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Fukuoka Photogenic Trip ~Carefree ocean breeze trip~

Introducing the allure of the 17 municipalities around Fukuoka city!
Fukuoka is a wonderful place. There are lots of places like the ocean and mountains which you can take day trips to, and there are even relaxing hot springs and great delicious foods. Here, we will introduce the best places for day trips in four areas of Fukuoka.

The waves are your background music! This area is comprised of Itoshima city, to the west of Fukuoka city, which is the center of Fukuoka. It is a popular destination for sightseeing and drives among people from Fukuoka.

01 London Bus Cafe A bus turned into a cafe!?

A red double-decker bus London Bus turned into a café. Gelato made with no additives by Yamanaka Dairy Farm in Sasebo is a local specialty. There are a lot of good subjects for photos, like the view of the ocean from the bus while you eat.

Perfect for a break along the Nogita coast Has a full food menu with in-house roasted coffee, hot dogs, and more

There are benches on the second level of the bus. You can enjoy a meal while looking out at the view from there. It is a very open and comfortable space

The “Bus box set,” which includes a hot dog, drink, and potato chips (1000 JPY)


There are over 20 flavors of gelato, including milk and mocha. The sizes available are single (450 JPY) and double (480 JPY; pic- tured).

Access from Tenjin

[Car]Get on the Fukuoka Highway Tenjinkita ramp then get off at the Imajuku interchange on the Nishi Kyushu Expressway. Takes about 40 minutes [Bus] From Showa Bus stop 0Tenjin 4 Chome take the bus bound for Maebaru via Ito・shima-go Tenjin 3 Chome to 0Shima Eigyosho-mae (Maebaru Eigyousho) [takes approx. 55 minutes] Change to the bus bound for Ito Eigyosho, the take it for 6 minutes until 0Nogita. Get off at the 0Nogita stop, and walk for 5 minutes.

Address 2289-6 Shimanogita, Itoshima- shi, Fukuoka-ken TEL N/A Hours 11:00 AM-sunset Holidays Non-fixed Seats 10 Non-smoking *Smoking is allowed on the terrace Parking 20 spaces (free)

02 Shikaumi Shrine A shrine that watches over traffic on the Genkai Sea.

The three gods of the sea, the Watatsumi, are deified here, and believed to have protected the seas since ancient times. It is the grand shrine of all sea shrine in the country. People still visit to pray for safety at sea. The view of the sea through the torii is astounding.

The sea viewed through a torii. Worship at the shrine after purifying yourself with the sand in the basin at the entrance

The shrine dedicated to the three Watatsumi gods. There are also 12 lesser shrines and one monument with an ins- cribed poem on the grounds (Manyo Kahi #1)

Rokkakuko has over 10,000 deer antlers in it

Sand used to purify yourself before worship. Shake sand on your left, right, then left again, in that order

Access from Tenjin

[Car]Get on the Fukuoka Highway Tenjinkita ramp then get off at Kashiihama. Go towards Shika Island on Umi no Nakamichi. Takes about 38 minutes. [Train] Approx. 6 minutes from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station to JR Hakata Station on the subway. Change trains at JR Kashii Station and get off at Saitozaki Station. It takes approx. 12 minutes from the 0Saitozaki Ekimae stop to the 0Shikanoshima stop on the Nishitetsu Bus. Get off, and walk for 10 minutes.

  • Address / 877 Shikashima, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi
  • TEL / 092-603-6501
  • Hours / 5:30AM-5:30PM (Opens 6AM from November-April)
  • Holidays / None
  • Parking / 50 spaces (free)

Come on by ♪

Sakurai Futamigaura is famous for Meoto-iwa, an object of worship, and its sunsets. TEL 092-322-2098 (Itoshima Tourist Association)

“Kyukamura Shikanoshima” has an outdoor hot spring that you can see the Genkai Sea from. Feel free to come on by. TEL 092-603-6631

ACCESS DATA

ETA from Tenjin/Hakata
●Approx. 40-50 minutes by car (to Itoshima)
●Approx. 40-50 minutes by public transit (to Itoshima)

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