Hi there! Naoya here and in order to show you what's great about Kurumewe're going to go get some good food! There's more to Kurume than just food! (haha) Draw on three, two, one Let go on three Ouch! You sit seiza style! And finally you tuck the band inside First we learn how to use this tool First you put your finger on it like this Then you bend your finger like this Then draw the bow Make sure the arrow is perpendicular to the bow You might not be able to pull it any further than this, but you are really supposed to pull it back to here Alright, let's give it a try! You center your body along this blue line Kurume is famous for kyudo (Japanese archery), maybe even number one in all of Japan Normally in kyudo you will aim for a target 28 meters away, but there is an archery range in Kurume where the target is placed 60 meters away There are only some three archery ranges in all of Japan where the target is placed 60 meters away Kurume's archery range has positions for as many as 12 archers to shoot at the same time Making it the largest archery range in the country, so maybe that's why it's known as the number one spot for archery Alright, let's try shooting! Is my hand okay here? Thank you! You always end with a word of gratitude Now let me tell you about yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) In Kurume, anything that is put on a skewer and grilled is known as “yakitori” In particular, Kurume's specialty is something called “makimono”, or yakitori wraps For example, mushrooms or cheese wrapped in bacon or asparagus wrapped in sliced pork These kinds of yakitori are also very popular among women and children In Kurume, yakitori restaurants are seen as family-friendly restaurants Kurume is known for its vegetables and chicken.
The area has a lot of chicken farms, so you can have somereally good fresh chicken here During the 1980's there was a period when many former company employees would quit their jobs to open their own yakitori restaurants Today yakitori is served at many izakaya pubs, as well Let's give it a try! They look so good! Wow, it smells so good! It's okay, it's pretty well cooked You cook the whole skewer nice and well And finally, add the finishing touches Wow, that was a lot of fun Mmm! That's delicious! Really, really good! It's got a really nice texture The texture of the green onion and meat is amazing It tastes particularly good because it's char-grilled It tastes totally different from what you can buy at the store You aren't going to share with everyone, are you? Ahh, go ahead and have some… Let's see, what should I have? They all look so good! I think I'll try the “Forest's End”1 How about mixing three? Strawberry mille-feuilleBlack sesamePistachio Wow, three different colors! This has three colors too, nice and colorful MatchaEarly grey teaPineapple sorbet Looks so good Fresh milk and forest tree nuts They were all really good! This here is Kora Taisha Shrine There's a nice view today If you look over here you'll see there's a nice view Wow, look how beautiful! Now let's head back to the inner temple This is the sacred camphor tree.
Look how big it is Looks like we made a friend This local lady said she'd show us the power spots! This was shown on TV The air's so crisp and clear The inner temple is really impressive And the forest is beautiful It seems like there are insects there so I'm going to go have a look He loves insects I love stag beetles For some reason Naoya went looking for insects Okay, let's get going So she says this is the walking path It looks like this is the local lady's walking path.
Wow!! If you fall it's game over Be careful not to fall! It's scary, it seems like you could get distracted taking photos and trip! Wow, what an amazing view The scenery is simply spectacular!! Hello The sun's not shining through the trees anymore here It looks like we're going to climb up to the summit! It takes about 10 minutes to reach the summit from here Among the series of peaks that make up Kurume's Mino Mountain Range is a mountain known as Mt.
Kora Kora Taisha Shrine is the symbol of Mt.
The Kora Taisha Shrine offers panoramic views of the Chikugo Region The Kora Taisha Shrine has protected the land as a sort of mountain castle since prehistoric times Mt.
Kora was often used as a military base during times of war in Kyushu The Kora Taisha Shrine recently underwent some major repairs, leaving it in the beautiful condition in which it is found today If you pay a formal visit here you can enter the inner sanctuary where you will be purified of evil spirits Photo Spot Feeling moved by the picturesque scenery You can see the Naritasan Kannon statue from here Let's take all take a group photo! Rapid-fire video Group Photos Inner Temple Power Spot This isn't the power spot yet The spring you see here continues to flow all year long If you use this hot spring water to make coffee it'll give it a sweet flavor Let's head for the summit! Is this the summit? *This is not the summit We should be there in less than five minutes Bishamondake Castle Ruins We'll reach the summit soon! We made itto the summit! This marks the summit Touch the summit! Thanks so much for showing us the way Saying thanks to our new friend Thank you very much She's fast! So how was today's tour of Kurume? I got to enjoy some great local food and have a great time in Kurume.
The food was really, really good! Kurume has more than just good food!! Produced by the Kurume Chamber of Commerce and Industry You can get here from Fukuoka in no time at all by taking the JR train to Kurume Station So please come check out Kurume and see for yourself all that it has to offer Thanks for watching! See you next time! Please watch our other videos as well!.