Nestled along the breathtaking Genkai Sea coastline, Sakurai Futamigaura stands as a captivating Kyushu destination. This picturesque beach in Itoshima City is renowned for its iconic white torii gate, vibrant blue waters, and the mystical Meotoiwa (Couple Rocks).

Dubbed the “Sunset Futamigaura” for its awe-inspiring sunsets, it’s a haven for photographers, culture seekers, and anyone desiring a touch of natural beauty. Whether you’re drawn to romantic symbolism, stunning landscapes, or authentic Japanese history, Sakurai Futamigaura will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.

The Meotoiwa, connected by a sacred shimenawa rope, represent a married couple and have deep connections to the nearby Sakurai Shrine. This historical site adds another layer of cultural richness to your visit. Experience the magic during the summer solstice when the sun sets directly between the Couple Rocks, or embrace the ethereal glow of blue hour.

After soaking in the captivating sights, treat yourself to the local foodie scene in the surrounding cafes and restaurants. Sakurai Futamigaura, a must-visit on your Kyushu adventure, has earned its place among Japan’s top beaches and sunsets.

Access Information:

Access MethodDetails
Bus from Kyushu University Gakkentoshi StationTake the Showa Bus Nishi-no-ura Line and get off at Futamigaura
Bus from Hakata/Tenjin StationTake Showa Bus West Coast Liner and get off at Futamigaura
CarParking available for 80 cars

Basic Information:

  • Address: Shima Sakurai, Itoshima City, Fukuoka 819-1304
  • Telephone Number: 092-322-2098 (Itoshima City Tourist Association)
  • Contact: Sakurai Shrine (092-327-0317)

Let Sakurai Futamigaura weave its magic into your Kyushu journey!