Japan HeritageKengoshizuka Kofun Tumulus, Koshitsuka-gomon Kofun Tumulus
Most agree that the octagonal tumulus of Kengoshizuka Kofun is the actual burial site of Saimei and her daughter Princess Hashihito and that Koshitsuka-gomon Kofun houses the remains of Saimei’s granddaughter Princess Ota. Empress Saimei traveled by sea to Kyushu (in western Japan) with the intent of reinstating the Baekje kingdom in Korea. But before she could lead her followers into the decisive battle, she died at age 68 and was laid to rest in Asuka.
- Koshi, Asuka-mura
- 15 min. walk from Kintetsu Asuka Station