Located in the northern part of Kyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture is the domestic and international gateway to Kyushu via Fukuoka Airport and the Port of Hakata.
The surrounding ocean offers up fresh seafood, while a bounty of fruits and vegetables are produced inland.
Fukuoka is a treasure trove of food, known for its noodles such tonkotsu ramen, with its white pork bone broth and thin noodles, and the characteristically soft noodles of Hakata udon.
Fukuoka has what you are looking for with shopping, sightseeing, and entertainment, be it in Fukuoka City, the largest city in the Kyushu area, or in Kitakyushu City where Kokura Castle is located. The elegance of a Yanagawa river boat cruise and Dazaifu-Tenmangu shrine, dedicated to the spirit of Michizane Sugawara, are highly recommended spots for overseas visitors.