Discover Fukuoka

Fukuoka city is a mix of ancient temples, beaches, and modern structures. As it is the biggest city in the Japan's Kyushi region, it is has a strong bustling energy to it.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities

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Getting around in Fukuoka

The best way to get around in Fukuoka is by public transportation. Fukuoka has a lot of options to get around by train or bus including discounted tickets for a specified duration. Alternatively, you can get to many sights on foot. 


Travelers can opt to buy the following passes in Fukuoka to get around: 

  • Fukuoka Tourist City Pass

    • Coverage: all trains, subway lines and buses within Fukuoka City

    • Duration: 1 day

    • Price: 1500 Yen

    • Where to buy: Hakata Station

 

  • Fukuoka Tourist City Pass Plus Dazaifu

    • Coverage:

      • all trains, subway lines and buses within Fukuoka City

      • all Nishitetsu trains between Fukuoka and Dazaifu

    • Duration: 1 day

    • Price: 1500 Yen

    • Where to buy: Hakata Station

 

  • 1-Day Subway Pass

    • Coverage: all subway lines within Fukuoka City

    • Duration: 1 day

    • Price: 640 Yen

    • Where to buy: all subway stations within Fukuoka City

Getting to Fukuoka

Public transportation:
Travelers who come by train or bullet-train need to get off at Hakata station.


Valid rail and bus passes:

 

Nearest airport:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Fukuoka airport. 

  • by car: approximately 20 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 5 minutes

 

Car rentals: 

How long to stay in Fukuoka

We recommend staying in Fukuoka between two and three days.
 

Seasonal information

Hiking:
The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.

 

Festivals in Fukuoka

There are several festivals here throughout the year. Please be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed slightly in the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
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For the exact location of any of the festivals listed here, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.
 

  • Hakata Dontaku Port Festival

    • Date: May 3rd and 4th

 

  • Umi no Nakamichi Geijutsu Fireworks

    • Date: May 19th

    • Time: 19:45 - ???

 

  • Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

    • Date: July 1st until July 15th

 

  • Seaside Momochi Fireworks Fantasia

    • Date: August 7th

    • Time: 16:00 - 21:00 (Fireworks: 19:30 - 20:30)

 

  • Meinohama Fireworks Festival

    • Date: August 19th

    • Time: 18:00 - 21:00 (Fireworks: 20:00 - 20:40)

 

  • Hashimoto Depot Subway Festival

    • Date: October 13th

    • Time: 10:00 - 16:00

 

  • Fukukoi Asian Festival

    • Date: November 16th and 17th

    • Time: 10:00 - 19:00

Hotels in Fukuoka

Flights to Fukuoka

The nearest and most convenient airport is Fukuoka airport. 

  • by car: approximately 20 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 5 minutes

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