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Fukuoka

Fukuoka Region – The most heavily populated region, in which Fukuoka city is located. The Fukuoka Region occupies the western coast of Fukuoka Prefecture.

Dazaifu-shi

At a glance Formerly the capital of Kyushu, few relics now remain to attest to the city’s former greatness. Dazaifu is now known primarily for Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, its umegaemochi (a confectionary made with sweet rice flour), and Kyushu National Museum. Getting there By train… Dazaifu Station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin-Omuta line (transfer at Futsukaichi) …

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Shime-machi

At a glance Adjacent to both the city and countryside, there’s a wide variety of stores as well as easy access to parks and mountains The main street running northwest-southeast connects to Umi and Dazaifu and holds many points of interest At the northwest end is the Shime Town Office and beyond that is Diamond …

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Chikushino-shi

At a Glance Soak your troubles away at Futsukaichi’s famous hot springs, where visitors have been relaxing since the Nara Period (710-794) If you’re new to onsen, it’s a cheap and convenient place to get started, as most of the onsen are in one area getting there By train… – Futsukaichi Station on the JR …

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Fukutsu-shi

at a glance Previously Fukuma and Tsuyazaki A coastal location makes this summertime hotspot for beachgoers of all kinds getting there By train… – Fukuma Station on the JR Kagoshima Line 1 Nishitetsu Fukuma Station on the Miyajidake Line By car… – Northeast of Fukuoka-shi, off Route 3 points of interest Anzunosato Park is a …

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Hisayama-machi

at a glance Known among JETs for the Torius shopping complex (home to Costco) Well-known among locals for its abundance of natural mountain onsen Visit http://www.town.hisayama.fukuoka.jp/ for more information on local shrines and festivals getting there See directions for Torius Mall. points of interest Torius Mall This giant complex includes Nafco, Uniqlo, Best Denki, an Asics …

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Kasuga-shi

at a glance Blue reservoirs and green parks make this a great place to spend a sunny day outdoors Known as the birthplace of rice-growing in Japan, and for its annual Bride Spanking Festival getting there By train… – Kasugabaru Station on the Nishitetsu Omuta Line – Kasuga Station on the JR Kagoshima Line; Hakata-Minami Station …

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Kasuya

You may have already heard that the Chojabaru Jutaku is one of the newest and largest apartments for Fukuoka JETs. No doubt you have already gotten accustomed to this aspect of life in Japan! Here is some information about the surrounding area. Chojabaru is a specific neighborhood of Kasuya Town, which is a commuter suburb …

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Koga-shi

At a Glance With lush green mountains on the east and beautiful coastline of white sand and green pines on the west, Koga-shi is a city surrounded by nature.  There are many beautiful parks in the city.  Getting There By train… Take the JR Kagoshima Main line (Kagoshima-hosen) and get off at Koga Station  By car… – The Kyushu Expressway,  Koga …

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Maebaru-shi

At a glance The largest of three cities (Maebaru, Shima, and Nijo) that make up the Itoshima Peninsula, an area rich in natural attractions and historical significance. The city’s symbol is a copper mirror, owing to dozens of such mirrors brought over from China in ancient trade missions. Check out the many fine and unique …

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Maimatsubara

at a glance Maimatsubara lies in the Higashi ward near Kashii and is home to the Kyoshokuin Jutaku, which houses anywhere from six to seven ALTs at any given time. getting there By train… Chihaya Station on the JR Kagoshima Line By bus… #24C from the 18B bus stand outside the Central Post Office in …

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Munakata-shi

at a glance Previously Akama, Togo and Oshima Island Famous for Munakata Shrine and the encompassing natural beauty of the Genkai seaside Visit http://www.city.munakata.lg.jp/e_index.html for more information getting there By train… – Akama and Togo Stations on the JR Kagoshima Line 1 By car… – Off Route 3 north of Fukutsu-shi points of interest Oshima Island …

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Onojo-shi

at a glance Offers fabulous hikes through its many forests getting there By train… Onojo Station on the JR Kagoshima Line – Shimo-oori Station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin- Omuta Line points of interest The Prefectural Citizens’ Forest was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Meji Era. It has cherry tree and apricot tree …

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Sasaguri-machi

At a glance A pilgrimage town nestled in the mountains about 20 minutes east of Hakata, famed for its big bronze Buddha Home to the Fukuoka Prefecture Education Center, which plays host to the Fukuoka JET Skills Development Conference every November For more information go to http://www.town.sasaguri.fukuoka.jp/ (Japanese) Getting there By train… – Sasaguri Station on …

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