Iki City Ikikoku MuseumIki
Ikikoku Museum presents the history of Iki in a building built on a hill overlooking the Harunotsuji Archeological Site. The museum’s collections and exhibits include many records and archeological artifacts related to the island’s historical sites, including Harunotsuji. It is an important center for disseminating information about the island of Iki, preserving the history of the entire island.
Harunotsuji Guidance CenterIki
At Harunotsuji Guidance Center, visitors can see the course of the archeological survey at the Harunotsuji site, the history of the restoration work, and the tools used in the archeological dig and restoration. In the hands-on experience room, visitors can try their hand at ancient skills such as making magatama (curved, comma-shaped beads), earthenware, and glass beads. There is also a hands-on rice paddy cultivating ancient rice grains outside.
Iki Fudoki-no-Oka KofunkanIki
Learn about the history of Iki from the Kofun period to the Edo period at this facility. Kofunkan presents a detailed overview of the Cluster of Tumuli on Iki and information about the location of the burial mounds. It also has a model of Soroku Tumulus, Nagasaki Prefecture’s largest keyhole-shaped burial mound, that shows how it was built.
Tsushima History and Folk Customs MuseumTsushima
Tsushima History and Folk Customs Museum presents the history of Tsushima through historical archives, arts and crafts archives, and folk custom archives. The Tsushima Domain, which had a monopoly on diplomacy and trade with Joseon (Korea), has left some 120,000 documents and records, known as the Tsushima So Clan Documents, about 80,000 of which are held at this Museum.
Michi-no-Eki Kentoshi FurusatokanGoto
Exhibits of archives connected to the Japanese diplomatic missions to Tang China, and an introduction to Miiraku as it appears in poems in classical literature, such as the Manyoshu and Kagero Nikki. The Manyo Theater shows video about the China missions and the Manyoshu. This rest area also features a shop selling produce and specialty products of the Goto Islands, a seafood market, and a restaurant serving local dishes, so visitors can enjoy the food of the region.
Goto Tourism and History MuseumGoto
The Goto Tourism and History Museum was built on the former site of Ishida Castle (Fukue Castle), Japan’s only coastal fortress built at the end of the Edo period for national defense. Visitors can learn all about the history and culture of the Goto Islands, including archeological artifacts from the archipelago, centering on Fukue Island, historical archives, art and craft artifacts, and about the nature, lifestyle and festivals of the islands.