The Yoshinogari Historical Park Archaeological Site
View over Yoshinogari Historical Park
Yoshinogari Historical Park is the largest and most significant Yayoi Period archaeological site in Japan. It is the best place to learn, feel, and experience ancient life in the country.
They date from about 300 BC to 300 AD. Measuring around 40 hectares, it is Japan’s largest moat-encircled historical settlement.
The Yoshinogari Historical Park Buildings
In Yoshinogari Historical Park, there are around 98 restored buildings and fences of the time with the purpose of recreating Yayoi period life. It includes a watchtower 12 metres in height, that you can climb to look out over the whole village, and a large main building thought to be used for meetings and rituals.
Large main building thought to be used for meetings and rituals
Other Yoshinogari Historical Park Attractions
This site has plenty of other attractions too. Visitors can feel like they are going back in time by experiencing various things, such as making magatama jewellery, fire-starting, making clay ocarinas and more.
There is a play area for children, and even a BBQ area.
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 show is held every December at Yoshinogari Historical Park.