Fujimizuka Kofun Park

Southern Ibaraki

Castles/Historical Sites

Fujimizuka Kofun Park is on a hill that overlooks Lake Kasumigaura. During the Kofun period, several tumuli (burial mounds) were mainly constructed between the 3rd and 7th centuries by packing earth over the top of the tombs. The keyhole-shaped mound at the park's center is the largest tumulus (burial mound) presumed to have been constructed in the early 6th century. It measures 78 meters in length and is one of the largest tumuli in the prefecture.

Much like its name, you can sometimes see Mt. Fuji from the top of the tumuli. House-shaped and cylindrical haniwa (terracotta funerary figures) excavated from nearby tumuli, rare haniwa found in Japan, and exhibit panels on excavations are displayed in a museum at the foot of the hill.

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


Ibaraki, Kasumigaura, Kashiwazaki 1553-3
Public Transportation: 20 minutes by taxi from Kandatsu Station
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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