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Kyushu Travel Guide

Itoshima travel guide

 

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.

 


 

Sakurai Futamigaura

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

beauty sunset beach.


 

Anego-hama beach

One of the most beautiful beach in Itoshima, when walking on the sandy beach a mysterious 

sound like  ” kyu kyu ” comes out


 

Keya Cave cruise

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


 

Shiraito Waterfall    
     

 

Raizan Sennyo-ji temple

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.


Mataichino shio

The salt making plant by the ancient production method

A salt and a magnesium chloride are produced with Genkai sea water  

     

 

Lunch at Keya area

Featured seafood restaurant, Isonoya

Special seafood dish used fresh fishes caught in the Genkai Sea can be enjoyed


 

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

                           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

 

 - Itoshima tourist attractions, Kyushu Travel Guide