Saitobaru Guidance Center Konohanakan


Facility Overview

Name Saitobaru Guidance Center Konohanakan
Address 4941-1, Miyake, Saito City 881-0005
Established 16/10/2003
TEL +81-983-43-6230
FAX +81-983-43-6238
Opening hours 9:00-17:00
Business hours 10:00-17:00
*The business hours of the restaurant Shunsaiya is from 11:00 – 15:00 (L.O. 14:30)
Closed Monday (However, if the Monday is a national holiday, the following day)
Parking 700 vehicles (including lawn parking)  6 motor coaches

External Facilities

Saitobaru Guidance Center Konohanakan

This facility is shaped as a vertically split keyhole-shaped tomb, much resembling the 31 keyhole tombs that can be found in the Saitobaru tombs, a special historic site. The front side of the building is constructed of glass in order to let in as much light as possible, allowing the interior to evoke a sense of warmth and comfort.
Furthermore, the structure has been designed using Japanese cedar of Miyazaki Prefecture to match the Saitobaru tomb. Closed: Monday (If the Monday is a national holiday, the following day)


Internal Facilities

Tourist Office

At the tourist office located adjacently to the Saitobaru Guidance Center Konohanakan, members of the Saito city tourism volunteer council are stationed regularly to introduce the brilliance of nature and the historical site within the Saitobaru tombs.
Please feel free to visit us at the guidance center located near the parking lot. (Reservation necessary for group tours)
Open hours 10:00 – 15:00



These monuments are the works of sculptor Yoshiaki Onizuka, a native of Saito city. The theme of his works is “Tamasu (gift) -Halo=” and his sculptures represent the etymology of the word “spirit”.
The design of his works seem to encase the magnificent nature of the sculptor’s spiritual home, inherited from ancient times to the current age, and eternal dreams and passion.
They also represent the circulation of cosmic energy (the sun and moon) and earth energy (natural elements including greens, flowers, water, etc.). To reinvigorate earth energy, charcoal, known to enhance the local, is buried.
The 12 stones that surround the sculpture in the center represent Chinese zodiacs.
Zodiac circulation bench

Clock tower

The clock tower was built on the site of a well that was present when the Saitobaru Guidance Center Konohanakan was built. The well is a sacred well that had never before gone dry, so the clock was built to represent the idea that time will continue to pass on for eternity.