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Kanto Tokai Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa Islands SAPPORO TOKYO NAGOYA OSAKA FUKUOKA FURANO KUSHIRO AOMORI SENDAI FUKUSHIMA NIKKO HAKONE SADO TAKAYAMA KANAZAWA ISE KYOTO NARA HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI KAGOSHIMA NAHA
Hokkaido
Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido
Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
Tohoku
Tohoku
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare
Kanto
Kanto
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving
Kyushu
Kyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

KYUSHU Fukuoka A scholarly shrine and ramen on the seaside

Escape to a shoreline made for watersports, a mountainous interior full of trails, and world-class seafood and ramen

Fukuoka Prefecture's most famous attraction is Dazaifu Tenmangu, a shrine dedicated to the legendary scholar and politician Michizane Sugawara and home to over 6,000 plum trees that blossom spectacularly each spring. The prefecture’s culinary specialties include sushi and other seafood dishes, yakitori or grilled skewers, motsunabe hot pot in the winter, and tonkotsu or pork broth ramen, best enjoyed at a local yatai or food stall. Located on the northern tip of Kyushu and boasting excellent transportation links, Fukuoka is an easy destination.

How to Get There

Fukuoka is well connected by both rail and air. The prefecture has multiple stops on both the JR Kyushu Shinkansen and the JR Sanyo Shinkansen, which links to Hiroshima, Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. Fukuoka Airport is extremely close to the city center. Fukuoka City’s Hakata Port offers ferries to South Korea and to many of Kyushu’s smaller islands.

Fukuoka City is the prefecture’s main transport center, and from here you can easily board a train, bus or ferry that will take you to the rest of the prefecture and to other places in Kyushu. Hakata Station in Fukuoka City is the prefecture's rail hub, a terminus of both the Sanyo and Kyushu shinkansen lines. The Nishitetsu Group runs most of the local public transport and offers seasonal passes aimed at visitors to get around both Fukuoka City and the rest of the prefecture. Trains to Hiroshima and Nagasaki from Fukuoka City take a little over an hour each, while Tokyo is accessible by air in two hours or bullet train in six hours. Fukuoka is also very accessible from Asia via international flights.

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Seasonal Highlights

  • Spring

    Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine turns into Japan’s best spot plum blossoms, with an enormous display of 6,000 trees in flower. Cherry blossoms and tulips soon follow, bringing the entire prefecture to life.

  • Summer

    Locals leave the city for barbecues and beaches on Itoshima Peninsula or head to the mountains to enjoy the cooler air at altitude. Dine at a yatai or outdoor food stall.

  • Autumn

    The weather is at its most enjoyable as Fukuoka takes on autumn hues, particularly the leaves on Mt. Hiko. The little island of Nokonoshima has a beautiful display of cosmos flowers.

  • Winter

    Settle down to a steaming bowl of motsunabe, a local stew that warms you to the core. Cruise through Yanagawa's canals under a heated kotatsu blanket or head out to Itoshima to sample winter oysters.

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