It is a group of three tumuli, including the largest tumulus in the prefecture, and is designated as a national historic site. This anterior-posterior burial mound is estimated to have been built in the first half of the 5th century (around 412) based on the excavated items and scale, and its burial person is believed to be the chief of Aki, mainly in the southern part. At present, the environment has been improved as a historic park, such as the restoration of butterbur stones on the slopes. In addition, excavated items are displayed in the guidance corner of the Higashi-Hiroshima Municipal Central Library, which is adjacent to the Mitsujo Kofun (holidays are the same as those of the library).


739-00257-24 Saijochuo, Higashi-Hiroshima City
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7-24 Saijochuo, Higashi-Hiroshima City

Car: About 15 minutes from Saijo IC on the Sanyo Expressway Public: About 10 minutes by bus from Saijo Station on the JR Sanyo Main Line toward Hiroshima University, get off at the Central Library, and walk for 5 minutes.

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