A Resort town located next to Fukuoka–city 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.
Lunch at Isonoya , Seafood restaurant
Sake brewery, Suginoya
Shopping, local market Ito saisai
17:30 Arrive Fukuoka–city
Where to visit
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.
The salt making plant by the ancient production method. A salt and a magnesium chloride are
produced with Genkai sea water .
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.
Featured seafood restaurant, Isonoya. Special seafood dish used fresh fishes caught in the
Genkai Sea can be enjoyed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.