Updated: 2016-10-27 17:37
  Also known as a lovers’ sanctuary, Cape Hado or Hadomisaki is a well-known spot in Karatsu facing the Genkai Sea as a protruding cape. It is a 1-hour drive away from Karatsu City.  ...
Updated: 2016-10-25 17:50
  1. The Peace Statue at the Nagasaki Peace Park [Image courtesy of the Nagasaki Tourism Federation]
  On the north side of the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter, on a slightly elevated hill stands the Peace Park, which holds the vow to never again repeat the tragic war and the wish for world peace....
Updated: 2016-10-25 15:32
  Hinoe Castle was the former residence of the Arima clan, the then-ruling family in the Shimabara peninsula during the Middle Ages.   Arima Harunobu, the daimyo at the time, receiv...
Updated: 2016-10-21 09:43
A beautiful valley situated at the basin of the Kusu and Naruko Rivers, Kyusuikei is renowned for offering beautiful sceneries of greenery, autumn foliage, and majestic waterfalls.   Both...
Updated: 2016-10-20 18:14
  Hara Castle is where 37,000 Christians in Shimabara and Amakusa barricaded themselves in under the lead of the young Amakusa Shiro - who was only 16 years old at the time -  in wha...
Updated: 2016-10-20 17:36
  Christians were forced to hide when the government policy banning Christianity was implemented. Instead of churches, the pilgrims were forced to hide among areas such as Mount Yasumandake an...
Updated: 2016-10-20 11:17
  Under the rule of Christian daimyo Arima Harunobu, for the longest time Arima was the base point of missionaries doing their evangelization. However, the times changed and persecution of the...
Updated: 2016-10-18 11:01
  This mansion's construction started during the Meiji Era and underwent upgrades and expansion through the Taisho and early Showa Periods. The house is a prime example of moder...
Updated: 2016-10-07 20:36
  1. Arashiyama Togetsukyō
Arashiyama is a popular tourist spot, particularly for viewing cheery blossoms in spring and red leaves in autumn. It is the mountain that stands on the west of Togetsukyō and represents the regi...
Updated: 2016-10-06 18:17
  1. Tamon Tower
Fukuoka Castle was built for a period of 7 years by Kuroda Nagamasa, the feudal lord of Chikuzen (former name of Fukuoka) and son of Kuroda Kanbei who became nationally known from the NHK taiga drama...

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