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Period Costumes Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds | GYODA

May 6 @ 10:30 - 16:30


Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds – The Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds are in Gyoda city. The Burial Mounds are part of what is called the Sakitama Kofun Cluster, a nationally designated historical site. Saitama prefecture “Saitama” actually gets its name from these regions: Sakitama being the old version of Saitama!

There is an ongoing project to restore the site to how it would have looked when it was first constructed centuries ago. A number of artifacts where discovered on this site through excavation. Those artifacts are stored in the museum at the site.

Golden week event at Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds

Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds
Image from the official site

During Golden Week on bank holiday Monday May 6th the Sakitama Museum gives you the opportunity to dress up in period costumes. This is one of several events taking place over Golden Week 2019.  The event takes place four times:

  • 10.30 am to 11.15 am
  • 12.15 pm to 1 pm
  • 1.15 pm to 2 pm
  • 2.15 pm to 3 pm.

It costs 100 yen for the event. They start distributing participation tickets for the morning event from 10 am.  The afternoon event tickets are distributed from 11.45 am.

If you want to enter the museum as well the cost is 200 yen for an adult.

Sakitama Museum Hours

From the official site:

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Last Admittance 4:00 p.m.)

 Summer Hours (July 1 to August 31):

  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Last Admittance 4:30 p.m.)


 Mondays (Open on National Holidays and Saitama Prefectural Citizens’ Day, Nov 14)

 December 29 through January 3

 The museum may have temporary closures on other days.

Access Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds

Car is recommended. By public transport you need to take a 15 bus ride from JR Takasaki Line’s Fukiage Station.

From the official site:

Directions (Public Transportation and Taxi)

■ From JR Fukiage Station (North Exit) (4.4 km)

  ・Asahi Bus

      Take the bus bound for the Gyoda Orikaeshijo, General Education Center, and Gyoda Kogyo
Danchi via Sama (“Sama Keiyu, Gyoda Orikaeshijo, Sogo Kyoiku Center,
Gyoda Kogyo Danchi  Yuki”) for about 10 min.

      Get on at the bus stop just outside the north exit of Fukiage Station.

      Get off at the “Sangyo Doro” stop and walk for 15 min.        Google Maps(from bus stop to museum

      There are 3 or 4 buses per hour.


      About 15 min /¥1800 (Time and price may vary with traffic conditions.)

■ From JR Gyoda Station (East Exit) (5.1 km)

   ・City Loop Bus (“Shinai Junkan Bus”)

      Get on the “Tourist Destinations Course” (“Kanko Kyoten Junkan Course”) by the east exit of
JR Gyoda Station. Flat fee: ¥150.

    Left Loop (“Hidari-Mawari”): About 15 min

           Departs: 7:55 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 1:25 p.m.,3:55 p.m.

     Right Loop (“Migi-Mawari”): About 37 min

           Departs: 9:05 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:35 p.m.

      Get off at the “Sakitama Kofun Koen Mae” stop and walk for 2 min.

■ From Chichibu Railway Gyodashi Station (South Exit) (2.7 km)

   ・Asahi Bus

              Take the bus bound for Fukiage Station via Sama (“Sama Keiyu Fukiage-eki Yuki”) for about 8 min from
the “Shinmachi 1-chome (Saitama Resona Ginko Mae)” stop.

              This stop is about a 5-min walk from the south exit of Gyodashi Station. From the south exit,
go right  until you reach the pedestrian crossing. Cross the street, then cross again going left. Then,
turn right and go straight until you reach the intersection with the Saitama Resona Bank
(green and orange signs) on your left. Cross the street and you should arrive at the bus stop soon.
Get off at the “Sangyo Doro” stop and walk for 15 min.      Google Maps(from bus stop to museum
There are 3 or 4 buses per hour.

    ・City Loop Bus (“Shinai Junkan Bus”)

      Get on the “Tourist Destinations Course” (“Kanko Kyoten Junkan Course”) by the south exit of
Chichibu Railway Gyodashi Station. Flat fee: ¥150.

     Right Loop (“Migi-Mawari”): About 21 min

          Departs: 9:21 a.m., 11:46 a.m., 2:51 p.m.

      Get off at the “Sakitama Kofun Koen Mae” stop and walk for 2 min.


      About 10 min / ¥1100 (Time and price may vary with traffic conditions.)


      About 30 min

■ From JR Kita-Konosu Station (East Exit) (5.3 km)

     No buses available.


    About 1 hour

    Follow the “Sakitama Ryokudo” path along the Musashi Suiro waterway.

2019 event information official website.

Please see the grey box below for map, phone number, website and more details.

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May 6
10:30 - 16:30
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Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds
Gyoda, Saitama 361-0032 Japan
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Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors.


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