Natural Monument “Shiraito falls” designated by Fukuoka Prefecture is located in the middle of Mt. Hagane. It is a relaxing place where you can refresh yourself surrounded by rich nature and is loved by families.
There are around 100,000 hydrangeas with around 5000 plants, and the best time to see them is from late June to mid July. It is also popular as a photo spot as the colorful and beautiful hydrangea flowers bloom.
You can rent fishing equipment around the waterfall, so you can also enjoy fishing for wild landlocked salmon. You can catch up to 4 of them for 2,000 yen (Fishing rod rental and bait included), and even if you can’t, you can get up to 3 as a present! Yamame is grilled with salt and eaten right away (100 yen for 1 fish). (* Depending on the growth of yamame, we may suspend yamame fishing.)
Also, the “Somen Noodle Soup” (500 yen for 1 person) that you can experience from May to September at the restaurant “Shiki no Chaya” is highly recommended. You can enjoy it like a game as you pour water and somen in a bamboo tube and eat it while holding it with chopsticks. It is hard to experience “Somen Noodle Soup” in the nature of the mountain, so please try it here. In addition to the local cuisine “Itoshima somen chiri (thin wheat noodles)”, you can also try making soba here.
From autumn to winter, you can enjoy the scenery of maple trees that turn red or yellow. While enjoying the beautiful natural scenery, you can make a special memory of your trip by eating local cuisine of Itojima and rice balls made with locally grown rice by the warm wood stove. “