These Places in Itoshima Are Worth a Spot in Your Itinerary
Are you ready to go on a road trip?
Palm trees, blue seas, picturesque sceneries, and cozy cafés are just some of the images that come to mind when one thinks about Japan’s Itoshima area. If you’re the type of traveler who loves going on road trips, this place just might be for you!
In this article, we introduce a new driving route from the east side of the peninsula going to the seaside, which passes through the Ikisan Mountain and the cool Shiraito Falls.
Fukuoka City Umizuri Marine Park
At the Fukuoka City Umizuri Marine Park, you can enjoy fishing activities at the T-shaped pier over the sea. Small horse mackerels and small-scale blackfish swim in the waters and can easily be caught during the morning and in the evening. Moreover, you won’t even have to worry if it’s your first time fishing since there are fishing assistants there ready to help and teach you.
The fishing pier is 700 meters long and has a capacity of 400 people. A set of fishing rod and fishing baits cost ¥1120.
Fishing baits and lures are available at the park.
Fukuoka City Umizuri Marine Park is located at Ikenoura Jisaki, Kota, Nishi District, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture and is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. except on Tuesdays (Schedules may vary depending on the season). The entrance fee costs ¥1,000 for adults and ¥500 for elementary and junior high school students (4-hour limit). You may contact them at +81-092-809-2666.
PUKA PUKA KITCHEN
The PUKA PUKA KITCHEN is a café-restaurant where you can indulge in carefully-crafted dishes while enjoying a beautiful ocean view. Through their curry dish, you can relish the deep, savory flavors of the spicy chicken and curry with onion, sweetened inside a Dutch oven.
The Coconut Curry with Spicy Chicken Cutlet (¥1,250) includes a side salad on weekdays. You can add a drink for ¥200.
We recommend the terrace seats for a beautiful view of the Hakata Gulf.
PUKA PUKA KITCHEN is located at 4754-1 Imazu, Nishi District, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. except on Tuesdays. Lunch hours are until 3 p.m. and they are open only until 6 p.m. on Mondays. You may contact them at +81-092-834-5292.
The Ikisan Observatory is located 610 meters above sea level. From this vantage point, you can see the cities west of Itoshima, the Kyudai area, and even the horizon. The color gradation of the beautiful, green mountains and fields against the bright, blue sea is really beautiful!
Nothing is in the way of this spectacular panorama view. There are also wooden benches where you can take a break from your drive.
Ikisan Observatory is located at Ikisan, Nijo, Itoshima City, Fukuoka Prefecture and is open at all hours. You may contact the Itoshima City Sightseeing Association at +81-092-322-2098.
Murakamiya is famous for its fluffy, shaved ice made of spring water, taken 80 meters underground. They offer 20 kinds of shaved ice, including the Awa Mistsu with rare cheese cream on top. This menu item is specifically limited to 15 servings a day. The shaved ice menu items at the shop are available starting at ¥750.
The Awa Mitsu (¥1,200) is very fluffy and melts in your mouth.
Murakamiya is located at 426-1 Shiraito, Itoshima City, Fukuoka Prefecture and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. You may contact them at +81-092-321-2334.
Ito Aguri’s building was a 150-year-old soy sauce warehouse that was renovated into a restaurant, café, and shop. It mainly sells no-till farmed and organic vegetables produced in Kyushu and Itoshima, as well as, original products.
Shiitake and sesame sauce (¥680)
You can enjoy organic vegetable smoothies at the café.
Ito Aguri is located at 882 Kawatsuki, Itoshima City, Fukuoka Prefecture and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., while the café is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. On weekends and national holidays, it is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ito Aguri is closed on the second Tuesday of every month. You may contact them at +81-092-322-2222.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kyushu Walker™ (23 April 2019)