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Fukuoka Prefecture

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Fukuoka: Personalized Experience with a Local

1. Fukuoka: Personalized Experience with a Local

Discover Fukuoka as you would if you were visiting a friend who lived there. Explore the city with a local guide who will make you feel like they’ve known you and their city forever. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Whether you want to see some of the most famous shrines and temples or shop until you drop in the unique Tejin underground shopping mall, your host will create a personalized experience just for you. Discover off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods where you can really immerse yourself in the culture and taste authentic cuisine. See the highlights, immerse yourself in the culture and live like a local for a day as you stroll through the city, discovering its rich culture, history and food scene. With your thoughtfully-matched host by your side, skip the tourist traps and see the real Fukuoka like a local. Fukuoka is known as a gourmet city thanks to its history as a port which was the bridge from Japan to mainland Asia. Discover the city’s unique food culture by eating your way around it. Pick up tasty street food from yatai (mobile food carts) and of course, make a ramen pilgrimage to taste the silky pork bone broth and noodles which is the city’s most famous dish. As well as visiting the places you’d most like to see, your host will share with you local spots and places of interest to stop by along the way, giving you an authentic insight into local life in Fukuoka. Your guide will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover other attractions in Fukuoka that you will love, reveal hidden gems, and share their favorite spots with you.

Fukuoka: Private Eat Like a Local Food Tour

2. Fukuoka: Private Eat Like a Local Food Tour

Within 24 hours after booking, receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city so unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do. During the tour, sample 6-8 tastings of various local food, and wash it down with 2 drinks that have been carefully selected for you by your host. Explore a fresh food market like the Rabbit Food Market or get a taste of coastal produce by sampling local dishes at the Yanagibashi Rengo Market. Order traditional dishes from local restaurants or explore some fine dining in Fukuoka.  Alternatively, allow your local host to take you to the nearest yatai - unique to Fukuoka. These tiny, movable street food carts open into little pop-up restaurants and are known to serve the best street eats around. Of course, try Hakata ramen (silky pork bone broth and thin noodles). Next, follow your host as they lead you through the maze of streets and take you to a restaurant they know you’ll love. Try the local seafood dishes whilst here; the Genkai Sea, which hugs Hakata Bay, is teeming with mackerel and locals love to eat this delicious fish raw! You could end off your foodie-adventure with a warm coffee at Manu Coffee while you explore all the city has to offer.

Fukuoka Airport to/from Fukuoka City: Private Transfer

3. Fukuoka Airport to/from Fukuoka City: Private Transfer

Pre-book a private transfer from Fukuoka Airport to your Fukuoka city accommodation (*within the "092" area code) and choose a vehicle that suits the size of your group. The door-to-door service is available either from the airport to the city or in the opposite direction. For arrival transfers, the driver will be waiting to meet and greet you, holding a Cherry Tomato sign. For departure transfers, you’ll be met in the lobby of your hotel or outside your home or apartment accommodation. If the size of the vehicle makes it impossible to enter a narrow street a nearby meeting point will be chosen. Bookings are accepted up to 13 months in advance as well as at the last minute. It is recommended that you book at least 72 hours in advance to ensure that there is plenty of time to process your request. Note that all bookings are subject to availability and confirmation. 

Fukuoka: Bullet Train 1-Way Ticket from Hakata to Osaka

4. Fukuoka: Bullet Train 1-Way Ticket from Hakata to Osaka

Enjoy a fast and hassle-free journey from Hakata Station in Fukuoka to Osaka. Book this 1-way Sanyo Shinkansen Kokura ticket and ride on the famous Shinkansen Bullet Train. Enjoy the comfort of the spacious seat and its peaceful environment. Admire the scenic views of the Fukuoka prefecture countryside all throughout your journey to Osaka city center. Simply redeem your ticket at the ticket machine and enjoy the comfort on this high-speed ride to your destination.

Japan: SIM Card with Unlimited Data for 8, 16, or 31 Days

5. Japan: SIM Card with Unlimited Data for 8, 16, or 31 Days

Being connected to the internet is of great importance in Japan, especially for foreigners. You can use it to navigate the sometimes confusing public transport system, to translate unknown words, and to simply stay connected with your friends and family. With these convenient SIM cards, you can immediately get an internet connection.  This SIM card has high-speed internet access (4G LTE) and no data limitation. It is available for a duration of either 8, 16, or 31 days. It works on the Docomo network, Japan’s biggest network provider. The SIM card connection covers 99% of Japan. It can be adjusted to fit as a nano, micro, or normal SIM card. 

Fukuoka: Private Full-Day Guided Tour

6. Fukuoka: Private Full-Day Guided Tour

Meet your personalized guide at your hotel to start your tour. Be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Together with your host, hop on a bus and travel 15 minutes into Fukuoka’s lively city center. You could choose to explore the city’s up-and-coming otaku scene at Marble Choco, a store dedicated to dollhouse furniture. Alternatively, you could explore the Daimyo neighborhood, a hub of trendy shops, urban culture, and hipster cafes. Head to restaurant-lined Ropponmatsu, where you’ll have your pick of intimate izakaya and tonkotsu ramen joints. Then, you could stroll through the lush Ōhori Park, or head west via subway to Nishijin’s traditional shop-lined streets, where one of the tallest towers in Japan is just a short walk away. Maybe you’ll travel back in time to ancient Japan’s temples and shrines, like Tōchō-ji and Kushida. Or perhaps you'll want to stock up on souvenirs at the enormous Canal City Hakata entertainment complex east of Naka River.  At dusk, cross the Naka River onto Nakasu Island, where you can feast on yakitori skewers and draft beer at authentic mobile food stalls called yatai.

Fukuoka: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

7. Fukuoka: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Discover Fukuoka on a fully customizable private tour. This dynamic city is home to many historical temples and is famous for its unique food culture. Choose what you would like to experience, what time you would like to start your tour, and the local partner will arrange a tour to suit you. Example 6-hour Itinerary: Meet your guide at your hotel in Fukuoka and first head to Ohori Park and Fukuoka Castle Ruins. Take a stroll through the large park and visit the Japanese-style garden at the south end of the park. Continue to Fukuoka Tower where you can admire fantastic views of the ocean and Hakata. Enjoy lunch at Ramen Stadium where you browse eight famous stalls that serve different styles of ramen from across Japan. Take a short ride via public transportation and visit the Dazaifu Tenman-gū shrine. Walk through the grounds surrounded by the lush forests and see the precious historical landmarks. Along the path to the shrine which is lined with shops from the Dazaifu Station area, sample famous brands of wagashi confections such as Umegaemochi.

Japan: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

8. Japan: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Japan hassle-free with a convenient eSIM data plan of your choosing. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage allowing you to easily upload your photos, navigate on maps, and communicate with your friends. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, choosing from a variety of data packages, validity options, and even having the option of adding coverage in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your vacation. Choose a zero-waste solution and avoid the trouble of having to manage multiple SIM cards. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration.

Fukuoka Airport Grand Limousine Transfer

9. Fukuoka Airport Grand Limousine Transfer

When visiting Japan you can flight straight to Fukuoka Airport and book a grand limousine transfer to your desired destination.From an airport transfer to tailor-made trips, traveling with Grand Limousine is an executive and execellent choice for your ground transportation. This service provide elegant limousine and car services between the airport and Fukuoka City. Hotels with area code starting with ''092'' can be taken into account. The vehicles are capable of accommodating any number of guests. All you need is to sit back, relax and enjoy the comfortable ride to your designated destination with luxury and style. This service of this luxury vehicle provides high standard services to ensure your safety and comfort during your trip.

Fukuoka: 8-Hour Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

10. Fukuoka: 8-Hour Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Experience Fukuoka on this city walking tour with a local guide. Learn about the city's origin and history, and decide where to go in a tour tailored to your needs and interests. After booking, you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host who will communicate with you and suggest an itinerary to help you discover Fukuoka. Freely choose the locations and sites you want to visit based on your guide's recommendations. You can check out the city's main sites like the Fukuoka Castle and the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. Wander through the underground malls for your shopping fix, or head above ground to the ACROS Building to see a spectacular rooftop garden offering stunning views of Fukuoka's cityscape. Another option is to stop by historic sites like the Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine, which is dedicated to protecting sailors, and the Shōfuku-ji Temple, known for being the oldest Zen temple in Japan. When hunger hits, you can opt to slurp Hakata ramen or try the ubiquitous street food in the city. The choice is all yours.

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What people are saying about Fukuoka Prefecture

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Lovely way to see the city in the eyes of a local. We had a 4 hour walking tour and even though it was a very wet day, we enjoyed every moment. We say many sights, tried lots of different snacks and took it all the city had to offer. Our guide was very courteous, friendly and went out of her way to help us out with restaurants bookings and recommendation, even after our tour with her had ended.

Really useful for traveling round Japan and looking up information on the go. I was traveling by myself so I felt safer knowing I was connected in case I needed help or got lost. Also easy to set up and good customer service - they can send it straight to your hotel.

Fantastic experience!

We had a great day with our own personal guide, Taiyo, who was fantastic! He tailored our day to suit us completely & nothing was too much trouble. We saw some amazing sights, drank Sake with locals & learned so much about Fukuoka. Highly recommend this company

Definitely worth it and also absolutely necessary because some don't speak English or often look through maps themselves for where and how they're going