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Ogori-shi

At A Glance

Located conveniently as an express stop on the Nishitetsu Tenjin-Omuta line, Ogori-shi is a large commuter town with all of the services and comforts of home.

Getting There

By train…

– Take the Nishitetsu Tenjin-Omuta line to Ogori station. By car: Use the E-W Highway (Chikugo-Ogori exit and head west), Routes 500, 88, and 737.

eating and drinking

restaurants

Fukagawa serves fusion Japanese and foreign cuisine on two floors. There’s always a set of specials displayed to make ordering easy, and a good selection of wine to accompany your meal.

getting there…
To find it, exit Nishitetsu Ogori Station and turn right. It’s about a two-minute walk and then a sharp left at Taiko yakitori on the left side. 1-10-10-2F Gion. 6-11pm • 0942-72-4656 • ¥¥

Nobu is the town gaijin hangout with fabulous decor. Owner and Chef Yoichi creates unique haute cuisine mixing Japanese favorites with foreign spices, sauces, and ingredients.

getting there…
Straight from Nishitetsu Ogori station, it’s across from Tom’s Video. Look for the sign with the fish bones. 1-15-15 Gion. 6pm-12am; closed Sun & Mon • 0942-73-1685 • ¥¥

Taiko specializes in motsu nabe but also offers tasty and reasonably priced yakitori.

getting there…
Turn right out of Nishitetsu Ogori Station and walk for about a minute. It’s right near Fukagawa (see above)- look for the many red lanterns across from the Nishitetsu grocery store. 1-10-12 Gion. 5pm-12am; closed Mon • 0942-73-4654 • ¥¥

Tontei is a local treasure for their amazing curry tonkatsu donburi. Offering other tonkatsu and donburi dishes, their lunch sets are affordable and very filling.

getting there…
Look for it on Route 500 between City Hall and a hospital. 280-1 Ogori. 11am-8pm; closed Tue • 0942-72-9117 • ¥¥

bars and clubs

Cool Club Bar, next to Fukagawa, has the best cocktails in Ogori-shi and the cheapest food around- salads and French fries are just ¥100. Relax with friends in the spacious atmosphere; there are two rooms plus a karaoke room in the back. 1-10-9 Gion. 7pm-close • 0942-73-1316 • ¥

Merveille lures customers to its cozy pub with electronic dart machines. Score 500 points (men) or 450 points (ladies) and you get a free set of darts.

getting there…
Go straight out from Nishitetsu Ogori Station, turn right at the first light and then turn left at the Marché supermarket.2-6-5 Gion. 7pm-3am • 0942-72-6108 • ¥¥ living there

grocery stores

The Nishitetsu Store a block to the left of Ogori Station and Marché, down the main drag from the station and on the right at the first stoplight, are the two largest supermarkets in Ogori. Marche has a 100-yen store on the upper levels.

For more shopping and services, go to Kurume-shi or Fukuoka-shi.

leisure

Karaoke Cottage Coco Yellow is great for groups. Sing the night away in a jungle-themed private karaoke cottage while you browse their extensive drink and parfait menu.

getting there…
It’s across from the Marche supermarket near the train tracks-look for the large palm trees. 2-7-4 Gion.12pm-3am, Fri & Sat 12pm-6am • 0942-48-1414

other

Japanese classes run by Ogori City Hall are very inexpensive. Call 0942-72-2111 for more information.