Itoshima: Little Known Heavenly Beach in Fukuoka

Itoshima: Hidden Gem on the Seaside of Fukuoka

If you wish to dig Japan deeper, this may be one of the best destinations to choose. The small seaside city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu region called “Itoshima” is a true hidden gem in Japan.

Itoshima (糸島) is a city in Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu region, and located in the westernmost of the prefecture along The Genkai Sea. The city has a lot of things to attract tourists including sandy beaches, nature spots, great coastline scenery and a peaceful atmosphere. Itoshima is a highly recommended place to visit for those who are an adventure seeker and looking for off-the-beaten-path destinations in Japan.

In this article, I would like to introduce the best things to do in Itoshima. Let’s explore the beauty of Itoshima!

How to Get Itoshima City


By train: 45 mins by Kuko line (metro) & JR Chikuhi line from Fukuoka City (Hakata Station)  to Chikuzen Maeharu Station

By Bus: 50 mins by Ito Shima Go from Hakata Bus Terminal to Marbaru Stop/70 mins by West Coast Liner from Hakata Bus Terminal to Futamigaura

-Futamigaura Beach

Itoshima has the beautiful beach called Futamigaura (二見ヶ浦) with the great landscape of a torii gate and wedded rocks behind. The contrast of the sea, blue sky and the pure white torii gate is just so heavenly. It’s also one of the places where you can watch the most beautiful sunset by the beach as the sun sets right behind the wedded rocks.


-Shima Sunset Road

Shima Sunset Road (志摩サンセットロード) is a 33 km long road along the west coast of Itoshima. It’s perfect for scenic driving, biking and cycling, and offers a breathtaking view in sunset time.

-Palm Tree Swing

A super photogenic palm tree made swing on a beautiful beach. So dreamy!


-Shiraito Falls

The Shiraito Falls (白糸の滝) is located in the middle of Mt Haganeyama in the south of Itoshima City and situated 900m above the sea level. It’s a popular spot to stop by for hikers for cool breeze and refreshment.


-Keya no Ohto Cave

Keya no Ohto Cave (芥屋の大門) is a 64 m high basalt cave located in Genkai Quasi-National Park. The cave can be only reached by boat during April to November. The boat can be booked at Shima town. It runs between 9 am to 5 pm.

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"The world is my oyster" A globetrotter 🌎 and hammock lover 🌞 who loves taking adventures to fuel wanderlust. Born and raised in Japan, I have lived and explored countries around the world. As a resident of Japan and based on my travel experience, I'd love to share my knowledge and tips for travelling Japan with my readers. I hope my story will help you plan your trip and have a great time in Japan 🌈