important site in Japanese history, located in the southern part of Osaka
Prefecture, contains more than 200 ancient burial mounds (kofun) including
four imperial tombs.The museum is
dedicated to exhibiting and researching prehistoric kofun culture.
building, located within a natural environment of plum trees, ponds, and
walking paths amongst the surrounding hills expands beyond its concrete
volume.It integrates itself within
the landscape in the form of a stepped concrete roof with a protruding
concrete volume and concrete walls that continue into and frame the
landscape.From the top of the
stepped roof plaza visitors can observe the entire burial mound landscape.This stepped roof also doubles as an exterior auditorium for
performances and lectures.
the interior the display areas are intentionally dark, exhibiting objects
as they were found in the tombs, giving the visitor a feeling of being
transported back to ancient times.
How to visit
Shin-Osaka Station take the Midousuji Line subway to Tennoji.At Tennoji follow signs to the adjacent Abenobashi Station.From here take the Nagano Line of the Kintetsu Railway to Kishi.From Kishi take Kongo bus to Hannan Neopolis.
museum is open from 10am to 5pm Tuesday-Sunday.