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Futsukaichi Onsen and Other Spots Recognized as Japan Heritage

Futsukaichi Onsen (hot spring) and ten other spots have been added to ‘The Western Capital of Ancient Japan −Exchange Hub with East Asia−,’ a registered Japan Heritage in Fukuoka. The heritage, which represents historical stories related to the ancient government in Dazaifu City and its cultural exchange with Eastern Asia, was initially recognized as a Japan Heritage in 2015. The Agency for Cultural Affairs recently approved additional assets, including the historical hot spring district in Futsukaichi, a group of old tombs (created in late 6th ~ 7th Century) in Onojo, and more. The heritage now consists of thirty tangible and intangible items in seven cities and towns inside Fukuoka Prefecture and Saga Prefecture. Sources: NHK

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Published: Jun 26, 2020 / Last Updated: Jun 30, 2020

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