Fantastic spectacle of kawachi wisteria garden

Purple world

The next to cherry blossom, coming season of Wisteria.
In Fukuoka there are some wisteria seeing spots but I think the most must-see scenery is “Kawachi wisteria Garden”!

Their wisteria tunnel is really beautiful.

It’s the same to cherry blossom, their terms of peak are not so much long, from middle of April to early May.

This flower peak is just on the golden week: Japanese long term vacation,so many people comes here and being crowded.

Even though like that situation you would find a worth to see once in your life!

If you are going there you have to buy an advance ticket at the convenience store, seven eleven or family mart.

Kawachi wisteria garden
The official homepage.

Informationhttps://kawachi-fujien.com

My favorite meat rice bowl in Nostalgic restaurant “Matsuo shokudo”

Those in the know, know.

This old restaurant offer us a special meat rice bowl!
It have been in this place since before over 70years.
There is a nice nostalgic atmosphere and retro interior, like an old movie.

Meat is simmered sweet and spicy, and then put it on rice.
I prefer one that have a row egg, it’s so good!

Otherwise they have chicken and egg rice bowl and pork cutlet rice bowl, those also are popular.

Kurume where this restaurant placed is a little bit far from Fukuoka central city, but it’s worth to go there!

Matsuo Shokudo
From Tenjin station you take a train to Kurume and then take a bus to Hon-machi bus stop.

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Umegae-mochi is very popular sweets of Dazaifu

It’s the most famous tourist spot in Fukuoka I think is “Dazaifu shrine”.
Of course people visit for sightseeing or praying their hope especially success of an entrance exam.

But anyway,I would like to tell you about “Umegae mochi”, the famous and popular local sweets, you should have to eat it!

It’s a kind of rice cake, baked crunchy outside and sweet bean paste inside.

You can get one that is freshly baked there.

You can see this beautiful sunset in the summer

Here is Itoshima, it is an area of the westernmost of Fukuoka prefecture.
I have to say it is just a countryside place but since few years ago Itoshima became a very popular place for young people.

Because it has a lot of nice nature, forest, beautiful coast and beaches.
And one of those photogenic place is this place, Futamigaura.

Japanese mysterious “Trii” that is called a border between people and god is placed this coast and a little bit far from it in the sea there are two big rocks chained by god’s rope.

You’ll find a beautiful view anytime, season by season.
But you can see a more beautiful scenery in the sunset time of the summer!

photogenic!
Sakurai futamigaura

InformationOfficial information

This bridge is connected to main island from Kyushu

Kyushu and main land of Japan are connected with this bridge called “Kanmon-kyo”.
It’s a part of highway.

This end place of Kyushu is beautiful strait.
It is also a popular tourist spot called “Moji harbor “.

You would have a fun some sightseeing on daytime and in the sunset time you would feel some sentimental in this harbor sight.

We participated a cosplay parade of Dontaku festival

“Golden Week” is Japanese long term vacation week.
Generally it is from the last week in April to first week in May.
On this term, so many Japanese people would be moving a lot for like leisure or travel.

In this week Fukuoka has a big festival named “Dontaku”.
There are a lot of street stalls lining on the roadside, some different events is going on around Hakata and Tenjin town, you know, I would say it’s the biggest festival in Kyushu.

One of those festival’s events, they have a cosplay parade.
Anyone can participate this parade though you need to apply and pay some fee(2,000yen) in advance.

It’s going on 5/4 in this year.
If you love cosplay, apply for this event right now!

Kyushu Fukuoka OTAKU media
Information site

Informationkyushu Fukuoka OTAKU media

Application site
You need to apply from here to take part in this event.

Information and reserveApplication form

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Characteristic of Hakata, a lot of street stalls

If you come to Fukuoka, you should have to go to street stalls that is one of Characteristic of hakata!
The most famous place is Nakasu along a river side, you also would find a lot of them in Tenjin.

There are variety of local food: Hakata ramen, Yakitori, Oden and respective stalls have their original menu.
But typical menu is absolutely Tonkotsu ramen!

Kiryu
It’s a very popular food stall in Tenjin area.A lot of tourist people from overseas visit them.

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Pyonkichi
It’s popular especially to Korean tourist people,energetic and funny food stall.

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Some foods and sweets for walk-and-eat I recommend in Daimyo

photogenic

Daimyo is one of area in Tenjin town, Fukuoka.
You can go this area with walking into some alleys from main streets:Nishi-street and Kokutai-street, and a lot of young guys are walking and hanging out in this area.

I would like to show you some nice shops!

Daimyo soft cream – 大名ソフトクリーム
They make a people matrix everyday, cute and tasty soft cream.

InformationOfficial site

Killer coffee and creamlab
Photogenic soft creams and shop interior.

InformationTENJIN SITE

Kita kitsune no daikobutsu – 北キツネの大好物
Tasty soft creams and crepes!

InformationOfficial site

GURUGURU CHICKEN – グルグルチキン
Kebab shop.It tastes so good! ¥500

InformationFukuoka bocco

In Yanagawa, we did river punting

Yanagawa is a little bit far from a central city of Fukuoka, but it’s a very popular tourists spot.
There are traditional japanese atmosphere and townscape.
You can walk around and shopping some souvenirs, find a comfortable cafe and have a cup of coffee, and a thing must-to-do is a punting tour.

Tourists get on a boat and go river punting.
This tiny boat is going on along a moat and you would have a nice time to see the peaceful Japanese-like scenery.

It is also interesting the traditional costume that boatman wares, if you want to feel more Japanesm, you can rent a beautiful Japanese kimono or yukata.

Let’s try it!