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Nakatsu & Yabakei & Buzen

 

Nakatsu, Yabakei and Buzen were same province called Buzen in the Edo period
( 1603 to 1868 AD).
 
After the Meiji Restoration, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures
then Buzen belonged to Fukuoka prefecture and Nakatsu and Yabakei transferred
to Oita prefecture. However those region have strong connection between culture
and living even now Because of common history as same province.

 

Explore in Nakatsu


Nakatsu Castle

The castle was built in 1588 on the estuary of Nakatsu river by Kuroda Kanbei,

who supported Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s unification of Japan. Today, the castle

keeps is open to the public as the Okudaira Family with the successive 
load of Okudaira family of exhibited.


 

Goganji Temple

The temple called Akakabe Dera literally means red wall.
Legend has it that when the local ruling Utsunomiya family retainer, who was hostile
agaist Kuroda Kanbei, was murdered in a set-up, ther blood had splatterd on the
white walls in front of the gate, and walls had to be painted red for stains come
back no matter how many times the walls were painted over. 

 

Fukuzawa Yukichi’s former residence

The childhood home of Fukuzawa Yukichi, whose portrait
can be found on Japanese banknotes.
He was a leading educator of Japan and had influenced
many great figures.


 

Explore in Yabakei

 

Kyoshuho

The approximately 1 km high monolithic rockey mountain was named for it consists of

a series of eight crests which tower as it competing with each other.


From mid-April to early May, nemophila flower bleem, turning
the area blue.


 

Ao-no-domon

A 343-meter tunnel at the foot of Kyoshuho.

 

It was built by a monk named Zenkai in Edo period, who had 
spend 30 years to built the tunnel with a chisel and hammer
to make road safer to travel through.


 

Rakanji Temple

A historic temple built on the top of the mountain in 645.  The temple gate and main
temple hall are at the halfway point, where over 3,000 stone Buddha statues are
enshrined, including the Gohyaku Rakan and Sentai Jizo a cave.
One can walk up to the main hall at the top of the mountain but it is recommended
to take the lift as it affords the view of autumnal foliage.

 

Shin-yabakei

Called Hitomi Hakkei, the scenic spot which represents Yabakei, 
eaned its name for the panoramic view of eight ood rock formations which
can be viewed at once.  The observation deck affords a superb 360-degree view,
from which one can enjoy various vistas throughout the year, from fresh greenery 
to autumnal foliage and snow.

 

Maple Yaba Cycling Road

Cycling road built on the site of the old Yabakei Railroad.
You can Cycle safely while enjoying the view of autumnal 
foliage, as the road has a gradual uncline and a cyclist lane.
Bicycles are available for hire at the Yabakei Cycling 
Terminal.

 

 - Blog, Destinations in Kyushu