|Participants of the field training|
It takes a little over an hour from JR Beppu station to the Usuki Stone Buddhas by JR and local bus. The Usuki Stone Buddhas are a set of beautiful statues carved from hardened volcanic ash. 59 statues were designated as a national treasure in 1995. It is believed that they were created in the Heian (794-1185) and Kamakura (1185-1333) periods, however it is unknown who made them or for what purpose . Much remains a mystery. Admission is 530 yen for adult.
|A part of the ruin of Usuki castle|
Usuki castle was built in 1556 by Otomo Sorin, a christian daimyo.
|A street with white walls in Usuki city|
|A private houses and a back street|
|An old samurai house|