Saturday, July 10, 2010

Toyama Kofun

Only a little bit south of the Aeon shopping mall in Okazaki are the remnants of several Kofun round burial mounds. Due to building work there is not much left to see. A sign shows the distribution of the 16 round mounds in the area:

This is all that is left of mound 1, a small earthen mound re-erected on the tomb location and a couple of benches for a short rest:

'Reconstruction' of the chamber from mound 3:

I owe this little gem to Okazakikeikan Blog ( who also has a detailed map where to find the Kofun.

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