Buzen City made Buzen Onimen for regional activation with food. Buzen Onimen is spicy noodles with locally produced chili peppers. If you are a fan of spicy food, it would be the best! It can be eaten at 17 restaurants in the city and each restaurant has their own recipe. Onimen is hot with full of umami.
Access to Buzen City
Arriving by airplane:
Approximately 1h 40 mins from Haneda Airport to Kitakyushu Airport. About 40 min drive from Kitakyushu Airport to the center of Buzen City.
Arriving by train:
Approximately 4 hrs 45 mins from Tokyo station to Kokura station by bullet train. About 15 mins from Kokura Station to Yukuhashi Station by JR Kagoshima Main Line. Another 15 mins from Yukuhashi Station to Unoshima Station. 10 min drive from Unoshima Station to the center of Buzen City.
Buzen City with rich nature surrounded by the ocean and mountains
There are many natural sightseeing spots in Buzen City. Mt. Kubote is a mecca for Shugendo (Japanese mountain asceticism incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts), and is designated as the national historic site which is popular for Karasu Tengu legend. There are some trekking courses that both experts and beginners can enjoy. You can also stop by a giant chair object nearby. The photogenic chair is 6 meters high and 3 meters wide.
If you like climbing, Mt. Inugatake is one of the best spot. Tenchi-zan Park is another must-go place to see a scenery with whole city and Buzen Bay.
Buzen City is also known as a place with plenty water especially Hatano Reisen, the cold springs, is famous which is one of the three best water in Kyushu. In summertime, bathing is available at the public bath next door. Buzen city is blessed with not only mountains and forests but also ocean.
Since Buzen City faces ocean, a lot of seafood can be taken, and has many delicious dishes and ingredients in the city. Especially shrimps, oysters, pike congers and blue crabs are famous. You can buy fresh seafood and taste dishes with them at Umiterasu Buzen owned by fishery.
Buzen City is blessed with fruits and vegetable as well such as Mikekado pumpkins, Amaou strawberries, Buzen tea and Tanada Yuzu citrus. If you look for souvenirs, you should go to Buzen Okoshikake where sells specialties of Buzen. You can find Yuzu sweets and eat great local food there.
Why don’t you fell the rich nature in Buzen City.
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