Group of Takenouchi Tumuli, Hill of Historic Sites (Takenouchi Kofungun, Shiseki no Oka) appointed prefectural historic spot
The Group of Takenouchi Tumuli consists of 34 tumuli, placed in the northern side of the Takenouchi Settlement with Mt. Kitora in the center. It has one keyhole-shaped tumulus, one square tumulus and rest are round tumuli of about 10 meters in diameter and 2 meters high. They are presumed to have been made in the late 5th to the mid 6th centuries. It was appointed as a prefectural historic spot. No.22 Tumulus is 45-meter-long and keyhole-shaped. It has a tomb dug into the side of a front hill. No. 34 tumulus is called Chayama Tumulus. A house-shaped coffin made of tuff flat stones was buried directly in the ground in this tumulus. In the coffin, there were bones of three bodies, iron sword blades and iron arrow tops. Outside of the coffin, some pottery were found.
Location: Takenouchi, Katsuragi City
Access: 18 minutes’ walk westward from the Kintetsu Iwaki Station