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Interesting in Fukuoka

Ben W Bell

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So I'll be in Fukuoka from the 25th November until 16th December. Anything I should see or do. Must sees, must visits, best tourist attractions, unmissible events that sort of thing?
 

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Fukuoka Tower, Fukuoka Dome, Ohori Kouen, Ohori Kouen Japanese Garden (Ridiculously Beautiful) Dazaifu Temple.

Kego Kouen, Shopping in Tenjin, Canal City, Tenjin Underground (Underground Mall) There is a beach next to Fukuoka Tower with a really pretty hotel (Marizon) on the water. Will be cold around that time but Nice to check out. You have to Eat Ramen In Canal City. All these places you can get to but Train or Bus. Most are on the Kuko line.

also checkout
http://www.fukuoka-now.com
 

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I am planning to be in Fukuoka next spring, and the things I want to see are Mt. Aso and Nagasaki.
 

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Eat Kyushu style ramen. You can get it elsewhere, but definitely try it there. One of my ramen fiend friends was born in Fukuoka and he raves about it.
 

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Thank you for your suggestions. Hopefully one of the weekend course excursions will be to Mount Aso and Nagasaki, or I'll have to just make it on my own.
 
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A sightseeing spot of ASO

Aso-jinja Shrine
One of the Shinto shrines which are the oldest in Japan.
http://www.eva.hi-ho.ne.jp/suruga/asozinnjya.htm

Dai-Kan-Boh
The beauty spot that overlooks Aso from an outer rim of a volcanic crater of Aso.
Please go to here by all means. 👍
http://www.coara.or.jp/~tagi/kumamoto/aso/aso1.htm


The Mt. Naka-dake crater
Now you can watch the crater of an active volcano here.
Be careful to eruption.
In old days,
A volcano erupted suddenly, and a tourist died.😌
http://www.aso.ne.jp/~volcano/

Kusasenri meadow
Horseback riding is possible here.
http://www.adsccat.co.jp/kumamoto/aso/akamizu/04.html

SHIRAKAWA spring water
http://www.lemonet.com/~lemolemo/eria/aso/s-suigen.htm
A Takamori spring water tunnel park
http://www.town.takamori.kumamoto.jp/tourist_info/info/tunnel_park.html

ONSEN
Hell ONSEN Seifuuso
It is ONSEN of mud.
It is rare ONSEN.
I recommend it.
http://jigoku-onsen.co.jp/

Kurokawa ONSEN
The ONSEN which is very famous in Japan.
http://www.kurokawaonsen.or.jp/

A sightseeing guidance site of Kyushu
http://www.yado.co.jp/kankou/kanindex.htm
 

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Note depending on where you stay ASO is quite far from Fukuoka and Nagasaki is about 2 hours by train. I wanted to go to Aso due to the notoriety of the Touge there.......but the gf didn't want to drive that far. I guess it is quite far.
 

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Damicci, if you're ever in the Futsukaichi/Ogoori/Kurume area we should get together sometime. I'll invite you to my home or treat you for lunch at the local Bishnu Indian restaurant. You too Hiroyuki, been too long since we met last Halloween. :cool:
 

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Note depending on where you stay ASO is quite far from Fukuoka and Nagasaki is about 2 hours by train. I wanted to go to Aso due to the notoriety of the Touge there.......but the gf didn't want to drive that far. I guess it is quite far.


When I go, I plan to stay somewhere near Aso for a night or so and then proceed to Fukuoka and Nagasaki. I will probably stay a night or two at each.
 

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Old history.

I haven't been there for 35 years, but there used to be North/south/east/and west parks there that were nice. I wonder what became of the old Hakata air base that was just outside of downtown Fukuoka. Probably a golf corse or houseing now.

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I haven't been there for 35 years, but there used to be North/south/east/and west parks there that were nice. I wonder what became of the old Hakata air base that was just outside of downtown Fukuoka. Probably a golf corse or houseing now.
Uncle Frank
Frank,
I found that the base has been returned to Japan in the 1970s, and all or part of the base has been turned into a national park. Machine-translated English version of the web page here:
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
 

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Frank,
I found that the base has been returned to Japan in the 1970s, and all or part of the base has been turned into a national park. Machine-translated English version of the web page here:
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

WOW, thanks so much Epigene! When I last visited the base it was just sitting unused and seemed such a waste. I was told it was was a seaplane base for the Japanese during WWII. There was a small town just outside the base called Saitosaki where you could catch a ferry boat to Fukuoka. There was also a small prisoner of war camp near the base I once visited. There was a huge mountain of dirt there I was told the US prisoners were made to move from one point to another to occupy their time.I'm glad the old base was put to such a good use. Thanks again for taking the time to find that info.

Uncle Frank

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I did not know that there was United States Armed Forces base in Umi no nakamichi though I lived in Fukuoka
As for the airport trace, the hangars seem to have been destroyed by redevelopment in 2002.
http://www.geocities.jp/hokutoflag1/gannosu.htm
The building which there is still from the time when Frank_san lived in Fukuoka will be this.
"Shime coal mine shaft trace"
I can still watch it when I go to Fukuoka Airport.
http://www.geocities.jp/hokutoflag1/simetanko.htm
Has Frank_san met pop Yoshimura?
When Frank_sant lived in Fukuoka,
Yoshimura is the famous person who remodeled a motorcycle in Fukuoka.
http://www.yoshimura-jp.com/en/company/philosophy.html


Fukuoka gourmet information

OKIYO-SYOKUDOU
A place is Chuuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Nagahama market.
There is it in the first floor of ICHIBAKAIKAN.
This dining room is cheap, and there is much quantity.
http://www.kuriya.jp/syokudo/syokudou13.html

Hakata ramen information
"Kyushu ramen Kikou"
http://leo10.cse.kyutech.ac.jp/koura/ramen/rm_fuk0400.html
Ramen shop of Minami-ku, Fukuoka
"zen" low price 280 yen
http://gourmet.yahoo.co.jp/0002734011/M0040010954/

play spot

CANAL City
http://www.canalcity.co.jp/world/english/urban.html

Sea side MOMOCHI beach park
http://www.fukuoka-kaihin.or.jp/sub_14-1.html

HAKATA RIVERAIN
http://www.riverain.co.jp/english.html
 

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Damicci, if you're ever in the Futsukaichi/Ogoori/Kurume area we should get together sometime. I'll invite you to my home or treat you for lunch at the local Bishnu Indian restaurant. You too Hiroyuki, been too long since we met last Halloween. :cool:
Your on. Unfortunately I may not be back til Next summer. :( Or not at all depending on visa situation.:)

Nagashima-san's English seems to be getting better. Just though I would point that out. 👍
 

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Hawk's Town
Its a nice Mall next to the Yahoo Dome (close to Momochi Seaside Park and Fukuoka Tower, you could do those by foot, I got lost on my way back and went by the libary, some park and the fukuoka citiy musuem with really nice architecture... but there's always somewhere a bus in this area and most of them drive to hakata station or tenjin (you might want to remember those Kanji though)) There's a Hardrock Cafe there too... I lived like 5 minutes away, so I went there quite often...
if you go to Canal City on the top floor you can eat Ramen from all over Japan 👍
 
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Damicci, if you're ever in the Futsukaichi/Ogoori/Kurume area we should get together sometime. I'll invite you to my home or treat you for lunch at the local Bishnu Indian restaurant. You too Hiroyuki, been too long since we met last Halloween. :cool:
I am borrowing DVD from you.:joyful:
I go to return it on a day of a holiday of Iron Chef -san .😌
Is your holiday Monday?
Nagashima-san's English seems to be getting better. Just though I would point that out. 👍
DOUMO ARIGATOU.😌
But , I matured usage of translation software.:p
I cannot yet speak English.
I found an information site of Fukuoka-shi
Fukuoka Now
http://www.fukuoka-now.com/features/index.php
 
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Large serving ham joint of Fukuoka.

Tenjin / Chuuo-ku area
Shinten-cho club
http://www.shintencho.or.jp/shintencho_club/index.html

GOMIHATTIN
http://fukuoka.palulu.jp/archives/20050730-1353.php

Curry shop KAWA
http://tabewan.hp.infoseek.co.jp/curry_list0401.htm

KOJIMA
http://fukuoka.palulu.jp/archives/20050330-1428.php

Sawara-ku / Minami-ku area
Set meal center ASHIZURI
http://www.hikari-su.com/asizuri.htm

DONKIHOTE
http://www.k-ponget.com/donkiho-te/pc/

DAISEN
A dining room of the large serving who is famous for Fukuoka.
http://maps.google.co.jp/maps?f=q&h...130.373082&spn=0.014231,0.014634&om=1&iwloc=A

Kashii (east area) area
TAKASAGO
It is before the front gate of Fukuoka industry University.
This dining room is full of a university student and a high school student.
http://blog.livedoor.jp/chayobon/archives/50533835.html
 
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