×
This site uses cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. If you continue to browse, you accept the use of cookies on our site. See our privacy policy for more information.
Accept

FEATURE

Fukuoka Photogenic Trip ~A trip for exploring nature and culture~

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.

Relax your mind and body! This area is located from central Fukuoka city to the east. It is recommended for people who want to experience history in soothing, rich nature.

01 Nomiyama Kannonji Temple
Pray before the thousand armed Kannon! (Sasaguri-machi)

Nicknamed ‘Nomiyama-san,’ Koyasan is the special head temple of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. The thousand-armed Kannon, a Buddhist statue which is rarely shown to the public, is exhibited for the fall festival in October, and on the famous “8000 Homa” Osame festival which is held once per year. 1,000 maple trees turn the grounds red during the turning of the leaves, which is a must-see.

The main temple of Nomiyama Kannon temple. There is a fire altar in front of the main temple, and every morning, sutra chanting can be heard there, and the rite of gomadaki (burning wooden sticks) is performed (pictures not permitted)

The Aizendo beside the Tennoin main temple. The principle image of Ragaraja is 1.8m long. There is a Cintamani stone and a fire altar dedicated to increase profits

The Aizendo beside the Tennoin main temple. The principle image of Ragaraja is 1.8m long. There is a Cintamani stone and a fire altar dedicated to increase profits The big winter festival, “the 8,000 Goma Taiko,” (on the second Sunday of December). There, 8,000 homa sticks are burned for approximately 8 hours at a fire offering

  • Address 227-4 Haginoo, Sasaguri-machi, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka-ken
  • TEL 092-947-4423
  • Hours 9AM-5PM
  • Holidays None
  • Parking 100 spaces (free)

ACCESS FROM TENJIN

[Car] Get on the Fukuoka Highway Tenjinkita ramp then get off at Kasuya. Take national route 201/prefectural route 92 toward Sasaguri. About 37 minutes
[Bus] It takes approx. 64 minutes from Nishitetsu “Tenjin Chuo Yubinkyoku-mae” on the bus bound for Sasaguri. Get off at “Sasaguri Eki-mae”, and walk for approx. 60 minutes. On the third Sunday of every month, and the festival days throughout the four seasons, there is a shuttle to the temple from JRSasaguri Station.

02 Chiisana Cafe Tuki
Kutsurogi Cafe, in an old Japanese-style house (Sue-machi)

This is a cafe in an old residence at the foot of a mountain, away from the residential area. The cafe has much elegant old furniture. The home-made flavors of the stewed Hamburg steak andpork curry rated highly. Having a chat with the talkative owner is also enjoyable.

Soy flour mochi, served in a nostalgic aluminum lunch box (2 for 430 JPY). Coffee (500 JPY)

The bare joists have the feel of an old-style building. Handmade knick-knacks and sundries are sold in the store

The store has the feel of a hidden away house surrounded by greenery. The warm light in the entrance is soothing. The road leading up to it is narrow, so be careful.

  • Address 43-2 Sue, Sue-machi, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka-ken
  • TEL 092-934-1174
  • Hours 11AM-6PM
  • Seats 10 / Non-smoking
  • Holidays Wed.
  • Parking 6 spaces (free)

ACCESS FROM TENJIN

[Car] Get on the Fukuoka Highway Tenjinkita ramp then get off at Kasuya. Take national route 201/prefectural route 35 toward Sue. About 30 minutes
[Train] Approx. 6 minutes from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station to JR Hakata Station on the subway. Take the Kagoshima Line from JR Hakata Station to Kashii Station, then transfer to the Kashii Line; approx. 30 minutes to Sue Station. It is approx. 5 minutes from JR Sue Station by taxi.

03 Umi Hachiman-gu
A power spot to pray for safe birthing and child rearing (Umi-machi)

The shrine is famous for the benefit of safe and easy child birth. There is a custom where you take home a “Safe Childbirth Stone” and after the child is born, you write the child’s name and birth date on a different stone, and bring it back alongside the stone you took home on the baby’s first visit to the shrine.

In the “Kojiki”(lit. Recordsof Ancient Matters), it is written that Empress Jingu gave birth of Emperor Oujin. When facing the Shrine (pictured), there is a large 2,000 year old tree on the right

There are many people who believe in “Safe who Childbirth believe Stones” for having an easy time during childbirth. There are stones around “Yunokata Shrine”, which worships the deity of midwives.

The “Tree of Safe Childbirth,” was said to have been held by Empress Jingu when she gave birth. The tree was thusly names since it was a safe and easy birth.

  • Address 1-1-1 Umi, Umi-machi, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka-ken
  • TEL 092-932-0044
  • Hours 9AM-5PM
  • Holidays None
  • Parking 150 spaces (free)

ACCESS FROM TENJIN

[Car]Get on the Fukuoka Highway Tenjinkita ramp then get off at Onojo. Take national route 3/prefec- tural route 60 toward Umi. Takes about 28 minutes.
[Train] Approx. 6 minutes from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station to JR Hakata Station on the subway. Take the Kagoshima Line from JR Hakata Station to Kashii Station, then transfer to the Kashii Line; approx. 43 minutes to Umi Station. Walk along Fureai Dori for approx. 5 minutes.
[Bus] Approx. 52 minutes from the Nishitetsu Bus stop “Tenjin/Nichigin-mae” to “Umi Hachiman- mae” You’ll be right there after getting off the bus.

04 Former Shime Mining Shaft Scaffold
A symbol of Shime, an old coal mining town (Shime-machi)

This tower was constructed in 1943 in order to provide a stable source of coal. It is a designated important cultural property, and a valuable part of the history of indestrial technology. This tower design only remains in three locations: Shime, Belgium, and China.

A 47.6 m tall reinforced concrete building. This type of building is called a winding tower; it allowed for the stable production of coal.

Beside the mining shaft, there is an open space with athletic playground equipment. Enjoy the trip alongside your children

The 8th Mining Shaft Entrance, made of brick. It is at a 30 degree angle; it was used for carrying coal carts and material up

  • Address 495-3 Shime, Shime-machi, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka- ken
  • TEL 092-935-7100
  • Info Town of Shime Social Education Section
  • Hours 9AM-9PM
  • Parking Approx. 200 spaces (free)

ACCESS FROM TENJIN

[Car]Get on the Fukuoka Highway Tenjinkita ramp then get off at Tsukiguma. Take national route 3/prefectural route 24 toward Shime. Takes about 24 minutes.
[Train]Approx. 6 minutes from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station to JR Hakata Station on the subway. Get off the train at Sue Station, which is approx. 30 minutes from JR Hakata Station. 20 minute walk from Sue Station
[Bus]It is approx. 30 minutes from the Nishitetsu bus from “Tenjin Nichigin-mae” bound for Umi; get off the bus at “Shime”. Walk toward Shime Railway Memorial Park and Shi-mate for approx. 10 minutes

05 Eel and omaze rice: Sansho no Ki
Charcoal grilled seasonal eels! (Kasuya-machi)

The large, thick eels are slowly cooked for a charcoal flame before serving. There is more oil in the fall and winter, which increases the tenderness and umami, and is highly recommended. “Omaze gohan” (mixed rice) with broiled eel is a local specialty, and can be eaten in the same way as Hitsumabushi (a similar dish)

Eel mixed rice (superior) (3,670 JPY) A set that comes with an earthenware pot with 5 types of appetizers, eel-liver soup, Japanese pickles, and fish broth.

Grilled to perfection over charcoal. The far-infrared red from the charcoal flame cook the flesh tenderly, and bring out its flavor

A comfortable store interior. Free homemade Japanese pickles and eel bones

  • Address 38-4 Okuma, Kasuya-machi, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka-ken
  • TEL 092-938-7849
  • Hours 11AM-9PM (Last order: 8:30PM)
  • Holidays Tues. (If Tuesday is a national holiday, the next day will be a holiday)
  • Seats 74 / Non-smoking
  • Parking 34 spaces (free)

ACCESS FROM TENJIN

[Car]Get on the Fukuoka Highway Tenjinkita ramp then get off at Kasuya. Take national route 201/prefectural route 35 toward Kasuya. Takes about 21 minutes.
[Train] Approx. 6 minutes from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station to JR Hakata Station on the subway Change to the Sasaguri Line at JR Hakata Station; approx. 17 minutes to Kadomatsu Station. 5 minute walk from Kadomatsu Station
[Bus] 43 minutes to “Kuronomae” from Nishitetsu “Tenjin Daiwashoken-mae”. You’ll be right there after getting off the bus.

ACCESS DATA

ETA from Tenjin/Hakata
●Approx. 40-50 minutes by car
●Approx. 100 minutes by public transit

Area Guide
Search
Spot info
Tour info
Event info
Yatai info
Muslim Friendly Restaurant Guide
Things to Do
Feature
Recommended Routes
Exploring Fukuoka
Food
Souvenir
Festivals
Night time in Fukuoka
Overview
News
Charming Fukuoka
Hakata Old Town
Area Guide
Events Calendar
Tourism Promotion Video
Traffic info
Transportation
City Traffic Guide
Access Guide
Discount tickets
FUKUOKA TOURIST CITY PASS
Useful info
Tourist Information Centers
Currency exchange, ATMs
Wi-Fi
Emergency Contact
Travel Etiquette
Accommodation Tax