Osaka | 4.5h
A Bike Tour to Visit One of the Most Famous Tombs in Japan
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Get the overall picture of the huge tomb by a VR device!

Are you interested in the largest tomb in the world? The Daisen tomb is 496 meters in length which is more than twice as long as the famous pyramid in Egypt.
Let’s figure out what kind of life the ancient people had and what they thought when building such a huge tomb.
You will rent a bike and cycle around the huge tomb which is located in a residential area on this tour. It is so huge that it looks like a mountain and you can’t quite get the overall picture. That’s why they have prepared a VR device so that you can take a look at the tomb from 300 meters above the sea level.
Don’t forget to book your cycling tour to visit the famous tomb, with your otomo guide!

Highlights

・Visit several tombs! Tombs were built during the 4th~5th century and there used to be more than hundred of them in this area. You will find other tombs while cycling!
・Learn about tombs through the exhibition at the museum! They exhibit goods that were buried in the tomb and they also show videos on VR.
・Tombs are not the only things you should discover in Sakai city. It is this city where Japanese tea ceremony has its origin in. You can have “matcha”, green tea served in tea ceremonies, in a historical tea ceremony room.
・Sakai city is also famous for its foundry technique. It has its origin in tombs making and it has also something to do with making parts of bikes. There is the only bike museum in Japan in this city and they exhibit many rare bikes from all over the world!

Attractions

・Mozu-ekimae cycle port”: You will rent your bike and start your tour here! Your otomo guide will go through the procedure for you which will be performed in Japanese.
・Nintoku Mausoleum ancient tomb (main side): You will first take a picture at the main side of the keyhole-shaped tomb. Seeing the tomb in front of you, you will be overwhelmed by how big it is!
・SAKAI CITY MUSEUM: A museum where you can watch the VR video which shows you how the tomb used to look like when it was originally built from 300 meters above sea level and 360 degrees in angle. They also have many kinds of exhibitions so you can systematically learn about tombs.
・Sakai-shi Chashitsu Shinan Oubaian: These are tea ceremony rooms which are registered as tangible cultural properties and located next to the museum. Feel free to stop by, have a cup of tea and have a break!
・Nintoku Mausoleum ancient tomb (cycling around): It will take 3km to cycle around the tomb. Discover how big it is!
・Bicycle Museum Cycle Center: Sakai city is also famous for bicycle making. This is a museum exhibiting many rare bicycles from all over the world. You will be surprised to know that tombs building and bicycle making has something to do in terms of technique!
・Daisen Park Japanese Garden: The final spot of this ancient-oriented tour is a Japanese garden consisting of modern Japanese culture. Relax, take a look at your pictures and loo back on your unforgettable day!

Notes

・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves cycling.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to have a meal at resting spots.
・Please bring your ID(Passport etc…) for each person since you will rent a bike on this tour. The tour might be partly changed if you forget to bring your ID.
・The bike renting service is only available for persons over 12. Please note that if there are participants under 12, the tour might be partly changed.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 1000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

At the west gate of Mozu Station, JR Hanwa Line

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