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Yanagawa travel guide

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The Beautiful Canal town Yanagawa

Yanagawa is located about 60km south of Fukuokacity and is a former Castle town facing the

Ariake Sea and spreading in the Chikugo plain. Current main industries are tourism, fishery and

agriculture.

 

Canal is feature of Yanagawa

It had been constructed for people’s lives and agriculture since ancient time and also used for the

moats of the Castle. Surprisingly the total length of the canal is 60 km. Now the canals of the

Yanagawa-city including former Castle town are used as Canal boat cruise for sightseeing.

 


 

Canal boat cruise 

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.

 


 

Ohana and Shotoen Garden

Listed on National Scenic Landmark, was built in 1697 as the villa of the Fourth Lord Tachibana

Akitora. At that time the region was called Hanabatake (Field of flower), so the villa was named

Ohana or Flower.

 


 

Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara

Yanagawa is the birthplace of renown poet Hakushu Kitahara, whose accomplishments are marked by a

memorial park and the many stone monuments bearing his works placed throughout the city.

 


 

Local cuisine 

 

Eel cuisines in Yanagawa

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel that has more than 300 years history. There are many

restaurants which have their long history and each restaurants have been keeping the traditional

source and brand value.

 

 

Local delicacies 

Yanagawa is facing to Ariake Sea where many fresh and unique fishes are caught.

Japanese cuisine using local delicacies is also reccomended

 


 

Sake breweries

There are two authentic Sake breweries where you can enjoy tasting in Yanagawa.

Yanagawa Shuzo Sake brewery founded in 1890 and Kikubijin Shuzo Sake brewery founded in 1735.

 

     Yanagawa Shuzo

           Kikubijin Shuzo

            Kikubijin Shuzo


 

Yanagawa Sagemon Festival

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.

 

 


 

 Location of Yanagawa

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 87-1 Honmachi, Yanagawa-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

50 minutes by Nishitetsu train from Nishitetsu Tenjin (Fukuoka)

Transportation Nishitetsu train
Population 66,000   Population density 850

 

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Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

 

Explores two popular destinations, Yanagawa & Dazaifu.

Yanagawa is the beautiful canal town where the Canal boat cruise and local cuisines can

be enjoyed. Dazaifu is the most recommended place to visit in Fukuoka-prefecture where

has 1300 years history, featured spot is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine.

 


 

 Travelling route  



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour Conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want
・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yanagawa  by a vehicle

   Canal boat cruise

Exploring Yanagawa : Ohana Shotoen Garden and Shopping

Lunch at  Yanagawa  : Unagi (eel ) cuisine or seafood cuisine of Ariake sea

Trasfer to Dazaifu by a vehicle

Exploring Dazaifu  : Shrine Approach path,  Komyozen-ji templeDazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-city by a vehicle

17:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city

 

Options : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Sake breweries in Yanagawa

Kyushu National Museum

Site of Dazaifu Government Office

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yanagawa

The Beautiful Canal town Yanagawa located about 60km south of Fukuoka-city and is

a former Castle town facing the Ariake Bay and spreading in the Chikugo plain.

Canal boat cruise is most recommended experience.

 

Canal boat cruise 

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 Canal boat cruise

 at the beautiful Castle town 

 

 A leisurely cruise along the

streets & houses which still

retain remnants of castle town

 

Hearing the boatman’s

explanation of the history &

landscape of Yanagawa

Ohana and Shotoen Garden

Listed on National Scenic Landmark, was built in 1697 as the villa of the Fourth Lord

Tachibana Akitora. At that time the region was called Hanabatake (Field of flower), so

the villa was named Ohana or Flower.

 

 

Built as the villa of the Fourth

Lord Tachibana Akitora

 

A 3300 square meters

Japanese style garden

 

Western style building

built in 1910


 

Lunch at Yanagawa  

 

Eel cuisines

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel that has more than 300 years history.

There are many restaurants which have their long history and each restaurants have

been keeping the traditional source and brand value.

 

Local delicacies 

Yanagawa is facing to Ariake Sea where many fresh and unique fishes are caught.

Japanese cuisine using local delicacies is also reccomended. 

 

 

 Featured Ariage Sea food

 Restaurant, Yoakejaya

 

 Typical Sea food meal used

  fresh and unique fishes

 

 Sushi, used fresh and unique 

 fishes caught in Ariake Sea


 

Dazaifu  

Dazaifu is a historical place, about 1300 years ago, in Dazaifu, there was a government

office to manage the entire Kyushu  for a long period of 500 years at the present Dazaifu. 

Dazaifu Temmangu Shrine

The Shrine dedicated to the deity of learning. Many Japanese visit the Shrine to pass the

examination successfuly. Built on the site of grave of Sugawara Michizane, who is deified

as the Deity of scholarship. The shrine is the headquarter shrine of 12,000 Tenmangu

shrines in Japan.

 

  

 

  Approch path to the Shrine,

  there are many gift shops

  and restaurants

 

Sacred Cow welcome you to

Shrine

 

 Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine,

 dedicated to the deity of

 learning


 

Komyozen-ji temple

The Zen temple famous for its beautiful stone garden built during the Kamakura period just

next to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and is within walking distance of Nishitetsu Dazaifu station.

 

 

 Beautiful stone garden

 

 Japanese garden

 

 Temple bell


 

Option

 

Sake breweries in Yanagawa

There are two authentic Sake breweries where you can enjoy tasting in Yanagawa.

Yanagawa Shuzo Sake brewery founded in 1890 and Kikubijin Shuzo Sake brewery

founded in 1735.

 

 

  Yanagawa Shuzo

 

  Kikubijin Shuzo

 

   Kikubijin Shuzo


 

Kyushu National Museum

Kyushu National Museum was opened in 2005 in Dazaifu-city next to Dazaifu Tenmangu

Shrine, as Japan’s fourth national museum after Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara.

 


 

Site of Dazaifu Government Office

Government site of Ancient Kyushu, Known as TOFURO, the site was used during the

Nara (710 to 794 AD) and Heian (794 to 1185 AD) period. The Dazaifu was responsible

for supervising Japan’s maritime frontier, as well as for administering the nine provinces 

and two island of the Saikaido (modern Kyushu).

 


 

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Fruits harvest experience

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Let’s enjoy harvesting Fruits

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 Tanushimaru.

 


 

Strawbery : December through May, in Ukiha and Yame

 

  

 

Grape : August to bignning of October, in Ukiha and Tanushimaru 

 


 

Persimmon : Middle of October to biginning of December, in Asakura, Ukiha and Tanushimaru 

 


 

AppleAugust to December, in Asakura and Kama 

 


 

Kabosu, September to October in Bungo-ono, Oita-prefecture

 

 


 

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Marine World Uminonakamichi

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The aquarium focuses on the aquatic life found around Kyushu.

The main tank is a huge, seven meter deep pool filled with all different kinds of marine life

including over 120 sharks of 20 different varieties.

There are also several outdoor tanks where you can experience feeding dolphins

and sea lions.

 

 


 

Location of Fukuoka-city    

 

   

 


 

General information

Address 18-28 Nishitozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by a vehcle from JR Hakata station

35 minutes by a vehcle from Fukuoka Airpot

Open hours

9:30 to 17:30 April to November

9:00 to 21:30 July 15 to August 31

9:30 to 21:30 Saturday, Sunday and National holidays in September

10:00 to 17:00 December to Februry

10:00 to 21:00 December 23 to 25

Admission fee JPY 2,300
Days closed February 5 and 6

 

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Fukuoka one-day tour

 

The Heart of Kyushu and the energetic city bustling as the center of Kyushu’s politics,

economy, culture, fashion as well as tourism.

Fukuoka-city has many kind of fascinating tourist attractions and abundant tourism

materials which are different from the other destinations in Kyushu. For this tour, we take

you to historical places and local traditional areas for introducing the real Japan.

 


 

 Location of Fukuoka-city    

 

   

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary  

 

9:00 depart the Hotel in Fukuoka-city

Kushida Shrine

Hakata Machiya Furusatokan

Tochoji temple

Exploring Kawabata-dori Shopping Street

Lunch :Ramen stadium or Local restaurants

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

Yusentei Garden, enjoy tea ceremony

16:00 Arrive the Hotel in Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.

Seaside Momochi

Marine World Uminonakamichi

Nokonoshima Island

Fukuoka Chuo Wholesale fish Market

 


 

Where to explore


Kushida Shrine

The most exciting summer festival in Kyushu, Hakata Gion Yamagasa is held in the shrine

in July. The tall Kazari Yamakasa, a luxuriously decorated float, is always displayed which 

was constructed without using even a single nail.

 

 

 Shrine main building

 

 Sacred Crane Well

 

 Hakata Gion Yamakasa

 decoration


 

Hakata Machiya Furusatokan

It is a folk museum depicts the life and culture of Hakata Fukuoka. Exhibition hall, many

faces and facets of the Hakata way of life can be found, Machiya hall, is a superb example

of traditional architecture and has been moved here and restored to provide a glimpse into 

the past.

 

 

 The museun is located next to

 Kushida Shrine

 

 Exhibition hall

 

 Hakata doll


 

Tochoji Temple

The Temple was founded in 806 by Kobo-daishi Kukai and it is the oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan that  Kobo-daishi set up. The Fukuoka Daibutsu called Great Buddha 

of Fukuoka completed in 1993 stands 10.8 meters tall and is the largest seated wooden 

image of Buddha in Japan.

 

 

 

 Five-story pagodo

 

 

 

Head temple of Shingon

Buddhism Kyushu sect 

 

 

 Garaves of Kuroda Lord


 

Kawabata-dori Shopping Street

Japanese traditional Shopping Street where you can find a lot of Cool Japan. The entrance of the

shopping street is located next to Kushida Shrine. Approximately 130 shops built in the 400 metre

arcade. There are also souvenir shops including Hakata dolls, shops collected Hakata Gion

Yamakasa goods. ​Enjoy lunch, Hakata Ramen at the birth place of Nagahama Ramen.

 

 

 Entrance of Shopping

 arcade

 

130 shops in the 400 metre

arcade including souvenir shops

 

 

  Birth place of Nagahama

  Ramen


 

Lunch, Ramen Stadium

Ramen Stadium isn’t really a stadium as the name suggests, but a food court on the fifth floor

of Canal City’s Cinema Building. It carries not one, but eight famous ramen stalls that serves

different ramen styles from across Japan. Ramen Stadium has eight ramen stalls with ramen

from Hakata, Kurume, and as far as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Sapporo.

 

Local restaurants

There are many restaurants for lunch and dinner where you can enjoy authentic Japanese cuisines and

local specialties.

 

 

 

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

Fukuoka castle, was built in 1601.  Part of stone wall and canal, and the Tamon tower are

still left intact as they were back then. There is also a nice view of the city from the former

main Parts of the castle’s former moats were used to construct nearby Ohori koen Park.

 

 

 

 Remaining Tamon tower

 

 

 Stone wall of the Castle

 

 

 Magnificent view of

 Fukuoka-city


 

Yusentei Garden

The Japanese traditional Garden; it was originally built in the 1754 for Kuroda Tsugutaka

who was the lord of Fukuoka clan. You can feel Japanese traditional cultures and enjoy

Tea Ceremony.

 

 

The time-honored Japanese

 garden

 

Beautiful lake, colorful carp

swimming

 

 Traditional Japanese room,

 enjoy Tea Ceremony


 

Option

 

Seaside Momochi

The water-front resort area, only a 15 minute drive from Tenjin in the centre of Fukuoka-city. 

The park is surrounded by Fukuoka Tower and high rise contemporary high rise buildings, 

all of which help make a modern urban landscape.  There are many tourist attractions here

 

Seaside Momochi area

 

Fukuoka Tower

 

Seaside Park & Marizon 

 

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

 

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

 

 

A complex facility for wedding

hall, shops and restaurants


 

Marine World Uminonakamichi

The aquarium focuses on the aquatic life found around Kyushu. The main tank is a huge,

seven meter deep pool filled with all different kinds of marine life including over 120 sharks

of 20 different varieties. There are also several outdoor tanks where you can experience

feeding dolphins and sea lions.

 

 

Marine World Uminonakamichi

facing to Hakata bay

 

 Dolphines and sea lions Show

 

 Different kinds of marine life

  can be enjoyed

 


 

Nokonoshima Island

In the middle of Hakata Bay Beautiful flowers can be enjoyable throughout the year.

Rapeseed blossom, Cherry blossom, Livingstone daisy Poppy, Rhododendro, Marigold,

Hydrengea, Plumed cockscomb, Dahlia, Sunflower, Cockspur coral tree Bougainvillea,

Scarlet sage, Cosmos, Dahlia, Autumn leaves, Scarlet sage, Japanese narcissus,

Japanese camellia, Plum.

 

 

Breathtaking panoramic

view of Hakata bay

 

Beautiful flowers can be

enjoyable throughout the year

 

  Flower garden

 

 


 

Fukuoka Chuo Wholesale fish Market

Well known as the Kitchen of Hakata dealing with fresh sea food. The Wholesale Market

is open to the public on the second Saturday of every month as Citizens Appreciation day.

Time is from 9h to 12h. The Special event is the Tuna Cooking Show, don’t miss it.

 

 

 Tuna Cooking show

 

 Enjoy Tuna sashimi

 

 Wholesale Market is open

 to the public


 

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Site of Dazaifu Government Office

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Government site of Ancient Kyushu.

Known as TOFURO, the site was used during the Nara (710 to 794 AD) and Heian (794 to 1185 AD) 

period. The Dazaifu was responsible for supervising Japan’s maritime frontier, as well as for

administering the nine provinces and two island of the Saikaido (modern Kyushu).

 

 

 In those days, a great edifice with vermillion columns and tiled roof stood at the foot of Mt. Ono, but

today all that remains is a park containing the huge foundation stones of the original building.

 

 

 

 Location of Dazaifu

 

   

 


 

General information  

Address 4-6-1 Kanzeonji, Dazaifu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

20 minutes walk from Nnishitetsu Dazaifu station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station


 

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Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

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The Shrine dedicated to the deity of learning.

Many Japanese visit the Shrine to pass the examination successfuly.

Built on the site of grave of Sugawara Michizane, who is deified as the Deity of scholarship.

The shrine is the headquarter shrine of 12,000 Tenmangu shrines in Japan. 

 

The prescient contain two ponds, an arched bridge, treasure house, and the cypress-bark-roof main

hall which was rconstructed in 1591 and registered as important Cultural Property.

 

Standing to the right side of main hall in a sacred plum tree known as the “flying plum” , which has

been worshipped as the symbol of the shrine. Within the Shrine nature precinct are many plum trees, 

camphor tree, and irises, which provide nature beauty in every season of year.

 


 

Kyokusui-no-en

Tenmangu’s history is recalled by events such as the New Years Exorcism, Fire Festival (Oni-sube),  

Kyokusui-no-en that means Spring Water Poetry Festival, and Jinko-shiki (Annual God-Procession Festival)

which takes place in the Autumn.

 


 

 Location of Dazaifu  

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address 4-7-1 Zaifu, Dazaifu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

5 minutes walk from Nnishitetsu Dazaifu station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

Open hours

January 1 to 3 : 0:00 to 24:00

January 4 to May 19 : 6:30 to 18:00

March 20 to 31 : 6:00 to 18:30

April 1 to May 31 : 6:00 to 19:00

June 1 to Auguast 31 : 6:00 to 19:30

September 1 to 22 : 6:00 to 19:00

September 23 to November 30 : 6:30 to 19:00

December 1 to 30 : 6:30 to 18:30

December 31 : 6:30 to 24:00

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

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Yanagawa Canal boat cruise

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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. 

 

You will enjoy a leisurely cruise along the streets and houses which still retain some 

remnants of castle town, hearing the boatman’s explanation of the history and landscape

of Yanagawa.  You can also enjoy the specialty of Yanagawa eel steamed in basket

called “Unagi-no-seiromushi” on the boat.

 


 

 Location of Yanagawa

 

 

 


 

General infromation

Company Operated by 5 Canal boat cruise companies
Course

70 minutes course : Near Yanagawa station to Okinohata

60 minutes course : Near Yanagawa station to Ohana

30 minutes course : Arond Ohana

Fare

Operating time

JPY 800 to 1600 depending on the course  

9:00 to sunset time


 
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Itoshima travel guide

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The nearest Resort town from Fukuoka-cityItoshima is surrounded Genkai Sea and Seburi

Mountain. The beautiful Genkai Sea where the dynamic wave makes coast line scenery, and

a traditional Japanese landscape in the rural area spreding Mountain foot can be enjoyed.

 


 

Where to visit

 

Sakurai Futamigaura

A beautiful sunset scenic spot at Genkai Sea, the place is selected as Japan’s 100 scenic 

beauty sunset beach.  Located in Genkai Quasi-National Park. The married rock is connected

by the large Shimenawa with 30 metre length and 1 ton weight. Male rock is 11.8 metre high

and Female rock is 11.2 metre hight.

 

 

The married rock is connected

by the large Shimenawa

 

A beautiful sunset scenic spot

at Genkai Sea

 

 Dynamic wave of Genkai

 Sea

 


 

Anego-hama beach

One of the most beautiful beach in Itoshima. Anego no Hama Beach is a beach of “singing”

sand that makes a squeaking sound when people walk on it. It is said that singing sand exists

only on clean beaches, and that 90 such beaches used to exist in Japan.  Today, however,

just 20 singing sand beaches remain due to environmental changes, making beaches like

Anego-hama a rarity.

 

 

 One of the most beautiful

 beach in Itoshima

 

Makes a squeaking sound

when people walk on it

 

Surfing also can be enjoyed


 

 

Keya Cave cruise

The most largest basalt cave in Japan consist of octagon and hexagon columnar joints.

The entrance of the cave is 64 metre high and 10 metre width and the depth is 90 metre.

It is designated as one of three major Basalt caves in Japan.

 

 

 Go to the Cave by boat

 

Octagon and hexagon

columnar joints

 

The most largest basalt cave

in Japan


 

Shiraito Waterfall

The waterfall is located near the source of Katsuki River. It’s 30 meters high. It is known for

clear water, and said to live Sansyouo. In front of the fall, a Banryu maple tree grows naturally

that lives more than 300 years. In autumn, lots of visitors come to see autumn leaves at the

pedestrian and the maple tree leaves.

 

 

 located near the source

of Katsuki River

 

 30 meters high waterfall

 

 Local restaurant


 

Raizan Sennyo-ji temple

One of the most famous temple in Fukuoka-prefecture known for being a great place for cherry

blossom viewing in spring, and many people visit in the autumn to see the fall foliage.

The temple was founded  thein 725, Nara period by Seiga, who come from India as a priest

during the period. There is an Important Cultural Property which is the 4.8 meter wooden 

Avalokitesvara statue in the main hall

 

 

The temple was founded

in 725 by Indian priest

 

400 years of age big maple

tree

 

 

500 Arhat stone statues 

Mataichino shio

The salt making plant by the ancient production method. A salt and a magnesium chloride are produced

with Genkai sea water.  

 

 

 

 Beautiful Genkai Sea

 

 

The salt making by the ancient

production method

 

 

 Enjoy shopping and beautiful

 scenery

 


 

Lunch at Keya area

Featured seafood restaurant, Isonoya. Special seafood dish used fresh fishes caught in the Genkai Sea

can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Located at beautiful

 fishery port

 

 Featured restaurant,

 Isonoya

 

 Sea food lunch


 

Oyster Barbecue Hut

Itoshima oyster growing up in the rich nature of mountain and sea. There are many Oyster Barbecue Huts

at five fishing harbours. The huts only open during the season, from end of October to March or April.

 

 

Oyster Barbecue Huts located

at five fishing harbours

 

Simple in construction; just

big vinyl tents filled with a

few dozen tables

 

oysters, sazae (sea snails)

prawns, fishes & other

seafoods


 

Sake brewery, Suginoya

There is the tasting corner,  let’s sample sake. Sake is unique Japanese liquor made by fermenting rice. 

Suginoya was founded in 1870 in Itoshima.

 

 

 Authentic Sake brewery

 Suginoya

 

 Enjoy tasting and shopping

 

 

Suginoya was founded in

1870


 

Ichirano-no mori, Hakata Ramen

Ichiran is an authentic tonkotsu ramen or pork born soup ramen restaurant, established in 1960.  

The ramen producing factory can be visited and various type of ramen can be enjoyed at Ichiran-no-mori.

 

 

  Ichiran-no mori entrance

 

  Ramen producing factory

  and Museum

 

 Ihiran Ramen, pork boen

 soup noodle


 

 Location of Itoshima            

    

 

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 1-1-1 Maebarunishi, Itoshima-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

30 minutes from JR Hakata Station by a vihecle 

using Fukuoka Urban Express Way and Nishi-kyushu High way

40 minutes by train from JR Hakata Station to Maebaru, Itoshima

Population 97,000   Population density 450

 

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Mount Sarakura

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Mount Sarakura is the best scenic spot in Kitakyushu-city

The dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating the

beautiful Night view which you have never seen before.

The night view from the mount Sarakura is chosen the three major Night View in Japan

along with Nagasaki from mount Inasa.

The area of Night view is the largest in the World ; about 40km east to west and 10km south to north 

And also the number of lighting to create the night view is the largest in the World. 

 

 


 

At the summit, 622 meter from the sea level, you are presented with a magnificent and spectacular

view of all over Kitakyushu-city. Almost all the industrial, commercial and residential areas in

Kitakyushu-city can be seen from the top of the mountain.

 

     Top area of the mountain

        Observatory area

     Summit of the mountain


 

Day time view  

We offer you the magnificent and spectacular view.

 

  Munakata, Asiya and Yahata

    Yahata and Wakamatsu

    Tobata, Kokura and Moji


 

      From the Cable car

       From the Cable car 

                   Kokura 


 

               Higashida

            Wakato Bridge

        Kanmonkyo Bridge


 

Nippon Steel / Yawata Works

 

          Yahata area

             Tobata area

               Kokura area


 

Access to the summit  

Easy access to the summit by using the Cable Car and Slope Car.

 

 

Cable car station

 

Cable car

 

Slope car

Cable car

The longest cable car in Kyushu, the total length is 1,100 metre from the Moutain-foot Station to 

the Summit Station, connecting the elevation difference 440 metre in 5 minutes

Slope Car
The self-drived monorail, the inclination angle of the rail changes while running, but the floor is

always kept horizontally by the hydraulic control system. connecting the the total length of

159 metre rail in 3 minutes from the Cable Car Top Station to the Summit.

 


 

Hiking 

You can also enjoy a Trekking instead of using Cable car and Slope car.

It takes about one and half hours on foot to top of the mountain from the Cable Car Station. 

 


 

 Location of Kitakyushu-city

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address

Yahata-higasiku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

Access to

Cable car Station

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

Access to

Summit

10 minutes by Cable car and Slope car from Cable car station to the Summit

90 minutes on foot from Cable car station to the Summit

Sarakura yama

Cable car

Address of Cable car Station : 1481-1 Ogura, Yahata-higashiku, Kitakyushu-city

Operate from 10:00 to 18:00

No closng days

Round trip fare : JPY 1,200 (Cable car and Slope car are utilized) 


 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

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