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Hodota Kofuns

Travel Information

May

Hodota Kofuns (保渡田古墳群) is located in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture. It is the Japanese ancient site that contains 3 large Kufuns. Kofun is an ancient Japanese mausoleum that was mostly constructed from the early 3rd century to the middle of the 6th century. This three kofun were constructed around the late 5th to early 6th century. Two of them are over 100m long. There is a Kofun museum that you can learn the ancient history of Japan.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.

Access
0. at Takasaki Station.
1. use a local bus to hodotakofungun


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Map around Hodota Kofuns

Detailed Travel Guide

Hodota Kofuns
Futagoyama Kofun
Upstream of the Ino river are three large Keyhole-shaped Kofun that comprises the Hodota Kofun group. Futagoyama Kofun is one of the three, with a large mound 108m in length, and 213s including the double moats. During the Kofun period (3rd to 6th century), the center of politics was in the Yamato area but the Gunma area was also a powerful region. The king who lies in this kofun had gained great economic strength by controlling agricultural irrigation, and is believed to have been closely related with the Yamato area, or even with the Korean cultures.

Hachimanzuka Kofun
It is 102m long, 56m tall keyhole-shaped Kofun. The structure is fully restored and you can see the chamber.

Yakushizuka Kofun
It is about 100m long kofun. This one is located in the temple, so most of the part has been lost.