Travel Agency Begins Tour of All 124 Imperial Mausoleums

Economy Society

Osaka, Sept. 28 (Jiji Press)--Travel agency Hankyu Travel International Co. has started a tour to visit the mausoleums of all 124 deceased Japanese emperors, to commemorate the ascent to the throne of Emperor Naruhito.

The tour is split into 15 trips conducted over as many months until November 2020. The tour covers mausoleums scattered across eight prefectures, from that of Emperor Jinmu, the legendary first emperor, to that of Emperor Hirohito, posthumously called Emperor Showa, the grandfather of the current Emperor.

According to Hankyu Travel, the tour product is the industry's first that covers all Imperial mausoleums.

Each trip will be held several times on different dates.

The first trip, conducted this month, took tourists to the Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun ancient tumulus clusters, registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July this year.

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