Itazuke Historical Ruins: A Yayoi Period Village


Itazuke is a village from the Yayoi period, the era in which Japan first began rice agriculture. It is the oldest settlement with two moats in Japan. The village is located on a plateau, spanning 80m east to west and 110m north to south, and is surrounded by a V-shaped ditch. Along the edge of the plateau run irrigation canals from which rice paddies extend to the east and west. At institutions related to the village, such as Itazu Ruins-Yayoi Hall and the historically reconstructed rice paddies, one can learn about life in the Yayoi period while experiencing the history of rice agriculture.

About the Building
Classification: Designated national historical ruin
Built in: Jomon-Yayoi periods
Scale: 12mabove sea level

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 812-0888 福岡県福岡市博多区板付3-21-1
Address Fukuoka City Hakata Ward Itazuke 3-21-1
Telephone Number 092-711-4666(福岡市経済観光文化局文化財活用部文化財活用課)
Contact Fukuoka-shi Board of Education cultural assets Maintenance Division
Fax Number 092-733-5537
Open 9:00~17: 00 (as for the entering a building until 16:30)
Closed From December 29 to January 3
Access From the Nishitetsu bus stop 「Itazukedanchi dai2」より徒歩3 it is a three minute walk.

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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