Three moats surround this densely forested plot of land, which is shaped peculiarly like a key hole. Emperor Nintoku’s tomb is the third largest tomb in the world, surpassed only by the Pyramid of Khufu in Egypy and the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor in China.
The tomb is accessible by train.
The inner grounds of the tomb are currently off limit. To view the tomb from above, head to the 21st-floor observatory in the Sakai City Hall complex. From Namba Station, take the express train on the Nankai-Koya Line (located in Nankai Namba Station . Get off at Sakaihigashi Station. Walk towards the tallest building in the vicinity (Sakai City Hall) and go to the 21st floor.
From ground level, the mausoleum grounds simply appear as a wall of forest. It’s only when you catch the view from above that the sprawling, intricately designed beauty of the grounds becomes fully apparent.
After viewing the tomb from the 21st floor observatory, walk to adjacent Daisen Park . Explore the traditional garden and tea house, and take a look inside the Sakai City Museum. The entire trip takes approximately two to three hours.