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Nature Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Nokonoshima Island
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashinishiku Noko island
    Located in the middle of Hakata Bay, Nokonoshima is an island that can be reached in about 10 minutes by ferry from Fukuoka City Meinohama’s Noko ferry landing. It is a picturesque island where visitors are able to enjoy flowers from all four seasons, and is full of fascinating historical structures such as the “Sota Kofun-gun” tombs built around the seventh century, and the “Shishigaki” which is a relic of the Edo period deer-hunting grounds. The island’s circumference is approximately 12 kilometers. Nokoshima Island Park is great for cycling, offering beautiful views of the ocean as well as various flowers blooming in profusion such as rapeseed, sunflowers, cosmos and daffodils.
  • Mt. Homan
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    Fukuoka prefecture Chikushino city, Dazaifu city, Umi cho
    "Mt. Homan can be reached on foot from Dazaifu Station on the Nishitetsu Railroad, or alternatively visitors can take the ""Mahoroba"" community bus service from Dazaifu Station and get off at the last stop, Uchiyama (Kamado-jinja-mae). Mt. Homan, which forms the backdrop to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, is an 829.6 meter-high sacred mountain that has been an object of veneration since ancient times, attracting practitioners of Shugendo (mountain asceticism). It forms part of Sangun Mountains that run north to south through Fukuoka Prefecture, and in the past was known as ""Mt. Mikasa""; another name for the mountain was ""Mt. Kamado."" There is a popular hiking trail that starts from Kamado Shrine, which follows the path that Shugendo practitioners used to take; the path takes visitors past many historic sites-such as Hyakudan-gangi steps-some of which date back many centuries while others are more recent."
  • Nigi no Hama Beach
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    Fukuoka Pref. Itoshimashi Shimakoganemaru
    A coastline that follows a bow-shaped sandy beach and pine forest stretching around six kilometers from Keya no Oto to Nogita beach. In the summer its calm waters are popular as a swimming area, and it has been named as one of Japan’s top 100 white sand and green pine beaches. The sight of a blue sea bathed in orange from the setting sun is exceptional.
  • Senbutsu Limestone Cave
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushikokuraminamiku Hiraodai 3-2-1
    This is a limestone cave created by rainwater of the Karst plateau, and is designated as a national Natural Monument. Inside the cave the temperature remains a steady 16°C throughout the year and can be enjoyed by any age group. The dozens of stalactites large and small hanging at the entrance is a must-see. The cave also has a shop and a restaurant, while their famous “karst manju,” a yeast bun filled with sweet potato paste, is especially popular.

    10月の日曜日に訪問。駐車場が混むという情報があったけれど、9時半頃に到着した為、駐車場もガラガラ。駐車場からは急な階段を下りて入口へ進む。 受付で無料のクロックスを貸してくれるので、それに履き替えて入る。 有料のロッカーがあり、そこに荷物を預けていった。 最初は水が無いが途中からは水の中を進むことになる。一番深いところで膝下まであった。照明があるところまで進んで折り返して帰って来た。 鍾乳洞内は...

  • Nogouchi River Valley
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashisawaraku Iba
    This is the only valley in Fukuoka City where one can enjoy the beauty of natural sights including waterfalls and rock formations interwoven with each other. While listening to the chirp of birds and sound of running water, one can see the rising and falling of white sheet spray coming from the Ayugaeri and Yabuchi waterfalls while walking along the 700-meter-long promenade. On the other side, the calm and clear waters of the Mukuroji pool is just another wonderful sight of this valley.
  • Goto Falls
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kasuyagunsasagurimachi Kanaide 3244-9
    The Goto Falls located upstream of the Narufuchigawa River is said to have gotten its name from the sight of its waters flowing down vigorously over the five-stepped rock formation, making it look like a five-story pagoda. Located in Goto-no-taki Kannon-do Temple, Number 70 of the 88 Sasaguri Shikoku sacred places, with great access from the parking lot. It is said to be particularly beautiful, even among the Sasaguri Yabakei Valley.
  • Chikushi yabakei Stream
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    Fukuoka Pref. Chikushigunnakagawamachi Gokayama - Ichinose
    This park located around the headwaters of the Nakagawa River is also known as “Tsutarukyo.” It is known for the vivid red of autumn leaves and it displays from early to mid-December, so much so that it is sometimes called “autumn color park.” In summer, one can enjoy activities at its clear water including fishing and playing in the river. It should be noted, however, that no barbecues or any source of fire are permitted.
  • Karan Falls
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    Fukuoka prefecture Fukuoka city Sawaji ward
    Karan Falls was so named either because of the legend that an ascetic practitioner named Karan who trained at the falls, or perhaps because the falling water has the beauty of dancing petals. Looking on as the clear water plunges heavily into the deep green, it is beautiful enough to stir the soul. Note that the pathway leading up to the waterfall is quite narrow.
  • Keya no Oto
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    Fukuoka Pref. Itoshimashi Shimakeya
    A cavern located in Itoshima City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Located on the northwestern tip of Itoshima, the cavern has been designated a National Natural Monument. Japan's largest basalt cavern, the mystical cave reaches heights of 64 meters, is 90 meters deep, and 10 meters wide. Visitors can board a pleasure boat leaving from Keya Fishing Port to view the cavern from the sea (not available in winter).

    初めて大門の遊覧船に乗りました。船が進み大門の中へ入って行くと大きな黒い平らな岩が縦に並んでいて“地球が動いた様子”が身近で見られ感動してしまいました。圧倒されました(一寸大袈裟ですが、日頃の生活から離れたと感じました)

  • Hakata Wharf
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Chikkouhonmachi
    A wharf located in the Port of Hakata in Chikkohonmachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. There are two passenger terminals here from which cruise ships, domestic ship lines, and a city run ferry arrive at and depart from. A facility called Bayside Place contains restaurants, boutiques, and homes. Other destinations include Hakata Port Tower and the Port of Hakata Bayside Museum, and the area bustles with tourists.
  • Narufuchi Dam
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    Fuguri-cho, Ashiya-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture
    A dam situated along the Narufuchi River in Kasuya County, Fukuoka Prefecture. The dam is notable for the conical green roofs on the management office and other buildings. The surrounding area is maintained as Seiryu Park, and visitors can enjoy barbecuing in a lookout plaza or playing in a shallow river in the entrance area. There's also a walking path around the area for visitors to stroll along.
  • Shika Island
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihigashiku Shikashima
    An island joined to the mainland by a strip of land piercing the middle of the sea on the northern side of Hakata Bay in Higashi Ward, Fukuoka City. The island can be reached via the Uminonakamichi Bridge or by municipal ferry leaving from Hakata Wharf. Island highlights include Shikaumi Shrine, dedicated to an ocean god. The island is also famous for the Kin-in (Gold seal) discovered in 1784 and now designated a National Treasure.
  • Singing Sand at Anego no Hama Beach
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    Fukuoka Pref. Itoshimashi Nijoushikaka
    A white sand beach formed by the raging waves of the Genkai Sea in Itoshima City, Fukuoka Prefecture. One of Kyushu's few ''naki-suna (singing sand)'' beaches, quartz particles in the beach's sand rub together when walked on, creating a squeaking sound. Forming an arch along a National Route road, the beach is known for its beautiful sunsets and also serves as a place to take a break for visitors taking scenic drives through the area.
  • Mt. Sarakura
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushiyahatahigashiku Ogura
    A 662-meter mountain located in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture. A cable car track has been installed at the foot of the north side of the mountain. To reach the top, visitors can transfer partway up from the cable car to a slope car. The view of the area from the top at night has been selected for inclusion in a list of Japan's new top 3 night views and visitors who reach this area can enjoy sweeping, panoramic scenery.
  • Hakata Pier
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    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Hakata-ku Chikkohonmachi
  • Hiyamizu Pass
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    Fukuoka Chikushino-shi
  • Otokoiwa
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    Fukuoka Pref. Tagawagunsoedamachi Ochiai
  • Inunaki Toge
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    Fukuoka Kasuya-gun
  • Mt.Takatori
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    Fukuoka
  • Mt.Ukidake
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    Fukuoka

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The most northerly of Kyushu island's prefectures, Fukuoka comprises castle towns, seaside parks, and Hakata ramen, one of Japan's most famous noodle dishes. Whether due to its good location or its unique charm, the prefecture's capital, Fukuoka city, has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the country—a close-knit community, a thriving food scene, and accessible nature combine for irresistibly laid-back city vibes.

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