Fukuoka

Fukuoka

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Fukuoka (福岡) is Kyushu’s largest and one of Japan’s ten most populated cities. Because of its closeness to the Asian mainland (closer to Seoul than to Tokyo), Fukuoka has been an important harbor city for many centuries and was chosen by the Mongol invasion forces as their landing point in the 13th century.

Today’s Fukuoka is the product of the fusion of two cities in the year 1889, when the port city of Hakata and the former castle town of Fukuoka were united into one city called Fukuoka. Hakata remains the name of one of Fukuoka’s central districts and of the main railway station.

Country Japan
Languages spokenJapanese
Currency usedJapanese Yen
Area (km2)340

Culture and history info

Culture

Fukuoka was selected as one of Newsweek's 10 "Most Dynamic Cities" in its July 2006 issue.[24] It was chosen for its central Asian location, increasing tourism and trade, and a large increase in volume at its sea and airport. Fukuoka has a diverse culture and a wide range of cultural attractions.

In its July/August 2008 issue, Monocle selected Fukuoka as number 17 of the "Top 25 liveable cities".[25] It was chosen for excellent shopping, outstanding food, good transport links, good museums, "a feeling of openness in its sea air", green spaces and because it's friendly, safe, clean and close to the rest of East Asia.[26]

History

Fukuoka was sometimes called the Port of Dazaifu (大宰府, 15 km (9 mi) southeast from Fukuoka). Dazaifu was an administrative capital in 663 A.D., but a historian proposed that a prehistoric capital was in the area.[4] Ancient texts, such as the Kojiki, Kanyen (found in Dazaifu) and archaeology confirm this was a very critical place in the founding of Japan. Some scholars[5] claim that it was the first place outsiders and the Imperial Family set foot, but like many early Japan origin theories, it remains contested. Fukuoka is sometimes still referred to as Hakata, the central ward of the city.

In 923, the Hakozaki-gū in Fukuoka was transferred from Daibu-gū in Daibu (大分, 16 km (10 mi) northeast from Dazaifu) the origin of Usa Shrine and established as a branch of the Usa Shrine at Fukuoka.[6] In Ooho (大保, 15 km (9 mi) south from Dazaifu), there are remains of a big ward office with a temple, because in ancient East Asia, an emperor must have three great ministries (大宰, 大傳 and 大保). In fact, there is a record in Chinese literature that a king of Japan sent a letter in 478 to ask the Chinese emperor's approval for employing three ministries. In addition, remains of the Korokan (鴻臚館, Government Guest House) were found in Fukuoka underneath a part of the ruins of Fukuoka Castle.

(1) 1-Day Dazaifu & Yanagawa Tour via Nishitetsu Train (2) Uminonakamichi Seaside Park & Marine World Aquarium Tour (via Local JR Train)

(1) 1-Day Dazaifu & Yanagawa Tour via Nishitetsu Train (2) Uminonakamichi Seaside Park & Marine World Aquarium Tour (via Local JR Train)

Fukuoka
(1) 1-Day Dazaifu & Yanagawa Tour via Nishitetsu Train (2) Uminonakamichi Seaside Park & Mar More info
(1) 1-Day Fruit Picking & All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Bus Tour (2) 1-Day Kumamoto Aso & Flower Park Bus Tour

(1) 1-Day Fruit Picking & All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Bus Tour (2) 1-Day Kumamoto Aso & Flower Park Bus Tour

Fukuoka
(1) 1-Day Fruit Picking & All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Bus Tour (2) 1-Day Kumamoto Aso & Flower Park More info
(1) 1-Day Kokonoe "Yume" Grand Suspension Bridge & Beppu Bus Tour (2) Yufuin Sightseeing by Rickshaw

(1) 1-Day Kokonoe "Yume" Grand Suspension Bridge & Beppu Bus Tour (2) Yufuin Sightseeing by Rickshaw

Oita, Fukuoka
(1) 1-Day Kokonoe “Yume” Grand Suspension Bridge & Beppu Bus Tour (2) Yufuin Sightse More info
3D2N.Fukuoka. CANAL CITY FUKUOKA WASHINGTON HOTEL. + half day DAISUKI.Fukuoka Tour **ALPHA MAGIC 9.0

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Fukuoka
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Fukuoka
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Fukuoka
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4-Day Tanegashima, Yakushima & Ibusuki Tour

4-Day Tanegashima, Yakushima & Ibusuki Tour

Kagoshima, Fukuoka
4-Day Tanegashima, Yakushima & Ibusuki TourMore info
4-Day Yakushima & Ibusuki Tour (Round trip from Fukuoka / Kagoshima)

4-Day Yakushima & Ibusuki Tour (Round trip from Fukuoka / Kagoshima)

Kagoshima, Fukuoka
4-Day Yakushima & Ibusuki Tour (Round trip from Fukuoka / Kagoshima)More info
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Fukuoka
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Fukuoka
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Fukuoka
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7UP Cherry Tomato. Fukuoka City

7UP Cherry Tomato. Fukuoka City

Fukuoka
4 Hours : YEN 30,900 UP 7 Hours : YEN 51,000 UPMore info
7UP Cherry Tomato. Kurume City

7UP Cherry Tomato. Kurume City

Fukuoka
4 Hours : YEN 31,000 UP 7 Hours : YEN 50,900 UPMore info
7UP Cherry Tomato. Yanagawa City

7UP Cherry Tomato. Yanagawa City

Fukuoka
4 Hours : YEN 31,000 UP 7 Hours : YEN 51,000 UPMore info
Achi-Kochi Cherry Tomato <SIC> Transfer

Achi-Kochi Cherry Tomato Transfer

Nagoya, Kyoto, Tokyo, Sapporo, Osaka, Fukuoka
(GV2) Adult:YEN2,380 Child:YEN1,190More info
Charter Transfer : Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Route Inn Grantia Wakamiyaki (Wakamiya City)

Charter Transfer : Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Route Inn Grantia Wakamiyaki (Wakamiya City)

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 22,880 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 33,880 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 38,880More info
Charter Transfer: Fukuoka Airport (FUK) - Fukuoka City

Charter Transfer: Fukuoka Airport (FUK) - Fukuoka City

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 7,800 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 11,000 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 12,500    More info
Charter Transfer: Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Hakata Port

Charter Transfer: Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Hakata Port

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 7,800 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 11,000 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 12,500    More info
Charter Transfer: Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Munakata City

Charter Transfer: Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Munakata City

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 22,220 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 31,110 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 35,550    More info
Charter Transfer: Fukuoka Airport (FUK)/ City to Nagasaki Airport(NGS)/ City

Charter Transfer: Fukuoka Airport (FUK)/ City to Nagasaki Airport(NGS)/ City

Nagasaki, Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 65,650 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 90,360 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 104,480    More info
Charter Transfer: Fukuoka City to Hakata Port

Charter Transfer: Fukuoka City to Hakata Port

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 7,800 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 11,000 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 12,500    More info
Charter Transfer: Fukuoka City to Hakata Station

Charter Transfer: Fukuoka City to Hakata Station

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 10,950 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 15,330 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 17,520    More info
Charter Transfer: Fukuoka City to Ichiran no Mori

Charter Transfer: Fukuoka City to Ichiran no Mori

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 9,880 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 13,880 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 15,880    More info
Charter Transfer: Fukuoka City to Tosu Factory Outlet

Charter Transfer: Fukuoka City to Tosu Factory Outlet

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 9,980 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 14,880 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 16,880    More info
Charter Transfer: Ichiran no Mori to Tosu Factory Outlet

Charter Transfer: Ichiran no Mori to Tosu Factory Outlet

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 18,880 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 25,880 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 29,880    More info
DAISUKI. Japan - Half day Drive Cruising Orientation Tour. Fukuoka. Episode 1

DAISUKI. Japan - Half day Drive Cruising Orientation Tour. Fukuoka. Episode 1

Fukuoka
(GV4)                                                          Adult:YEN 6,480    Child: YEN 6,000 More info
Fukuoka Airport to Fukuoka City Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka Airport to Fukuoka City Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka
(GV 3) Adult : YEN 2,130 Child : YEN 1,065More info
Fukuoka Airport to Hakata Port Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka Airport to Hakata Port Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka
(GV 2) Adult : YEN 2,380 Child : YEN 1,190More info
Fukuoka Airport to Munakata City Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka Airport to Munakata City Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka
(GV 4) Adult : YEN 4,280 Child : YEN 2,140More info
Fukuoka Airport to Route Inn Grantia Wakamiya (Wakamiya City) Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka Airport to Route Inn Grantia Wakamiya (Wakamiya City) Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka
(GV 4) Adult : YEN 4,880 Child : YEN 2,440More info
Fukuoka Airport/ City to Nagasaki Airport/City Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka Airport/ City to Nagasaki Airport/City Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Nagasaki, Fukuoka
(GV 4) Adult : YEN 14,800 Child : YEN 7,400More info
Fukuoka City to Hakata Port Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka City to Hakata Port Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka
The cityscape of Hakata at twilight in Fukuoka, Japan. (GV 4) Adult : YEN 2,380 Child : YEN 1,190More info
Fukuoka City to Hakata Station Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka City to Hakata Station Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka
(GV 2) Adult : YEN 2,380 Child : YEN 1,190More info
Fukuoka City to Ichiran no Mori Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka City to Ichiran no Mori Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka
The cityscape of Hakata at twilight in Fukuoka, Japan. (GV 4) Adult : YEN 2,460 Child : YEN 1,230More info
Fukuoka City to Tosu Factory Outlet Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka City to Tosu Factory Outlet Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka
The cityscape of Hakata at twilight in Fukuoka, Japan. (GV 4) Adult : YEN 2,480 Child : YEN 1,240More info
Grand Transfer : Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Fukuoka City

Grand Transfer : Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Fukuoka City

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 11,700 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 16,400 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 18,900More info
Grand Transfer : Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Hakata Port

Grand Transfer : Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Hakata Port

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 11,700 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 16,400 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 18,900More info
Grand Transfer : Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Munakata City

Grand Transfer : Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Munakata City

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 33,330 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 46,660 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 53,330More info
Grand Transfer : Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Route Inn Grantia Wakamiyaki (Wakamiya City)

Grand Transfer : Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Route Inn Grantia Wakamiyaki (Wakamiya City)

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 34,380 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 46,380 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 54,380More info
Grand Transfer : Fukuoka Airport (FUK)/ City to Nagasaki Airport (NGS)/ City

Grand Transfer : Fukuoka Airport (FUK)/ City to Nagasaki Airport (NGS)/ City

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 97,420 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 128,000 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 149,180More info
Grand Transfer : Fukuoka City to Hakata Port

Grand Transfer : Fukuoka City to Hakata Port

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 11,700 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 16,400 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 18,900More info
Grand Transfer : Fukuoka City to Hakata Station

Grand Transfer : Fukuoka City to Hakata Station

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 16,420 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 22,990 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 26,280More info
Grand Transfer : Fukuoka City to Ichiran no Mori

Grand Transfer : Fukuoka City to Ichiran no Mori

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 14,880 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 19,880 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 23,880More info
Grand Transfer : Fukuoka City to Tosu Factory Outlet

Grand Transfer : Fukuoka City to Tosu Factory Outlet

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 15,880 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 20,880 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 24,880More info
Grand Transfer : Ichiran no Mori to Tosu Factory Outlet

Grand Transfer : Ichiran no Mori to Tosu Factory Outlet

Fukuoka
Sedan (1-3 pax) : YEN 28,880 MPV (4-6 pax) : YEN 38,880 Van (7-8 pax) : YEN 44,880More info
Ichiran no Mori to Tosu Factory Outlet Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Ichiran no Mori to Tosu Factory Outlet Shared Transfer ( Cherry Tomato )

Fukuoka
The cityscape of Hakata at twilight in Fukuoka, Japan. (GV 4) Adult : YEN 4,380 Child : YEN 2,190More info
Northern Kyushu Best Course: 3-Day Beppu & Kumamoto/ 4-Day Beppu, Kumamoto & Nagasaki (Round Trip)

Northern Kyushu Best Course: 3-Day Beppu & Kumamoto/ 4-Day Beppu, Kumamoto & Nagasaki (Round Trip)

Fukuoka
Northern Kyushu Best Course: 3-Day Beppu & Kumamoto/ 4-Day Beppu, Kumamoto & Nagasaki (Round More info