I drove to Itoshima, ocean, forest, and agricultural place.
Recently people tend to move away from the city to the countryside.
If you like the countryside but do not want to be too far away from the city, Fukuoka is one of the places where everything is close.
1 hour to feel the nature from Fukuoka City.
I like to drive to Itoshima sometimes it only takes 1 hour from the center of Fukuoka.
There are some surf points if you surf, golf courses and beaches to enjoy.
There are some places to eat where you will enjoy Japanese cuisine in a good location.
Oyster is only good during cold season.
It is famous in this area to have oyster restaurants in a rough building.
You will enjoy grilled oysters on the charcoal.
Please be careful as they open the shell sometimes they will spit the hot water.
I don’t see buses for the tour around Itoshima like it used to be now.
I hope this situation will be better soon and people can start to travel abroad.
Local born Salt(Mataichi’s Salt/またいちの塩)
This place is one of my favorite restaurants in Itoshima, they use salt which also born in Itoshima called Mataichinoshio(またいちの塩).
Their red snapper salted grill is the speciality of them.
My favorite Salted Caramel Pudding.
They have a salt factory at the edge of Itoshima and they also sell pudding which is very rich and smooth, my favorite sweet from this area.
I also enjoy the view of the ocean.
If you surf, the beach called “Keya(芥屋)”, they have some good point to surf I heard.
There is ocean front Hamburger place just by the one of the surf spot called “Natty Dread(ナッティードレッド)”.
They made the restaurant out of trailer and car, it is so neat how it looks.
Their hamburger and also jerk chicken is so yummy. You should try!
Hand made restaurant, looks like a wheal form outside.
You need to be hungry when you go to Itoshima, as much as you enjoy the nature and activities, you will enjoy the local food there.