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“Visit to Shinkanoshima Island”
Review of Shikanoshima

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Private Full-Day Fukuoka Custom Tour by Chartered Vehicle
Ranked #24 of 327 things to do in Fukuoka
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“Visit to Shinkanoshima Island”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
6 Thank Andrew M
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“A Magical Little Fishing Island”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We had the most unexpectedly amazing time at Shikanoshima. It was definitely one of those days where we were cranky, and not sure what we wanted to do, and we had zero expectations of Shikanoshima, so it had nowhere to go but up. We took the ferry there for about $6/pp (it took about 30 minutes), and arrived at and island that looked almost deserted. After a little bit of walking we found a wonderful little restaurant that was serving the local specialty of enormous sea snails and some sort of prawn porridge. It was absolutely fabulous.

There is a shrine that has multiple locations, spread throughout the woods on the hill. We really enjoyed walking to the different sites-it was calm and serene in those woods.

We also had fugu while we were at Shikanoshima, and it was really affordable, like $10. This was not a touristy fugu experience, but just a local, legit one that we happened upon. We were so thrilled to just find it, unexpectedly. The restaurant that served it was attached to a very cool shop selling both fresh and dried fish. If you have your back to the ferry terminal, it is the first building to the right.

A detailed post about our trip to Shikanoshima, with photos, here: http://postandjones.com/2014/07/15/shikanoshima-the-magic-of-a-japanese-fishing-island/

Our experience may not be for everyone, but for those who like to try local dishes, and will eat anything, this was an incredible place to visit.

Visited April 2014
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“The most beautiful beach in Fukuoka!!!!”
Reviewed 16 August 2012

If you want to go to beach in Fukuoka,
I recommend here.

This beach is better than Momochi-hama.
However, it is little bit difficult to go here without car.
You have to take bus from Tenjin.
So you should search about it first.

Visited July 2012
2 Thank 24kaz
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