Exploring Asakura & Ukiha
A Private car and English speaking driver will meet you at designated place such as
Airport or Hotel and navigate you the Asakura & Ukiha tour.
9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city
Transfer to Toho Village by vehicle using Kyushu Express Way
Exploring Toho Village
Visiting Ukiha Inari Shrine
Exploring Shirakabe-dori Avenue
Lunch at the featured restaurant Shirakabe
Visiting a Shochu brewery
Back to Fukuoka using Kyushu Express Way
17:30 Arrive Fukuoka-city
Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.
Where to explore
Hoshuyama district, a mountain area blessed with nature and Koisiwara district, pottery industry
representative of Kyushu. Koishiwara-yaki is a type of Japanese traditional pottery in Koishiwara.
The history dates back to the 17th century, when the third Lord Kuroda Mitsuyuki (1628–1707)
invited potters from Imari, Saga-prefecture to Fukuoka.
Breath taking beautiful scenery in harmony with the Shrine. Located at foot of Mino mountain
range, 130 m height from sea level. The 90 vermilion coloured Torii Gates stand on the 300
steps stairs is introduced you from bottom area to the Shrine main building.
Asakura is the only area in Japan to use water wheels for irrigation. The irrigation system
used the Triple Water Wheel was completed in 1760. The water is supplied from Yamada
Weir in Chikugo through the canal to the Triple Water Wheel. And then the water distributed
to each rice field by Triple Water Wheel.
The apiary collecting honey while traveling with bees from Kagoshima to Hokkaido.
The Apiary was established in Asakura in 1909 and offers delicious Japanese milk vetch
honey and acacia honey, both of which have a deep and sophisticated taste.
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 traditional
buildings preservation district.
Shirakabe, authentic Japanese local restaurant
The chef who makes that cuisines also has experienced the imperial family’s cook.
The building is designated by Government as Traditional building at the Conservation district
in Ukiha-city. Japanese cuisines using best local ingredients that vary by season can be
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.
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.
In the harvest time, the northern Kyushu boasts many area with beautiful fruit orchards.
Fukuoka is one of the leading fruit-producing prefecture in all Japan. The fruit production
in Fukuoka is primarily concentrated in the southern Chikugo region such as Ukiha,
Asakura and Tanushimaru.