Daisen Kofun

Local name大仙古墳
LocationSakai-ku, Sakai, Sakai, Japan

The Mozu Tombs are a group of megalithic tombs in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Originally consisting of more than 100 tombs, only less than 50% of the key-hole, round and rectangular tombs remain.The Daisenryo Kofun, the largest kofun in Japan, are believed to have been constructed over a period of 20 years in the mid 5th century during the Kofun Period. While it cannot be accurately confirmed, it is commonly accepted that the tomb was built for the late Emperor Nintoku. The Imperial Household Agency of Japan treats it as such.

In 2010, the Japanese government proposed that the Daisen Kofun and the entire cluster of Mozu Tombs and Furuichi Tombs be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 9 years later on 6 July 2019, the site was approved and inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under Criteria: and as the Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan.

Tags TombArchaeological SiteHistoricalBurial Mound
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Opening hours

The inside of the tomb is closed to the public.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisen_Kofun

Official Website http://www.city.sakai.lg.jp/kanko/rekishi/dkofun/database/nintokutenno.html

More information http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/facilities/cat17/post_238.html

Phone +81 72 955 1115

Address Japan

Coordinates 34°33'49.122" N 135°29'13.95" E

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