Whenever I go to Japan, I always feel compelled to write these kinds of round-ups. There’s so much delicious food in this country. So much it makes my head spin! This post isn’t a definitive answer to the question of what to eat in Fukuoka by any means, but I really liked the variety of the food we tried during this trip so that’s what this list will be highlighting. I hope that I can give you even the tiniest idea of the food scene here in Fukuoka. But first, I’ve got a little video to tease your appetite.
Fukuoka Spring 2018: A charming afternoon at Dazaifu Tenman-gu
In this post, we continue our journey with the Nishitetsu Yanagawa & Dazaifu One-Day Sightseeing Ticket. Our last stop for the day was the beautiful and bustling Dazaifu Tenman-gu. Before I even begin to take you through this shrine, I will already tell you it is hands down one of the most beautiful shrine compounds I have ever been to. Our server at La Maison de la Nature Goh was even heaping praises on this place when she found out we were headed this way. After just one visit, I can absolutely see why.
Fukuoka Spring 2018: Yanagawa Steamed Eel Rice at Rokkyu
In my previous post, I took you through my Yanagawa Canal Punting experience. Oddly enough, we were famished by the time we returned to land despite not being the ones rowing our boat through the waters. We were really targeting only one thing to have for lunch while we were here, and it was the Yanagawa specialty called Unagi no Seiromushi, or Yanagawa Steamed Eel Rice.
Fukuoka Spring 2018: Punting through the smooth waters of Yanagawa
Yanagawa is a charming town about 70 kilometers west of Fukuoka, with a population of over 71,000. Its main attraction is really its canals, giving it the monicker “Venice of Japan”. I have never been to Venice so I can’t really say if that’s accurate, but the trip down the smooth waters of Yanagawa was one of the most peaceful I’ve had in a while for sure. I will tell you right now this place is a must-visit especially when you come to Fukuoka during cherry blossom season. It was glorious to be gliding underneath weeping cherry blossoms, with their petals falling into the boat like snowflakes.
Fukuoka Spring 2018: Morning coffee break at Manu Coffee
This is the third establishment in a row I’m writing about for my Fukuoka series. I hope you guys are enjoying the eclectic mix of food features so far! This time I’ll be talking about Manu Coffee, which is this super quaint coffee shop recommended to us by our AirBnB host. I loved the vibe so much I couldn’t resist giving it its own short but sweet blog post!
Fukuoka Spring 2018: A lovely trek to Atago Shrine
I’ve always been fascinated with the Shinto shrines in Japan mostly because Shintoism itself is a fascinating thing. I feel like it has and continues to play such a big part in molding the disciplined society of Japan. I often sense that it is because of this belief that the Japanese have this deeper understanding of the importance of respecting all the things around them, whether they be inanimate objects or people.