Saitobaru Burial Mounds 西都原古墳群

Saitobaru Kofungun
Saitobaru Kofungun

Delve into the mysteries of an ancient burial ground

The Saitobaru Burial Mounds encompass over 300 burial tombs of various sizes. Scattered across a 70-meter-high hill, these above-ground tombs of ancient warriors and clan leaders were designated a National Historical Site in 1952.

The reason for these tombs and the exact identities of those within them are still shrouded in mystery, adding to the fascination.

Don't Miss

  • Strolling round hundreds of ancient burial sites
  • Having a picnic on the grounds during cherry blossom season
  • A visit to nearby Tsuma-jinja Shrine

How to Get There

Drive north toward Nobeoka out of Miyazaki . Look for signs to UMK Country Club, then get on Route 219. Follow that all the way to the burial mounds.

At any time of year the burial grounds are always a lush, verdant green and great for a walk.

If you love flowers, you'll love this place

Along with the mysterious history that shrouds the burial grounds, you can also take in some of the most incredibly gorgeous flower displays here.

Perhaps the most stunning of all is during cherry blossom season, when the cherry blossoms and rapeseed blossoms bloom together, creating an incredible contrast of pinks and yellows.

Sunflowers and cosmos

You can immerse yourself in sunflowers at various times of year, too.

The late months of the year are cosmos season, when the reds, pinks, and purples are on full display.

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