【Teaser Trip】Osaka/ 'Kofun' Tour
What we'll do
Osaka is one of the most popular tourist spots and famous for shopping, delicious food and tourist attractions.
Osaka attracts people who are interested in both modern and ancient cultures.
It has historical places, artefacts, remains and relics.
There are many emperor's tombs dating from 1600 years ago.
They are called 'Kofun' in Japanese.
Many giant and unique-shaped kofuns have been well preserved in Osaka.
These kofuns were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019.
Those magnificent kofuns are located in the Mozu and Furuichi areas of Osaka.
The kofun located in Mozu is the biggest in Japan and the longest in the world.
Since Kofun has a long history, there are many mysteries.
It is still not clear why they were built in Osaka and how they were constructed.
That makes people more interested to learn about the kofuns.
In addition to that, we can see the correlation between kofuns and the people who have lived there.
Kofuns are indispensable to people living in Osaka, including me.
This is a mark of respect and tradition for the people in Osaka.
I'm looking forward to seeing you online.
- Price per person (tax included)
- 550 JPY - / person
- Max participants
- Up to 5 people
- Hosted in English
- Communication tools
- Please download Zoom in advance.
- Best for learning Japan
- Things you need to know before the tour
-The teaser trips will be held using Zoom meetings.
-Personal computers and smartphones can be used to participate, but when using a smartphone, please be sure to download the Zoom application in advance.
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-In order to avoid any mishaps or trouble, the teaser trips may be recorded.
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1The Ojin Emperor's Kofun and other Kofuns in the Furuichi area
The Ojin Emperor's Kofun is the second biggest Kofun in Japan.
There is a shrine which is closely related to the Kofun.
People can visit the Kofun crossing the bridge from the shrine at a festival.
I will also show other Kofuns and one of biggest discoveries from the Kofun.
2A World Heritage in Osaka
Two areas in Osaka were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019.
These two areas well preserve emperors' tombs which were built in the 4th and 5th century.
They are called 'Kofun' in Japanese.
I will show you the history and feature of Kofun.
3The Nintoku Emperor's Kofun
This is the biggest Kofun in Japan and the longest tomb in the world.
It is a unique shaped mound which is keyhole-shaped.
I will show you the beautiful pictures and video of the Kofun.
I will also show you how people at that time built this biggest Kofun.
Artefact, earthenware and other burial accessories were discovered.
You will be able to learn what are in the Kofun.
4The Richu Emperor's Kofun
I will show you beautiful photos and video of the Kofun.
There are satellite Kofuns around the Kofun.
I will show the features of them.
5The Gobyoyama Kofun, Mozu Hachiman Shrine and other Kofuns in the Mozu area
I will show you the Gobyoyama Kofun and a shrine which is closely related to the Kofun.
I will talk about Shinto as well.
You will be able to see a Shinto festival in Japan.
Hello. My name is Atsuko Tanaka. I’ve lived in Osaka since I was born. Osaka has an ancient and modern city. Osaka is famous for modern architectures, delicious foods and shopping. Osaka also has many historical places such as temples, shrines and a castle. There are many ‘Kofuns,’ which are ancient emperors’ tombs. They are World Heritage Sites. I have guided in Nara, Kyoto and Kobe. Nara and Kyoto are ancient capitals in Japan. They are characterized by old historical places, stories, artifacts and a wide variety of cultures. I hope I’ll show you these attractive places in Japan. Thank you.