[:en]Three farm (the second team) girls are trying hard to get love and let us know the fascinations of Chikugo City at the same time. That’s the way girls are into love.
This promotional movie was made because Chikugo City is the home of farm team of professional baseball team Softbank Hawks. This promotional movie introduces must-see places around Chikugo-Funagoya Station such as Koinoki Shrine which enshrines the God of love, Funagoya Natural Spring where you can drink natural carbonated water and more!
Access to Chikugo City
Arriving by airplane:
Approximately 2hrs from Haneda Airport to Fukuoka Airport. About 6 mins from the airport to Hakata Station by Fukuoka City Subway. About 30 mins from Hakata Station to Hainuzuka Station by JR Kagoshima Main Line.
Arriving by train:
Approximately 5 hrs from Tokyo station to Hakata station by bullet train. About 30 mins from Hakata Station to Hainuzuka Station by JR Kagoshima Main Line.
The hainu legend? A town of love? Chikugo City where the history can be learned.
The closest station to the Chikugo City Hall located in the center of the city Hainuzuka Station was named after the hainu legend. The legend has two different stories. One is that when Hideyoshi Toyotomi visited Kyushu, he met a dog with wings and got rid of it. Another story is that Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s dog was really fast like it had wings or something. When the dog died, Hideyoshi made a grave here. There are some stone monuments of the legend through the city, which are popular places to stop by.
Chikugo City calls themselves “A place of Love”. The shrine that was introduced in the promotional movie is popular place to visit especially for young women from everywhere, which is the only shrine is enshrined Koinomikoto, the God of love.
Chikugo City has more historical places such as Mizuta Tenmangu which was built in 1226, the oldest temple in the city Koumei-ji Temple that is Chikugo City’s cultural property and more. You can learn history from ancient era to the present day at Chikugo City Local Museum and Sanshika, the Maki Yasuomi Residence, where was a facility of education many Sonno Joi (the principle of advocating reverence for the Emperor and expulsion of foreigners) activists turned out.
A trip to taste “Gourmet of love” that works for love is recommended
Especially green tea flavored pan cake
There are many love related places in Chikugo City, also known as “A place of Love” such as Koinoki Shrine, the only shrine is enshrined Koinomikoto, the God of love. Many restaurants and shops around the city offer insta-worthy “Gourmet of love” food. Especially green tea flavored pan cake is an absolutely must-eat! That is available only at Ushijima Seicha Chikugo-Keyaki Street branch.
Why don’t you tour of love-related places in the town of love, Chikugo City?
Fukuoka prefecture Sightseeing information
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- World-renowned Japanese Cultural Properties! 12 Castles Towers scattered throughout Japan
- Recommended for sightseeing in Kitakyushu! 9 retro buildings that follow the footprints of industrial modernization