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Fukuoka, located in the northern part of Kyushu, is home to tourist attractions such as the lively Hakata Station, the Nakasu Yatai Street, known for its delicious local gourmet food such as ramen, and Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, famous for the god of learning. In this article, we will introduce essent...

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What is Fukuoka?

Fukuoka Prefecture is the largest city in Kyushu, with a population second only to Tokyo and Osaka. It is located in the northern part of Kyushu.

Fukuoka is also called a compact city, and although it is a large city, you can still enjoy nature. It's not just the townscape. Let's take a look at the charms of Fukuoka, which is blessed with tourist resources such as fresh seafood brought in from the nearby Genkai Sea.

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How to get to Fukuoka

How to get from Haneda Airport to Fukuoka City

Fly from Haneda Airport to Fukuoka Airport. From Haneda, there are about 50 direct flights to Fukuoka per day. Airlines include JAL, ANA, and Skymark.

Fares range from 10,000 yen to 30,000 yen one-way, and the journey takes approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Use the subway from Fukuoka Airport to the city center. The journey takes 5 minutes and costs 260 yen.

How to get from Shin-Osaka Station to Fukuoka

From JR Shin-Osaka Station, take the Shinkansen Nozomi to reach Hakata Station in approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. The regular fee is approximately 16,000 yen.

How to get from Hiroshima to Fukuoka

From Hiroshima Station to Hakata Station, you can take the Shinkansen "Mizuho". It takes about 1 hour without transfers and costs 9,100 yen.

Fukuoka area guide

Hakata/Tenjin/Nakasu area

Hakata Station, the base for sightseeing in Fukuoka, is full of restaurants and souvenir shops where you can enjoy local gourmet food.

There is a bus terminal in the city center, providing access to various tourist destinations.

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If you want to go out into town and enjoy some shopping, head to the Tenjin area.

In the Nakasu area, many food stalls open in the evening, and you can enjoy local Fukuoka gourmet foods such as ramen, motsu nabe, oden, and tempura.

There are many locals as well as tourists, and the customers often have fun with each other. This is a gourmet spot recommended for those who want to enjoy Fukuoka's nightlife.

Dazaifu area

The most famous spot in this area is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, which is dedicated to Michizane Sugawara, known as the god of learning.

The approach to the shrine is lined with many souvenir shops and restaurants, making it a popular area among foreign tourists.

It is conveniently located, being accessible from Hakata within an hour by bus or train.

Higashi Ward/Seaside Momochi Area

It is one of the areas in Fukuoka where you can feel the most nature.

The national park Uminonakamichi Seaside Park and Marine World are also popular spots.

5 Sightseeing Spots in Fukuoka

1. Hakata Station

Hakata Men Kaido, located inside Hakata Station, is a restaurant district filled with famous Hakata tonkotsu ramen shops.

From the classic seasoning to the original, evolved ramen, why not try out the flavors that are praised by the locals?

2. Fukuoka Tower

From the cityscape of Fukuoka to Hakata Bay, you can enjoy the charm of Fukuoka from the observation deck 123m above ground.

You can see the sunset over Hakata Bay in the evening, and the night view of Fukuoka in the evening.

3. Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

The most famous spot in this area is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, which is dedicated to Michizane Sugawara, known as the god of learning.

The approach to the shrine is lined with many souvenir shops and restaurants, making it a popular area among foreign tourists.

It is conveniently located, being accessible from Hakata within an hour by bus or train.

4. Itoshima

There are many photogenic spots where you can enjoy the palm tree swings, which are popular among young women, and marine sports, where you can enjoy the day.

It's close to the city center and can be reached in about 45 minutes by train, making it a great option for day trips.

5. Mojiko Retro

The Mojiko area, which can be reached in at least 50 minutes from Hakata Station, is famous for its brick buildings that remain from the Meiji era.

Nearby are the Kanmon Strait, which connects Honshu and Kyushu, and the Karato Market, making it perfect for those who want to spend a relaxing time.

Fukuoka souvenirs

Mentaiko is a classic souvenir from Fukuoka. There are several famous manufacturers such as Kanefuku and Fukuya, so please take your time and compare them before making your choice.

However, I think it would be difficult for foreign tourists to take home perishables.

At times like these, why not try mentaiko-flavored rice crackers called ``Menbei'' as a souvenir? It has a strong mentaiko flavor and has become a popular souvenir in recent years.

Fukuoka temperature and clothing

Basically, one of Fukuoka's characteristics is that it is easy to spend time throughout the year.

The average temperature in August in Fukuoka City is 28.2℃, but the highest temperature is mostly midsummer days with temperatures ranging from 31℃ to 33.5℃, and there are more than 15 days of tropical nights. You can also wear short sleeves at night.

On the other hand, the average temperature in winter is a low 9.8 degrees. It can get very cold, especially in the mornings and evenings, so we recommend that you prepare enough cold weather gear such as down coats and scarves.


We have introduced the charms of Fukuoka so far, but Kyushu is made up of seven prefectures.

It has unique tourist resources such as world heritage sites, gourmet food, and traditional culture, and many tours are available with relatively easy transportation access from Fukuoka.

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Please go to prefectures other than Fukuoka and make the best memories!

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