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Mozu Kofun Group

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Mozu Kofun Group (百舌鳥古墳群) is Kofun Spot located in Sakai, Osaka. There are about 50 Kofun in this group including the world biggest mausoleum, Emperor Nintoku Kofun. Also, there are 2 more Kofun that are the size of over 200m wide. Most of Kofun were constructed from late 4th century to late 6th century.

Tourist Info.
Most of Kofun spots has no parking.

Access
Most of Kofun are around JR Hanwa Line Mozu station.


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Map around Mozu Kofun Group

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Mozu Kofun Group

Remaining Kofun:
21 Front Square Back Circle Kofun.
20 Circle Kofun.
5 Square Kofun.
1 unknown Kofun.

Emperor Nintoku Kofun (仁徳天皇陵) is one of Kofun, the Emperor's Mausoleum, located in Sakai, Osaka. It is front square back circle Kofun with moats and its size is 2,718m of perimeter, 656m east-to-west, 793m north-to-south, and 35m high. It is the biggest mausoleum in the world. Because of its huge size, it is also called Daisen Ryo. The official name is "Mozunomimiharanonakanomisasagi." People in Sakai call this Kofun, "Goryo" with full of respect. You cannot enter inside of Kofun, but there is worship place on the top of Kofun.

Emperor Richu Kofun (履中天皇陵) is one of Mozu Kofun Group located Sakai, Osaka. It is front square back circle Kofun with moat. The size of this Kofun, is 360m and it is the 3rd biggest Kofun in Japan. It is also known as Kamiishidumisanzaikofun, and the official name is Mozunomimiharanominaminomisasagi.

Emperor Hanzei Kofun (反正天皇陵) is one of Mozu Kofun Group located in Sakai, Osaka. It is about 148m, wide and 15m tall. 7th biggest Kofun in Mozu. There is a moat surrounding this Kofun. It is also known as Tadeiyama Kofun, and the official name is Mozunomimiharanokitanomisasagi.

Haze Kofun (土師ニサンザイ古墳) is one of Mozu Kofun Group in Saka, Osaka. It is a front square back circle Kofun built in late 5th century. It is registered as a national historical asset. The size of Kofun is 290m wide and 8th biggest Kofun in Japan. No emperor was buried in this Kofun.

Itasuke Kofun (いたすけ古墳) is one of Mozu Kofun Group. It is a front square back circle Kofun built in late 5th century. It is registered as a national historical asset. The size of Kofun is 146m wide and 8th biggest Kofun in Mozu. Tanuki live in this Kofun is very famous.

Gobyoyama Kofun (御廟山古墳) is one of Mozu Kofun Group in Sakai, Osaka. It is a front square back circle Kofun built. The size of Kofun is 186m wide and 4th biggest Kofun in Mozu.

Tatsusayama Kofun
Size: 66m wide and 7m tall FSBC Kofun..

Magotayuyama Kofun
Size: 56m wide FSBC Kofun.

Guwashoubou Kofun
Circler Kofun.

Hatazuka Kofun.
FSBC Kofun.