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Chikugo region travel guide


Agricultural industries spreading in the Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain.

Chikugo region consists of Toho VillageAsakura Akizuki,  UkihaKurumeYame

and  Hoshino Village


The Kyuhsu’s largest Chikugo River which flows from Mount Aso through the Chikugo region
to Ariake Sea. The Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain spreading in the Chikugo River basin,
where people live from ancient time and the various cultures have been created.
There are a lot of features here such as rural land scape, fruit fields, ancient ruins,
featured shrines Kora Taisha and Ukiha Inari, temples, castle town AkizukiSake brewery,
Shochu brewery, Onsen ( Harazuru ) , scrumptious local cosines, Japanese cultural experiences.


Exploring Chikugo



Asakura is the only area in Japan to use water wheels for irrigation to rice field


Asakura Triple Water Wheel

Yamada Weir 

Toho Village




Akizuki is a former Castle town located in northern part of Asakura. You can enjoy the harmony of

countryside landscape and former castle town scenery that makes the atmosphere like a time of

400 years ago.


   Sakurano-baba Street

          Cherry Blossoms 

        Autumn leaves


Harazuru Onsen 

A tranquil Onsen Resort near Fukuoka-city and is located on the banks of Chikugo River. 

The quality hot spring is weakly alkaline and sulfur is mixed and has the effect of dropping

old horn and creating beautiful skin.


             Gate way 

         Chikugo River

            Onsen resort




Ukiha blessed with nature where many orchards spread out at the foot of Mino mountain range.

Yoshii, in the center of Chikugo flourished as a post town during the Edo period, and there a lot

of Sake brewery which have established the Edo period. A fruits picking and Sake brewery

visit can be enjoyed here.


          Yoshii machi 

              Ukiha machi

          Ukiha Inari Shrine

Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Time-honored scenery, back to 100 years ago, located in Yoshii-machi, Shirakabe, literary

meaning is white wall. The avenue of houses with white wall were constructed about 100

years ago.  About 250 houses in the area has been designated as National important

raditional buildings preservation district.



Kora Taisha Shrine

The largest Shrine in Kyushu and the shrine is specified as Ichino-miya or the representative

Shrine in Chikugo region. Located in Kurume-city, stand at the middle of Kora Mountain.

From the Shrine compound, breath taking magnificent view of Chikugo plain can be seen.


Torii Gate, entrance

of Shrine

Kyushu’s largest Shrine


Magnificent view from

the Shrine




Yame Central Tea plantation

The country of Green Tea,

the highest grade tea

Traditional Craft


Yame is the Centre of

Japanese artificial crafts

Hoshino Village


The most beautiful village in




Fruits harvest experience  

Chikugo region is the best place for Fruits harvest experience throughout the year.

Strawberry, Grape, Pear, Apple and Persimmon,  in Asakura, Ukiha, Tanushimaru and Yame. 







 - Fukuoka-prefecture