1411 Iwase Wakayama-City
〒640-8301 和歌山市岩橋1411
① From Wakayama Station East Exit, go to Wakayama Bus “Kii Fudoki no Oka”, get off at the last stop, 5 minutes on foot from the bus stop
② Get off at "Tainose Station" on the JR Wakayama Line. 30 minutes on foot
③ 10 minutes by taxi from JR Wakayama Station
Open Hours
Open : 9:30-16:30 (gate closes at 16:00)
Closed on Monday (except when Monday is part of the holiday weekend, then the next day is closed, instead of Monday)
New Year Holiday: December 29 to January 3
Closed periodically: During the period when museum reorganizes its display
Phone Number
English Menu: ◯

Kiifudoki-no-oka is a Wakayama prefectural museum of archaeology and folklore, which was established aiming at preservation and utilization of the special historical site “Iwasesenzuka-kofun Tumuli”.

There are tumuli, houses built in Edo period and a restored pit dwelling houses and so on. You can learn about ancient history and the old-time lifestyle.

The park is about 3km (about 80 minutes). Strolling around the seasonal plants and tumuli is recommended for a little exercise.
The altitude is about 150m, so the long hill is hard work, but the view from the top is refreshing.

Free visit to the park

※The museum is charged.
1.Permanent Exhibition: General public ¥190 , University student ¥90
*For more detail about group rate, please see website.
2.Special Exhibition: General public ¥360 , University student ¥220
*For more detail about group rate, please see website.
3.Admission fees are free for high school student or younger, senior citizen (>65), people with disability, exchange students and foreign students living in Wakayama, for both Permanent Exhibition and Special Exhibition
*Please show the relevant ID card (student ID etc.) at Information Desk.

waking map

Travel Blogger's Review

photo of Stephanie
Weng Peiyi, graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Waseda University in Japan. A backpacking trip after graduating from the university subverted her perception of travel, changed her view of world, and then shared her travel experience on the online platform, Freelancer. Love nature, travel, culture, text, film, and photography.

The reason why I plan to go to Kiifu Doki is to watch the red leaves. Unfortunately, the day I visited (in early November), the red leaves were still not open, so I still had a little regret during the visit.

Kiifu Doki has preserved more than 430 ancient tombs, and those interested in archaeology should relish it. It is said that from the third century to the seventh century, the ruling classes in various places in Japan built a large number of tombs, known as the “Era of Tombs.”

It takes about 5 minutes to walk from the bus stop to the entrance. There are trees on both sides, which make you feel warm under the sunshine.
(Film photo: Rollei 35s / c200)

There are many “Haniwa” on the way from the bus stop to the entrance.

“Haniwa” refers to the pottery arranged on the top of the ancient tomb and around the mound.


The park is very large. I did not visit all the ancient tombs. I walked to the observation deck to see the scenery. The whole park is a hill with a height of about 150 meters, which overlooks Wakayama City and Kinokawa.

Unfortunately, the autumn leaves season has not yet arrived in early November.

Itinerary planning for 4 days and 3 nights. Unpopular Attractions