travelgrove Travel Guides
 
 

Fukuoka Travel Guide, Japan

Amazing Fukuoka, Japan- Overview 

Fukuoka is Japan’s one of the fifth largest cities and the largest on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. It was the home of the Samurai and is now the terminus of the famous Bullet Train of Japan.

Historically, it was the two cities of Hakata and Fukuoka divided by the central river but now it is actually one city. The city is divided into seven wards called ku; Nishi, Sawara, Hakata, Jonan, Chuo, Minami and Higashi though really speaking Hakata and Tenjin are its major centers. Fukuoka prefecture is the name of the area surrounding Fukuoka.

The city spreads out around the beautiful Hakata Bay and areas like Hakata, Tenjin which is the most commercial district of Fukuoka are lively and bustling all week long. Fukuoka combines the old and the modern with gracious parks and hopping entertainment centers and has an international flavor with lots of shopping and eating joints. The underground shopping arcade in Tenjin boasts of international wares from across the world and a sandbag in the bay has been transformed into the largest entertainment centre.

The Naka River promenade is ideal for leisurely strolls while there are enough theatres, theme parks and art centers to satisfy the culturally inclined. The city itself has plenty of attractions to keep the visitor busy like its various temples and historical places, several festivals and special events that take place regularly and its eating joints that offer the chance to taste unique Japanese cuisine. Plenty of excursions can also be made especially to the nearby Kyushu Island, which has much to offer within easy reach of the city

Public Transport and Safety 

The city’s public transport system is fully developed and has well-functioning subway and bus system, which makes transit to the Fukuoka prefecture and the Kyushu Island very convenient and rapid. The Fukuoka airport has many flights to other parts of Japan as well as many destination sin Asia. A ferry from the Hakata Port in fact takes passengers to Busan in South Korea daily. Therefore, international connections from Fukuoka are also relatively simple. Fukuoka like the rest of the country is generally perceived as very safe and majority of the trips are trouble-free but it is always sensible to be careful of one’s personal belongings.

 Weather and Culture 

From June to October typhoons are common so visitors should take note of storm warnings if traveling along the coastal region during this period. Visitors are expected to behave extremely politely as the Japanese are formal and reserved and follow a complex form of etiquette with a rigid code of conduct for almost any situation. Bowing is the normal way to greet.

Fukuoka combines the big-city feel with lovely, natural spaces and offers amusing nightlife and entertainment along with shrines and shopping and eating.

 
Ask our travel experts a question about Fukuoka

Things about Fukuoka you may be interested in

Be the first who requests a site listing for this page.
 
 
 

Read our members' reviews about Fukuoka



No reviews have been added yet for this category. Be the first to add a new one.
 

Read our members' travel tips about Fukuoka



No travel tips have been added yet for this category. Be the first to add a new one.
 
 
the best travel deals provided by TravelZoo...
Cheap flights to Fukuoka
  • flighthub.com$1943Korean Air flightKorean Air
    Inbound
    Washington DC, DC (IAD)  Fukuoka, JP (FUK)
    05/17/2017 01:35 pm
    Outbound
    Fukuoka, JP (FUK)  Washington DC, DC (IAD)
    06/19/2017 09:05 pm
  • flighthub.com$2013Multiple Airlines flightMultiple Airlines
    Inbound
    Washington DC, DC (IAD)  Fukuoka, JP (FUK)
    05/17/2017 12:15 pm
    Outbound
    Fukuoka, JP (FUK)  Washington DC, DC (IAD)
    06/19/2017 01:00 pm

Fukuoka City Ratings

  • Ratingunrated
    City Rankunrated
     
  • History & Culture: not rated
  • Night Life & Entertainment: not rated
  • Family & Fun: not rated
  • Outdoors Activities: not rated
  • Food: not rated
  • Sightseeing: not rated
  • Shopping: not rated
  • Public Transportation: not rated
  • Must visit this place: not rated
  
 
 
 
  
ToolsBookmark and Share

Popular destinations

 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*