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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 IC (Interchange)

– National Highway routes 3 and 495

– The Fukuoka Prefecture Highway route 35, Chikushino-Koga line (福岡県道35号筑紫野古賀線)

By bus…

Buses provided by Nishitetsu Bus Munakata Co.,Ltd.

 

Points of Interest

(Source: Fukuoka Now)

Yakuouji no Yu (薬王寺の湯)

Aka Yakuouji Onsen. Located in the mountains, this place boasts excellent waters for both bathing and drinking. All the fresh spring water you want straight from the source, and its free, free, free! The spring water here is of the radon variety and is colorless, odorless, and reported to both have a calming effect and help reduce nerve pain.

 

Akiyama Gardening (秋山園芸)
Fukuoka Prefecture is famous for its strawberries, and between December and May, strawberry picking becomes one of the most popular activities for people of all ages. Strawberry picking is available in many places in Fukuoka Prefecture, including Koga City.

The elevated cultivation and wide paths of this farm make it easier to pick strawberries – for children and adults alike! Easy wheelchair access too.

Address: 260 Kubo, Koga-shi
Tel.: 080-1705-3946
Strawberry brand: Amaou

Period/Season: ~mid May
Time: Mon.~Fri.: 12:00~16:00, Sat., Sun. and Hol.: 11:00~16:00
Closed: Never
Reservations: Required by phone.
Pick and eat (no time limit): Age 13~ ¥1,500, 7~12 years ¥1,000, 3~6 years ¥500
Takeaway: ¥200 per 100g

 

Eating and Drinking

(Source: Fukuoka Now)

Kagetsu Do
Located in the shopping streets near Koga Station, this shop is best known for their rich and hearty castella cake. Their dorayaki (mini-pancakes filled with sweet red bean paste) are the real specialty! The bean paste is made on the premises! 110 yen each (as of 2011).

Kazuru Manju
Also located in the shopping area near Koga Station, this shop has been here for ages and their pride is Kazuru Manju, a ball-shaped sweet made with castella dough and filled with sweet white bean paste. It’s hard to just have one, and at just 90 yen each (as of 2011), why not go ahead and treat yourself to two?