Saturday, August 18, 2007


It's saturday and I was in an adventurous mood this morning. So I took the train and went to Yoshinogari, a Yayoi site, roughly an hour from Fukuoka. Fukuoka train station looks like any other train station in the world and luckily it also works like any other. So I found my way around quite easily without having to know too much Japanese.

Yoshinogari is an archaeological park with a rebuilt Yayoi settlement. Sometimes the reconstructions lacked professionality (the moat being the most horrible concrete reconstruction I have ever seen) but the atmosphere of this beautiful facility redeemed everything. Here an overview:

And some details:

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