Tomb of Emperor Shomu (Mt. Sahoyama South ) and Tomb of Empress Komyo(Mt. Sahoyama East ) are located not far from the Tegaimon Gate of Todaiji Temple and just west of the ruins of Tamon Castle, built by Hisahide Matsunaga.The tomb of Emperor Shomu, which can be seen to the north from the entrance facing the Saho River, is that of a representative of the Nara period and famous for issuing the decree for the construction of the Great Buddha, and the tomb of Empress Komyo, who is said to have been the founder of social welfare by helping the sick, is located at the end of the road that splits off to the northeast before the mausoleum of Emperor Shomu.
The area around the tomb is called "Tamoncho," and it is an area with many old houses and mansions. In particular, the area around the tomb of Empress Komyo is lined with old storehouses and mud walls next to the quiet tomb. In addition, even though tomb of Emperor Shomuis one of the most popular tourist spots in Kitamachi, only a few tourists actually visit the area, and even during the daytime the tomb is often unoccupied, so you can enjoy a very quiet atmosphere.
Access from Kintetsu and JR stations
Nara Kotsu Bus
From JR Nara Station West Exit or Kintetsu Nara Station, take a bus bound for Kamo Station, Takanohara Station, or Saidaiji Station, get off at Horen-Nakamachi bus stop, and walk east for 5 minutes.