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Heritage & History

Explore thousands of years of history and experience ancient traditions on this vibrant island

Kokura Castle

At the heart of Japan's ancient origins and as the gateway between Japan and the world, Kyushu's history is dynamic. The legends of gods and goddesses were born here, living on through songs and festivals. This land has seen triumphs and tragedies, great battles and world-changing moments. Hundreds of years of trade and diplomacy with Asia and Europe brought new ideas and a global outlook that still informs Kyushu's culture.

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