Welcome to Fukuoka


Hakata traces its trading history back some 2000 years, and this tradition continues today with visitors from Seoul and Shanghai. Among Japanese the city is famed for its SoftBank Hawks baseball team and hearty Hakata ramen.

Fukuoka's welcoming feel makes it a great gateway to Kyūshū, and warm weather and contemporary attractions – art, architecture, shopping and cuisine – make it a good base for regional excursions.


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$688.38 Private & Custom Tours

Private Full-Day Fukuoka Custom Tour by Chartered Vehicle

This is a private tour by a chartered vehicle. Using this service, you can charter your vehicle taxi, van, or bus, whichever is most suitable for your group and visit many attractive sightseeing spots. You don't have to hurry for other tourists, as this tour is only for your group.Tour route is flexible and can be arranged upon your request.Recommended sites: • Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine - Located outside of Fukuoka City and is Considered as the god of knowledge and the god of calligraphy because Sugawara Michizane, the great poet, scholar and politician of the Heian period of Jan is sacrificed here. A lot of parents visit here praying for the success of their children in passing the University entrance examination. • Canal City - Large shopping and entertainment complex, calling itself a "city within the city". Attractions include about 250 shops, cafes and restaurants, a theater, game center, cinemas, two hotels and a canal running through the complex. • Fukuoka Tower - Standing 234 meters tall, Fukuoka Tower is far and away the city's highest building. An observation deck is located at 123 meters from where visitors can get a good look of the surrounding city and Hakata Bay.

$115.65 Transfers & Ground Transport

Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to City Hotel: Private Arrival Transfer

Avoid the last minute hassle of a taxi and simply arrange your private transfer prior to your trip. An experienced driver will meet you at the Fukuoka International Airport exit or your hotel lobby and take you to your designated destination. With this transfer service, you can forget about carrying your luggage with you in a country that you are not familiar with. Even if you are traveling with a large group, there is no need to hassle with carrying everything with you as you can simply put everything into the car. There is no need to go looking for a large taxi at the Fukuoka International Airport or hotel to accommodate you. This transfer service can cover any size group from a single traveler to a group of 35 people. There are several car types in order to match your group size. You will have a comfortable and safe trip to or from the airport in Fukuoka.

$83.35 Cultural & Theme Tours

HAKATA SIGHTSEEING HALF DAY TOUR

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ohori Park, Chuo, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, KyushuOhori Park was built making use of the outer moat of Fukuoka Castle. In Maizuru Park, flowers of the seasons bloom in full. The area where these two parks sit side by side is an oasis of Fukuoka water and greenery. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Fukuoka Castle Remains, Chuo, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, KyushuKuroda Nagamasa, the first lord of Fukuoka province, started constructing Fukuoka castle in 1601 and took 7 years to finish. The castle was a flat-land type and had around 50 observatory towers of various sizes. Among them, Tamon-yagura (designated as an important cultural property), Shiomi-yagura, Otemon, Kinen-yagura, Najima-mon are conserved today. The castle ruins are designated as a national historic site and it is also called “Maizuru-jo (castle)”.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Fukuoka Tower, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, KyushuThis tower of 234 meters above sea level is the tallest beach tower in Japan. This symbolic building of Fukuoka’s western subcenter, covered by as many as 8000 half-mirrors and boasting a sharp appearance with its triangular structure, is known by the name of Mirror Sail. The panoramic view of Fukuoka city from the observation room on the 5th floor of 123 meters high is fantastic. The room is equipped with up-to-date telescopes. Duration: 30 minutes

$92.61 Food, Wine & Nightlife

NAKASU HAKATA FUNE DINNER CRUISE

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productDinner CruiseDuration: 2 hoursLocation: Nakasu, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu

$59.09 Classes & Workshops

Designing Your Lucky Character with a Brush Pen Experience in Fukuoka

With this experience you will be able to learn of the art of Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) and create your very own Japanese character with special luck design on to a postcard to sent back home!By using the brush pen, it is easy to create a postcard with your Japanese character design even as a beginner.The way of writing happily, expressing feelings of calling on and inviting luck, is based on the psychology of handwriting will be explained to you. Using this special technique, you will surely create a beautiful piece of calligraphy art that you can show off to your friends and family!What to expect for this experience!1. Explanation about Joyful calligraphy2. Warming-up exercises3. Getting to know the brush pen workshop4. How to express a Japanese theme5. Writing freely on a postcard without a pattern6. Sharing your work with everybody7. Presentation and explanation of the pattern (how to invite luck by writing)8. Individual practice and writing a clean copy9. Sharing and comparing the first and second work with the groupIn Shodo, "the way of writing", you will learn the art of writing beautiful Kanji characters.Particular emphasis is placed on the shades of the ink, the movemnet of the wring brush and the combination of the strokes.It is also practiced to cultivate one's inner self and bring peace to oneself.Joyfull calligraphy teacher: TakiLiving in Fukuoka. Graphic designer, illustrator. Well versed in the art of creating designs to bring written Japanese characters to life. Living according to the Macrobiotic diet since 1999. Started the school of Joyfull Calligraphy, working with the brush pen, in Osaka in 2012 after studying the psychology of handwriting. The school was also established in Tokyo later on. Currently offering 12 courses per month in 9 different places within Fukuoka prefecture.

$65.92 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Shamisen (Japanese traditional musical instrument) Experience in Fukuoka

Are you interested in music or musical instrument? With this experience you will be able to experience one of Japan's traditional musical instrument the "Shamisen". This program not only you will be able to listen to experts playing the shamisen, however you can also experience playing the shamisen and at the end of the program, you will come out being able to play a song with the Shamisen. What is Shamisen? Shamisen is a three string guitar instrument which is a traditional Japanese musical instrument derived from Chinese instrument sanxian. The instrument is played with a pick called a bachi. This instrument is well known in kabuki performance, and is also used in other Japanese traditional performance arts. A Message from a Shamisen player Tsuyoshi Tomoyama : I started to play Tsugaru-shamisen when I was a college student. I have been playing shamisen mainly in Fukuoka. I became a member of NORIDAN which is a Korean entertainment company in 2012 and played many types of songs for 2 years in Korea. If the country is different, so is the culture, and it can be said for music and musical instruments. I enjoyed interacting with various people through music and musical instruments there. Let’s try shamisen and enjoy Japanese culture together!