Welcome to Northern Kyūshū

Get even a little bit away from an urban centre and you'll be surrounded by a patchwork of rice fields that can extend for miles. There's excellent hiking in the mountains, a coastline that's relatively untouched, and quiet rural towns and villages to explore.

While tourists have become more common in the past few decades, in outlying towns they're still something of a rarity, so expect a few stares and the occasional question.

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$676.27 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.

$113.62 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.

$91.56 Cultural & Theme Tours


ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Umi Jigoku, Beppu, Oita Prefecture, KyushuBeppu Hell is a hell of the source of natural spirit that presents numerous strange appearances in Beppu Onsen in Oita Prefecture. The guide will take you to the Umi Jigoku and Kamado Jigoku .Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, Beppu, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu"Hell steaming" It is a unique cooking method of hot spring area steaming at a stroke with high temperature steam of hell steaming kettles using the fuma of hot springs. It is a delicious and healthy cooking method because the taste of the ingredients is condensed and drops the extra oil .Duration: 1 hourStop At: Beppu Station Tourist Information Center, Beppu, Oita Prefecture, KyushuWalk around Beppu city with guide until Beppu station .Duration: 1 hour

$82.40 Cultural & Theme Tours


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

$86.98 Cultural & Theme Tours


ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Beppu Tower, Beppu, Oita Prefecture, KyushuIt is a tourist spot representing Beppu City crowded with 90m high and 40,000 visitors a year. From the observation deck you can see the Beppu city and Beppu Bay over 360 degrees .Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Takegawara Onsen, Beppu, Oita Prefecture, KyushuTakegawara Onsen (Takenori Onsen) is a municipal joint hot spring located in Motomachi, Beppu, Oita Prefecture. The current building was completed in 1938, it was registered as a registered tangible cultural property in 2004 and has been certified as a modernized industrial heritage in 2009.Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

$91.56 Food, Wine & Nightlife


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

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