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Happy Valentine's Day♡ Here are some very tasty looking chocolates originating from Fukuoka!


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Will you choose a stylish or a unique one? There is a lot to choose from, and they all have one thing in common: they are delicious!

In Japan on Valentine's Day it is a custom to express your feelings by giving chocolates to people you love, or to people who you are close with in daily life. Valentine's Day is just around the corner. We want you to be prepared this year to make an informed decision about what chocolate to buy, so here are some unique ideas of what kind of chocolates are on offer. For those in love, for friends, for yourself....or if you are a chocoholic, these chocolates are a Must-See (and Must-Try) for everyone!

* The contents of this article are based on information that was available at the time of the interviews. Please check the official website / social media accounts of the store for latest information.

A Chocolate Crunch with generous amounts of the traditional Yame Hon Gyokuro!

Yabeya Konomi Honke Konomien
(Information as of November 2022)

● Yabeya Konomi Honke Konomien

The oldest tea merchant in Kyushu makes these fancy Yame tea sweets! We recommend the HOIRO GYOKURO CRUNCH CHOCOLATE (10 individually wrapped packages). A High-grade Yame Dento Hon Gyokuro is mixed into white chocolate. When you open this luxurious Chocolate Crunch the full scent of gyokuro spreads in the air.

- Address: 126 Honmachi, Yame-shi, Fukuoka-ken Japan
- Official Website: http://www.konomien.jp/
- Facebook: @Konomihonke
- Instagram: @chashouyabeyakonomihonke

♡ Check out more details on Yabeya Konomi Honke Konomien here!

Unique chocolates that are fun to look at and delicious to eat! Choose from a range of screws, castles or even toilets!

(Information as of February 2022)


These unique chocolates are produced in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture. This area is not only home to The Yahata Steel Works World Heritage site but is also known as "a city of craft and manufacturing." GRAN DA ZUR, an amazing pastry shop is located in Kitakyushu City. They actually produce chocolate in molds, which are made with 3D printers to create exquisitely precise shaped motifs like NEJI CHOKO, which is a set of screws and nuts that are so perfectly made that you can put the nut on the screw and tighten it effortlessly. Kokura Castle and even toilets feature as motives of these flawless chocolates!

- Address: 1-12−23 Kuzuhara, Kokuraminami-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka-ken Japan
- Official Website: https://nejichocolab.jp/
- Twitter: @nejichoco
- Facebook: @nejichoco
- Instagram: @nejichoco_lab

♡ Check out more details on GRAN DA ZUR here!

A delicious 'Matoi Hiyoko' dressed in a chocolate cover!

(Information as of August 2021)

● L’UNIQUE Hiyoko

Introducing the adorable chick-shaped Manjū "Hiyoko". At the sweets shop L'UNIQUE Hiyoko at Fukuoka Airport (Domestic Passenger Terminal Building) they offer seasonal products and even the 'Matoi Hiyoko', which is a limited edition sold only at this shop. Rich bittersweet chocolate surrounds the melt-in-your-mouth Kimi-an bean paste and goes well with green tea or coffee.

- Address: 2F SWEETS HALL Fukuoka Airport Domestic Passenger Terminal Building (767-1 Shimousui, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi Japan)
- Fukuoka Airport Official Website (L’UNIQUE Hiyoko Info):https://www.fukuoka-airport.jp/shops/hiyoko.html
- Hiyoko Honpo Yoshinodo Official Website: http://www.hiyoko.co.jp/

♡ Check out more details on L’UNIQUE Hiyoko here!

Little miracles of art! Find your ultimate chocolate at NICO chocolaterie!

NICO chocolaterie
(Information as of August 2020)

● NICO chocolaterie (Ogori City, Fukuoka Prefecture)

NICO chocolaterie is a specialty store full of delightful surprises. Entering the shop, you are greeted by jewel-like chocolates, all lined up perfectly in showcases. It is an unforgettable experience to visit this store trying one of their delectable small parcels, which are packed with many surprising flavours.

- Address: 482-6 Ogori, Ogori-shi, Fukuoka-ken Japan
- Official Website: https://nico-chocolat.com/
- Facebook: @nico.chocolaterie
- Instagram: @nico_chocolaterie

♡ Check out more details on NICO chocolaterie here!

Editors' Pick!: Take your special someone to one of these dating spots in Fukuoka♡

You can pray for good matchmaking at this cute power spot!

Mizuta Tenmangu & Koinoki Shrine
(Information as of February 2020)

● Mizuta Tenmangu & Koinoki Jinja (Shrine)

One of Kyushu's two major Tenmangu shrines is Mizuta Tenmangu. You can find Koinoki Shrine within the Tenmangu precinct! Koinoki Shrine is the only shrine in Japan that is said to enshrine the god of love, consequently it attracts a lot of attention from all over the country!

- Address: 62-1 Mizuta, Chikugo-shi Fukuoka-ken JAPAN
- Official Website (Mizuta Tenmangu): https://www.mizuta-koinoki.jp/mizuta/
- Official Website (Koinoki Jinha): https://www.mizuta-koinoki.jp/koinoki/

♡ Check out more details on Mizuta Tenmangu & Koinoki Shrine here!

Fukuoka Tower, the symbol of Fukuoka!

Fukuoka Tower
(Information as of February 2021)

● Fukuoka Tower

The view from the observatory deck of stylish tower covered with 8,000 half-mirrors is truly amazing. On the 1st floor of the observatory there is also the so-called "Lovers' Sanctuary", which is popular with couples. Let's hold hands, light the heart-shaped object and attach heart-shaped padlocks on the "oath fence"!

- Address: 2-3-26 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi Japan
- Official Website: https://www.fukuokatower.co.jp
- Twitter: @fukuoka_tower
- Facebook: @fukuokatower
- Instagram: @fukuokatower_official

♡ Check out more details on Fukuoka Tower here!

Bigger than you can imagine: the power spot of love created by nature♡

Hyugami Gorge

● Heart-shaped Rock (Yabe Village, Yame City)

The enormous heart-shaped rock in Hyugami Gorge is said to be the biggest heart-shaped rock in Japan! Try ringing the "Shiawase no Kane" (the bell of happiness) which is located on the Kehogi Bridge - a perfect spot to see the heart-shaped rock! The beautiful heart motif of the rock makes you want to take many photos from all different angles!

- Address (Kehogi Bridge): Hyugami, Yabe-mura, Yame-shi, Fukuoka-ken Japan

♡ Check out more details on Heart-shaped Rock here!

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