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.