3-day trip to experience rural life, farm stay, tea fields and morning market in Kyushu and meet locals
Higashisonogi & Karatsu
Karatsu & Itoshima
Day 1：Fukuoka - Mitsuse
Stay in a farm inn surrounded by nature
START-> [Tenjin, Hakata sta. or Fukuoka airport]-----[Stay in ’farm inn Guza' in Mitsuse-mura, Saga-shi] ::::: Try farm stay in 'farm inn Guza', located in a mountain village, 1 hour drive from Fukuoka city. It is a traditional Japanese house having kamado (traditional cook stove), tatami room, Goemon-buro (taditional bath) and so on, which is hard to find in Japan these days. Experiencing from picking vegetables and edible wild plants to cooking them, which is hard to do in our daily lives. So it will be a precious opportunity.
Day 2：Mitsuse - Higashisonogi - Karatsu
Walking in the tea fields facing to the sea
[Mitsuse-mura, Saga-shi]-----[Green tea tourism in Higashisonogi-cho, Nagasaki] -----[Stay in Karatsu-shi, Saga] ::::: Interact with tea farmers in Higashisonogi-cho. The beautiful tea fields face to Omura Bay. Learn about the charms of Japanese tea by walking in the tea fields with farmers, learning the tips to brew delicious tea and Japanese tea cooking class. Picking tea leaves is available depending on the season.
Day 3：Karatsu - Itoshima - Fukuoka city
Strolling around the fishing village and eat seafood
[Karatsu-shi, Saga]-----[Yobuko Morning Market in Karatsu-shi, Saga] -----[Farm experience / Oyster hat in Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka]-----<-GOAL> [Fukuoka city] ::::: Visit the morning market in Yobuko, Karatsu-shi, where is famous for Ika-no-Ikizukuri (Live Squid Sashimi). Nice owners sell fresh seafood and products at the market. Enjoy driving along the coast line to Itoshima and try a farm experience at a unique organic farm in Itoshima. In winter, you can try fresh oysters and seafood at oyster hats lining at a port. Back to Fukuoka, enjoy eating at yatai stalls and shopping.