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Fukuoka neighborhood tour 8 days

Fukuoka neighborhood tour 8 days

It is the recommended course around the country of

the Kyushu Fukuoka neighborhood that I caught in

a foreign glance! Please enjoy the best hospitality

and culture, nature, a meal!

※I make the course depending on hope. Please inquire

for the rate.

  After noon arrival to Fukuoka AP Meeting AP

By exclusive car to the hotel of the city center.

Supper after meeting at Hotel ※Supper:Invite to a stand

[Nakachan-Yatai]

 Daylong: Hakata Fukuoka-Sightseeing

Fukuoka is the largest city in the Kyushu area.

It is said that various kinds of cultures came about due

to large amount of trading with Eastern Asia for centuries.

Fukuoka is known as the origin of Japanese green tea,

soba, udon, and manjyu. Highlights Comprehensive tour

by bus/coach Flexibility to customize your itinerary to

your own preferences Ideal choice for families Free hotel

pickup and drop-off included Private tour is operated with

just your party and a guide/driver Perfect introduction

for first-time visitors Canal City - Large shopping and

entertainment complex, calling itself a "city within the city".

Attractions include about 250 shops, cafes and restaurants,

a theater, game center, cinemas, two hotels and a canal

running through the complex.Fukuoka Tower - Standing

234 meters tall, Fukuoka Tower is far and away the city's

highest building. An observation deck is located at 123

meters from where visitors can get a good look of

the surrounding city and Hakata Bay.

※Lunch:Rikaen[set meal with grilled meat ]

※dinner Welcome party

3   Yanagawa sightseeing

lunch: Eel dish Yanagawa is a city located in Fukuoka

Prefecture, the city has an estimated population of

934.55 persons per km². A view of Yanagawa city.

Yanagawa is popular with Japanese tourists because

of its 470 km of wide canals. Yanagawa riverboats,

called "donkobune", are used to take tourists around

the city. In 1987 a video documentary was created

by Studio Ghibli about these canals and their restoration.

The Story of Yanagawa's Canals is widely available and

includes English subtitles. Yanagawa was originally

constructed in the mid-16th century by the Kamachi clan.

Before then, it had been a traditional farming village,

with the canals used for irrigation; Tanaka Yoshimasa

(Japanese:1548 - 1609) ordered the canals to be maintained

and built a castle in Yanagawa, which is still maintained today.

The modern city was founded on April 1, 1952.

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Kitahara Hakushu, a Meiji era

poet and writer of children's songs. An annual three-day

festival is held every November in Yanagawa complete

with poetry readings, fireworks, music, and a great number

of evening boat rides. During this festival, most activities begin

from Shimohyaku Town and center at the Hiyoshi Shinto Shrine.

In addition, Hakushu's birth house is located in Yanagawa and

open to the public for tours. The Yanagawa Municipal Folk

Museum is mainly dedicated to preservation of Hakushu-sensei's

works and memorabilia. During the months of March and April,

Yanagawa also plays host to a number of festivals,

most notably Hinamatsuri or Girls' Festival on March 3.

A great number of finely crafted Heian era styled dolls

are placed on display in a number of private homes,

shops, and businesses throughout the city. During this time,

a number of local citizens actually open up their homes

to the public, allowing people to come and see their elaborate

decorations and displays.

Lunch: Unagi no Seiro-mushi (eel steamed in a basket)

This dish has been loved as one

of the specialties of Yanagawa. More than ten restaurants

compete with each other over their own skills of grilling,

steaming, and seasoning methods.

Supper:Pork fried on a skewer

4   Bas Time  Fukuoka-Hita

Hot spring day trip Hita

Hita prospered as Tenryo

(direct controlled territory of Edo Shogunate)

during the Edo period (1603-1868). It is called "Little Kyoto",

and has old buildings standing in a row, even today,

near the hot spring resort. In Mameta town, you can enjoy

a stroll through the historic streets. And Hita is a town that

has been blessed with plentiful water for a long time,

and is called "Suikyo" (riverside district). Each of the hot

spring inns located around the bank of Mikuma River gives

a variety of unique ideas. Visitors at the hot spring can

enjoy dinner on a leisure boat and atch cormorant fishing

in summer. Hita hot spring is known as "spring for birth",

and is effective for neuralgia, recovering from fatigueand more.

Many ryokans (Japanese-style inns) in Hitarent out yukata

(Japanese summer kimonos) and geta

(Japanese sandals) to female guests. This service is

very popular because you can choose from among

various colors and prints.

Lunch: Local restaurant "chow mein"

Supper:Hot Spring Kizantei Inn:Cormorant fishing and

river dishcooking

Bas Time  Hita-Fukuoka

5   Karatsu, Itoshima area drive

lunch: Seafood

A once prosperous whaling base tha

t is now a pottery center. Strange-shaped rocks and

caves caused by waves. Karatsu and Yobuko, located

on the Higashi Matsu-ura-hanto Peninsula in the

northwestern part of Saga, have been prosperous

from ancient times as an important point for trade

with Mainland China. Karatsu, a part of Genkai

Quasi-National Park, has many scenic spots,

including Niji-no-Matsubara, stretching along the coast

and the Tategami-iwa Rocks and Nanatsu-gama carved

by the raging waves of the Sea of Genkai. Nanatsu-gama

is a cliff formed by the raging waves, and has a chain

of caves called Kaishoku-do at its base. Sightseeing

boats originating in Yobuko go around this area.

Karatsu is also noted for Karatsu-yaki pottery, and

has around 60 pottery studios in the city. Some of

pottery studios welcome visitors. Yobuko was once

prosperous as a whaling base. The watchtower for

whales and a memorial monument to captured whales

on Ogawa-shima Island are among the remnants of the

heyday of whaling. A well-known morning market is

held at Yobuko Port, which is crowded with regular-service

vessels and fishing boats. With the lights of fishing boats

flickering at night, it has a lively air typical of a fishing port.

A wide variety of fresh fish and dried fish are sold at

the morning market, and you can taste fresh delicacies

of the sea.

Lunch:「 Nagasakisou 」Fresh seafood Cooking

Karatsu Castile & The waterfall which is beautiful so as to look back

Karatsu Castle was built in 1608.

This castle is located facing the sea and is situated in the

northern part of Karatsu City. Karatsu Castle is also known

as Maizuru (Dancing Crane) Castle as it resembles the

figure of a bird with its wings spread wide as there is

a pine grove extending left to right and because its donjon

(tower keep) is thought to look like the head of a crane.

In spring, the 500 cherry trees and the Wisteria flowers

in Karatsu, designated a product of nature by the city,

are in full bloom.Karatsu Kunchi

Supper:Japanese Pub [Yamehonke ]

6  Dazaifu sightseeing

Dazaifu was established in the late 7th century and served

as the administrative center of the entire island of Kyushu

for over 500 years. The city was built slightly inland from

Hakata, whose port was one of the main points of interaction

between Japan and mainland Asia.

Although the imperial court ruled the country from the

Kansai Region, Dazaifu was pivotal for Japan's diplomatic

relations and organizing the country's defenses. Nowadays,

Dazaifu is a small, quiet city on the outskirts of the large city

of Fukuoka, from which it is perfect for a day trip.

There are a number of temples and shrines, the most famous

of which is the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, as well as sites

related to Dazaifu's role as the region's administrative center,

such as the Government Office Ruins. In 2005 the massive

Kyushu National Museum was opened to the public,

making a great new addition to the city's attractions.

Lunch:Japanese-French Style

Dinner: Good –by yakitori Party

7   free day action kome ※shoping Etc!

Lunch:xxx

A.SayonaraDinner:JapaneseRestoran [Haretari Kumottari]

8   AM:Seeing off at Hotel Lobby

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