Nine districts of samurai residences in Kagoshima Prefecture were registered as Japan Heritage sites on May 20. The area includes Izumi Tamoto, a district in which approximately 150 samurai residences remain in an area of 46 hectares. Lined with houses that were built some 400 years ago, the streets maintain the atmosphere of the Edo period. This year, the Agency for Cultural Affairs had chosen sixteen tangible and intangible assets to add to Japan Heritage during its fifth selection. This was the first inclusion of a place in Kagoshima Prefecture. Source: NHK News Web, 5/20/2019
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