Nokonoshima Island, in Fukuoka-city
Nokonoshima, 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.
The breath taking panoramic view of the Hakata Bay can also be enjoyed.
Restaurant Sakimon, Barbecue house, Retro Shop Omoideya Shop Shimaya, Art Gallery
Warabekan, Gift Shop.
Accurate Japanese map completed by Ino Tadataka in 1821
Ino Tadataka started surveying the land of Japan at the age of 56, and
spent 17 years creating Japan’s first accurate map of Japan based on actual
The map was completed in 1821, three years after his death.
Siebold came to Japan in 1823 as a Dutch doctor, and not only introduced
Western culture to Japan, but also passionately researched and collected
materials about Japan.
When he was returning to Dutch, he was found hiding a secret Japanese
map made by Ino Tadataka, and was ordered to be deported.
However, at that time, he succeeded in secretly copying the map and
taking it with him.
Siebold introduced Japan to the West through the maps and materials he
This information served as a reference when Mathew C Perry visited Uraga
Kawara Sobe, 瓦そば
Kawara soba is a local cuisine which Soba noodles and meat are cooked together on a Kawara
(stone roof tile) and dipped into a special sauce when eating it. It is said that the hints were
obtained from the time when during the Seinan civil war in 1877, soldiers of Satsuma who
surrounded the Kumamoto castle used kawara (stone roof tiles) to cook wild plants and meat.
It is said that the hints were obtained from the time when during the Seinan civil war in 1877,
soldiers of Satsuma who surrounded the Kumamoto castle used kawara (stone roof tiles) to
cook wild plants and meat.
Onsen resorts in Aso
Aso possesses the world’s largest Caldera with 18km west-east and 24 km north-south,
created by 4 times of explosive volcanic activity in the ancient time, 3 million years ago.
Surrounding the caldera is the world’s largest outer mountain, and there are 5 mountains.
There are many Onsen resorts where are located mountain foot of outer mountain.
Onsen resorts are;
Takamori, Minami-Aso, Tarutama, Toshinoki, Akamizu, Uchionomaki, and Kurokawa
Kawachi Wisteria Garden, in Kitakyushu-city
Kawachi Wisteria Garden is a private garden at the Mountain foot of Sarakura in
Kitakyushu-city and famous for its spectacularly presented, large numbers of wisteria flowers. The garden is opened to the public seasonally
during the wisteria season which usually peaks around late April to middle of May.
The garden’s most prominent features are two, roughly 100 meter long tunnels made of wisteria
trees of differing varieties and colors, ranging from white to dark purple.
Sakurai Futamigaura, in Itoshima
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 height.
Shimenawa is the thick, twisted, straw rope. It was believed in ancient days that a Shimenawa
had the power to keep off evil sprits, so many objects connected with Shinto Shrines decorated
Yame Central Tea Plantation, in Yame
The country of Green Tea, Yame. The Green Tea grown in Yame is one of the highest grade
of tea throughout Japan. This is the large Tea plantation spreading on a gently sloping hilly
area, about 70 ha.
There is an observatory at the top of hill, Ariake bay as well as Shimabara Peninsula in
Nagasaki-prefecture can be seen on sunny days.
Hokohara martyrdom place in Omura
This is a place related to the Kori-kuzure incident in Omura in 1657 in which
a large number of hidden Christians were arrested.
As many as 608 Christians were arrested, making it a rare and major incident
in the history of Christian oppression.
411 Christians were beheaded, and 131 of them were martyred at Hokohara
As a result of this incident, the Omura domain began implementing even stricter
policies prohibiting Christianity.
The believers have erected the monument to commemorate the martyrdom
at this location.
Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi, in Oita
The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan the 2nd longest in the World. Splendid
and beautiful view from the thrilling suspension bridge over the Naruko river valley.
The bridge is located in Kokonoe near Yufuin.
390 metre long, 173 metre height from the Naruko River valley.
Naruko River Valley south
Naruko River Valley north
26 Saints Pilgrimage route on January 29 in 1597
The route of this day was from Akama in Munakata to Wajiro, the distance
was 21 km.
Started at Akama accommodation and using Karatsu walking road, they went to
Wajiro passing through Koga and Shingu.
Accommodation was Wajiro where faced Hakata bay, in order to cross from
Saitozaki to Shikanoshima the next day.