These Tourist-Friendly Spots Are Just an Hour Away From Fukuoka
Strawberry picking, anyone?
Strawberry picking is a favorite activity during this time in Japan. It has evolved through the years, with farms developing new ways of enjoying the activity. In this article, we will introduce the latest information on farms that are just about 60 minutes from downtown Fukuoka! Check out the Night Strawberry Picking that started this season.
Uruu Noen, which grows strawberries with reduced pesticides and organic farming, will start picking strawberries at night this year. The farm began its full-scale strawberry picking last year in December. This year, adult-only strawberry picking will be open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night time. The strawberry picking is operated in a fantastic space with faint lighting, and the time is 60-minutes long. In addition, you can also take a break with strawberry sweets or a glass of wine on a bench. Their Amaou strawberry is oversized 5L size by fruit thinning! The strawberry picking happens until around early May.
You can eat as many sweet extra-large Amaou strawberries as you like at adult-only strawberry night.
The strawberries have a shiny luster, thins out, and grow big.
The limited quantities of Ichigo Daifuku (¥450/each, tax included) have plenty of white bean paste with condensed milk. It is definitely a must-try when you visit.
Uruu Noen is located at 2072 Yoake, Daizenjimachi, Kurume City, Fukuoka and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Mondays to Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, daily. You may contact them at +81-50-3708-1831.
Night strawberry picking is ¥2,500 for those over 20 years old (tax included, those 19 years old and under are not allowed). All-you-can-eat on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Normal strawberry picking is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (all-you-can-eat for 40 minutes). The charge is ¥1,900 for junior high school students and over, ¥1,500 for elementary school students, ¥1,100 for 3 years old and over (tax included), free for children under 2 years old (* ¥200 discount from April onwards)
The cafe of KURUME Gelato reopened last January 20, 2020. You can enjoy handmade gelato and coffee in a spacious and comfortable space. The Amaou Parfait (¥980) is popular because it uses plenty of Amaou strawberries for toppings and sauces.
The Amaou Parfait is a gorgeous parfait with nine layers including cakes.
12 kinds of gelato such as strawberries (single ¥380)
KURUME Gelato is located at 5-9 Hotarugawamachi, Kurume City, Fukuoka and is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily except Wednesdays. You may contact them at +81-942-38-5088.
DRIED FRUITS & NUTS; ichimaru offers a healthy lunch of carefully selected ingredients. Dried fruits purchased from around the world are not only for sale, but also used for lunch menu items at the cafe. The lunch plate has more than 10 kinds such as grilled rice balls with nuts wrapped in cheese. The ingredients change daily.
Lunch of the day plate
A lunch of the day plate (¥1,200, tax included) has healthy dishes such as tofu and dried wheat gluten cutlet. If you add ¥400 (tax included), you get a drink.
Dried fruits can be purchased from ¥500/100g (tax included).
You can sample everything!
DRIED FRUITS & NUTS; ichimaru is located at 2072-215 Kamitsumachi, Kurume City, Fukuoka and is Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Sundays and holidays. You may contact them at +81-942-48-0438.
At Kazokuyu Izuminoyu, a hot spring without heating and adding water, you can enjoy the hot spring water "Bihada no Yu" with a source of pH value 9.9 and an alkaline simple sulfur spring.
There are 20 family baths with open-air baths such as tatami-matted Kujyaku room. You can use the footbath and drinking onsen free by using the bathroom. In addition, they sell face towels (¥200, tax included) at the facility.
Refresh with alkaline Kazokuyu
Kazokuyu Izuminoyu is located at 1-6-30, Shinaikawa, Kurume City, Fukuoka and is Open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-942-41-1230.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kyushu Walker™ (17 February 2020)