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Exploring Itoshima

                                                                                                               Itoshima one-day tour


A Resort town located next to Fukuokacity and facing Genkai Sea ; the dynamic wave makes

beautiful coast line scenery, and on the other side is surrounded majestic Seburi mountain range

makes beautiful country side landscape.

This great coastal drive is just a day trip from the Fukuoka-city.

30 minutes by car from Fukuoka-city, the view fills with blue sea and sparkling white sandy beaches.

Take a coastal drive and enjoy this dynamic landscape. The most popular spot here is Sakurai

Futamigaura, where you can watch the sun go down between two rocks.





9:00 Depart at designated place in Fukuokacity
Sakurai Futamigaura

Mataichino shio 

Keya Cave cruise

Lunch at Isonoya , Seafood restaurant

Sake brewery, Suginoya

Raizan Sennyoji temple 

Shopping, local market Ito saisai

17:30 Arrive  Fukuokacity




Oyster Barbecue Hut  

Ichirano-no mori, Hakata Ramen

Shiraito Waterfall



Where to visit  


Sakurai Futamigaura

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.



Mataichino shio

The salt making plant by the ancient production method. A salt and a magnesium chloride are

produced with Genkai sea water . 




Keya Cave cruise

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

of the cave is 64 metre high and 10 metre width and the depth is 90 metre. It is designated as one of

three major Basalt caves in Japan.



Lunch at Keya area

Featured seafood restaurant, Isonoya. Special seafood dish used fresh fishes caught in the

Genkai Sea can be enjoyed.



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.



Anego-hama beach

One of the most beautiful beach in Itoshima. Anego-hama beach is a beach of “singing” sand

that makes a squeaking sound when people walk on it. It is said that singing sand exists only

on clean beaches.



Raizan Sennyo-ji temple

The temple 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. The temple was founded in 725, Nara period

by Seiga, who come from India as a priest during the period. There is an Important Cultural

Property which is the 4.8 meter wooden Avalokitesvara statue in the main hall. 






Shiraito Waterfall

The waterfall is located near the source of Katsuki River. It’s 30 meters high. It is known for clear

water, and said to live Sansyouo. In front of the fall, a Banryu maple tree grows naturally that lives

more than 300 years. In autumn, lots of visitors come to see autumn leaves at the pedestrian and

the maple tree leaves.



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.



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.



 - Itoshima tour