This is the imperial mausoleum of Empress Iitoyo, who was said to be the first empress, but who then disappeared from public view.  According to Kojiki, Records of Ancient Matters, and Nihon-Shoki, The Chronicles of Japan, she administered the affairs of state at the  Tsunosashi Shrine. The shrine is situated south of Katsuragi City History Museum.


Location: Kitahanauchi, Katsuragi City

Access: 10 minutes’ walk from the Kintetsu Shinjyo Station on the Kintetsu Gosho Line