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Iron Age and Later PrehistorySite Name: Ryūōzan Kofun (in Kumamoto) Alternative Name: 竜王山古墳 Ryuozan kofun
Country: Japan Region: Kyūshū Type: Passage Grave
Nearest Town: Yamaga (Kumamoto pref.)  Nearest Village: Sugi 杉
Latitude: 33.041990N  Longitude: 130.686840E
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
5 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
2 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data

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Ryūōzan Kofun (Kumamoto)
Ryūōzan Kofun (Kumamoto) submitted by Aska : The stone horse (33.04155N,130.68510E) (Vote or comment on this photo)
Passage Grave in Kyūshū

A round tumulus on the top of a hill behind Nichirin-ji (日輪寺) temple and its graveyard. The tumulus is the oldest but a tiny one, the scenery from the top and the 5 replicas of statue-menhirs (& a stone horse) and a giant Buddha "Piṇḍola Bharadvāja" who encourage the hikers upwards are good reasons to visit there.
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