May 22, 2015
Shiraito Waterfall is located in the scenic foothills of Itoshima. This spot is busy throughout summer, and the start of the season is celebrated with Japanese drumming...
Apr 17, 2015
One of the main tourism spots in the Itoshima region is Meoto-iwa in Futamigaura. Every year, a ceremony is held on one Sunday in late April - May to replace the Shimenawa (straw g...
Mar 31, 2015
Now an annual spring event where more than 100 artists sell their own creative items inside Shima Central Park. Natural sundries, accessories, bag, cloth and leather items. Homemad...
Mar 12, 2015
Celebrating the start of spring a brand new annual festival will kick of its history on Sunday, March 21. The venue is lovely Sakurai Shrine, tucked in a wooded area but also not t...
Feb 24, 2015
Third annual invitational surfing competition including amateur, womens and legend classes, and longboarder heats with professionals. Local food and surfing goods shops operate boo...
Jan 21, 2015
Taste sake fresh out the barrel! The Shiraito Sake brewery is one of only a few in Japan still brewing with the traditional method of “Hanegi Shibori”. This barrel opening event in...
Jan 16, 2015
Kaya-san (可也山 – 365m) The Itoshima region is renowned for its long, sandy beaches, surf culture and winter oyster season. But it is also a hiker’s paradise, combining technic...
Jan 15, 2015
‘Hoka no sekai’ is an exhibition being held by Australian artist Hannah Atcheson, who is currently working as an Artist in Residence at Studio Kura. As an avid reader of Science Fi...
Dec 9, 2014
Women, sumo and blindfolds - these somewhat juxtaposing words would never be used in the same sentence; or so I thought. But on finding that women’s blindfolded sumo is actually an...
Nov 28, 2014
With long sandy beaches and lush mountains the Itoshima peninsula is best known as a summer day-trip destination. However, as this group of four friends found out, it’s an amazing ...