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Itoshima

 

Itoshima is a Resort town belonging to Genkai Quasi-National Park located next to Fukuoka-city.

Itoshima is facing Genkai Sea that the dynamic wave makes beautiful coast line scenery, and on the

other side is surrounded majestic Seburi mountain range makes beautiful country side landscape.

 


 

Futamigaura Beach    

 

Anegonohana-no-nakizuna Beach

     

Keya


 

Keya Cave    

 

Shiraito Waterfall    
     

 

Raizan Sennyo-ji temple


Salt Producing Plant

Mataichin-no-sio

   
 

 

Sake Brewery

 

 

What to do

 Suginoya , Sake brewery

Sake is unique Japanese liquor made by fermenting rice.

Suginoya is the Japanese traditional Sake brewery in Itoshima and has

more than 140 years history.
You can enjoy tasting of Sake.   more


 

Ichirano-no mori  一蘭の森

Ichiran is an authentic tonkotsu ramen (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.    more


 

                           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

 

Raizan Sennyo-ji temple in Itoshima

 

Raizan Sennyo-ji temple is one of the most famous temple in Fukuoka prefecture known for

being a great place for cherry blossom viewing in the spring, and many people visit in the autumn

to see the fall foliage.

The temple was founded in 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 main hall was founded by Kuroda Tsugutaka who was the 6th feudal lord of Kuroda clan in Fukuoka.

400 years of age big maple tree, which has been designated as natural monument of Fukuoka prefecture,

has been said to be planted by him.

 

 

Keya Cave

 

Keya Cave located the northwestern side of Itoshima-city.

 

 

The 1st largest basalt cave in Japan consist of octagon and hexagon columnar joints.

 

 

 


 

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