Itoshima travel guide
Itoshima is located next to Fukuoka-city, the north side is facing Genkai Sea and has intricate
coastline created by dynamic wave.
The plain and several low mountains between the coastline in the north and Seburu mountain
range in the south create beautiful landscape.
The main industries are fishery and agriculture, including rice, fruits and flowers.
Sake rice is also cultivated and there are also Sake Breweries.
You can enjoy various cuisines such as sea food dish, oyster Barbecue, Sushi as well
Where to visit
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.
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
|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
|97,000 Population density 450