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
Haneda airport → Fukuoka airport : Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
Tokyo station → Hakata station : Approximately 5 hours 4 minutes by Tokaido & Sanyo shinkansen
KYUSHU × TOKYORiding the recent wave of popularity for Japanese food and tea, Japanese ceramics have also been attracting attention overseas. Japanese ceramics have a beauty that is different from Western ceramics, and this journey through Tokyo and Kyushu highlights Japanese ceramics and explores their charms.
KYUSHU × TOKYOAfter experiencing izakaya bar culture in Tokyo, this journey will take you to sake breweries in Kyushu to allow you to more deeply experience Japanese alcohol.Kyushu is known as a "paradise for drinkers” where high-quality alcohol is produced, and visitors can obtain a variety of delicious local creations such as shochu, sake, craft beer, and even wine.
Enjoy these delicious local libations to their fullest with perfectly paired local dishes.
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