Japan's burial mounds drawing new breed of tourist

National Feb 3, 2015

Japan's burial mounds drawing new breed of tourist

by Asako Takaguchi

A new genre of tourism is emerging: amateur archaeologists who enjoy viewing ancient burial mounds. A mini music and dance festival at one such tumulus recently drew around 19,000 people. "Come Come Hanicotto" was held in a 9-hectare park built around the Imashirozuka Kofun earthen mound ...