Ruins of Ono Fortress

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(National Historical Site)
To the north of Dazaifu City, there is a mountain called Mt. Shioji Ono Fortress.
This was built on its summit in 665 A.D. for the purpose of protecting the Dazaifu.
It consisted of a number of buildings surrounded by a mud and stone embankment, which was 8 kilometers in circumference.
All that remains today is part of the embankment and foundation stones of about 70 storehouses.
Mt. Shioji was originally called Mt. Ono, a name which often appears in Manyo poetry.
The name Shioji comes from the Shitenno (Four Deva kings) which were enshrined on the mountain.
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Walk for one hour from downtown.
Visit is free.