Research on the Development Plan and the Method of Heritage Preservation and Utilisation in Asuka Village

  •  Nan Jiang    
  •  Yasufumi Uekita    


Asuka Village, known as “the beginning of the Japanese state,” started its protection in 1996. Asuka Village has begun its unique system of protection: the “Asuka Village Traditional Scenic Beauty Preservation Plan” to provide the regulations and the “Asuka Village Development Plan” to guide the preservation and utilisation of historical resources and village development. In the 40 years since the preservation of Asuka Village began, the village has continued this planning system. This study summarises the preservation and utilisation of the historical resources of Asuka Village. By analysing the changes in the “Asuka Village Development Plan,” the trend of preservation and utilisation in Asuka Village is clarified. By studying three cases of heritage improvement at different times, this study clarifies the changes in the heritage improvement methods and concerns in the heritage preservation and utilisation process in Asuka Village. It elucidates the relationship between the Asuka Village Development Plan and heritage improvement. From a planning perspective, this research aims to provide some suggestions for preserving the ancient village and improving Asuka Village for future generations.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9655
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9663
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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