|Cultural property name||Sarugakuzuka|
|Commentary||This leafy and rounded human-made mound is a circular kofun built sometime during sixth to seventh century or at the end of the Kofun period. It is a form of a tomb for burying the dead. |
There were two circular kofun at this location, and the larger of the two, a circular kofun with a height of about 5 m, people have been calling Sarugakuzuka since the old days.
Because this mound existed here, this area was called Sarugaku, and this name is the origin of the present-day name of the neighborhood.
In the past, early-form Kamakura Road passed through between the two circular kofun and sloped down toward the Meguro River.
In the city of Shibuya, city development began early, and there was drastic development. That such a kofun as this one has been preserved in an urban area like it is something that is exceedingly rare.