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October 9, 2020

Koishiwara-yaki: The Beauty of Function

Koishiwara-yaki is a traditional and functional pottery, named after Koishiwara city in Fukuoka, Kyushu. The pottery dates back to Japan’s early Edo period (1603-1868). At that time the Kuroda clan’s feudal lord invited pottery craftsmen from Imari to produce fine…
October 4, 2020

Amagi Park

Asakura's beautiful Amagi Park (甘木公園), is just a 25 minute walk from Amagi Station. Known by locals as Maruyama-koen, the park encompasses a total of 31.7 hectares and is a popular place for all to enjoy the sunshine and get…
September 20, 2020

Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum

The Tachiarai Peace Memorial Museum was constructed inside airplane hanger that the airport housed. The museum offers an introduction to the Tachiarai airport facilities plus information about the air attacks and the kamikaze special attack unit who graduated from Tachiarai…
September 19, 2020

Asakura Water Wheels

The seven water wheels of Asakura have been in operation since they were completed in 1789. Built in the Edo period by local farmers, the wheels continue today to provide irrigated water to the surrounding 35 hectares of rice fields.…
September 13, 2020

Himiko, Queen of the Yamatai kingdom

Throughout Asakura you will find various cartoon images of a cheery woman wearing a traditional dress. This young woman is none other than Queen Himiko (卑弥呼): the first influential woman of power in Japanese history. Her rule over the Yamatai…
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Asakura Tourism Association

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and the day after national holiday

1320 Amagi, Asakura City, Fukuoka
838-0068, Japan

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