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FUKUOKA

Fukuoka Prefecture

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.

It has become the domestic and international gateway to Kyushu via Fukuoka Airport and the port of Hakata.

Things to Do in Fukuoka

Fukuoka is a treasure trove of food, making it one of the top destinations for food enthusiasts due to its gourmet cuisine. Fukuoka is mostly 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 which known for its about 300 beautiful cherry blossom trees, a beautiful sight in spring that you can not miss You can also take the renowned Yanagawa river boat cruise and enjoy the amazing natural sights all around you. Another spot you should not miss when visiting Fukuoka is Dazaifu-Tenmangu shrine, dedicated to the spirit of Michizane Sugawara, are highly recommended spots for overseas visitors.

Fukuoka has what you are looking for with shopping, sightseeing, entertainment.

Fukuoka’s Famous Festivals

Fukuoka is famous for its Summer Festivals, if you are lucky to be visiting Fukuoka between June and August, you have to attend at least one of the three popular Festivals, Kokura Gion Daiko Drums Festival, a designated national intangible folk cultural property, Tobata Gion Oyamagasa, A festival in Japan where floats change their appearance during the day by being decorated in gold and silver embroidery and at night by removing the ornaments and transforming into 12-tier pyramids, and Hakata Gion Yamakasa, a summer festival that was registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, dating back to 770 years ago to celebrate Summer Season’s arrival.

Traveling from Tokyo to Fukuoka

You have two easy ways to reach Fukuoka, the first route is by taking a flight from Haneda airport to Fukuoka airport which takes approximately an hour and 30 minutes. Or you can take the second route by the Tokaido & Sanyo Shinkansen from Tokyo Station and arrive at Hakata station which takes around 5 hours.

Getting from Tokyo to FUKUOKA

Route 1

  • Haneda airport → Fukuoka airport : Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

Route 2

  • Tokyo station → Hakata station : Approximately 5 hours 4 minutes by Tokaido & Sanyo shinkansen

Recommended routes

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    Japan's new trend, an accommodation bookshop is like a secret hideaway in a stylish place. After enjoying reading at your own private and special space, take a trip to the Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shrine, known for Wisdom of God. Great itinerary with art, literature and so much more.
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    Recharge your spiritual power at the ancient Kanda Shrine, which has stood watch over the capital of Edo (Tokyo) for 1,300 years, before heading off to a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Japan’s greatest mystical locations for blessings of good fortune, Munakata Taisha shrine. Nourish your mind and soul by coming in contact with the raw faith that arises from within human beings.

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