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Golden Week Only! Head to Northern Kyushu

Open only during the Golden Week holidays, visit the Kawachi Wisteria Garden and surrounding areas with this half-day ccourse



approx. 1 hours 10 minutes By car

Spot2 Kawachi Wisteria Garden

Selected by CNN Travel as one of the "31 Most Beautiful Places in Japan," over 20 varieties of wisteria grow in this garden. The large wisteria arbor and 110 meter-long wisteria tunnel have become increasingly popular with visitors from overseas, and are only open to the public during the Golden Week holidays. Entry tickets must be purchased in advance. Depending on the fullness of the bloom, there may be increases to the entry fee upon arrival.

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approx. 30 minutes By car

Spot3 Kita Kyushu Manga Museum

At the Kita Kyushu Manga Museum, visitors can see a wide variety of manga, including manga related to Kita Kyushu, as well as related documents. In the bookshelves of the Manga Viewing Corner, especially, visitors can see several tens of thousands of manga, from old classics to popular new serials. Manga fans are most welcome!

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approx. 40 minutes By car

Spot4 Karato Market / Lively Bankasai Market

The Lively Bankasai Market is a food event open from Monday to Sunday, and on national holidays. On weekends with national holidays, Karato Market hosts a ""Sushi Battle"" with prized fresh fish from the Straits of Shimonoseki.
You'll find pufferfish sashimi, as well as sashimi and rice bowls made with the fresh catch of the day on display at the market.
It's your chance to enjoy the freshest seafood and the unique energy of this market! You're sure not to be disappointed!

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approx. 1 hours 10 minutes By car

Spot5 RoBa Books

This bookstore is built in an old home in Tawarayama Onsen. The shop offers books and other reading material selected by the owner, as well as other lifestyle goods, all in a warm and comfortable environment that will make you feel like you've entered a second home. We also recomend enjoying a rest in the café space inside.

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approx. 25 minutes By car