This Seaside City in Fukuoka Should Be Your Next Summer Getaway
Spend a quiet day by the water!
In Fukuoka’s Itoshima area, you can go on a relaxing drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery created by the blue sea, palm trees, and the seashore. To help you appreciate the island better, we list down some of the best spots it has to offer. Read on below to learn more!
Harbor House BBQ Garden
On the beach where the Harbor House BBQ Garden is located, there are palm tree swings that are famous photo spots in Itoshima. Customers dining at the restaurant can use them freely. As for the menu, there are sets of meat, vegetables, and seasonal seafood, which the whole family or barkada can enjoy.
Challenge yourself to the tarzan ropes and wall climbing! All the playground equipment are free to use.
Harbor House BBQ Garden is located at 79-6 Kota, Nishi District, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (up to 9:30 p.m. during summer months) daily. You may contact them at +81-92-809-2989.
PALM BEACH THE GARDENS
PALM BEACH THE GARDENS is a resort complex along the sea run by the popular restaurant, PALM BEACH. The place offers an unobstructed view of the sea, as well as picturesque spots like the famous “angel wings.” There are also many cafes and shops here, making it the perfect place to have lunch and go shopping.
Enjoy a spectacular view of the blue sea.
Futamigaura Beach shines quite beautifully under the sun. In the 6,600 square meter area, there are several photo spots drawn on the walls by the seashore.
Don’t forget to take photos by the angel wings!
PALM BEACH THE GARDENS is located at 285 Nishinoura, Nishi District, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka and is open from 11 a.m. to sunset daily. You may contact them at +81-92-809-1660.
Itoshima LONDON BUS CAFÉ
The Itoshima LONDON BUS CAFÉ is a coffee shop inside a bright red London bus stationed by the seaside. It is the perfect place to take a break and admire the great scenery. You can also choose from nine different flavors of gelato ice cream and cute bus-shaped lunch boxes at the shop.
You can see the charming Genkai Sea scenery from the second floor of the bus.
The shop’s gelato is known for its smooth mouthfeel. In the photo are the raspberry and pistachio-flavored gelato. You can order Double (two flavors) for only ¥480.
Itoshima LONDON BUS CAFÉ is located at 2289-6 Shimanogita, Itoshima City, Fukuoka and is open from 11 a.m. to sunset daily.
Keya no Oto Park
At the entrance of the forest that leads to the observatory of Keya, there is a spot called Totoro’s Forest. Sunshine usually streams inside the tunnel made of trees, making the whole scene look almost otherworldly.
A 200-meter walk in the forest will lead you to the observatory where you can appreciate the Genkai Sea.
Keya no Oto Park is located at 732 Shimakeya, Itoshima City, Fukuoka and is open all day. You may contact them at +81-92-322-2098.
Ichigoya café TANNAL
Ichigoya café TANNAL is run by Isomoto Farm and serves sweets made with fresh Amaou strawberries handpicked from the farm. Their menu features french toast dishes with large amounts of strawberries and a Strawberry Parfait (¥1,500), which will only be available until May.
Chiffon Cake French Toast (¥1,200)
Ichigoya cafe TANNAL is located at 85-4 Shimaidawara, Itoshima City, Fukuoka and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (closed on Wednesdays during October & November). You may contact them at +81-92-332-7643.
There are a number of art installations on the north point of Itoshima. In addition to this, automatic vending machines (the origin of the name #Jihangun) and huge swings can be found in the area as well. We recommend that you visit the place in the evening when the entire scenery is basking in the sunset. This effect creates an illusion that will make the objects appear magical.
The objects look great against the spectacular blue sea.
The driftwood arch will be set up until autumn of 2019. On the other hand, the Itoshima Lemonade is available starting this April. Don’t forget to take lots of photos for Instagram!
The installations look even more beautiful during dusk!
#Jihangun is located at 644-1 Nishinoura, Nishi District, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka and is open all day.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kyushu Walker™ (31 March 2019)