Finally got to surf Nogita and it was much better than I thought. Summer isn’t a surf season in Fukuoka so I was not expecting anything great from this chance swell, but was pleasantly surprised. Waist to shoulder high waves, with just board shorts is all a man could ask for.
Nogita is less than an hour from central Fukuoka, right by the seaside highway traversing the coast of Itoshima. Nogita rarely breaks, but is a good option if the more open areas of Keya and Oguchi are too windy or big. It is a beach break, but good enough to make some nice peelers. It wasn’t uncrowded, but I wouldn’t say it was crowded. There is ample (pay) parking and (pay) shower right in front of the break, near Current. Its a place for longboarders but when I was there, the crowd was quite mixed, since the shortboarders had no where else to go.
I was prepared to west-suit it out in Japan, but surfing on just my boardshorts made me lazy again just thinking about the things I have to do when the cold season comes in.
Hilton celebrates 5 years in Fukuoka
Hilton Seahawk is 5 years old! Time flies so fast! I still remember when I snapped a photo of workers removing the JAL sign on top of the Seahawk hotel. Can’t believe that was 5 years ago already. I wrote about it in this post.
I always say that Japan is the best place in the world to get a tummy ache, because even public toilets are often very clean. They may even come with toilet seat cleaner sprays, bidets, and the amenities. So in this creme de la creme of toilets, who wins the right to be called the best place to have diarrhea? That honor belongs to no other than ICHIRAN RAMEN, Nishijin, Fukuoka Branch. Never will you ever not have enough toilet paper!
There seems no be no reason not to be there. While Ichiran Ramen shops are scattered all over Japan, there is a special flavour that can only be had in their Fukuoka branches. What’s more, their Nishijin branch is only one of the few shops that serves “Gotetsu” noodles, or those three are extra-firm!
(Source: Ichiran Ramen website)
If you are still not convinced, it is also one of the few shops that have these see Photo above)! It is the perfect branch for the anti-anti-social!
For information on how to order your ramen in Ichiran Ramen, visit our earlier post here.