Itinerary Guide: What to Do in Nakasu and Haruyoshi in Fukuoka

From a cat photo exhibit to a rare grilled clam store.

If you’re looking for a new place to explore in Japan, Fukuoka is a great place to start. The city in the Kyushu region is evolving every day. You can find the latest restaurants that have opened recently in Kyushu and fixed-rate systems. This time, we’ll introduce hot spots in the Nakasu and Haruyoshi areas!

Admire the gorgeous French architecture at Kihinkan

is a 2-story western-style architecture built in 1910. This rare French Renaissance architecture is designated as a nationally important cultural property. It also has a café with a nostalgic atmosphere.

Rare French Renaissance style is adopted.

Among the events held in the building, there is a photo exhibition of cats. A photographer based in Fukuoka has taken photos in Kyushu, starting in Ainoshima. The photos are now on exhibit at the second floor of Kihinkan.

Photos taken in Kyushu starting with Ainoshima are exhibited.

Kihinkan Kyuu Fukuokaken Koukaido is located at 6-29 Nishinakasu, Chuo District, Fukuoka City and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You may contact them at +81-92-751-4416.

Morinaga Kenichi Shashinten Neko no Kyouji ~Proud of Cat~ is located at 2/F Kihinkan Kyuu Fukuokaken Koukaido and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You may contact them at +81-92-751-4416.

Have a delicious lunch at Sumigekijo Musashi

It is the third store of Yakitori Musashi that opened in April 2019. Various dishes from chargrilled cuisine to wrapped vegetable sticks grilled at an irori fireplace are available on the first floor. The private rooms and table seats on the second floor become full on weekends.

(tuna and sardine) (¥850)

(vegetable wrapped stick) 1 stick (¥220~)

Sumigekijo Musashiza is located at 5-5-12 Watanabedori, Chuo District, Fukuoka City and is open from 5:30 pm to 12 a.m. You may contact them at +81-92-791-4866.

Burn off those calories at the CRATE GYM

There’s a gym where a personal trainer teaches you. It’s popular since you may drink Japanese tea made in Asahikawa and high-protein smoothies after training. The tea and smoothies are good for nutritional support. Gym goers may also visit the café. Patrons are mainly women, and it’s recommended for people who are looking to start a healthy lifestyle.

It was completed in December 2019. The users are mainly women.

There are many fashionable amenities!

CRATE GYM is located at Momoyama Building 2F 2-3-16 Nakasu, Hakata District, Fukuoka City. The café is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the gym is open until 10 p.m. (Schedules may vary.) You may contact them at +81-92-402-2622.


Reward yourself with dinner at Yakihamaguri Tadatomo

This is a rare grilled clam specialty store. Clams from Kuwana, Mie Prefecture are flavored with 6 kinds of seasonings such as soy sauce and black pepper. Try the thick meat that smells of saltwater with selected Japanese sake and distilled spirit from all over Japan.

Hamaguri (clam) (1 piece ¥180). Try not grilled oyster but grilled clam!

A clip to pinch clams is set on the table

Yakihamaguri Tadatomo is located at Clevis Tenjin 3F, 3-21-22 Haruyoshi, Chuo District, Fukuoka City and is open from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. You may contact them at +81-92-791-7733.

Provided by Japan WalkerTM, WalkerplusTM, and Kyushu WalkerTM (14 February 2020)

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