15.23km from Fukuokaginkonakatsu ShitenIf anybody is thinking about a holiday or visit to Japan and wants a genuine and authentic "Japanese Experience", then look no further than the Naru Guest house. The owners, Aki and Mika are the most wonderful hosts - nothing is too much trouble for them and their primary concern is that your lasting impression of Japan is a happy and favorite one. I ate meals with the family at breakfast and dinner (at a fraction of the cost you would pay in any of the local restaurants close by!) The menu?...There isn't one!!!! You eat whatever the family is eating - the only guarantee you had was what ever the 'meal of the day' was it was delicious!! Their 4 year old son, Kazuki, is an absolute treasure - you will not meet a happier, more contented child. It is a 'traditional' Japanese guest house i.e., no beds but wonderful comfortable futons! My room was like the set of a 'James Bond' movie, complete with sliding bamboo doors!! Aki also 'doubles up' as your own personal 'taxi' and 'tour guide' (again at a fraction of the cost!!) I visited many tourist attractions- both natural (waterfalls, hidden gardens, breathtaking vista's etc) and man made (shrines, temples etc) Aki 'local knowledge' of the area was absolutely invaluable in understanding the traditions and culture of this magical, mystical country. I could go on and on but I don't want to spoil the joy of discovery that your visit will generate!!! Thank you Aki, Mika (and little Kazuki) for making my trip - the journey of a lifetime. And to think, I only came for the Rugby World Cup!!!!!