Genkai Island is a small island in Fukuoka City. A total of about 80 cats live on this island. You can meet cats just by walking around the island. The cats here are used to people and will play with them if they feel like it. In Fukuoka Prefecture, Ainoshima and Ainoshima are also known as cat islands, and there are many cat islands. Genkai Island is also known as one of the leading fishing spots in Fukuoka City, and it is also a land with a thriving fishing industry.
Genkai Island is a small island located in the northern part of Fukuoka Prefecture.
|Address||Genkaijima, Nishi Ward, Fukuoka, 819-0205|
|Number of cats||80|
Genkai Island is the island that the Mongolian army visited when it invaded Japan in the Middle Ages. After that, it functioned as a place to monitor foreign ships, and in the Edo period, it set up a Tomi Bandokoro. After the war, it was incorporated into Fukuoka City and became recognized as an island where many cats live, making it a place visited by more than 10,000 tourists annually.
Genkai Island is very hot and humid in the summer, but it is also very cold in the winter, so there is a big difference in temperature. Temperatures range from 3 ° C to 32 ° C throughout the year.
Japanese is used in Japan.
Genkai Island has very few inhabitants and feels almost no danger. Natural disasters are more threatening than man-made disasters. Typhoons may come in the fall.
Most of them are Japanese in Japan.
The main industry of Genkai Island is fishing. It is a place that many tourists visit for fishing with cats. This island is also known as Nekojima, and the tourism industry is flourishing. There are accommodations on the island, and there is only one supermarket called Island Boat. Food and beverages can be procured on the island.
There are many atheists in Japan.
Japanese yen is used in Japan.
The nearest airport is Fukuoka Airport.
|Address||778-1 Shimousui, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0003|
From Fukuoka Airport, you need to travel by train to Bayside Place Hakata Pier. After that, you can take a ferry to the island. You can check the train and ferry operation status, timetables, maps, etc. from the URL below. JR Railway has an IC card called Suica, which is very convenient because it allows you to make automatic payments. Cards can be purchased on the premises of the station.
|Walk||5min||778-1 Shimousui, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0003||–|
|2||Fukuokakuko Station(Fukuoka City Subway Airport Line bound for Chikuzen-Maebaru)|
|Train||15min||Shimousui, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0003||Map|
|3||Nakasukawabata Station(Fukuoka City Subway Hakozaki Line bound for Kaizuka)|
|Train||2min||11 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0026||Map|
Bayside Place Hakata Pier
|Walk||15min||10 Kamigofukumachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0036||–|
|5||Bayside Place Hakata Pier|
|Ferry||40min||13-6 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0021||Map|
Sightseeing Spot 1: Fukuoka City Genkai Elementary and Junior High School
Elementary and junior high schools on Genkai Island. The elementary school opened in 1882 and the junior high school in 1947, and later the school building became the same.
|Address||239 Genkaijima, Nishi Ward, Fukuoka, 819-0205|
Sightseeing spot 2: Lighthouse
It is a lighthouse on Genkai Island. It is located in the northern part of the island. It has a long history and was built in 1934.
|Address||430-2 Genkaijima, Nishi Ward, Fukuoka, 819-0205|
Genkai Island has no accommodation and there are several on the mainland. Please make a reservation in advance before you go.
TOHO Hotel Hakata Bayside
|Address||11-3 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0021|
|Open TIme||Check-in time: 15:00|
Check-out time: 11:00
Fukuoka Sun Palace Hotel & Hall
|Address||2-1 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0021|
|Open Time||Check-in time: 15:00|
Check-out time: 10:30
Hotel Hakata Place
|Address||3-16 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0021|
|Time||Check-in time: 15:00|
Check-out time: 11:00