Private and personalised Fukuoka outing with a handpicked Host. Known as the gateway to Kyushu, Fukuoka is a friendly, modern city surrounded by lush, volcanic landscapes. Closer to mainland Asia than the rest of Japan, the city has a long and colourful history as a port city to discover, its own gourmet food culture and even its own Japanese dialect. Add over 3000 shrines, a rich cultural heritage and incredible shopping and you’ll wonder how you could possibly discover what the city has to offer in just one day! But with your thoughtfully handpicked Host by your side, you’ll be able to visit some of the top attractions as well as a few secret local spots along the way too. Get the best of both worlds and discover the most famous sights like Ohori Park, Kushida Shrine and Fukuoka Castle as well as hidden gems that are just around the corner which only locals know about!
What you'll doJoin a handpicked Host to discover some of Fukuoka’s top attractions, its unique food culture and regional specialties and its rich culture and history - in just one day!With your thoughtfully matched Host, choose which of the city’s top attractions you’d most like to see like Fukuoka Castle, Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine and Dazaifu Tenman-gū, or let your Host design a bespoke experience which includes the must-see attractions as well as some hidden local spots.Discover the city’s famous temples and shrines, its rich history and culture as you explore with your Host. Stroll through Ohori Park, learn about the sacred shrines which are centuries old and still an important part of the local culture like the the Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine which is dedicated to protecting sailors and or the Shōfuku-ji Temple which is the oldest Zen temple in Japan, or shop until you drop in the vibrant Tenjin area.Enjoy some authentic food and discover Fukuoka’s unique street food culture known as ‘yatai’, which are tiny street food carts serving delicious but simple dishes like yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) and oden (a traditional one pot stew). And you can’t miss trying Fukuoka’s most famous dish, Hakata ramen which is made with a silky, rich pork bone broth and thin noodles.Your Host will also advise you on the best ways to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover the other areas of Fukuoka, its most important shrines and temples and cultural heritage.What to expect * Get to know the real Fukuoka with a handpicked Host, avoiding the tourist traps but seeing the highlights!* See some of the city's most famous sites in one day* Discover the main attractions as well as the hidden gems that are tucked away nearby* Eat and drink great local food at places that are loved by locals, picking up a bite to eat from a yatai food cart or a local ramen joint for some Hataka ramen* Get tips and tricks for the rest of your stay, and recommendations for where else to visit* Get an insight into Japanese culture and Kyushu culture