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Itoshima Peninsula

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Slow down in Itoshima with beach cafés and unforgettable sunsets

Kyushu Tourism Organization



At the westernmost part of Fukuoka Prefecture is a small piece of coast where time slows down. The Itoshima Peninsula is Fukuoka’s little secret. It rewards those who discover it with beautiful beaches, exquisite food, and peaceful sunsets. Here, relaxation takes precedence over everyday problems. 

The draw is two rocky outcrops just offshore known as the Meoto Iwa, or “wedded rocks.” These are joined by a sacred rope called an oshimenawa to symbolize a happy marriage, and they are framed by a white torii gate on the beach. Each May, a ceremony is held to replace the oshimenawa, which is 30 meters long and weighs almost one ton.

Start exploring the coast and you’ll come across a multitude of views. Fishermen’s huts, inviting sandy beaches, and rocky formations all create a charming landscape for tourism. Find your favorite spot and your own little piece of paradise in Japan.


How to get there


From Hakata Station, take the Showa Bus West Coast Liner to Futamigaura in front of Meoto-iwa Matuma-iwa (about 1 hour 10 minutes).


Shimasakurai, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka-ken


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