Admission fee 150Yen
@A journey into Japan's ancient past begins with a visit to Fudoki-No-Oka. From the tumuli of the area, various artifacts dating as far back as the first century A.D. have been excavated and are now on display in the complex's museum. From the roof, an overview of the region around the Iu River reveals dozens of archaeologically and culturally important sites nearby.
Next to Fudoki-No-Oka are the Okadayama Tumuli. The front burial mound, with its squared key-hole shape unique to the Izumo district, as well as the round mound in back, have yielded a variety of jewels, swords, and other objects. Most riveting was the 1984 discovery of a sword with an inscription including the personal name Nukatabe no omi. This find is valuable as it reveals the approximate time of the arrival of Yamato government influence in the Izumo district.