Umi no Nakamichi Seaside Park

Umi no Nakamichi Seaside Park (海の中道海浜公園) is a huge, all-season family park and day-trip destination located on the Uminonakamichi Peninsula in Hakata Bay, Fukuoka. The park features a large number of attractions aimed primarily at families with children. The attractions of Umi no Nakamichi include numerous flower gardens, a zoo, playgrounds, a water park, sports …

Kumamoto 2-day itinerary (travel guide). © touristinjapan.com

Kumamoto 2-day itinerary

With a population of about 738’000, Kumamoto (熊本) is the main city in Kumamoto Prefecture, and the third largest in Kyushu, only surpassed by the cities of Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. Kumamoto’s most famous attraction is it’s castle which, until the tragic earthquake of 2016, was the most complete and original of the ancient castles in …

Sumiyoshi Shrine (Hakata)

Sumiyoshi Shrine (Hakata)

Sumiyoshi Shrine is a seafarers shinto shrine in central Fukuoka, and is presumably the oldest shinto shrine in Kyushu. The current buildings date back to 1623, but the shrine existed long before that. In a charming, wooded park, near the Naka river in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka one finds the historic Sumiyoshi shrine. Sumiyoshi shrines are shinto …