CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS
While Geocaching the other day on Ikei Island, we came across a really cool historical site called Nakabaru Ruins. There are many things to see on this little island, so put this on the “to-do” list next time you are out there!
The first thing you’ll notice is the amazingly large hatchet-looking statue. After the perfect photo-op at said statue, head to the clearing behind it. You can’t miss it! When this site was found they unearthed the remains of a village with artifacts dated to over 2000 years ago. They restored the area to show the different sites that were discovered. At each section of the village there are markers explaining the area, with translations in English. Enjoy!
Directions: To get there, you get to enjoy a beautiful drive! Wherever you are coming from, get onto Route 10 heading east. This road will take you along some beautiful places. Continue on Route 10 across Henza and Miyagi Islands, and then when you get to Ikei Island, continue straight on the road past several fields until you come to a sign on the left side of the road that says “Nakabaru Ruins, 100 Meters.” Turn left at the sign and you can’t miss the site.