The "Emperor Nintoku Mausoleum and Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group Flight Tour" that sees you gaze down over a world heritage site cluster of tombs and famous, symbolic Osaka sites, Abeno Harukas and Osaka Castle

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Emperor Nintoku's Mausoleum, which includes the Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group of tombs, was registered as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site in July 2019. Flying is the only means by which you can fully enjoy and appreciate the charm of this location, which also turns enjoying famous, symbolic Osaka sites into a special, new sightseeing experience. It also includes a convenient transportation service!

An experienced pilot will be in charge of the flights

It begins with a 30-minute hired taxi ride from JR Sannomiya Station, which takes you to Hirata Gakuen, which is located beside Kobe Airport Terminal and operates small chartered flight services for SKY TREK. Experienced pilots are in charge of the flights.
Participants will gather in a clean lounge and receive an explanation from the airplane captain about the day's course, altitude, how to use emergency equipment, and any precautions to take onboard. The captain will decide the course and altitude depending on the weather that day, so please be sure to listen carefully to the explanation.

Participants listening to the captain's explanations. Announcements can also be made in English.
Participants listening to the captain's explanations. Announcements can also be made in English.

Flights use the latest luxury airplane

The SKY TREK small airplane, KODIAK 100, is used for international humanitarian support, is of excellent stability and has the latest safety features. The exterior has a sharp and elegant beige color, and has been redesigned from its original 8-passenger capacity to hold 6 people, for a surprisingly spacious interior! Inside you'll find headrests and tables, in addition to high quality black leather seat belts for a luxury feel. Fasten your seat belts, and let's takeoff!

The airplane is compact, with a cute, rounded shape.
The airplane is compact, with a cute, rounded shape.
The seats inside face each other, so it's easy to talk! The seats are also made of leather for extra comfort!
The seats inside face each other, so it's easy to talk! The seats are also made of leather for extra comfort!
Relatively low flying only experienced in small airplanes. Enjoy your 40-minute trip in the air!
Photo by Tetsuya Ito / Courtesy of SKY TREK
Relatively low flying only experienced in small airplanes. Enjoy your 40-minute trip in the air!
Photo by Tetsuya Ito / Courtesy of SKY TREK

Experience a dynamic view of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site tombs and famous, symbolic Osaka sites from above

The SKY TREK flight heads towards Osaka from Kobe Airport. The outward journey gives you a view of the tombs from above, while the return journey passes over Abeno Harukas. The total journey time is around 40 minutes. The site of the course are the tombs, which were registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in July 2019. Amongst the tombs is Emperor Nintoku's, which is said to have been built in the 5th century. His tomb is larger than the pyramid of the Egyptian pharaoh, Khufu and the mausoleum of the first Qin emperor of China. It is counted as one of the world's three largest tombs. Come and enjoy the magnificent sight, which cannot be enjoyed on the ground!

A total length of 486m. From the ground you cannot see the whole area, but from above you can enjoy the magnificent sight of this, the largest keyhole-shaped tomb mound in Japan.
A total length of 486m. From the ground you cannot see the whole area, but from above you can enjoy the magnificent sight of this, the largest keyhole-shaped tomb mound in Japan.
Due to the low altitude, you can see the 300m skyscraper Abeno Harukas up close. It gives you a special yet strange feeling.
Due to the low altitude, you can see the 300m skyscraper Abeno Harukas up close. It gives you a special yet strange feeling.

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