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We are Matsuura tourism and local products association.
We are Matsuura tourism and local products association.

What is MATSUURA City?

What is MATSUURA City?
MATSUURA City is located on the KITA-MATSUURA Peninsula, the north part of NAGASAKI Prefecture.The old MATSUURA City and two islands floating on IMARI Bay, FUKUSHIMA-Cho and TAKASHIMA-Cho, have annexed in 2006.The east side of city is facing IMARI City, SAGA Prefecture, and the west side of city is facing HIRADO City.And the city is located at the distance about 100Km from NAGASAKI Airport and FUKUOKA Airport, and it takes less than 2 hours by car to get the city.MATSUURA City is one of the best fishery towns in Japan as well as an agricultural town where a variety of vegetables and fruits are grown.

History of MATSUURA City

History of MATSUURA City
MATSUURA was firstly noted as [MATSURA (MATSUURA)] on the history book, “Gishi-Wajinden” (the Record of Japan in the History of Wei) written in late 3rd century and it was an important route connecting Asian Continent and Japan since ancient times.The area of sea peoples who lived by catching the fruits of the sea on the sea side and taking continental culture was used to be the ISE Shrine’s territory used as the location to pay tribute to the God.A samurai warrior group called [MATSURA Party] was organized in this MATSUURA before long.They governed the area from KARATSU, IMARI, up to SASEBO, TOHI, IKI and GOTO-Islands, and prospered for about 500 years by commerce with Asian Continent.The city prospered by coral industry between MEIJI Period and Postwar Period but all coral mines were closed due to energy revolution since 1960’s, and the city is aiming to keep industrial foundation by constructing thermal power generation plant in addition to fishery industry continuing since pre-War Period.

Features of MATSUURA City

Features of MATSUURA City
MATSUURA City is famous for GENKO (Mongol invasion attempts against Japan). Yuan Dynasty (Mongolian Empire) surged ahead Japan two times, “Bunei War” in 1274 and “Koan War” 1281 in the 13th century to invade Japan. Still the battle site remains clearly.And [HONNAMON Experience (Real One Experience)] which has started from the concept of the real life experience for tourists in farming villages and fishery villages now becomes the main attraction of MATSUURA City sightseeing which accepts 30,000 people a year.

Highlights Of Matsuura

  • Takashima-kouzaki designated as a national historical relic site
    Takashima-kouzaki designated as a national historical relic site
  • Historic relics of the Mongolian invation at Takashima
    Historic relics of the Mongolian invation at Takashima
  • Mongolian village in Takashima
    Mongolian village in Takashima
  • Irohajima archipelagos
    Irohajima archipelagos
  • Matsuura Municipal Takashima Museum Of History and Takashima Folklore Buried Cultural Properties Center
    Matsuura Municipal Takashima Museum Of History and Takashima Folklore Buried Cultural Properties Center
  • Doya terraced paddy fields
    Doya terraced paddy fields
  • Ohyama park
    Ohyama park
  • Mt.Furousan multi-purpose park
    Mt.Furousan multi-purpose park
  • Ancient site of Matsura Clan Kajiya castle
    Ancient site of Matsura Clan Kajiya castle
  • Imabuku shrine
    Imabuku shrine
  • Hoshikajou mountain
    Hoshikajou mountain
  • Ryuuou Waterfalls
    Ryuuou Waterfalls
  • Hounohama swimming beach
    Hounohama swimming beach
  • October Matsuura suigun(navy) fastival
    October Matsuura suigun(navy) fastival
  • August Syourou-nagashi(festival of remembrance for dead)and Fireworks show
    August Syourou-nagashi(festival of remembrance for dead)and Fireworks show
  • Horse-back Archery of Shisa kunchi
    Horse-back Archery of Shisa kunchi
  • Dragon dance of Mikuriya Kunchi
    Dragon dance of Mikuriya Kunchi

Shopping in Matsuura

  • In-season Japanese jack mackerel
    In-season Japanese jack mackerel
  • In-season mackerel
    In-season mackerel
  • Matsuura Blowfish
    Matsuura Blowfish
  • Matsuura Bluefin tuna
    Matsuura Bluefin tuna
  • Fukushima tiger prawn
    Fukushima tiger prawn
  • Matsuura Earl's Melon
    Matsuura Earl’s Melon
  • Mikuriya Grape
    Mikuriya Grape

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