Fruits picking in Fukuoka “YAMANDON”

fruits picking in Fukuoka
Fukuoka prefecture is know as one of the largest producing area of fruits in Japan. Especially the strawberry brand “AMAOU” known all around the world nowadays is registered in 2005 and have been produced in Fukuoka. Besides strawberry, there are various fruits is being producing in Fukuoka prefecture in good conditions such as climate, temperature, land, altitude and so on.
 
Today I would like to introduce a fruits garden that you pluck them and even able to enjoy lunch and sweet cake with their fruits. Its name is “YAMANDON” and the garden is located in Ukiha city. The most popular fruit is strawberry and it’s at the best in the period January to April. In addition, grape is in their best in August and September, and pear is becoming greatest in August to November, and November and December is the best season for persimmon. Meaning the garden offers fruits in a whole year so no matter which period you go you will see great fruits there. They sell fruit juice, jam and soft cream. So it is good to go with kids and buy some souvenirs to your friends.
Fruits picking calender
Would you like to have lunch and cake at restaurant “Mugoyoka 夢語寄家”? They have not only regular menu but also special weekly lunch set. Special lunch is cooked by seasonable vegetable mainly and serve for limited customers and its menu is informed on their blog weekly. So you will be able to see the menu in advance.
lunch menu
Restaurant official website Their coffee is blended in their own way and dripped with spring water. And you will see their various cakes with seasonable fruits. They prepare more than 50 kinds of cake everyday in any season to welcome cake lovers. Ladies’ group often come over this restaurant even from far region to enjoy their tea time.
Some special deserts such chocolate fondue and ice cream pancake are also constantly provided. Please check their official website and blog to get more information.
seasonable cake manu

YAMANDON
Address 2212-7 Ukihamachi Yamakita. Ukiha-shi. Fukuoka
Tel 0943-77-4174
Opening hours 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Close Wednesday
Access 20 mins by car from Asakura IC (Highway)
From Fukuoka city 1. Hakata St. to Chikugo-Oishi St. (JR: 1H 40 mins)
2. Chikugo-Oishi to YAMANDON (Taxi: 5 mins)
Official website http://yamandon.com/
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Basic information of Fukuoka

About Fukuoka
The biggest prefecture in Kyushu “Fukuoka”, has 28 cities, 30 towns and 2 villages. Because of historical reason, Fukuoka prefecture is divided in 4 area “Kitakyushu(北九州)”, “Fukuoka(福岡)”, “Chikugo(筑後)” and “Chikuho(筑豊)”. These years, many tourists have come to Fukuoka. Ferry travel to Fukuoka from Pusan port in Korea and more and more flights touch down to Fukuoka from many cities of Asia, so numbers of visitors to Fukuoka is getting much more recently. Most of tourists enjoy local foods such as fresh sashimi, sushi, pork cutlet, ramen and motsu hotpot.
Weather of Fukuoka
The average temperature: 17.0°C
The average annual rainfall: 1,612.3mm
The highest temperature: 32.1°C (August)
The Lowest temperature: 3.5°C (January)
*Investigation: 1981 – 2010
Weather of Fukuoka
Rainy season of Fukuoka
Rainy season in Fukuoka starts on 2nd – 5th June and end on 20th – 25th July.
Rainy season of Fukuoka
Population of Fukuoka
The population of Fukuoka prefecture that has two government ordinance designated cities “Fukuoka city” and “Kitakyushu city” is around 5,088,000 as of June 2013.
Geography of Fukuoka
The area of Fukuoka prefecture is around 4,971 km2
Area rank: 29th of All 47 prefectures in Japan
Popular local food of Fukuoka
There are many old people who think Udon is the most famous local foods in Fukuoka, but nowadays lots of tourists have been coming to Fukuoka to have ramen, sushi and fresh seafood. Fukuoka prefecture faces the sea much fresh seafood landed from such as Genkai-nada sea and Tsushima area. There are many good restaurants provides fantastic dishes cooked with local seafood.
If you have enough time, we suggest you to try Mizutaki hotpot (水炊き鍋). It’s also one of very famous yet popular food in Fukuoka.
  Popular local food of Fukuoka
Transportation of Fukuoka
●West Japan Railway Company (= JR Nishi Nihon)
>Sanyo Shinkansen >Hakata Minami Line
●JR Kyushu
>Kyushu Shinkansen, >Kogoshima Main Line >Nippou Main Line >Kyudai Main Line >Sasaguri Line >Hitahikosan Line >Kashii Line >Gotoji Line >Chikushi Line
●Fukuoka sabway
>Airport Line >Hakozaki Line >Nanakuma Line
●Kitakyushu Monorail
●Nishi Nippon Railroad
>Tenjin-Ohmuta Line >Dazaifu Line >Kaizuka Line >Nishitesu-Amagi Line
●Amagi Railway
●Heisei Chikuho Railway
Recommendation of sightseeing spots in Fukuoka
Nokonoshima Island (能古島), River boat Yanagawa city (柳川川下り), Dazaifu shrine (大宰府天満宮), Kawachi Fuji Garden (河内藤園)
Number of travelers from Hong Kong who stayed at Fukuoka
(2014) 124,060 people
(2015) 253,880 people (+ 104%)
Major events and festivals of Fukuoka
●Hakata Dontaku Festival (at Tenjin Fukuoka on 3rd-4th May)
●Hakata Gion Yamakasa (at Kushida shrine on July)
●Wasshoi Million summer festival (at Kitakyushu on August)
●Ohori fireworks festival (at Fukuoka city on 1st August)
●Chikugogawa fireworks festival (at Kurume city on 5th August)
●Kanmon fireworks festival (Kitakyushu city on 13th August)
●Reggae festival “Sunset” (at Itoshima city on September)
and much more.
Celebrities from Fukuoka
Ken Takakura, Ayumi Hamasaki, Tamori, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hitomi Kuroki, Ringo Shiina, YUI, Hiromi Go, Seiko Matsuda, Izumi Sakai (ZARD), Checkers, Tatsunori Hara, Youichi Masuzoe, Kiyoshi Hikawa, Takafumi Horie, Noriko Sakai, IKKO and so on.
Professional sport teams of Fukuoka
●Football
>Avispa Fukuoka(Fukuoka city) >Giravanz Kitakyushu (Kitakyushu city)
●Baseball
>Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
●Basketball
>Rizing Fukuoka (Fukuoka city)
●Rugby
>Coca-Cola Red Sperks (Fukuoka city) >Fukuoka Sanix Blues (Munakata city) >Kyuden Voltex
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