Itoshima travel guide
The nearest Resort town from Fukuoka-city, Itoshima 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The salt making plant by the ancient production method. A salt and a magnesium chloride are produced
with Genkai sea water.
Featured seafood restaurant, Isonoya. Special seafood dish used fresh fishes caught in the
Genkai Sea can be enjoyed.
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.
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.
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
Location of Itoshima
|Address||City hall : 1-1-1 Maebarunishi, Itoshima-city, Fukuoka-prefecture|
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|