Kofun of Emperor Kinmei

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Kofun of Emperor Kinmei (欽明天皇陵) is located in Asuka, Nara. In Nihonshoki, Emperor Kinmei 571 April. His wife who is the mother of Emperor Suiko. It is front square back circle Kofun 140m in total. Thereare Kibihimenomiko Kofun and Monkey Stones right next his Kofun.

Tourist Info.
There is parking and restroom.

0. at Kashiharajingumae Station.
1. use Kintetsu Line to Asuka.
2. walk (5 min.)


周圍的地圖 Kofun of Emperor Kinmei


Kofun of Emperor Kinmei is also called Hinokuma-no-sakaai-nomisasagi. Kofun is 140m long in total, with a rounded part 72m in diameter and a square section 107m square. The earthen mound has three tiers with a surrounding dry moat.

Emperor Kinmei is the 29th Emperor of Japan. In the period of Emperor Kinmu, the Buddhism had been introduced in Japan. In Nihonshoki, Emperor Kinmei passed away in 571.