Today we went to explore the Yoshinogari ruins, that spreads throughout the Kanzaki area of Saga Prefecture. It is one of the largest historical site in Japan, reminiscent of Yamatai Kingdom from the Yayoi Era between 300 BC to 300 AD. The moated village marks the first shift from a nomadic lifestyle to permanent settlements.
On the way to Yoshinogari
Bridge to village
Torii at the entrance of the village
First views of the village
Viki at Yoshinigari
Dwelling huts at Minami no mura
A wild visitor
Kura to ichi
Near Minami naikaku
Watchtower at Minami naikaku
Chief house at Minami naikaku
Interiors of a hut at Minami naikaku
Naka no mura
Entrance of Kita Naikaku
Watchtower at Kita Naikaku
Prayer hall at Kita Funkyubo
Burial mound at Kita Funkyubo
Inside the burial mound
Catching the train to Kagoshima via Kumamoto.
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Credits: The historical information presented herein is gathered mostly from local guides that were re-inforced via historical writings.