[:en]This promotional movie introduces Okinoshima Island and Related Sites in Munakata that was submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List in January, 2009. There are some related sites in Fukutsu City as well. It tells us a long history of faith in Munakata region from 4th century to the present day with the sacred island Okinoshima.
41 mounded tombs can be seen at Shinbaru Nuyama Mounded Tombs in Fukutsu City which is a part of the related sites, and is famous for important historical place. The promotional movie also shows us Tai Chazuke, the local taste of Fukutsu and tells us how attractive the city is.
Access to Fukutsu City
Arriving by airplane:
Approximately 2hrs from Haneda Airport to Fukuoka Airport. About 50 min drive from Fukuoka Airport to Fukuma Station.
Arriving by train:
Approximately 5 hrs from Tokyo station to Hakata station by bullet train. About 35 mins from Hakata Station to Fukuma Station by JR Kagoshima Main Line.
Only 1 hour away from Fukuoka City, a fun town with Japan’s No.1s and the world heritage
It takes only 1 hour from Fukuoka City to Fukutsu City where is a fun city blessed with rich nature and historical places. Especially Shinbaru Nuyama Mounded Tombs introduced in the promotional movie as well can’t be missed. It was registered World Heritage as domestic mounded tombs for the first time in 2017. The scale is the largest in the country and it is thought they were made around 5th century to 6th century.
Miyajidake Shrine is another must-see place where is known as god of prosperous business. It’s a famous shrine where over 2 million people visit throughout a year. The reasons why the shrine is so popular for visitors are miracle scenery and 3 Japan’s No.1s. The scenery is such a breathtaking when the sun sets to Aijima and it makes a road of lights. This scenery can be seen only in Feburuary and October. The 3 Japan’s No.1s are huge copper bell which is 450kg, huge drum which is 2.2 meters across and long rope which is 11 meters long. Each of them is just surprisingly huge. Also a tour of 8 shrines at this shrine is popular too.
There are more places to see in the city. Fukuma Beach is one of the most popular beach in the prefecture and packed with lots of tourists and locals. Also a prefectural natural monument Sharikura nagi tree at Sharikura natural woods, Ai-no-ie ,the old residence, at Tsuyazaki Sengen where traditional townscape remains and more are popular to see in the city.
Dabu, a traditional local dish of Fukutsu City
There are some more traditional local dishes in Fukutsu City other than Tai-chazuke introduced in the promotional movie. Dabu is one of them. It was served for celebrations like new year’s day, wedding or so. It’s stewed root vegetable like carrots, lotus root, shiitake mushrooms, chicken, deep fried tofu with soy soup. Number of kind of ingredients have to be odd number for luck and those ingredients are chopped. Dabu can be served for funeral without chicken.
Why don’t you visit Fukutsu City to see the world heritage and the miracle scenery?
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