#556: Mount Yasumandake (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)


#556: Mount Yasumandake (category: mountain)

Mount Yasumandake

Mount Yasumandake, with an altitude of 530 meters, is the tallest mountain in Hirado Island, located to the northwest of Kyushu Island (refer to #063). It has been worshipped by the people since the ancient times.

Especially, during the Edo era (from 17th to 19th centuries), the mountain top was a sacred place for "hidden Christians". It is a factor of "Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region", a UNESCO World Heritage Site newly listed in 2018.

Mount Yasumandake Japan

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