|Kamisokoino Dotenouchi Machinaka Nakasokoino Tenmangu Shrine Nakama Toritani|
The course includes the Umeyasu Tenmangu Shrine and Soshagu Shrine where Sugawara-no-Michizane is said to have visited. From the end of January to the beginning of February, pretty red and white plum blossoms bloom on the ground of the Umeyasu Tenmangu Shrine and fascinate passersby. This course is filled with variety of interesting spots and historical spots such as a residential area which still remains some traces of coal mining days, and an outdoor museum with Moai stone monoliths.
The “Nakappa” city mascot standing on across the road greets everyone arriving. And right in front of you is the Onga River, a class A river famous for its bass fishing!
A Shinto shrine with an impressive and imposing “torii” gate. The area in front of the hall of worship is adorned with large ema, votive wooden wishing plaques on which the chief priest has drawn good luck illustrations.
Enshrined here is the spirit of Yakushibutsu Buddha, or Healing Buddha, closely connected to the Heike legends. Tradition has it that he was able to relieve the pain of sickness of all people.
Be sure to stroke the “Uso” statue of the Japanese bullfinch, because stroking it is said to make you wiser.
A road which looks like as if it is covered with tortoise shells!!
Features many replicas of famous stone statues from around the world. Moai stone monoliths of Easter Island greet you as you approach! It was built in 1989 on the former site of the JNR Katsuki Line which used to transport coal.
Made of brick, these are a reflection of the time when coal transportation flourished. With the right timing, you can see a train passing right over the top of your head.
Opened in 1762, this man-made canal which took approximately 140 years to build and started by the order of Kuroda Nagamasa. From the Meiji to Taisho eras, it was bustling with riverboats transporting coal.
A long-established bread factory which produces bread for school lunch in Nakama City. If you’re lucky, you might be able to buy some of the bread that is left over there.
Many remain areas of natural and cultural assets
Course to walk the World Heritage location in 2015
Center and train station of the city flourished as a town of coal mine , course to walk the mall