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Yoshinogari site has Japan's biggest remains that were found at Yoshinogari hills in Saga in 1986. It is chosen as Japan's important historical site. The remains of the village from 4th century B.C. to 3rd century A.D. was found in a more or less 50-hectare area. The artifacts, that were also found at this site, are recognized as Japan's important cultural property. Therefore, you can see many precious articles and documents to understand history of ancient Japan here in Yoshinogari site. Now, it has became a national historical park called Yoshinogari Historical Park, which is maintained by the government, as a place to learn and to experience ancient Japan.
- 1843 Tade, Yoshinogari-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Saga
- Contact No.
- 15-min walk from JR Yoshinogari Park Station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:00-17:00 (Closes at 18:00 from June until August)
Closed: Dec 31, the third Monday in Jan and the day after
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2.5 hours
- Admission fee
- Entrance fee: Adults 420 yen, Elementary and Junior high school children 80 yen, Seniors (over 65 years old) 200 yen, Young children (under 6 years old) free
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Take a nice walk inside the Yoshinogari Historical Park
There are three zones inside the approx. 117 hectare park: The Ancient Forest Zone, The Ancient Field Zone, and Moat Encircled Village Zone. In each area, you can see the landscape and buildings of the ancient Japan. On top of that, coffins that were found at this site have also been reconstructed.
Interactive Workshops in the park
There are many interactive workshops in the park such as making Magatama (the armors in the ancient Japan), earth flute or burning a fire using ancient methods. Why don't you experience the life of ancient Japan by participating in these workshops?
Taste food from the ancient era
In the Yoshonogari Historical Park restaurant, you can taste dishes made of local products and organic vegetables. Furthermore, the dishes are served with ancient red rice, which is what people used to eat back in the day. Therefore, you can experience food of the ancient Japan here.