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Overview

Welcome to Fukuoka, nestled on the northern coast of Kyushu island, the city of Fukuoka embodies a perfect fusion of traditional Japanese culture and modern urban vibrancy.

 

Boasting a rich history dating back over a thousand yers, this dynamic city offers visitors a diverse array of experiences. From exploring ancient temples and shrines such as the iconic Kushida Shrine and serene Shofukuji Temple, to indulging in the vibrant culinary scene at the renowned Yatai food stalls, or the bustling Hakata Ramen Stadium, Fukuoka tantalises the senses at every turn. 

 

Food enthusiants can savour local delicacies like Hakata style ramen, mentaiko (spicy cod roe), and motsunabe (offal hot pot), while seafood lovers can feast on fresh catches at the bustling Yanagibashi Rengo Market. 

 

Nature lovers can escape to the tranquil landscapes of Ohori Park or take a scenic stroll along the shores of Momochi Beach, while shopping enthusiasts can browse the trendy boutiques of Canal City, Hakata. 

 

With its warm hospitality, lively festivals and convenient access to nearby attractions like Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and the hot springs of Beppu, Fukoka invites travellers to immerse themselves in the heart of Kyushu's cultural tapestry while indulging in its culinary delights. 

  • Best Time to Visit
  • How to Reach Fukuoka
  • Resorts & City Guide
  • Pros & Cons
  • March - May
  • In spring, the temperature becomes milder and seasonal flowers such as cherry blossoms and plum blossoms begin to bloom, heralding the arrival of the season.The cold will settle down, but the warmer days will come around the end of March. Until then, the cold will still remain, so you will need warm clothing such as a coat or sweater.

  • Weather: Max 22.9° C | Min 11.7° C

 
  • June - Mid-September
  •  There are many sunny and hot days, and it becomes a very hot day. In the middle of the month, it became a trough of pressure between the high pressure from the Sea of Okhotsk to the east of Kamchatka and the Pacific high over the South Sea of Japan, and was easily affected by low pressure and fronts. It can also rain heavily.

  • Weather: Max 31 ° C | Min 25° C

 
  • September - November
  • The temperature is easier to spend in Fukuoka Prefecture in autumn which is the best season for travel. And since it is often covered by high pressure, you can enjoy sightseeing to your heart's content in the cheerful atmosphere during the day. 

  • Weather: Max 19.5° C | Min 17.6° C

 
  • December - February
  • Fukuoka Prefecture seem to be already coming to the footsteps of spring, but spring is still a long way off. As in January, the morning and evening temperatures are severe, so you need to take good care of your physical condition as well as your clothes.

  • Weather: Max 8.6° C | Min 4.2° C

 

By Air

It takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes to fly from Fukuoka Airport to Haneda Airport. The first flight departs at 7:00 and the last bus departs21:00, making it easy to use for both business and travellers. It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Osaka Itami Airport to Fukuoka Airport by plane, Fukuoka Airport and Hakata Station are very close by subway.

By Train

It takes about 5 hours to ride the Nozomi train from Hakata Station to Tokyo Station, which has few stops along the way. Mizuho leaves Shin-Osaka Station, it only stops at four stations on the way: Shin-Kobe, Okayama, Hiroshima, and Ogura. It takes about 4 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station to Shin-Kobe, and about 12 minutes from Kokura Station to Hakata Station, so it actually takes about 15 hours from Shin-Kobe to Ogura. 

By Car

From Osaka, first take the Hanshin Expressway No. 11 Ikeda Line by car. After that, from the Sanyo Expressway, cross the Kanmon Bridge via the Chugoku Expressway and enter Kyushu and head towards Fukuoka. Enter Kyushu and continue from the Kyushu Expressway to the Fukuoka City Expressway to Fukuoka City Center. If there is no break, it will take about 8 hours.

By Bus

Highway buses from Osaka to Fukuoka have a minimum price of around 5000,7000yen, and considering not only the price but also the time efficiency of traveling at night, they are popular as a more reasonable means of transportation than airplanes and bullet trains.

By Private Transfer

Traveling by private car from Osaka to Fukuoka is convenient for large groups of family and friends, or when carrying large luggage. One of the advantages is that you can move by yourself, so you can move while taking breaks freely.

Pros

  • Lots of delicious food
  • Close to the sea and mountains, convenient train bus
  • Close to major urban areas and airports
  • Since the city is compact, you can experience various things about the city, nature, history, culture, and sports in about an hour starting from Hakata
  • The fish from the Ariake Sea is delicious

Cons

  • Fukuoka is a busy city and can get crowded during peak hours, which can make it difficult to get around.
  • English is not widely spoken in Fukuoka
  • Less options for accommodations in Fukuoka
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