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Itoshima travel guide

  • Sakurai Futamigaura

 

The nearest Resort town from Fukuoka-cityItoshima is surrounded Genkai Sea and Seburi

Mountain. The beautiful Genkai Sea where the dynamic wave makes coast line scenery, and

a traditional Japanese landscape in the rural area spreding Mountain foot can be enjoyed.

 

 

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.

 

 


 

Anego-hama beach

One of the most beautiful beach in Itoshima. Anego no 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, and that 90 such beaches used to exist in Japan.  Today, however,

just 20 singing sand beaches remain due to environmental changes, making beaches like

Anego-hama a rarity.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Raizan Sennyo-ji temple

One of the most famous temple in Fukuoka-prefecture known for being a great place for cherry

blossom viewing in spring, and many people visit in the autumn to see the fall foliage.

The temple was founded  thein 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

 

 

Mataichino shio

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

with Genkai sea water.  

 

 


 

Lunch at Keya area

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

Genkai Sea can be enjoyed.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 

 


 

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.

 


 

 Location of Itoshima       

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 1-1-1 Maebarunishi, Itoshima-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

30 minutes from JR Hakata Station by a vihecle 

using Fukuoka Urban Express Way and Nishi-kyushu High way

40 minutes by train from JR Hakata Station to Maebaru, Itoshima

Population 97,000   Population density 450
 

 

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