Course 5Kii Kokufu and the Ancient Tombs


Wakayama City Area, Historical Spots

The estimated place as 'Kishimura-angu'

Emperor Shotoku visited Tamatsu-shima (Wakano-ura) on October, 765. He went along by the Kinokawa river on his outward journey and came back to the Heijo-kyo by crossing the Kyoshi mountain pass leading to Izuminokuni (Osaka). In the ancient document “Shoku Nihongi”, you can see that he took the following route; from Tamatsushima to Izuminokuni Hine-gun passing through Kishimuranokarimiya along the way.

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