Fukuoka of Japan is known as Hakata in old times, and is located in the northern part of Kyushu. It is the economic center and sea, land, and air transportation hub of Kyushu. With a long history and rich culture, natural and beautiful scenery, Fukuoka is also a famous city of gourmets of Japan due to its proximity to the harbor and rich products.
Dazaifushi City is located in the central part of Fukuoka with a rich historical essence. Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine enshrines Sugawara no Michizane, the "God of Learning" in its gorgeous main hall. When it comes to souvenirs, Umegae cake is a must-try snack. Starbucks designed by the well-known architect Kengo Kuma is always crowded with visitors, and the stylish design of classic wooden bars also attracts people. The Kyushu National Museum, the largest museum in Japan, displays a variety of cultural relics and historical materials, as well as records of cultural and historical sites of the Kyushu region from the Paleolithic to Meiji periods.
Located in the southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture, Yanagawa City is also a popular site surrounded by canals. You can take the boat called "Doenko" to travel around the ancient city along the moat. While listening to the boatman singing, you can enjoy the scenery on both banks to experience the Japanese-style water town to the fullest. The steamed eel rice is a special cuisine from Yanagawa, which is prepared by steaming to make the meat of the eel softer, making it a must-try local delicacy.
Yatai is a Japanese night market and one of the major features of Fukuoka's food culture. Nagahama Yatai, Tenjin Yatai, and Nakasu Yatai are the most famous. There are simple dining cars lining side by side and each with only a few seats serving. Drinking Japanese sake and savoring classic snacks such as skewers, oden, and dumplings, is the best way to experience the local enthusiasm. Beef Motsunabe pot and Mizutaki pot are also famous dishes in Fukuoka. The former uses soy sauce and miso as the broth. The soft and chewy beef intestine is served with a lot of vegetables, which is rich in flavors, while the latter is boiled with chicken bone broth with chicken served with vegetables, which is a sweet and refreshing ecstasy. Fukuoka is also the birthplace of Hakata ramen, one of the three major Japanese ramen fractions. And also, don't forget to visit the Ichiran ramen main store during your trip.
The best travel season
Fukuoka has the Pacific climate and is located in a warmer region. Fukuoka City has short and hot summers with heavy rainfall while its winter has low chances of rainfall and snowfall. The year-round temperature is generally between 3°C and 32°C, making Fukuoka suitable for travels to visit all year round.
The public transportation network in Fukuoka City is dense and convenient. The trams mainly include Fukuoka City Subway, JR Kagoshima, and Nishitetsu Railroad. You can take unlimited rides by purchasing the right passes. In addition, the buses are also very convenient for transportation, including Nishitetsu buses, the circular buses between Tenjin and Hakata which only costs 100 yen, and sightseeing buses for urban attractions. The attractions that are not covered by trains can be easily reached by buses.
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Are there any current entry restrictions in Fukuoka?
During the pandemic, the entry restrictions of various countries have been adjusted on a rolling basis. Kindly remind you that please be sure to check the entry restrictions of your destination and prepare relevant documents before your departure. For details, please refer to the latest travel restrictions.
When can I fly to Fukuoka with a lower fare?
How many flights are there to Fukuoka every week?
STARLUX Airlines offers daily flights from Taipei and Los Angeles to Fukuoka. You can check the detailed flight dates and information via timetable.
How many international airports are there in Fukuoka?
The international airport in Fukuoka Prefecture is Fukuoka Airport (FUK), which is the main airport in Kyushu. It has international and domestic flights and is the gateway to Kyushu in southern Japan. It is also the top choice for backpackers visiting Kyushu, making it the first stop to explore Kyushu. Currently, at Fukuoka Airport, STARLUX Airlines offers weekly direct flights.
How far is Fukuoka International Airport from downtown?
Fukuoka Airport (FUK) is located close to the downtown Fukuoka. It only takes 5 minutes to go from the airport to Hakata Station by subway. Kindly remind you to plan your transportation to the city before departure.
How to get from the airport to downtown?
The ways of transport for travelers when arriving at Fukuoka Airport include:
1. Fukuoka City Subway: Take the free airport shuttle bus to the domestic terminal at bus stop No. 1, and then take 2 stops from Fukuoka Airport Station to Hakata Station in downtown Fukuoka.
2. Airport shuttle bus: Take the Nishitetsu bus from bus stop No. 2 to the city directly.
3. Taxi: Costs range from about 1,500 to 1,800 yen to arrive at Hakata Station, and about 2,500 to 2,800 yen to go to Tenjin Station.