Nakatsu & Yabakei (中津・耶馬渓）
Nakatsu is a small city on the north coast of Oita-prefecture, just east of its
border with Fukuoka-prefecture.
During the Edo Period of Japanese history, Nakatsu was a mid-sized domain, and the
town itself has recently expanded to include outlying towns and districts and now comprises
almost 500 square kilometers with a population of almost 85,000.
The castle was built in 1588 on the estuary of Nakatsu river.
The temple called Akakabe Dera literally means red wall.
The approximately 1 km high monolithic rockey mountain
The tunnel built by a monk Zenkai in Edo period, spending 30 years
A historic temple built on the top of the mountain in 645
Called Hitomi Hakkei, the scenic spot
Maple Yaba Cycling Road
Cycling road built on the site of the old Yabakei Railroad
Location of Nakatsu & Yabakei