32. Otorizuka Kofun

Otorizuka Kofun is a keyhole-shaped mounded tomb located between Nakatsuhime-no-mikoto-ryo Kofun [26] and Ojin-tenno-ryo Kofun [33-1].

The mound length is 110 m, and the height of its round rear part is 12.3 m. The mound is anomalous among the tombs of the Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group, since the round rear part was constructed in three tiers and the square front part in two tiers, and also because the round part is remarkably high. Surrounding the mound is a narrow moat.

Both cylindrical and representational haniwa (earthenware funerary sculptures) have been excavated, the most noteworthy of them being an elegant, helmet-shaped haniwa found nearby.

The construction period dates to the first half of the 5th century.

Walk 13 minutes to the southwest from Hajinosato Station or 15 minutes to the west from Domyoji Station on the Kintetsu Railway Minami-Osaka Line.