The secrets of ancient Japanese tombs revealed by a research group of Politecnico di Milano thanks to satellite images. The results show that these tombs are oriented towards the arc of the rising sun, the Goddess Amaterasu that the Japanese emperors linked to the mythical origin of their dynasty.
Archaeology breakthrough: Mysterious Japanese ‘keyhole’ tombs ‘bigger than pyramids’; Joel Day; Daily Express
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have been defeated for years in attempting to decipher the numerous ancient Japanese “keyhole” shaped tombs scattered across the country, with strict security making their excavations impossible.
With so many things to do in Osaka, first-time visitors may find it a daunting task to plan a trip covering as many places of interest as possible. Here’s a list of 20 of Osaka’s most popular must-see attractions that Live Japan thinks will be helpful for your trip!
Daisenryo Kofun is one of the world’s largest tombs, rivaling the Taj Mahal and Great Pyramid of Giza in size. The ancient burial site is located within a UNESCO World Heritage site in Sakai, Japan.
Japan’s UNESCO sites struggle to cultivate cultural cachet while keeping urban bustle at bay; Eric Johnston; The Japan Times
An observation deck on the 21st floor of Osaka’s Sakai City Hall provides visitors with a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding area. In the midst of the urban…
The Furuichi burial mounds, located in the southeast of Osaka, this month became the prefecture’s first site to receive UNESCO World Heritage designation as part of the Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group, a cluster of ancient mounded tombs. We take a closer look at this fascinating site.
Helicopter rides will be offered for a limited time to provide a bird’s-eye…
People in western Japan are celebrating after UNESCO listed the Mozu-Furuichi tumulus clusters in Osaka Prefecture as a World Cultural Heritage Site. The decision came on Saturday at a meeting of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku.