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Asuka may refer to:


  • Asuka, Yamato (飛鳥), an area in Yamato Province (now Nara Prefecture) in Japan, where imperial palaces and centers of government were built in the 6th and 7th centuries
  • Asuka, Nara (明日香), a village in Nara Prefecture in Japan, in the same area as ancient Asuka (飛鳥)
    • Asuka-dera (飛鳥寺?), also known as Hōkō-ji (法興寺?), a Buddhist temple in Asuka, Nara
  • Asukayama Park (飛鳥山公園 Asukayama-kōen), a park in Kita, Tokyo, Japan
  • Asuka, Estonia, village in Leisi Parish, Saare County, Estonia
  • Asuka Station (Antarctica)



  • MS Asuka (now MS Amadea), a cruise ship operated by Nippon Yusen Kaisha 1991–2006
  • MS Asuka II, a cruise ship operated by Nippon Yusen Kaisha 2006 onwards
  • JDS Asuka, a ship of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force fleet


  • Asuka period (飛鳥時代, Japanese era from 538 to 710 AD)
  • Monthly Asuka, a shōjo manga magazine published by Kadokawa Shoten
  • Asuka (album), by the traditional/pop-rock group Rin'
  • Asuka, a subsidiary of the French manga publisher Kazé


  • Asuka Clan, a group of elite ninja in the Shinobido series of video games

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