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Kyushu Travel Guide

Hakata Ramen at Yatai

 

Food stalls “Yatai” is one thing to enjoy in Fukuoka.


Despite a decline in recent year, there are said to be more than 160.

The food stalls have all kind of food, but you have to try Hakata ramen, usually made with white soup from pork bone and thin noodles.    
When you order, you can specify noodle texture, such as yawa, meaning “soft”,
or bari-kata, meaning 
“very hard”. In local dialect bari means “very”.
Anther unique thing is kaedama.

 

The thin noodles takes moments to cook, so you can just order an additional noodle serving,

but don’t drink too much soup before ordering more noodles. Besides ramen stalls, there are

gyoza dumpling stall, Western-style bar stalls and more. It’s hard to pick out just one.

The stalls have a unique and strange appeal. Eating in such cozy spaces with others creates 

a friendly feel of community.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-city
Access

7 minutes walk from Subway Nakasu-kawabata station

9 minutes walk from Subway Tenjin-minami station

15 minutes walk from JR Hakata station

 

20 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

10 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station


 

 

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Beppu Foot bath

 
Have you tried Foot bath before? 
 
Foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public bath in which people can bath their feet.
Ashiyu in Beppu set up at Kannawa Onsen near the Hell tour spot.
You can easily enjoy it without having to remove all your clothing, only the feet and leg up to the
knee are immersed. 
 

The Foot bath can still warm the entire body because of the large veins that run through the leg.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 5 Furomoto, Kannawa, Beppu-city, Oita-prefecture
Access

15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu Station

a short walk from Kannawa Kamenoi Bus stop

Open hours 9:00 to 21:00
Admission fee

No fee is required

Days closed No closing days

 

 Contact us   

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Kyokusui-no-en

 
Kyokusui-no-en is a Japanese traditional ceremony held at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine on the
first Sunday of March, a purification ceremony on a winding stream, is performed by ladies and
gentlemen in a ceremonial court robe under the plum blossoms in full-bloom.
 
 
After the Tobiume-no-mai dance by shrine maidens, Kyokusui-no-En Festival begins.
Vermilion-lacquered cups full of
sake are set afloat down the stream
Before the cups reach each of the participants sitting along the stream, they have to make up

a Japanese poem called waka, and write it down on a strip of fancy paper.
When the cups reach the participants, they drink the
sakeand hand the paper strip and cup over

to an attendant.

The ceremony has its origin in a historical fact that Ono-no-Yoshifuru, an elder brother of a

noted-calligrapher Ono-no-Tofu, held a ceremony to appease the soul of Michizane Sugawara and

to beguile tedious hours in a rural life.

 

 

 


 

Featured tour related to Dazaifu

Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

 


 

 

Festivals & Events in Kyushu

 

Tamaseseri / wooden ball catching festival   Fukuoka, January

New Year’s Festival held in January, at Hakozaki Shrine
A traditional form of fortune-telling, several hundred men 
wearing lion cloths compete on piggy back in two teams, 
the “sea” team and the “land” team team, 
for possession of a wooden ball. more


 

Nagasaki Lantern Festival   Nagasaki, Chanese new year

An annual festival in Nagasaki held on Chinese new year.
The festival has been started to celebrate a new year by 
Chinese who lived in Nagasaki, and it became the Nagasaki’s 
festival since 1994. More than 10 thousand lanterns are 
decorated at China town during the festival.  more

 

Yanagawa Sagemon Festival   Yanagawa, February through April

The festival is held from February 11 through April 3 in 
Yanagawa. Hina dolls are displayed by families with girls 
to pray for safe growth of their children, in Yanagawa, 
in addition to Hina dolls, colourful “Sagemon” are displayed.
more 


 

Kyokusui-no-en  Dazaifu, March

The festival is held at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine on first 
Sunday of March, a purification ceremony on a winding 
stream, is performed by ladies and gentlemen in a ceremonial 
court robe under the plum blossoms in full-bloom. 
more

 

Hakata Dontaku Festival   Fukuoka, May

The name Dontaku is a corruption of the Dutch word Zontag, 
meaning Sunday. The festival is said to have started as a 
New Year parade of merchants going to the local lord’s 
residence to celebrate. It is held on May 3 and 4 in Hakata, Fukuoka-city

more 


 

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival    Fukuoka, June

The most exciting summer festival in Japa, takes place from 
July 1 to 15 and is held at Kushida-jinja Shrine in Hakata.

There are two kinds of festival floats called Yamagasa.
One is Kazari-yamagasa with 15 meters high, a gorgeously decorated festival float which is decked with elaborate dolls and castles  more

 

Kokura Gion Daiko Festival   Kitakyushu, June

The festivals held in july around Kokura Castle, in which the 
main attraction is the playing the drums. The highlights of the 
Festival which you should not miss are the Taiko Performing 
Contest held at Kokura Castle on July 15th, and the Taiko 
Performing Parade held  on July 16th.  more

 

Tobata Gion Yamagasa     Kitakyushu, June

Float Festivals including Tobata Gion Yamagasa inscribed on UNESCO Intangible Heritage List in 2016. The festival has a lot of energy and is very dynamic as is

the case with festivals such as the Hakata Gion Yamagasa,with young men
wearing the happi  and hachimaki,carrying the Yamagasa and 
walking around the town shouting  “yoitosa yoitosa”. more ..


 

Wasshoi Million Summer Fastival    Kitakyushu, August

The Festival is one of the festivals representing Kyushu 
and  started in 1988 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of th
formation of the city and has more than one and half million
spectators every year.
  It is held in Kokura on the 1st Saturday 
and Sunday in August.  more 

 

Hojoya   Fukuoka, September

One of Hakata’s three main festivals, held in September at the
Hakozaki Shrine, and is a celebration of all living creatures. 
The festival has a a history of over 1000 years.

Join the cheerful crowd in colorful yukata and experience a rare, 
unhurried slice of old-time festivities in Fukuoka.  more


 

Nagasaki Kunchi   Nagasaki, October

It is one of big-three festival in Japan, held on October 7 to 9 
at Suwa Shrine. The festival features Chinese dance including 
Ja-odori, this time dancing all around the city but especially at 
Suwa Shrine. The whole of Nagasaki Kunchi dance was 
designated on Important Intangible Cultural Assetmore

 

Sumo Tournament    Fukuoka, Nobember

Sumo is a Japanese traditional martial art.
Professional Sumo Tournament is held six times a year, in Tokyo, Nagoya,

Osaka and Fukuoka. Fukuoka Tournament is held at Fukuoka International 
Center in November.  more 


 

Chrysanthemum exhibition   Throughout Kyushu, mid October to mid Nobember

The chrysanthemum has been a familiar flower to Japanese 
as the symbol of the Imperial Family and a symbol of longevity 
and rejuvenation. 
The Chrysanthemum exhibition is held annually in autumn 
from mid October to mid November in many shrines, temples 
and gardens throughout Japan.  more

 


 

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Traditional Japanese cuisine (日本料理)

 
Please enjoy Traditional Japanese cuisines which can be eaten only 
at the local area

 
 
Kyushu has excellent ingredients such as fish, vegetables and fruits and there 
are lots of distinctive cuisine in each region. 
 

The traditional cuisine of Japan is based on steamed rice, soy bean soup and 
other dishes; there is an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. 


 

 

Side dishes often consist of fish, pickled vegetables, and vegetables cooked 
in broth. Seafood is common, often grilled, but also served raw as sashimi or in 
sushi. Seafood and vegetables are also deep-fried, as tempura. 
Apart from rice, staples include noodles, such as udon and soba.

 

Set menu of pike conger, can be eaten at Nakatsu area

 

   

   

 

Cherry blossoms (桜)

One of the most beautiful season is Japan is cherry blossoms season, 
from the late part of March through the beginning of April.

During that period, you can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms and fresh green 
everywhere in Japan.

  

 


Japanese like Cherry blossoms very much. Why?

One reason is that we are considered a symbol of the beginning of new life.

For children starting school and graduates starting new job, April cherry blossoms 
suggest a bright future.

  


Another reason is Japanese aesthetic sensibility that attaches a high value to ephemeral 
beauty.

Cherry blossoms in full bloom that last only several days become all the more attractive 
for their transience.


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Fugu, blow fish (河豚)

Japanese like fugu sashimi.

Fugu is blow fish, some types contain tetrodotoxin, and it is a thousand times more 
toxic than potassium cyanide.

Therefore, certification and notification is required to clean and sell it.
So why risk your life? The answer is simple – the taste.

Fugu is chewy so as sashimi, it’s cut so thin it’s transparent.

 

Pieces are spread out like beautiful petals, and a few pieces are eaten at time 
with condiments and ponzu.
One bite of the delicate yet rich flavor will addict you.
Fugu hot pot in winter is supreme it’s made by boiling scraps and bones with 
vegetable in stock.
It’s flavored and enjoyed with ponzu.

After eating the ingredients, add rice for final delicious porridge.

The most famous places where you can enjoy Fugu are Shimonoseki and Usuki.


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Yobuko Squid (呼子のイカ)

Yobuko is famous for fresh Yobuko Squid, transparent in body 
and firm in texture.

The squid has a sweetness that melt upon the tangue. 
In the finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the flesh of 
still-living seafood is served.

The freshness is outstanding in fact, flesh is usually still twitching while 
served up on the plate.


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Excursion & Activities

 

We offer many activities and fun things to do in Kyushu.

 

Canal boat cruise in Yanagawa 

Yanagawa Canal boat cruise is to board a small boat called the Donkobune and slowly go down the river skillfully maneuvered by a boatman with bamboo pole. 

Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the streets and houses which still retain some remnants of castle town.   more


 

Foot bath in Beppu 

Foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public bath in which people can bath their feet. Ashiyu in Beppu set up at Kannawa Onsen. You can easily enjoy

it without having to remove all your clothing, only the feet and leg up to the knee

are immersed.  more


 

Fruit picking

In the harvest time, the northern Kyushu boasts many area with beautiful

fruit orchards.
Fukuoka is one of the leading fruit-producing prefecture in all Japan.

The fruit production in Fukuoka is primarily concentrated in the southern 

Chikugo region such as Ukiha,  Asakura and Kurume.  more


 

Hell tour 

The most exciting experience in Beppu is Jigoku Meguri or (Burning Hell) tour.  
A collection of hot springs where the water bubbles forth from underground,

often with unusual result. more


 

Sake brewery visiting

There are a lot of Sake brewery in Kyushu where you can visit.
Most of brewery have a tasting corner, 
Let’s sample sake.

Sake is an alcoholic beverage brewed from rice, koji mold and yeast.   more 


 

Michino Eki

Michino Eki means Road Station in Japan.

it provodes places for travelers to rest, they are intended to promote local

tourism and trade.
There are local shop where you can but local product such as agricultual products, seafood,
snacks, souvenirs and other goods.  more


 

Night-view 

The world’s most dynamic, magnificent and spectacular Let’s enjoy the breathtaking scenery that you have never seen before.   more


 

Japanese cultural experience in Kokura

Time to enjoy dressing in Kimono, tea ceremony experience, and Rickshaw

riding experience Kokura Castle Garden and Kokura Castle. You can also take

beautiful photographs in this location to provide you with wonderful

memories and recollection of your visit to Kokura.  more 

 

Sake brewery

Let us show you the Sake brewery

There are a lot of Sake brewery where you can visit in Kyushu.

 

  

 
Sake is an alcoholic beverage brewed from rice, koji mold and yeast.
Its alcohol content ranges from 13% to 16% and its quality varies according 
to its fermentation processes.
Depending on the season, it’s served warm or chilled, and it tastes good in 
either case. 

 

Sake produced in Japan is divided mainly into four categories, depending on 
the degree of rice milling. 
They are, Honjouzou-shu (sake with at least 30% of rice polished away and a 
little alcohol added), Junmai-shu (pure sake with no milling rate specified), 
Ginjou-shu (quality sake with at least 40% rice polished away), Daiginjou-shu 
(top-quality sake with at least 50% of rice polished away).
In general, the more polished the rice grain is, the higher the grade of sake become.

 

There are three important factors in sake brewing, quality rice, quality water, 
and master brewer’s expertise.
Yamada-nishiki, which is famous as top-quality rice for sake brewing, is widely used to 
make quality sake such as Ginjou-shu.


The second most important factor in sake brewing is quality of water, so sake 
breweries have been traditionally built where underground water is available. 

Since Japan is a mountainous and rainy country blessed with high quality water, 
sake brewing has been developed in many part of Japan including Kyushu.

Finally, master brewer’s techniques and crucial. It takes a lot of experience and a 
discriminating taste to control the complicated process of sake brewing.
Master brewers have long beloved that good rice malt guarantees good sake.
 
 

 

Therefore, they try their best to prepare the best possible rice malt, which is crucial 
for sake brewing. 
Indeed, sake brewer’s techniques give distinctive flavors to different type of sake.

 

There is a tasting corner,  Let’s sample sake.