Fukuoka, fulfilled by the charms of Japan A dancing festival for the citizens “Hakata Dontaku”, the hot spring with the tatami, a feudal lord’s house with historical atmosphere
The word of “Hakata Dontaku” origins from “Zondag”, that means “holiday” in Dutch.
Hakata Dontaku is a grand festival held from 5/3 to 5/4 every year, and more than 2,000,000 tourists visit it.
There is a powerful dancing parade by clapping rice paddles!
Though events on “Enbutai”, sets up around the city, are necessary to see, we recommend you to attend
“Sou Odori” in the evening on the last day!
A lot of men and women of all ages dance at Sou Odori through lighted lanterns in the town.
You should try them.
Fukuoka, the largest tourist spot in the Kyushu area, has a lot of tourist spots even if you visit a bit
far away from the center of the city.
There is Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shrine, where is to worship the god of study “Michzane SUGAWARA” and 8,000,000 worshippers visit in a year.
In “Harazuru Onsen”, locates around grand Chikugo River, there is a rare bath “tatami bath” to be a
more relaxing hot spring.
It’s popular that the tatami floored washing pace is good for feet.
Yanagawa City is the hometown of Hakushu KITAHARA, both a poet and a writer of children’s song,
and it’s a historical castle town where waterways called Horiwari pass through the town.
There are several places to see, to feel the old and good Japanese atmosphere; for example, there is
“Tachibana Gardens” where has a traditional white wall’s building, the designated garden as a place
of scenic beauty, and the tatami floored beautiful hall.
Also Fukuoka has a lot of delicious food like Motsunabe, Mizutaki, and Ramen.
You can dance there, get into hot springs there, eat delicious foods there, and feel Japanese atmosphere there.
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