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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

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

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

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

building

Magnificent view from

the Shrine


 

Yame

 

Yame Central Tea plantation

The country of Green Tea,

the highest grade tea

Traditional Craft

Museum

Yame is the Centre of

Japanese artificial crafts

Hoshino Village

 

The most beautiful village in

Japan


 

Shochu Brewery

Let’s sample Chochu at Beniotome Shuzo

Shochu is a Japanese distilled beverage less than 45% alcohol by volume.

The shochu of Beniotome Shuzo is distilled from Sesame.

The brewery can be visited and there is a tasting corner,  Let’s sample Chochu.

 

 


 

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. 

 

                   Strawberry

                         Grape

                         Apple

 


 

Location of Chikugo

 

    

 

 

 

 - Chikugo region travel guide, Fukuoka-prefecture