My son and I visited Shinkanoshima Island in July. We were mainly interested in viewing the mongol burial mound. We took the ferry from Hakata Port, which was more comfortable than we expected. The crew of the ferry assisited us with maps and directions to the site. We turned left and walked for 25 minutes before reaching the burial site.
The roads are narrow, and there is no sidewalk, so please be very careful if you are walking. There are really not much options, as the bus schedule is limited, and there was not a taxi in sight. we passed a monument to a missing fisherman (hundreds of years ago) and Kirin park were the goal seal was found. The mongol site itself was well maintained, and the sea view beautiful. It would have been great to have more information on the mongol invasion at the site, but as we had done research beforehand, we were satisfied.
We had a very brief visit at the Shinkanoshima Shrine, as it was close to the ferry time of departure. Our visit was 1 1/2 hours, which was way too short if the purpose was relaxation only. I would recommend this short hike and a picnic a t Kirin Park for persons who need a change from City life in Fukuoka.
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