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Sakiura District

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Designated an important landscape of Japan, this historic district on the east side of Arikawa provides a glimpse into the past through its impressive stone architecture, built from genuine “Goto stone”—sandstone dug out from local quarries. Goto stone was desired all over Japan, famed for being easy to work with while still providing durability. This area was mainly populated by stonemasons, and their use of stone for living spaces has created unique scenery that invokes a sense of nostalgia and old-world charm. The masons’ trust in Goto stone has proven well placed, as the structures remain as beautiful as the day they were built.


Address 長崎県南松浦郡新上五島町友住郷の全域及び赤尾郷、江ノ浜郷の一部
Contact Shinkamigoto Town Office Tourism Division(Tel: 0959-53-1131)


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