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Fukuoka Photogenic Trip ~A charming trip for turns of good fortune~

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.

Great for dates! This area is located from central Fukuoka city to the south, and is easily accessible by public transit. These places tend to be “residential,” but there are many great date spots.

01 Dazaifu Tenman-gu Over
10 million visitors annually (Dazaifu-shi)

Tenmangu Shrine is the head shrine of the roughly 12,000 shrines in Japan dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, known as the god of learning. Many tourists from abroad visit the shrine, which has over 10 million visitors annually. The gokensha-nagarezukuri style main shrine is designated as a national important cultural property.

Tenkai-Inari Shrine, a northern shrine on top of a hill. It deifies the god of thriving business/family prosperity, and it has especially many visitors on the first “horse day” in February.

A sacred bridge, consisting of an arched bridge, straight bridge, and another arched bridge span a character shaped like the Japanese character meaning “heart.” The bridges symbolize the past, present, and future.

  • Address 4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka-ken
  • TEL 092-922-8225
  • Hours 6:30AM-6:30PM (Varies by season)
  • Holidays None
  • Parking None (there is paid parking in the area)

Access from Tenjin

[Car]Get on the Fukuoka Highway Tenjinkita ramp then get off at Mizuki. Head south on national route 3 toward Kurume, and then get on prefectural route 35. About 30 minutes
[Train] Approx. 20 minutes from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station to Dazaifu Station. Approx. 5 minutes on foot from Dazaifu Station

02 Forest Log House Restaurant Alaska
Boasts an amazing location (Chikushino-shi)

This restaurant is a log house on a forest lake. The open space incorporates nature. Try a relaxed meal there! The chef specials include fragrant home-smoked food, and anything from steak to pasta and pizza.

Smoked roast beef M (2,700 JPY/150g). Thick smoked Japanese beef shank

It is a distance of approx. 150m from the parking lot to the restaurant, which can be reached on foot. Enjoy the slow life, and get back to nature

An interior where you can feel the warmth of the trees. Take your time and enjoy the scenery of the forest, which is full of wildlife, while you eat

  • Address 2-8-28 Musashi, Chikushino-shi, Fukuokaken
  • TEL 092-928-1377
  • Hours 11:30AM-4PM, 5:30PM-10PM; Sat./Sun./Hols. 11:30AM-10PM
  • Holidays Tues.
  • Address 2-8-28 Musashi, Chikushino-shi, Fukuokaken
  • Seats 65, 18 on the terrace
  • Non-smoking *Smoking is allowed on the terrace
  • Parking 20 spaces (free)

Access from Tenjin

[Car]Get on the Fukuoka Highway Tenjinkita ramp and go to the Dazaifu interchange on the Kyushu Expressway. It is an approx. 8 minute drive after getting off at the Chikushino Interchange
[Train] Approx. 20 minutes from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station to Murasaki Station. Approx. 30 minutes on foot from Murasaki Station

03 Onojo Cocoro-no-furusato-kan City Museum
A place which connects towns- folk and history (Onojo-shi)

With the themes of “history,” “children,” and “liveliness,” this local museum fully captures the charm of Onojo. Check it out for free as a family. There is also a wall you can climb to experience the height of the stone walls of the Ono Castle remains.

The museum was newly opened in July 2018. There is a light meal corner in the ‘Cocofuru Shop’ on the first floor.

An exhibition space which recreates life in the Showa era. Relive the times where life included things such as CRT televisions

The changing history of Onojo is introduced starting from the Paleolithic era. You can see rare pottery and other exhibitions.

  • Address 3-8-3 Akebonomachi, Onojo-shi, Fukuoka-ken
  • TEL 092-558-5000
  • Hours 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Holidays Mondays (If Monday is a national holiday, the next day will be a holiday)
  • Price Free entry (Special exhibits cost money)
  • Parking None

Access from Tenjin

[Car] Approx. 6 minutes from Dazaifu Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway
[Train] Approx. 12 minutes by express train from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station; get off at Kasugabaru Station. 12 minute walk from Kasugabaru Station
[Bus]Take the bus from Nishitetsu Shimo-Ori Station bound for Nishitetsu Bus Aeon Onojo, get off at 0Onojo Shiyakusho-mae, then walk for 3 minutes

04 Visavis Kasuga
A short rest with sweets made with seasonal ingredients (Kasuga-shi)

This sweets shop sells sweets from 4 stores in Fukuoka They are made with quality ingre- dients such as fresh cream from fresh milk and Kyushu-grown fruits. The food menu is only provided at the Kasuga and Doi stores.

Cake set (800 JPY). Comes with your preferred cake and soft ice cream.

A restaurant space attached to the shop. It features a calming and comfortable space between the tables.

There are over 40 kinds of sweets. We recommend the strawberry shortcake (420 JPY). There are also over 40 varieties of baked goods.

  • Address 1-1-6 Tsukaharadai, Kasuga-shi, Fukuoka-ken
  • TEL 092-595-1719
  • Hours 9:00AM-9:00PM (Lunch: 11:30AM-3PM; Dinner: 6PM-10PM)
  • Holidays None (Restaurant closed on Mondays)
  • Seats 56
  • Non-smoking
  • Parking 20 spaces (free)

Access from Tenjin

[Car] Take prefectural route 602 towards Kasuga. Take prefectural route 505, Ikeike street, to Tsukaharadai. Takes about 30 minutes.
[Train] Approx. 40 minutes from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station to Onojo Station. Walk toward Tsukaharadai down prefectural route 580, Kasuga Minami street for approx. 30 minutes.
[Bus] Approx. 10 minutes from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station to Kasugabaru Station. Take the Nishitetsu Bus from 0Nishitetsu Kasugabaru and get off at 0Odoi Kominkan Mae, then walk for 3 minutes.

05 Gokayama Dam
Known for its impressive scale! (Nakagawa-shi)

This is a dam which runs between Fukuoka prefecture and Saga prefecture which stores 40,200,000 m3 of water. It is roughly 6.7 times as large as the Minamihata dam downstream, and it provides tap water for Fukuoka city and the area to support carefree living. The road around the dam stretches for approximately 10 km!

The dam’s biotope has many living creatures in it, such as dragonflies and frogs.

The dam is 556 m long You can really capture the curve and massive feeling of the dam from a diagonal point of view.

  • Address Nakagawa-shi, Fukuoka-ken/Yoshinogari-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Saga-ken
  • Info Minamihata/Gokayama Dam Management Office
  • TEL 092-952-2033
  • Hours Open 24 hours
  • Parking None (there are 30 free spaces in the area)

Access from Tenjin

[Car] Take prefectural route 602 towards Ohashi. Turn right at the Kyushu University Ohashi Campus entrance intersection, and head towards Gokayama on national route 385. Approx. 60 minutes
[Taxi] Takes approx. 4 minutes on the express train from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station to Nishitetsu Ohashi Station. It is approx. 50 minutes from Nishitetsu Ohashi Station by taxi.

ACCESS DATA

ETA from Tenjin/Hakata
●Approx. 30-40 minutes by car
●Approx. 40-50 minutes by public transit

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