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I think "Ozuka-kofun" as the most beautifully decorated tomb in Japan. It is located eastern part of Fukuoka Prefecture. It takes 30 minutes ride by train from Fukuoka and 5 minutes walk.

Sign to Ozuka

Get off at Keisen-station, this sign lead you to
Communication Dialogue Imagination Musum , "CODIM Ozuka"

Ozuka-kofun Museum

Ozuka-kofun Museum

The Museum was built in front of "Ozuka-kofun" in 1994

Exhibition hall

Exhibition hall

Pass through the kaleidoscopic entrance, you will find yourself in the brilliant kofun world. Along the wall of round room, a horse style "Haniwa" (clay object), artifacts, pigments and models of well known "Soshoku-kofun" in various districts (not only in Japan but also in Korea) are exhibited.

Wall painting

Decorated wall

Main exhibition of this Museum is a full-size model of decorated stone house in the tomb of "Ozuka".

Open : 09:00 to 16:30
Closed : Mondays (the following day when Monday is holiday) / Dec.25th to Jan.4th

Fees : Adult 300yen, 13 to 17 150yen, child 100yen

TEL : 0948-65-2900

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Fukuoka City Museum

The western part of Fukuoka is a large oceanfront development area as Seaside Momochi Marine Park. The Museum is located between Fukuoka Dome and Fukuoka Tower.

Fukuoka City Museum

The pond in the front garden reflects Fukuoka City Museum
You can see the tall glass building as Fukuoka Tower (height 234m) behind the Museum

Gold seal
Exhibition rooms

The main theme of this Museum is the history of the religion and lifestyles of people in Japan. The permanent exhibition is grouped in eight displays from Na era (about 1800 years ago) to the present.

The most famous materials in this Museum are "Gold Seal", which is a National Treasure, from Han Dynasty Emperor to the King of "Wa" in A.D.57. Although the Seal is small (a square, 3cm each side), historical meaning is great.

Gold Seal is on display in this case.
Don't pass by!

Open : 09:30 to 17:30 (enter by 17:00)
Closed : Mondays (the following day when Monday is holiday) / Dec.28th to Jan.4th

Fees : Adult 200yen, High school & University students 150yen
Elementary & Junior high school students 100yen

TEL : 092-845-5011

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Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine dedicated to Michizane Sugawara, well known as the "God of learning". Lot of examinee come and pray here for their successful. Next to the Tenmangu, there is the ruin of Dazaifu government office named "Tofuro". Although there is un-known among Japanese, I'm sure it is one of the most important historical site in Kyusyu area.


All that remains are the huge foundation stones, and ruin is turned into the park

In 663, during Asuka Period (593 - 710), Japan was defeated the Allied Force (Tong and Silla) at the Battle of Hakusonko. After that "Dazaifu" was placement in the forefront to Tong and the other Asian countries. The fortress on the top of the mountain and stronghold of water were built for protecting the Dazaifu.

Dazaifu Historical Exhibition hall

Dazaifu Historical Museum

The Hall contains an ancient drainage ditch, placed the entrance of the park. Another exhibitions are artifacts, panel of ancient maps and model of "Tofuro". You can watch the VTR of excavation "Tofuro". It will be help you for your understanding.

Water clock

Water clock

Water clock - reconstruction of ancient clock - in front of Dazaifu-Station

Open : 09:00 to 17:00 (enter by 16:30)
Closed : Mondays (the following day when Monday is holiday)
Aug.13th to 15th / Dec.28th to Jan.4th

Fees : 150yen

TEL : 092-922-9524

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Kyusyu Historical Museum

Kyusyu Historical Museum

The Museum is the investigation and research center of all over Kyusyu


South Gate of Dazaifu

South Gate of Dazaifu (reconstruction)

Open : 09:30 to 16:30 (enter by 16:00)
Closed : Mondays (the following day when Monday is holiday) / Dec.28th to Jan.4th

Fees : Free

TEL : 092-923-0404

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Yoshinogari ruins

They say that rice farming was introduced and spread in the early Yayoi Period (ca.300B.C. - ca.300A.D.). In the late Yayoi Period, settlement was surrounded by village ditches. The represent Yayoi village "Yoshinogari" is located eastern part of Saga Prefecture, nearby sea of Ariake.


The watchtower, thatched pit houses and raised granaries were reconstraucted

an artifact

an artifact

a reconstruction of bronze
an artifact

Beas made of grass

Yoshinogari Exhibition hall

Exhibition hall is placed outside the village ditch

Yoshinogari Museum

The simple wooden gate crowned the bird is "Fantastic !" I was remained of "Torii", that is a gateway at the entrance to Shinto shrine. "Torii" is written, "Bird living (there is the bird) ?" in Japanese Kanji. This gate is maybe the model for "Torii".

Open : 09:00 to 17:00 (enter by 16:30)
Apr. to Sep.: 09:00 to 18:00 (enter by 17:30)
Closed : No holiday

Fees : Free will
(Please cooperate to Yoshinogari foud)

TEL : Museum 0952-52-4130
Tourist information 0952-53-5910

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