Yoshinogari is a massive 73.7 hectare-wide national park and an important archaeological site in Saga Prefecture. It showcases the Yayoi Period (300 BC to 300 AD) with its unearthed and reconstructed moat-surrounded villages containing watch towers, shrines, high-floored storehouses, ceremonial halls and other dwellings. It is believed to be the long disputed ancient country of Yamatai mentioned in early Chinese chronicles “Gishi Wajinden”due to the location and layout of the village, making it a national site of special historic importance.
Discover a Great Treasure of Japan
Visiting Yoshinogari Koen is a fantastic way of discovering ancient Japanese culture. From the fortified dwellings they resided in to the minutiae of their daily lives, you will learn what clothes they wore and how they gathered and stored food to live.
There are tons of activities you can participate in to learn more about the ancient Japanese life during the Yayoi era. You can join their fire-making class, bronze mirror making and pendant-making workshops. The pendant making workshop is highly recommended – you get to bring home the ornament you have crafted as a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
Perfect for events
The large park also includes other recreational areas perfect for families and groups of friends such as a sprawling open field where people can have a picnic, play sports, relax and unwind. There are also playgrounds, disc golf and miniature golf courses, and agricultural fields where flowers and various display crops are grown.
Yoshinogari Koen is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 PM. Entrance is 400 Yen for adults, 80 Yen for children and free for infants.
Visit their site http://www.yoshinogari.jp/en/ for more information.
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