Outstanding archaeological site - 📍 Yoshinogari Historical Park, Saga
View over Yoshinogari Historical Park
Yoshinogari Historical Park is the largest and most important Yayoi Period site in Japan, the best place to learn, feel, and experience ancient life.
Yoshinogari ruins are ancient ruins of the Yayoi period, which is thought to have lasted from about 300 BC to 300 AD. Measuring around 40 hectares, it is Japan’s largest moat-encircled historical settlement.
In Yoshinogari Historical Park, there are around 98 restored buildings and fences of the time. The world of the Yayoi period is reproduced, and includes a watchtower 12 meters in height that you can climb to look out over the whole village area from the top, and the largest main buildings for meetings and rituals.
Large main building thought to be used for meetings and rituals
This site has plenty of other attractions too. Visitors can feel like they are back in time and experience various things such as making magatama jewelry, a fire-starting experience, making clay ocarinas etc.
There is a play area for children, and even a corner where you can have a BBQ Party! The facilities are perfect for learning about the history of Japan, or just for having fun with family and friends.
As a bonus, a wonderful light-up event is held every December at Yoshinogari Historical Park!