One of the most surprising aspects of Fukuoka, for new visitors, is its access to beautiful beaches and marine life. Keya Beach was nominated as one of Japan’s top 100 beaches and as the water is shallow it’s the ideal hangout for families with kids to splash in the water and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere that the Fukuoka seaside has to offer. Keya Has some beautiful views of lush mountains and has a great selection of quirky and cool beachside cafes and stands. The beachside also plays host to an annual music festival, Sunset Live, (check with organizer for confirmation in 2020) and Keya as a whole plays a critical role as the local area’s cultural hub.
Keya beach is equipped with everything visitors need to enjoy the perfect summer. Free parking (200 spaces), barbecue facilities, and bathroom fasciitis making it easier for those with small children. Perhaps Okinawa steals the limelight when thinking of Japanese beaches but Keya and Fukuoka rival this with beautiful and natural settings devoid of serious crowds.
From JR Chikuzen Maebaru Station, take Showa bus bound for Keya. Keya Beach is an 8-minute walk from the Keya bus stop.