Yoshinogari Historical Park, Yoshinogari-cho

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At Yoshinogari Historical Park, you can explore the outstanding archaeological site, believed to be the earliest example of state government in the country. Beneath the ground here, archaeologists have uncovered elevated store houses, dozens of pit dwellings, and over 2,000 tombs, making it the largest and most important site in Japan, and an indispensable location for those who want to learn about the Yayoi period. Across the multiple ditch-and-palisade protected settlements, you can inspect and enter most of the reconstructed buildings, with some containing artifacts salvaged from the site. Near to the central settlement (thought to be where the ruling class would have resided), you'll find a museum filled with more artifacts and packed with information, with detailed English language translations. You can grab a meal at the saga restaurant on site, though it's worthwhile bringing along some water and snacks to sustain you as you explore the large park. To visit Yoshinogari Historical Park and get the most from your holiday in Yoshinogari-cho, create itinerary details personal to you using our Yoshinogari-cho itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Children from schools and bring flyers and will be free in a survey that was, so I went. However, parking was needed. Quite wide, so just how much people are too nice. Bring a ball and Bento and play all day long.
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  • July 17, 2017
    Anyway, there I was impressed. Walking in the Park little altar ruins power spot and feel the moment, Yayoi experienced a slip era sense.
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  • July 5, 2017
    Definitely worth a bisit if you are interested in history. We caught the Midori express from Hakata station in Fukuoka. The park is 750 m from the Yoshinogar-coen station. It is well sign posted and t...  more »
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  • May 16, 2017
    Fantastic park. Great kids play area and the historical ruins are really interesting and great to walk around.
  • January 10, 2017
    Great for a walk and getting an idea of the ancient times. The area is quite huge, so take your time here. You can have a look into the houses and there are some games for children. The museum is nicely made. Fun fact: Lots of Pokemon and Pokestops ;)
  • April 2, 2017
    It was raining when we visited and the wind was so cold that we just decided to have lunch at the restaurant. The Saga beef steak was oishi! From the restaurant I can imagine how great a visit the park would make but unfortunately it was too cold for us.
  • January 19, 2017
    In the west we rarely are exposed to Japanese history prior to the Edo era. Yoshiogari Park gives us a view into the Yayoi period of Japanese history (3 c B.C. to 3 c A.D.) This fascinating look into ancient history was made all the better by locals and the volunteer guide who were all eager to share this slice of ancient life in their area with foreigners. I highly recommend taking the detour from the usual tourist stops to take in a little bit of history.
  • October 31, 2016
    Incredible sense of history. The jar burials are astounding and very well presented. Plaques are presented in Japanese, Korean and English. Set aside at least 2 hours to see everything.

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