Southwest of Honshu, Fukuoka is in the northern part of the Kyushu region. In the middle of the prefecture, the Kusaba River runs for a mere 1.5 kilometers in Chikuzen city. Each spring brings a fantastic landscape, a blooming river of pink cherry blossoms and yellow field mustard flowers, flowing alongside the babbling brook.
By Nishitetsu Tenpin Omuta Line, disembark at Asakura Kaidou Station. Take the Asakura Badou Yamae bound bus for around 25 minutes to Shin-Machi bus stop. It is a 5-minute walk to the Sakura stream.
Address: Hisamitsu, Chikuzen, Asakura District, Fukuoka Prefecture
Airport: Fukuoka Airport
Autumn in Japan, landscape dyed in red, orange, and brown
Gorgeous Sakura tree, guardian of a hillside tea plantation
Islands of Kagoshima, rich in drama and wonder
The stream weaves its natural beauty and color through the woods
The natural water curtain heals the body and soul
Time travel to the Edo Period
A tourist from Italy visits a historical town, Kamakura
Sakura blooms each spring from the south, covering Japan in a pink blanket as it travels northwards
19th Century red brick architectural relic from Hokkaido’s industrial heyday