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#876 Sakai’s famous historical attractions, Rikyu and Kofun.

Sen no Rikyu

I live in Sakai city in Osaka. In my opinion, Sakai’s historical attractions are “Sen no Rikyu” and “Nintoku Tenno-ryo kofun”.

Sen no Rikyu was the great tea master from about 420 years ago. “Sakai Risho no mori” is a place where visitors can learn about Sakai’s history and Sen no Rikyu’s achievement. They can also experience Japanese tea ceremony here. Rikyu’s birthplace is actually right in front of the building. There are volunteers who can give a tour around the place.


↑Sakai Risho no mori


↑Rikyu’s birth place



↑Starbucks, next to Risho no mori, has a unique drive way that features Japanese rock garden.

Nintoku Tenno-ryo kofun

Another crucial thing in Sakai is “Nintoku Tenno-ryo kofun”(Mausoleum of Emperor Nintoku). This is the largest keyhole-shaped burial mound in Japan. It is thought to have been constructed in the 5th century. The city government is trying to register it as a World Heritage Site.


↑The mound is surrounded by three moats. (A moat is deep, wide ditch, typically filled with water)


↑A place of worship, we can’t go any further.


↑Imperial Household Agency says “Fishing and bird-catching are prohibited in this area.”


↑The circle is where I visited

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2017-11-23 | Posted in English2 Comments » 

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 yoko | 2017.11.23 22:52

大きいわねー。
それに綺麗なところね
多分学校で習ったと思うけど、すっかり忘れてるわ。
一番最初の写真は、古墳どらやき?
観光地化されてるようには見えないけど、やっぱり古墳関係のお菓子って、売ってるのね。

nako nako | 2017.11.23 23:07

エジプトのピラミッドよりかなり大きいんですって。
古墳のお菓子は意外にもそう出回っておらず、試行錯誤のお店が多い様子です。これが世界遺産登録とかになったら大変な騒ぎになって街中が古墳グッズで溢れるに違いありません。
静かな街が観光客で賑わう日が来るのでしょうか!?

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