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Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Kurohigeyama Tumulus

Dating back to Japan’s antiquity, this historic site has been beautifully recreated.

Basic information

Measuring 114 meters in total length, Kurohigeyama Tumulus is 64 meters wide and 11 meters tall at its “triangle” portion. Believed to date back to the middle of the Kofun period (3rd to 7th century AD), the tomb was even used as a fortification during Japan’s middle ages (late 12th to late 16th century). The area around the tomb’s moat was constructed as a shutei-tai (a “protective perimeter” intended for aesthetic purposes), demonstrating the dedication the people of ancient Japan had to beauty and aesthetics. The guidance center here has an exhibit of armor and haniwa (terracotta figurines) unearthed during excavations of Kurohigeyama Tumulus.

  • Location

    〒 587-0002 302 Kuroyama, Mihara-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka
  • Tel

    072-362-2737 (Mihara Museum of History)
  • Closed

    Guidance facility closures: Mondays, holidays, New Year holidays
  • Directions

    Shimokurayama-Nishi bus stop via Kintetsu bus from Kawachi-Matsubara Station on the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line
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