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1 Day in Ukiha:<br>Art Exploration in Fukuoka

ITINERARIES 1 Day in Ukiha:
Art Exploration in Fukuoka

Discover the many faces of Fukuoka’s art scene in Ukiha and Kurume Cities in southeastern Fukuoka Prefecture.

DAY1

09:28

Depart from Hakata Station

10:07

Disembark at Kurume Station and change trains for Chikugo-Yoshii Station

10:14

Board the next train

10:53

Arrive at Chikugo-Yoshii Station

11:00-12:00

Coffee break

Start slow by dropping by Gallery & Café Kougadou for a refreshing cup of tea or coffee. There are regular art and photo exhibitions, showcased with a soothing jazz soundtrack in the background.

Coffee break

12:00-13:00

Explore art and antiques

Head out to take a closer look at the retro, white-walled streets of Yoshiimachi, which was a post town on the Bungo Kaido during the Edo Period (1603-1868). There are many charming shops with antiques and local crafts, including the delightful Yoshii kokeshi dolls.

Explore art and antiques

13:00-14:15

Light lunch in the old town district

Enjoy lunch the way locals do: buy some sandwiches at bakery pan no mocca and pair them with a cup of coffee at Ebisumachi Coffee, a rustic café that roasts its own beans. The café also serves toast, but bringing your own food is perfectly fine.

Light lunch in the old town district

14:31

Hop on the train at Chikugo-Yoshii Station

14:55

Arrive at Minami-Kurume Station

15:00-17:00

Kurume City Art Museum

Kurume City Art Museum

Spend some time discovering famed Kurume- and Kyushu-born artists such as Hanjiro Sakamoto and Shigeru Aoki and other Kyushu-yoga (Kyushu-based artists who create Western-style works) painters. Don’t forget to drop by Café and Gallery Shop Rakusuitei for some matcha soft serve ice cream from nearby Yame City.

17:11

Board the train at Minami-Kurume Station

17:18

Change trains at Kurume Station

17:28

Board the train at Kurume Station for Fukuoka

18:03

Arrive at Hakata Station

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