1 Day in Asakura:
Healing Hot Springs
Fukuoka has many beautiful hot spring resorts across the prefecture. One of these is in Asakura, the perfect secluded spot for a romantic getaway...
Note: Chartered taxi may be needed to get to some destinations
Leave Hakata for Asakura by train
Arrive at Amagi Station in Asakura
Cycle around the area or book a guided tour
You can rent a bicycle at Asakura City Tourist Information Center Hotomeku Kan (300yen/day) to zip around the city and explore it at your leisure. Should you prefer a guide to take you around the best spots, this can be arranged — and customized to your needs and interests.
Delight in a fabulous lunch at Utsuwa Ryori Sano
This Michelin Guide-featured restaurant offers sumptuous meals with the finest ingredients — this dining adventure an experience all of its own.
Explore picturesque Akizuki, a former castle town
The ruins of Akizuki Castle are tucked away in a verdant forest that explodes in color with cherry blossoms in spring and fall foliage in the autumn. Drop by Suiyo Shrine and Akizuki Museum on either side of the ruins. A visit to the information center will reveal a wealth of other charming destinations in the area.
Settle in at Asakura Onsen Akizuki Kuoritei
You’ll have a whole Japanese-style house to yourself for the night, offering a private space all your own. The inn has its own restaurant, so you can escape the world for the night. End the evening with a soothing dip in a hot spring bath — there are several options to choose from, including both outdoor and private baths.