the primeval pine forest


White sand and clear pine trees protected on beaches where pirate defences remain.

A beautiful pine grove along the bow-shaped beach on the shore of Imazu Bay. The pine forests, many of which are over 100 years old and many of which are black pine trees, create a bright and dignified atmosphere.
Stone defences (Genko Bori) built by the Kamakura Shogunate along Hakata Bay in preparation for the second attack of the Mongolian invaders can still be seen. Part of it has been maintained and can be visited, making it an interesting place for history buffs.
Similar pine forests existed along Hakata Bay in Momochi, Hakozaki and Chiyo, but have now disappeared due to urbanisation and only the raw pine groves remain.

The beaches overlooking Nokonoshima Island in Hakata Bay are beautifully landscaped and crowded with families in summer. On the opposite bank of the Juro River is the Odo Yacht Harbour, the largest yacht harbour in western Japan, with its impressive white masts standing in a forest. It is popular with many sea-loving citizens.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 819-0055 福岡県福岡市西区生の松原
Address Ikumatsubara, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
Car Park None
*Please use the Lespoir Hisayama parking lot, which is about a 15-minute walk away.
2603-1 Kuhara, Hisayama-machi, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka
Access 10-minute walk from Shimoyamon Station on the JR Chikuhi Line.

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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