Fujimizuka Kofun Park

Southern Ibaraki

Castles/Historical Sites

Fujimizuka Kofun Park is on a hill that overlooks Lake Kasumigaura. Within the park there are several tumuli (burial mounds) mainly constructed druing the Kofun period (mainly between the 3rd and 7th centuries) by packing earth over the top of the tombs. The largest keyhole-shaped tumulus at the center of the park is estimated to date back to the early 6th century. With a total length of 78 meters, it ranks among the largest in the prefecture.

As the name suggests, Mount Fuji can sometimes be seen from the top of the tumulus. The exhibition hall at the foot of the hill features haniwa (terracotta funerary figures) unearthed from the nearby tumuli, including house-shaped, cylindrical, and some shapes rare in Japan, as well as exhibit panels on excavations.

It is recommended that you stop by this place if you are interested in Japanese history. It is located near Ring Ring Road.


1553-3 Kashiwazaki, Kasumigaura, Ibaraki
By public transport:
20 minutes by taxi from Kandatsu Station
By car:
40 minutes from the Chiyoda-Ishioka IC on the Joban Expressway
40 minutes from the Tsuchiura-Kita IC on the Joban Expressway
Business Hours
9:00-16:30 (Exhibit Room)
Standard-sized cars: 30
Microbuses: Allowed
Large buses: Not allowed


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