On the edge of Saga prefecture lies a site of great historical importance – The Yoshinogari ruins. Some argue that this is the site of Yamatai Koku – the original city and capital of ancient Japan during the Yayoi era ( 3rd Century BC).
A quick drive from Fukuoka so I thought it might be worth a quick look but was surprised to find the scale and intricacy of the reconstruction work that has been done there.
The main enclosure was really quite amazing – you could really slip back in time in there ! Especially with all the mannequins placed inside the buildings, going about daily chores and duties.