火振山古墳

The Hifuriyama Tumulus is the third biggest keyhole-shaped tumulus in Katsuragi City, measuring 95 meters long.  It used to be called Kozuka tumulus (Kozuka Kofun), however, it is called Hifuriyama now, which is the name used by local people. 

It is considered to have been made from 450 AD to 500 AD,  the latter part of the mid tumulus period.  Guessing from the period and the size of the tumulus, it is considered as one of the tombs of Katsuragishi, an ancient powerful clan.

Hifuriyama literally means mountain that waves fire. It was named this way because people used to shoot smoke signals from the top of the tumulus in the Asuka period, that came after Tumulus period.

 

Location: Minamifujii, Katsuragi City

Access: 25 minutes’ walk westward from the Kintetsu Shinjyo Station