Imashirozuka Ancient Tomb

Imashirozuka Ancient Tomb, Takatsuki

Imashirozuka Ancient Tomb
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seven39
Osaka, Japan271 contributions
Imashirozuka Ancient Tomb is the only imperial tomb which can be entered
Dec 2019
The interesting with Imashirozuka Ancient Tomb is that it is possible to go inside. All other imperial tombs are controlled by the imperial household and only the emperor is allowed to enter. In case of Imashirozuk Ancient Tomb it was originally not understood that it was the Tomb of emperor Keitai. Another tomb was identified as his tomb and there under the control of imperial household.
Besides the tomb, there is a very interesting museum.
Written December 29, 2019
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Saul_True
Osaka, Japan479 contributions
Not Xian or Sakai, but still unique
Dec 2019 • Family
We came here after hearing about the terracotta clay figures and because we thought it would be interesting to visit an Imperial grave site. This is actually the only place in Japan where an imperial burial mound can be directly accessed by the public. It is believed that Emperor Keitai, who died in 531 AD, is buried here, but nobody really knows for sure.

In any event, it was a great experience and better than expected. Half of the moat is filled in and covered in grass and from there, you can access the burial mound itself, which is covered in a thick forest. There are various trails leading here and there but nothing in particular to see.

The clay figures (called Haniwa) and the site museum are all on the northern edge of the complex, and the burial mound is accessible from the east, north and south. We spent about two hours walking around and didn’t see a single other person. Why is this place not more well-known?

To get there, take the JR line to Settsu-Tonda station. The site is about 20 minutes’ walk from there. Admission is free and it’s well worth a visit if you want to do something a bit different.
Written December 15, 2019
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Jim G
California60 contributions
Lots to Explore up close
May 2019 • Couples
There are lots of haniwa (clay figures) which are out in the open, easy to view. You can actually cross the moat and walk on the burial mound which is cool. But once you're on it there's not much to see except dense forest. Still, it's cool to be able to actually be on the mound (I don't think this is possible in Sakai).
Written July 5, 2019
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Yochan86
Osaka, Japan12 contributions
埴輪の行列 Clay creatures marching
Apr 2018 • Friends
古墳の中に入れるのはここだけで初めての体験。ただの公園のように見えますが博物館とセットで行けば興味津々です! Enjoyable visiting together with the nearby museum.
Written April 29, 2018
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