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DAY2: Kitakyushu City and Fukutsu City!

Erika's delightful 3 day trip in Fukuoka!
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Amazed by the spectacular Kokura Castle! Been to Miyajidake Shrine too!

ERIKAERIKA: The second day in Fukuoka is a trip to Kitakyushu! After having an enjoyable time at Aruaru City where you can find various shops specializing in Japanese subcultures, such as anime, manga, games, and idols, we got ourselves ready to see the spectacular Kokura Castle. In the afternoon, we went to Fukutsu City to try the delicious Tai-chazuke (sea bream on rice with tea), and also tried painting the cute traditional item, Moma whistle (moma-bue)! Then, we set off to the long-awaited visit at Miyajidake Jinja (Shrine), where we couldn't be more impressed by anything than the shimenawa which is said to be the largest in Japan!

 HUMMING BIRD by VERY FANCY

HUMMING BIRD by VERY FANCY
The cafe we had our breakfast serves yummy sandwich with crispy baguette♪
 Aruaru City / あるあるCity

あるあるCity
Playing the crane game and "Taiko no Tatsujin" (rhythm game) for the first time in a while. We'd so much fun♪

あるあるCity
あるあるCity
There was a photo spot of great three-dimensional trick art at the entrance! The pose and angle are perfect, right?
 Kokura Castle / 小倉城

Kokura Castle
It was nice to walk around the elegant Kokura Castle!
 GALLERY KURA / ギャラリー蔵

 GALLERY KURA The Tai-chazuke dish served with hot soup stock and rice topped with pickled sea bream. I tried eating with various side dishes too, such as mentaiko, shredded kamaboko, yuzu kosho, and kara miso! Mmm, delicious!

 GALLERY KURA
 Tsuyazaki Sengen Nagomi / 津屋崎千軒なごみ (Moma-bue Painting Workshop)

Moma-bue Painting Workshop
Moma-bue Painting Workshop
The traditional Moma whistle in the shape of a cute owl. You can enjoy painting it and bring back as a souvenir!
 Miyajidake Jinja / 宮地嶽神社

Miyajidake Jinja
Miyajidake Jinja
Miyajidake Jinja The "Path of Light" that extends straight from the shrine to the coast can only be seen a few times a year. It's surprisingly beautiful and has become a hot topic all over Japan!

Miyajidake Jinja
The chozuya (where people usually clean their hands) was full of colourful floating flowers when we visited the shrine♪

INFORMATION



HUMMING BIRD by VERY FANCY
- Address: 3-6-1 Kyomachi, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka-ken Japan
- Official Website: https://veryfancy.me/kokura
- Facebook: @veryfancy
- Instagram: @veryfancyme


Aruaru City / あるあるCity
- Address: 2-14-5 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka-ken Japan
- Official Website: https://aruarucity.com/
- Twitter: @aruarucity2
- Facebook: @aruarucity0427


Kokura Castle / 小倉城
- Address: 2-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka-ken Japan
- Official Website: https://www.kokura-castle.jp/
- Facebook: @kokura.castle1602
- Instagram: @kokura_castle


GALLERY KURA / ギャラリー蔵
- Address: 3-26-21 Tsuyazaki, Fukutsu-shi, Fukuoka-ken Japan
- Official Website: https://fukutsuya.com/gallery-kura/
- Facebook: @fukutsuyaproject
- Instagram: @fukutsuya


Tsuyazaki Sengen Nagomi / 津屋崎千軒なごみ
- Address: 3-17-3 Tsuyazaki, Fukutsu-shi, Fukuoka-ken Japan
- Official Website: https://www.city.fukutsu.lg.jp/shisei/shisetsu/8/2844.html
- Facebook: @津屋崎千軒なごみ


Miyajidake Jinja / 宮地嶽神社
- Address: 7-1 Miyajimotomachi, Fukutsu-shi, Fukuoka-ken, Japan
- Official Website: http://www.miyajidake.or.jp/
- Facebook: @miyajidake
- Instagram: @miyajidake

*All information correct as of September 2020.

PROFILE

Erika Ebisawa KuswanErika Ebisawa Kuswan

Hi, I'm Erika♡ I used to be a member of JKT48 (6th generation) until February 2019, now I'm studying at a university in Tokyo! I'd like to try many different things in Japan, and will keep sharing my life in Japan as well as the information of pop culture to all of you. Stay tuned!

- Instagram: @erika_ebisawa
- YouTube: HERE!

- Hot spots around the area visited! -

Kitakyushu Manga Museum
Kitakyushu Manga Museum
[Kitakyushu City]
Kokura Castle
Kokura Castle
[Kitakyushu City]
グランピング福岡[福津市]
Glamping Fukuoka
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Gachagacha no mori AEON MALL Fukutsu Branch
Gachagacha no mori AEON MALL Fukutsu Branch
[Fukutsu City]
Munakata Taisha
Munakata Taisha
[Munakata City]

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