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FUKUOKA ITINERARY 2

Fukuoka Dazaifu and swimming course

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Fukuoka
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    Tenjin Underground Mall

    Tenjin is in the Chuo Ward of Fukuoka, Kyushu’s largest city, and the Tenjin Underground Mall at its heart is overflowing with appeal. Over 150 shops are arrayed along a streetscape in the style of 19th century Europe. It links the Tenjin and Tenjin-Minami subway stations, Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station, and Nishitetsu Tenjin Expressway Bus Terminal, and is also adjacent to a multitude of commercial facilities and office buildings, giving it a daily volume of traffic of between two and three hundred thousand people. The Mall offers automated currency exchange machines and free Wi-Fi (no registration required) as services for guests from abroad, while around 70 of its stores provide duty-free services.
    AddressTenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka
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    Lunch in Tenjin
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    Nishitetsu-Fukuoka Station
    Nishi - Nippon Railroad
    DazaifuStation
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    Kyushu National Museum

    Kyushu National Museum, which is adjacent to Dazaifu Tenmangu, was opened in October of 2005 as the fourth-largest national museum in Japan after those of Tokyo, Nara, and Kyoto. This museum’s cultural exchange exhibition rooms (regular exhibits) display the history of cultural exchange between Japan, Asia, and Europe, divided into five categories that range from the paleolithic period to the end of the early modern period (the opening of Japan). Its special exhibition rooms host special exhibits on a variety of subjects four times each year. The experiential exhibition Ajippa (free of charge), where you can interact with Asian culture, is also popular.
    Address4-chome 7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture
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    Dazaifu Tenmangu

    The main hall of this shrine was built over the grave of Sugawara no Michizane so that his spirit may be revered in perpetuity. Regarded as a deity of scholarship, sincerity, and protection against misfortune, Michizane is naturally revered by people all over Japan but also throughout the world, and the shrine attracts around 10 million visitors each year. The grounds are quite lively, but so is the road that approaches the shrine, which is lined with a variety of shops that include gift stalls, cafés, and snack bars.
    Address4-chome 7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture
    Walking
    Dazaifu Station
    Nishi - Nippon Railroad
    Nishitetsu-Fukuoka Station
    TAXI
    Hotel in Fukuoka
  • Day 2

    Hotel in Fukuoka
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    Ichiran no Mori

    Ichiran no Mori is located in the vast nature of Itoshima, Fukuoka where you can experience the natural phenomena that the area has to offer.
    The space was selected in order to produce ramen that is truly delicious, safe, and offers peace of mind to diners.
    The large space also lets you see how the noodles are manufactured, and there is a Tonkotsu Ramen Museum.

    The restaurant has Ichiran’s own Ramen Focus Booth, as well as the Ichiran Yatai.


    Since the restaurant makes their own noodles on-site, they serve the “Fresh Ramen Only at Ichiran no Mori” dish. The noodles are extremely clear and give off the fresh scent of wheat.

    Ramen is provided on the spot after it’s made, so it is less dry than your usual noodles. This gives it a toothy texture that patrons love.
    You must give it a try at least once.
    Address256-10 Shimamatsuguma, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
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    Sakurai Futamigaura Meoto-iwa Rocks Futamigaura Beach

    Sakurai Futamigaura is located to the north of the city, with the Meoto-iwa rocks located in the water at 150 meters offshore.
    This area, owned by Sakurai Shrine (a prefectural asset), is revered as a sacred place. Every May, during low tides, a 30 meter-long, one ton shimenawa rope is tied around the area to mark it off as sacred.
    These two rocks are 11.2 and 11.8 meters tall; in winter, the rough waves of the Genkai Sea splash past and create a magnificent view. In spring, the gentle water laps at the face of the rocks and seems to suggest the shape of a couple. In olden days, the formation was thought to be the entrance to the palace of the Dragon King.
    Dubbed Futamigaura when in reference to the morning sun and Chikuzen-Futamigaura for the view at sunset, this area is particularly beautiful when seeing the setting sun sink between the Meoto-iwa rocks.
    AddressShimasakurai, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
    Walking
    Dinner in Tenjin
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    Hotel in Fukuoka
  • Day 3

    Hotel in Fukuoka
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    Nishitetsu-Fukuoka Station
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    Chikuzen-Fukae Station
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    Lunch in Chikuzen-Fukae
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    Onsen in Chikuzen-Fukae
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    Shiraito Falls

    The Shiraito Falls are designated as a scenic spot in Fukuoka Prefecture. Located along the Mount Hagane mountainside, which is at 900 meters elevation, the falls descend 24 meters down.
    The negative ions and natural scenery are perfect for family outings.
    There are 5,000 hydrangea plants with 100,000 buds flowering off of them. These burst into bloom from late June to mid July.
    Address460-1 Shiraito, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
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    Shiraito Falls, Fureai no Sato

    Fureai no Sato, the area around the Shiraito Falls, offers fishing tackle rentals, so you can try your hand at catching masu salmon.
    The Shiki no Chaya is a restaurant here that serves set meals using ample cuts of salmon. In summer, they serve a popular chilled somen noodle dish.
    AddressShiraito, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
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    Nishitetsu-Fukuoka Station

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