxi fare from the
east exit of Kashihara Jingumae
Station is around 1,300 yen.

In the direction of Asuka-dera or please tell the
taxi driver our hotel is located a little ahead of the
Japanese cuisine "Hagiou".

Kashihara taxi
Nara Kintetsu Taxi
Tsubosaka sightseeing

Bus stop