Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ancient tombs from the sky. 空から見た、前方後円墳。

We looked ancient tombs from the sky.
Arriving at Yao airport in Osaka. We got on a reserved helicopter.

The largest one is as follows. His name is Nintoku Emperor.

The largest tomb in Japan,perhaps in the world.
仁徳天皇陵墓。


A video from You tube.



Another video from You tube.



We got on this helicopter.


Mt.Nijouzan. 二上山。



Many ancient tombs.






The second largest tomb. 応神天皇陵墓。



仁徳天皇陵墓と履中天皇陵、ニサンザイ古墳。




履中天皇陵古墳。




Matubara interchange.



Just before landing.



Thanks for visiting this post.


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    1.  Dear Jim.
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  2. They are huge...lovely green space in the urban area.

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  3. What a treat, to get on a helicopter tour!

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  4. Wow, but who are these tombs for? Former emperors? Has me totally intrigued! #MySundayPhoto

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    1.  Dear john.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I added in my post who was buried in the largest tomb.

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  5. I'll say, who is it too, the Emperors

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    1.  Dear Bill.
      Thank you very much for your comment. Yes、Emperors. The largest one is for Nintoku emperor. The second largest one is for Ohjin emperor.

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  7. Very interesting.
    I am delighted.
    Greetings from Poland.
    Lucja

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    1.  Dear Maria.
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    2. I am pleased with our virtual friends.
      Greetings.
      Lucia

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    3. Dear Lucia.
      Thank you. I feel happy.

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  8. Wow that's amazing, that a sight to see from the sky

    Thank you for linking up

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    1.  Dear OneDad3Girls.
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  9. Wow, stunning photos, that is an amazing tomb, just right in the middle of a now busy city, wonder how it looked years ago?

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    1. Dear Lyric Grace.
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  10. stunning! I love the view from high above!

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  11. Very nice beautiful photografes.

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  12. Interesting tombs. Nice photos but there's no translation for some of the captions.

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    1.  Dear betty.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I added the information in my post. The largest one is for Nintoku emperor. The second largest one is Ohjin emperor.

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  13. 古墳を空から見るワクワクする旅ですね。本当に勇気がすごいです。

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    1. Dear Tomoko sama.
      ありがとうございます。

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    1. Dear jackie.
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  15. Oh wow! I didn't know these existed. One day I will visit #MySundayPhoto

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  16. I enjoy history, thx 4 sharing on InSPIREd Sunday! so interesting ( ;

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  17. Hi. Awesome photographs. I do not know of those in the graves. Fantastic.

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  18. Wow - what a cool way to tour the city! Loved your views from the helicopter.

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  19. Fantásticas essas imagens aéreas Minoru
    Uma semana plena de abraços, de sorrisos e de muita paz
    Beijos

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  20. The photos are very awesome and interesting. The tomb areas are definitely bigger than the largest ones I saw in China which belonged to their First Emperor Hwang Ti.

    I believe you took the helicopter ride to view but didn;t walk around the tombs. I wonder if they opened the tombs for public viewing like some in China.

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    1. Dear Twilight Man.
      Thank you very much for your comment. Sorry,the tombs are almost not open for public. But there are some exceptions.

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  21. Jakie grobowce.Ciekawe miejsce to zobaczyć z.lotu ptaka.Dziękuję za odwiedziny.Miłego dnia.Pozdrawiam :)

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  22. My word - that's insane!!!
    I hope you'll join us and link up at this week's photo party at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/. It opens as Tuesday dawns "down under" and remains open all week long!

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I will try tomorrow.

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  23. Great aerial photograph. Those tombs are huge and impressive. Thank you for the interesting post.

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  24. Wow - those tombs are amazing - and so big!

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  25. Wow Minoru...this is impressive....great photos too!
    Thank you!
    Ruby

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  26. Fantastic images and I those tombs are amazing and fascinating

    Mollyxxx

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  27. Minoru, those tombs are incredible! I have never even imagined such a thing. Wonderful photography from the air -- and what an exciting ride that must have been. Wow, thank you for sharing.

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  28. Wow, This post is so amazing. I have never seen anything like this before. The view of the large and numerous tombs are quite an interesting trip for you. I am sure you were thrilled to see this from the air.
    Happy blue Monday.
    Jeanne

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  29. They are amazingly preserved. How wonderful.

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  30. I am lost for words in here. Initially, I thought the first photo was not real but then I continued reading and scrolling down. Amazing! Love the places you visit.

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  31. I love the perspective! #mysundayphoto

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  32. Woowwww ... Thanks Minoru. By this fantastic post. Great your pictures and videos. !!!
    私はあなたに良い木曜日を望みます 😉
    Un abrazo.

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  33. Very, very interesting views and so many historical aspects ( the both tombs are at a huge scale)! I've learn and discover through the links and videos attached, things I had no idea about. Great sights seen from the air. As always, lovely pictures and post; many thanks for sharing with all of us. A very good day and weekend , as well!

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  34. Minoru, I had no idea about these huge tombs! What a bird's eye view you had from the helicopter.

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  36. 上から眺めるとあらためて仁徳天皇陵がいかに巨大かがわかります。二条山もご覧になられたなら大和三山が大和平野に浮島のようにあるのをご覧になったのではないでしょうか。やや方向音痴の私も空からの長めで位置関係が分かるような気がしますが・・勇気がいります。いい旅でしたね。

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。 仁徳天皇陵墓に夢中になって大和三山は目に入りませんでした。
       長年の念願が叶いました。

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  37. 面白いですね。実さん、こんな事出来て、かっこいいです。私は高所恐怖症なのでヘリコプターは無理かもしれません。
    ところで、来年三月に、また日本に旅行します。斎藤さんのお薦めの吉野山へ桜見物しようかと思っています。満開には早く、混雑を避けられると思いましたが、ちょうど春休みに入る頃で、結構大変かも?でも楽しみです。
    ご無沙汰していてすみません。このコメントも大変遅くなりました。

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    1. こんばんは。吉野の山の桜の最盛期は4月15日ごろです。山ですので3月はほとんど咲いていないと思います。
      http://www.ajisai.sakura.ne.jp/~tabi/rink/01yosino.htm

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