[:en]“Shikofumu” area is named with capital letters of 4 areas such as Shingu-machi town, Koga City, Fukutsu City and Munakata City. You should take tour according the walking-map that features each must-see spots. The promotional movie introduces the walking-map and an event of photo rally which makes the area more lively.
Shikofumu Photo Rally is an event that you need to visit at least 2 areas and take some photos, and enter the photos to win specialty products. The promotional movies introduces fascinated places such as Mt. Tachibana in Shingu-machi town, Kokochi-an in Koga City, Shinbarunuyama Mounded tombs in Fukutsu City, Satsuki Matsubara in Munakata City and more.
Access to Koga City
Arriving by airplane:
Approximately 2hrs from Haneda Airport to Fukuoka Airport. About 30 mins from the airport to the center of Koga City.
Arriving by train:
Approximately 5 hrs from Tokyo station to Hakata station by bullet train. About 30 mins from Hakata Station to Koga Station by JR Kagoshima Main Line.
Koga City with full of nature blessed hearty spots
Gosho Hachimangu Shrine
There are several must-see shrines and temples in Koga City. Gosho Hachimangu Shrine is one of the popular place which has 1000-year-old camphor tree with a knot looks like Mumin troll. Kumano shrine with 250 stone stairs can’t be missed neither. The shrine is famous for sculpture especially wooden Amida Nyorai Statue which is a prefectural cultural property. Amori Shrine which was built in A.D.724 is famous for wooden dragon sculpture which is designated as cultural property of Koga City. Seiryu-ji Temple is famous for 300-year-old Distylium tree and prefectural natural monument weeping cherry tree. Keiun-ji Temple is popular place for rich nature and atmosphere like Japanese garden. Also Koga City has many beautiful parks to enjoy rich nature other than shrines and temples. Let’s heal the fatigue in Yakuoji hot springs after the tour of the must-see spots.
Kashiwa (Chicken) cuisine of Koga City
Kashiwa means chicken which has been loved by locals for a long time. Tori-suki (Chicken Sukiyaki) is a feast and Ishigawara-ni is popular homemade traditional dish which is stewed chicken without water with garlic, soy sauce, chili peppers and sugar. A dish called Bokkake or Sarasara is most popular soul food for locals. It’s rice with thick chicken soup. Locals eat it their own way with eggs, green onions and/or more.
Why don’t you heal yourself with hot springs and nature in Koga City?
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