FUKUOKA TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

This is a detailed Fukuoka Travel Guide with itinerary and budget blog, things to do in Fukuoka, budget hotels in Fukuoka, and Fukuoka travel tips for first timers. 

Fukuoka is highly recommended for first timers in Japan. It’s the capital of Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyushu Island,  an urban patchwork of buildings, parks, and shops, and dotted with age-old shrines. Adding up to its allure is its considerable amount of gastronomic fortunes, including its yatai culture and the tastebud-tingling Fukuoka ramen (tonkotsu ramen).

Fukuoka is a cosmopolitan with some serious shopping habit and nightlife too! But if indulgent pursuits put large dents on your budget, consider exploring beyond the city center and perhaps you’ll be blown away by the catalogue of surprises Fukuoka offers.

So, to help you finalise your Fukuoka itinerary, here’s a Fukuoka travel guide with sample budget and itineraries.

FUKUOKA PRE TRAVEL GUIDE


BEST TIME TO VISIT FUKUOKA: The best time to visit Fukuoka is during Spring (April to May) and Autumn (October to November) when the weather is pleasant.

Spring: I visited Fukuoka during spring and it didn’t disappoint since many of the parks and temples here are dotted with cherry blossoms, tulips, and even baby blue eyes. It is still advisable to pack some light warm jacket or cardigan as it can get cold occasionally.

Autumn: From October to November, the weather is pleasant in Fukuoka. Pack some cardigans or light jacket to keep yourself warm in case the temperature drops in the evening. If you do visit during autumn in Fukuoka, sightseeing in areas with fall foliage is a must.

 


FUKUOKA TRAVEL GUIDE 1

 

JAPAN VISA: Philippine Passport Holders/Filipinos require a visa to enter Japan. For a detailed guide on how to apply for a Japan Tourist Visa in the Philippines and the requirements, read the link here: JAPAN VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR FILIPINOS

 FUKUOKA WI-FI: Stay connected online with a 4G pocket Wi-Fi that can connect up to 14 devices at once! You can pick it up at major Japan airports like Fukuoka Airport, Kansai Airport (Osaka), Haneda Airport (Tokyo), Chubu Airport (Nagoya), New Chitose Airport (Sapporo), etc.

RESERVE HERE (DISCOUNTED)

FUKUOKA MONEY: Most establishments in Fukuoka accepts cash or credit card.  But cash is widely accepted especially by small establishments. You can withdraw from internationals ATMs available usually found at major train stations like Tenjin Station, Hakata Station, at convenience stores like 7Eleven, Family Mart, and Lawson, and at Fukuoka Airport. If your card doesn’t work at first try, give it another try and usually it works on the 2nd try.  Money exchange centers are plenty at Hakata and Tenjin area. Before leaving the Philippines, you can also exchange your PHP to JPY at money changers. I like Sanry’s rate,  just Google the branch nearest to you.

 FUKUOKA ELECTRICITY: Fukuoka uses 2 electric plugs Type A and Type B. If you’re from the Philippines, we use the same type of power plug, so I didn’t need to use my travel adapter. For other nationalities, best to bring  a travel adapter. Japan standard voltage is 100 V and 50/60 HZ.  So if the standard voltage in your country is between 110- 127 V, you can use your gadgets or appliances in Japan, but if the standard voltage in your country is between 220 – 240 V, it is recommended to use a voltage converter in Japan.  I usually don’t use one though, since the voltage is lower in Japan, and I never had problems with my things, but just to be safe,  I recommend you use one.

FUKUOKA SAFETY: Fukuoka like the rest of Japan is safe and tourist-friendly despite the language barrier.  But as in any other places, avoid leaving your valuables unattended.  Also, if you’re staying between Hakata and Tenjin area, avoid the Red Light District at night.  Stick to the main, well-lighted streets, and the lively bustling shopping street near Canal City.

 


WHERE TO STAY IN FUKUOKA 


 

Fukuoka City is split into 2 major areas: Hakata Area (around Hakata Station (Kuko Line/Orange Line)) and Tenjin Area (around Tenjin Station (Kuko Line/Orange Line)). So, if you’re looking for a place to stay in Fukuoka, these 2 areas are pretty good bases in Fukuoka.

fukuoka hotels

But, I actually stayed in between these two stations (1-2 stations away) in Hakata: near Nakasu-Kawabata Station (Kuko Line/Orange Line) and Gion Station (Kuko Line/Orange Line), walking distance to Canal City and Nakusa, the red light district. I chose this area for the following reasons: budget hotels and hostels are also concentrated here, most of the key attractions in Fukuoka City can be reached on foot from both Gion Station and Nakasu-Kawabata Station, the shopping district is nearby, and this area is pretty bustling at night (just avoid the red light district unless you are looking for the best ramen in Fukuoka, which can be found here).

Here’s some of the top-rated budget hotels in Fukuoka by Agoda users that you may want to consider. Make sure you check the address before booking. Best to book a hotel near the subway station.

DORM ROOMS:

JAM HOSTEL
Location: Hakata area, Fukuoka
Nearest Subway: Hakata Station (3 min walk)
CHECK RATES HERE

GATE HOSTEL FUKUOKA
Location: Hakata area, Fukuoka
Nearest Subway: Gofukomachi Station ( 3 min walk), Nakasukawabata Station (8 min walk)
CHECK RATES HERE 

 

FUKUOKA HANA HOSTEL
Location: Hakata area, Fukuoka
Nearest Subway: Nakasukawabata Station ( 5 min walk)
CHECK RATES HERE

SINGLE/DOUBLE ROOMS:

 

COURT HOTEL FUKUOKA
Location: Tenjin area, Fukuoka
Nearest Subway: Tenjin-Minami Station (4 min walk), Tenjin Station (10-minute walk)
  CHECK RATES HERE  

 

HOTEL NEW GAEA Hakata Eki Minami
Location: Hakata area, Fukuoka
Nearest Subway: Hakata Station (7 min walk)
CHECK RATES HERE

 

RESIDENCE HOTEL HAKATA 5
Location: Hakata area, Fukuoka
Nearest Subway: Maidashikyudaiboin-mae station (3 min walk), Yushizuka Train Station
CHECK RATES HERE

 

VALIE HOTEL TENJIN
Location: Tenjin area, Fukuoka
Nearest Subway: Tenjin Station (5 min walk)
CHECK RATES HERE


FUKUOKA TRAVEL GUIDE


HOW TO GET TO FUKUOKA

 MANILA TO FUKUOKA

For first time travelers to Japan, I’d recommend Fukuoka because it’s quite easy to get around, compared to other major cities in the country.  It’s also one of the cheapest cities in Japan to fly to from Manila.  So far, Cebu Pacific offers the cheapest direct fare from Manila to Fukuoka, with daily flights (except Tuesday).  They recently raised the airfare though, just early this year I was able to see flights for only PHP 3,000 + (one-way), but now, looks like the demand has increased and since there’s no other airline flying direct to Fukuoka, the regular fare is now PHP 5,000 + (one-way).  But, if you are patient enough, you can wait for seat sale and book a trip to Fukuoka.


SINGAPORE TO FUKUOKA

From Singapore, ANA Airlines and Singapore Airlines flies  non-stop to Fukuoka. Travel time is roughly 6 hours and 20 minutes.


KUALA LUMPUR TO FUKUOKA

Airasia has non-stop flights to Fukuoka. Travel time is about 6 hours.


OSAKA TO FUKUOKA

By Train

How to get from Osaka to Fukuoka? I often get this question. Thankfully, this is the route I took last time, because I was already in Fukuoka.  I just purchased a JR Wide Pass beforehand, and took the Shinkansen Sakura to Fukuoka from Osaka.

JR WIDE PASS: RESERVE HERE

Here’s the detailed direction from Osaka to Fukuoka:

1.From Yodoyobashi Station (Platform 2) in Osaka, take the Midosuji Line (Red Line) to Senrichuo. 9 mins.

2.Alight at Shin-Osaka Station. ¥230 (₱109, $2.11, SGD 2.88, MYR 8.76, ₩ 2,500)

3.At Shin-Osaka Station, take the Shinkansen Sakura to Hakata Station. ¥15,000 (₱7084, $138, SGD 188, MYR 571, ₩ 163,101), (covered by JR Pass). 3 hours and 28 mins.

4.Get off at Hakata Station.


By Air

Alternatively, you can fly non-stop from Osaka to Fukuoka via Peach Aviation, Jetstar, or ANA Airlines.

 


NAGOYA TO FUKUOKA

The easiest way to get from Nagoya to Fukuoka is by plane.  Jetstar offers the cheapest fare starting at ¥5,300 (₱2,502 – $48 – SGD 66 – MYR 201 – ₩ 57,563)  from Nagoya to Fukuoka.

 


HIROSHIMA TO FUKUOKA

1.From Hiroshima Station, take the Shinkansen Sakura to Hakata Station.

2.Get off at Hakata Station. ¥8,940 (₱4,221 – $82 – SGD 112 – MYR 340 – ₩ 97,097). 1hour and 6 mins.

JR HIROSHIMA YAMAGUCHI PASS: RESERVE HERE



FUKUOKA AIRPORT TO FUKUOKA CITY CENTER


 

Since Fukuoka Airport is located within Fukuoka City, it’s pretty easy to get to downtown Fukuoka because of its proximity.  In fact, it only takes about 6 mins by train to get to Fukuoka city center from Fukuoka Airport. I went there just to check the airport and some details for this blogpost, and it was pretty easy.

There is a FREE airport shuttle that runs between the Domestic and International Terminal.  It operates from 06:00 AM – 10:55 AM (Domestic to International Terminal) and from 06:24 AM – 11:03 PM (International to Domestic Terminal).

 

By Train

Remember that Fukuokakuko Station (the metro station at Fukuoka Airport) is located at the Domestic Terminal 2.  It’s quite a distance from the International Terminal.  But like I said, there is a FREE airport shuttle bus between the 2 terminals.

Here’s how to do it:

1.If coming from Fukuoka International Airport, go to Bus Stop 1 then take the FREE Airport Shuttle Bus to the Domestic Terminal.

2.At the Domestic Terminal 2, walk downstairs to Fukuokakuko Station, then take the subway Kuko Line (Orange Line) to Meinohama.

3.Get off at the nearest station to your hotel. If your hotel is in Hakata Station, it’s only 2 stations away. Meanwhile, if your hotel is in Tenjin, it’s 5 stops away and if it’s near Gion Station, it’s 3 stops away. ¥260 (₱122 – $2.39 – SGD 3 – MYR 10 – ₩2823). 6 mins (Hakata) – 12 mins (Tenjin).

 

By Bus

 You may also opt to take a bus from Fukuoka Airport to Fukuoka City Center. Here’s how:

1.Purchase the bus ticket from the ticket machine.

2.Proceed to Bus Stop # 2.

3.Take the Nishitetsu Bus to Hakata Station ¥260 (₱122 – $2.39 – SGD 3 – MYR 10 – KRW 2823)

or Tenjin Station ¥310 (₱146 – $3 – SGD 4 – MYR 12 – ₩3,366).

 

By Taxi

 Since Fukuoka Airport is in Fukuoka City, taking a taxi won’t cost you an arm and legs. Prepare to pay around ¥1,500 (₱708 – $13 – SGD 14 – MYR 57 – ₩16,291) for Hakata Station area and roughly ¥2,000 (₱944 – $18 – SGD 25 – MYR 76 – ₩21,722) if your hotel is near Tenjin Station.







GETTING AROUND FUKUOKA


FUKUOKA TRAVEL GUIDE
 

Fukuoka City is divided into 2 major areas: Hakata Area (around Hakata Station (Kuko Line/Orange Line)) and Tenjin Area (around Tenjin Station (Kuko Line/Orange Line)). Most of the top attractions in Fukuoka City center are connected by subway/metro and are walking distance of each other. So, if you’ve traveled to Japan before, getting around Fukuoka would be easy for you. You can use Hyperdia or Google Maps. The thing with Hyperdia though is you need to know the station name of your origin and destination.

ALSO READ: HYPERDIA HOW TO CHECK TRAIN ROUTES AND SCHEDULES IN JAPAN

 


By Subway:

I used the subway for getting around Fukuoka City center and getting to Hakata Station for my trips around Fukuoka Prefecture.

You can use the HAYAKAKEN card, a rechargeable IC card if you don’t want to line up and purchase a ticket each time you ride the subway. But if you already have the IC Card from your previous Japan trip like ICOCA, PASMO or SUICA, you can top up and use it on Fukuoka subway/metro.

Subway Passes

If you’ll be traveling via subway multiple times a day, you purchase the following passes:

  • FUKUOKA CITY TOURIST PASS: For unlimited rides for 1 day on subway, buses, and trains around Fukuoka City (except Nishitetsu Train).
    Price: Adult – ¥820 (₱393 – $7 – SGD 10 – MYR 31 – ₩8,906), Child – ¥410 (₱197 – $4 – SGD 5 – MYR 16 – ₩ 8,906)

 

  • 1-DAY SUBWAY PASS: For unlimited rides on Fukuoka subway for 1 day. Bus rides not included. Valid only on the date of purchase.

Price: Adult – ¥620 (₱298 – $6 – SGD 8 – MYR 24), Child – ¥310 (₱149 – $3 – SGD 4 – MYR 12- ₩6,733)

  • 2-DAY SUBWAY PASS: For unlimited rides on Fukuoka subway for 2 days. Buses not included. Valid for 2 days starting on the day of first use.

Price: Adult – ¥720 (₱346 – $7 – SGD 9 – MYR 28), Child – ¥360 (₱173 – $3.31 – SGD 5 – MYR 14 – ₩7,819)

 

By Train

Many of the top attractions in Fukuoka Prefecture are located outside Fukuoka City and can be accessed by train from Hakata Station and Tenjin Station. Depending on your itinerary, you can save a few bucks if you purchase a train pass. Here’s some helpful train passes that covers Kyushu Island (Fukuoka and neighboring Prefectures).

JR KYUSHU RAIL PASS

There are 3 types of JR Pass for Kyushu Island.

    • JR All Kyushu Pass: covers the whole Kyushu Island
    • JR Southern Kyushu Pass: cover south of Kyushu Island
    • JR Northern Kyushu Pass: covers the north of Kyushu Island

But for the tourist spots I mentioned below, you can use Northern Kyushu Area Pass, and that’s what I’ll recommend.

JR NORTHERN KYUSHU RAIL PASS: Covers Nagasaki, Yufuin, Beppu, Huis Ten Bosch, Saga, Sasebo, Kumamoto, Tosu, Shin-tosu, etc.

JR Northern Kyushu Pass: RESERVE HERE

If you’ll be traveling other regions in Japan like Tokyo or Osaka from Fukuoka, best to purchase the JR Whole Area Pass. This is what I used since after Fukuoka, I also explored Osaka, and it’s worth it because I was able to use it on Shinkansen Sakura to Shin-Osaka.

Take note that there are 5 different trains on the Sanyo Shinkansen line: the Nozomi, Hikari, Kodama, Mizuho, and Sakura. The Nozomi (the fastest) and the Mizuho are not covered by the JR Rail Pass. Your next option is the Hikari (the next fastest train) and the Kodama (slowest shinkansen because it stops at every station). If you’re off to Osaka or Hiroshima from Fukuoka, you can take the Shinkansen Sakura, covered by JR Pass.

JR Whole Japan Pass (7 Days) :RESERVE HERE


FUKUOKA PLACES TO VISIT


 

Here’s a list of Fukuoka tourist spots within the city center, mostly found in Hakata area and accessible via metro/subway (except for Fukuoka Tower).

CANAL CITY

 One of the most popular Fukuoka tourist spots is Canal City. This massive shopping mall attracts tourists not only because of  shopping but also because of its dancing fountain show every 6:00 PM. If you want to try Fukuoka’s famous ramen, there’s a Ramen Stadium at the 5th floor. You can also find Ichiran here (open from 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM), which originated in Fukuoka.

 

fukuoka TOURIST SPOTS - CANAL CITY

 Open Hours:
Entrance Fee: FREE
Nearby tourist attractions: Seiryu Park, Yakata Stalls, Kawabata Shopping Street, Kushida Jinja Shrine
Nearest Subway Station: Gion Station

How to get to Canal City:
1.Ride the subway and get off at Gion Station. ¥200 (₱95 – $2 – SGD 2.52 – MYR 8)
2.Take Exit 5 and walk to Canal City. 7 mins.


 KUSHIDA JINJA SHRINE

 Walking distance from Canal City is Kushida Jinja Shrine, which was founded in 757 when Hakata was a key port of trade between Korea, Japan, and China.  This is where the biggest festival in Fukouka – the Hakata Gion Yamakasa starts, which is held every July 1-15.

FUKUOKA TOURIST SPOTS - KUSHIDA JINJA SHRINE

 Open Hours: 4:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Entrance Fee: FREE
Nearby tourist attractions: Reisen Park,Hakata Traditional Craft Center, Kawabata Shopping Arcade, Canal City
Nearest Subway Station: Gion Station and Nakasu-Kawabata Station

How to get to Kushida Jinja Shrine in Fukuoka:

1.Ride the subway Kuko Line (Orange Line) and get off at either Gion Station, take Exit 2 or at Nakasu- Kawabata Station. ¥200 (₱95 – $2 – SGD 2.52 – MYR 8)
2.Walk for about 5 minutes to Kushida Jinja Shrine.


YATAI STALLS

After exploring Canal City, once you’ve had your fill of shopping and the dancing fountain, exit the mall and cross to the Naka River area in Nakasu, Fukuoka’s entertainment district. Look for the Yatai Stalls (open air food stands) in Nakasu and try dining there. Yatai Stalls are scattered everywhere in Fukuoka, especially in Tenjin, Nakasu, and Nagahama area, but the ones at the southern end of Nakasu are said to be the best. I tried the popular tonkotsu ramen (Hakata ramen),a popular ramen that originated in Fukuoka, known for its milky, pork bone marrow broth at a Yatai stall in Nakasu, Fukuoka. I really love Fukuoka’s ramen (Hakata ramen) since the soup is thick and really tasty. This is not the best place to eat Hakata ramen in Fukuoka though, the food here are catered for tourists, but still, I really liked the ramen I had here (see the store photo below). If you want the best ramen in Fukuoka, locals I asked advised me to try it at local ramen shops, you can find some in Nakasu red light district, available from 6:00 PM to the wee hours in the morning. Take note that since the ramen restaurants there caters to locals working at the red light district, there’s no English menu.

FUKUOKA TOURIST SPOTS - YATAI STALLS

Anyway, other recommended food to try at Yatai stalls aside from Hakata ramen are oden (a type of Japanese nabemono/hotpot), mizutaki (hotpot) and yakitori (girlled chicken in skewers). Yatai Stalls can only sit 6-8 persons, so you have to wait in line. I didn’t wait that long though, I just looked for a place without a long line because I’m already hungry. Haha It turned out one of the best dinners I’ve had in Fukuoka.

Open Hours: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Entrance Fee: FREE
Nearby tourist attractions: Seiryu Park, Canal City, Kawabata Shopping Street, Kushida Jinja Shrine
Nearest Subway Station: Nakasu-Kawabata Station and Gion Station

How to get to the Yatai Stalls in Naka River:
1.Take the subway (Kuko Line/Orange Line) to Nakasu-Kawabata Station or Gion Station. ¥200 (₱95 – $2 – SGD 2.52 – MYR 8)

2. The yatai stalls area in Nakasu is about 11-minute walk from Nakasu-Kawabata Station or 15-minute walk from Gion Station.

If you are already in Canal City, exit the mall and walk to Naka River, there you’ll find the Yatai Stalls near Seiryu Park.

 


 FUKUOKA TOWER 

Fukuoka Tower is another famous tourist spot in Fukuoka, located in Momochihama area.  It is the highest tower in Fukuoka Prefecture and known for its unique architecture.  Fukuoka Tower is clad by 8,000 half-mirrors that make it look like a triangular building, hence the nickname Mirror Sail. On the 5th floor, there is an observation deck where visitors can enjoy a scenic view of Fukuoka City as well as dine and shop at the ground floor of the tower.

 

FUKUOKA TOURIST SPOT - FUKUOKA TOWER

 Open Hours: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM (last entry is 9:30 PM)
Entrance Fee:
Adult – ¥800 (₱383 – $7- SGD 10 – MYR 31 )
Child (6-15 y.o) – ¥500 (₱240 – $5 – SGD 6.31 – MYR 19)
Infants (4-5 y.o) – ¥200 (₱95 – $2 – SGD 2.52 – MYR 8)

How to get to Fukouka Tower:

1.From Hakata Station, ride a Nishitetsu Bus #306 at Bus Stop # 6 of Hakata Bus Terminal.
2.Alight at Fukuoka Tower Minami-guchi stop.
3.Walk for about 2 minutes to Fukuoka Tower.

Alternatively, you can also take Nishitesu Bus # 14, 15, 24, 204 or 151. Alight at Fukuoka Tower Minami-guchi stop. And walk to Fukuoka Tower for about 2 minutes.

 For a more detailed guide on other Fukuoka Tourist Spots, read my Fukuoka blog below.

 

ALSO READ: FUKUOKA THINGS TO DO (AND HOW TO GET THERE + BUDGET)

 


 FUKUOKA DAY TRIPS


DAIZAFU

 Another popular Fukuoka tourist attraction is Daizafu, a mountainous city oozing with historical sites (many of them are designated as National Historical Sites).  It is  erstwhile capital of Fukuoka Prefecture before it was moved to the present-day Fukuoka city. Daizafu’s name is derived from an office called Daizafu (Government General Head Quarters) that administered Kyushu for 500 years.

 

DAIZAFU

Attractions in Daizafu include:

Daizafu Tenmagu Shrine
Komyozen-ji Temple
Remains of Ono-jo Fortress (National Historical Site)Remains of Ancient Daizafu Government Office (National Historical Site)
Kanzeon-ji Temple (National Historical Site)
Remains of Chikuzen Kokubun-ji Temple (National Historical Site)
Remains of Mizuki Fortress (National Historical Site)Daizafu Site Exhibition Hall
Kaidan-in; Buddhist Ordination Hall (National Historical Site)

For a hassle-free tour that includes a day trip to Yufuin and Beppu from Hakata Station, book below:

Daizafu, Yufuin, and Beppu Day Tour *Recommended: RESERVE HERE

Open Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (last entry is 4:30 PM)
Entrance Fee: Main Hall is Free, ¥500 (₱240 – $5 – SGD 6 – MYR 19 ) for 3 attractions – Daizafu Tenmango Museum, Kanko Historical Museum, and Kyushu National Museum.

How to get to Daizafu:

Fare: ¥690 (₱331 – $6.38 – SGD 4– MYR 13)
Travel time: 50 mins

  1. Take the subway Kuko Line (Orange Line) to Tenjin Station. ¥200 (₱95 – $2 – SGD 2.52 – MYR 8)
    2. Get off at Tenjin Metro Station (subway). 6 mins.
    3. Walk to Nishitetsu Fukuoka Tenjin Station.
    4. Take the Nishitetsu-Tenjin-Omuta Line Express to Omuta. ¥340 (₱163 – $3 – SGD 4 – MYR 13)
    5. Alight at Nishitetsu-Futsukaichi Station. 16 mins.
    6. Transfer to Nishitetsu-Daizafu Line local towards Daizafu. ¥150 (₱72 – $1.39 – SGD 2 – MYR
    7. Get off at Daizafu Station. 5 mins.

Travel Tip: To save time exploring Daizafu, you can rent a tricycle for ¥500 (₱240 – $5 – SGD 6 – MYR 19 ) at Nishitetsu Daizafu or Futsukaichi Station, open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Return the bicycles at the said stations or at Nishitetsu Tofuro-mae Station.


NANZOIN TEMPLE (RECLINING BUDDHA IN FUKUOKA)

Nanzoin Temple is  home to one of the biggest reclining Buddha bronze statues in the world.  It’s actually a temple complex in Sasuguri dappled with shrines and temples, and is part of the “Sasaguri 88”, one of the most famous pilgrimage routes in Japan. The temple is known to bring good luck, because one of the main priests here is said to have won the lottery after laying his ticket next to the statue of Daikoku.

Open Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Entrance Fee: FREE
Fare: ¥370 (₱176 – $3.41 – SGD 5 – MYR 14.21)
Travel time: 23-30 minutes

How to get to Nanzoin Temple Buddha (Reclining Buddha in Fukuoka):

1.From Hakata JR Station, board the JR Fukuhokuyutaka Line towards Nogata or Shin-Iizuka or Orio.
2.Alight at Kidonanzoin-Mae Station. 20 mins.
3.Take Exit 1.
4.Walk to Nanzoin Temple. (You need to cross Melody Bridge) 5 mins.

Travel Tip: While walking towards the Nanzoin Buddha Temple, check out the Melody Bridge, it’s a bridge with a xylophone attached to it where you can play music. Pretty interesting!

 


 YANAGAWA RIVER

 

Yanagawa River is another popular tourist spot in Fukuoka. As you might have surmised, it is situated in Yanagawa, a castle town in Kyushu that prospered during the Tachibana clan rule.  When I did my DIY trip to Fukuoka, I went Yanagawa to join the group tour of the famous Yanagawa River cruise that lasted for about 1 hour. Basically, the cruise uses a punt boat paddled by a Japanese oarsman using a bamboo pole while he shares funny and interesting stories to visitors and also sings nostalgic children songs created by Kitahara Hakushu, a Meiji era poet and writer of children songs who hails from Yanagawa. Though it’s in Japanese, I still enjoyed the tour because of the scenic atmosphere along the 470 km long waterways network. If you do this trip during spring, some parts of the river is fringed by beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom.

 

FUKUOKA - YANAGAWA RIVER

For a hassle-free tour that includes roundtrip transfers to Fukouka, join the group tour below:

Yanagawa River Tour + Tosu Premium Outlet:RESERVE HERE

Departure from Canal City, Tenjin City Hall, Hilton Fukouka Seahawk and Fukuoka Airport (International and Domestic)
Attractions: Yanagawa River Cruise, Tosu Premium Outlet (optional shopping)
Inclusion: roundtrip bus transfer ,Yanagawa River Cruise fee, travel insurance, tour guide

If you want a DIY tour, follow directions below:

Open Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM daily
Yanagawa River Cruise Fee (Shared/Group Tour):
Adult: ¥1,500 (₱719- $13 – SGD 19 – MYR 58)
Child (6 -15 y.o): ¥800 (₱383- $7 – SGD 10 – MYR 31)

Toddlers (5 y.o and below): FREE

*The boat ride is shared by customers.

Yanagawa River Tour Private Boat Rate:

Standard boat (for 6 persons, but maximum is 22 passengers ): ¥12,000 (₱ 5,756 – $110 – SGD 151 – MYR 461 ) and ¥1,600 (₱767- $14 – SGD 20 – MYR 61) per additional persons over 6)
Cushion-seated boat (maximum 6 passengers): ¥14,000 (₱6,715- $129 – SGD 177 – MYR 538)

How to get to Yanagawa River:

Fare: ¥850 (₱407 – $8 – SGD 11 – MYR 33)

Travel time: 55 minutes

1.From Tenjin Station, take the Nishitetsu-Tenjin-Omuta Line Limited Express train to Omuta.
2.Get off at Nishitetsu-Yanagawa Station. 7th stop. 50 minutes. ¥850 (₱407 – $8 – SGD 11 – MYR 33)
3.Inquire at the Tourism Office for directions, but most likely you’ll be pointed to the boat tours, about 5 minute walk from Yanagawa Station.
4.Purchase the boat ticket. ¥1,500 (₱719- $13 – SGD 19 – MYR 58)
5.Board the punt boat.

While you are in Yanagawa, you can also rent Kimonos for your photo op in their scenic canals, park, shrines and temples.

Kimono rental: RESERVE HERE

 


 UMINONAKAMICHI SEASIDE PARK

 

Another must-see tourist spot when in Fukuoka is the Uminonakamichi Seaside Park , an easy day trip from Fukuoka City, it is located in Higashi ward in Fukuoka Prefecture. During spring season,  Uminonakamichi Seaside Park is littered with tulips, cherry blossoms, canola flowers, and baby blue eyes flowers (Nemophila menziesii), it reminded me of Hitachi Seaside Park.

FUKUOKA ITINERARY

I recommend renting a bike for ¥700 (₱335 – $6) to explore Uminonakamichi Seaside Park because it is pretty huge and some attractions are quite a distance from each other. The park is oozing with tourist attractions, I recommend you allot 1 day to be able to explore it. It’s also perfect for kids and families, as many attractions are kid-friendly like the Children’s Playground, the Animal Forest, the swimming pools (Current Pool, Water Jungle Pool, and Dragon Sliders), Wonder World (amusement area), and the Flower Museum.

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Open Hours:
March 1 to October 31 – 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM daily
November 1 to end of February – 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM daily
*Park hours are extended from 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM when swimming pools are open (varies with season).

*Park is closed from December 31 to January 1, and the first Monday of February and the following day.

Entrance Fees:
Adults (age 15 or over): ¥450 (₱215 – $4 – SGD 6 – MYR 17 ), Group: ¥290 (₱215 – $4 – SGD 4 – MYR 11)
Senior (age 65 or older): ¥210 (₱210 – $2 – SGD 3 – MYR 8)
Child (age under 14): FREE

*Group rate applies to 20 or more visitors.

Bicycle Rental:
Adult: ¥700 (₱335 – $6 – SGD 9 – MYR 27) per day,
¥400 (₱192 – $4 – SGD 5 – MYR 15) for 3 hours (extension fee ¥70 per 30 mins)
Child: ¥400 (₱192 – $4 – SGD 5 – MYR 15) per day
¥250 (₱120 – $2.50 – SGD 3 – MYR 10 ) for 3 hours (extension fee ¥30 per 30 mins)

Wonder World Fare:
¥100 to ¥500 per ride

Baby stroller rental: FREE
Wheelchairs and electric cart: FREE

How to get to Uminonakamichi Seaside Park:
Fare: ¥460 (₱221 – $4 – SGD 6 – MYR 18)
Travel time: 56 minutes

1.From JR Hakata Station, take the Kagoshima Line Local towards Kokura or Kagoshima Line Rapid to Mojiko.
2.Alight at Kashii Station. 12 mins.(4 stops if local line to Kokura)
3.Transfer to Saitozaki Station.
4.Get off at Uminonakamichi Station. 18 mins (5 stops)
5.Walk to Uminonakamichi Seaside Park entrance. 2 mins.


FUKUOKA SIDE TRIPS:


 HUIS TEN BOSCH (SASEBO)

 A popular side trip when in Fukuoka is the Huis Ten Bosch theme park, which was built to celebrate the friendship between Japan and the Netherlands. The park is split into 2 zones – The Theme Park Zone and the Harbor Zone. Best time to visit is February to May when the thousands of LED lights are illuminating at night. It’s like being transported to The Netherlands once you set foot in this sprawling theme park because of the windmills, tulip fields, and colorful Dutch-inspired buildings!

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But more than the scenery, Huis Ten Bosch offers different games, playgrounds and shows, and the place is peppered with shops, and restaurants that cater to tourists. There’s even a man-made Amsterdam-like canal where visitors can experience a boat ride! It can be done as a day trip from Fukuoka, but you need to leave very early as the travel time via train will take 2.5 hours, one way.  I stayed in Nagasaki when I visited Huis Ten Bosch, which is nearer.

 Open Hours: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Entrance Fee:
Adult (18 y.o and above) – ¥7,000 (₱3,357- $64 – SGD 88 – MYR 269)
Youth (Middle and High School student) – ¥6,000 (₱2,878 – $55 – SGD 76 – MYR 230)
Child (Elementary) – ¥4,600 (₱2,206 – $42 – SGD 58 – MYR 177)
Pre-Schooler (4-6 y.o) – ¥3,500 (₱1,679 – $32 – SGD 44 – MYR 134)
Senior (65 +) – ¥5,500 (₱2,638 – $51 – SGD 69 – MYR 211)

Huis Ten Bosch Ticket: RESERVE HERE (DISCOUNTED)

Huis Ten Bosch Ticket + Train Pass: RESERVE HERE (DISCOUNTED)

How to get to Huis Ten Bosch:

How to get to Huis Ten Bosch:
Fare: ¥3,880 (₱1,839 – $36 – SGD 49 – MYR 149)
Travel Time: 2 hrs 37 mins

Option 1:

There’s a direct train that leaves early in the morning, around 8:30 AM.

1.At Hakata Station (Platform 4), take the Midori-Huis Ten Bosch Limited Express Huis Ten Bosch 3 towards Huis Ten Bosch.
2.Get off at Huis Ten Bosch. 2 hours and 2 mins.
3.Walk to Huis Ten Bosch gate. 14 mins.

 

Option 2:

If you miss the direct train, you need to take around 2-3 train transfers to get to Huis Ten Bosch

1.From Hakata JR Station (Platform 3), take the Kamome Limited Express Kamome 3 to Nagasaki.
2.Get off at Hizen-Yamaguchi Station (5th stop). 48 mins.
3.Transfer to the Sasebo Line local to Sasebo.
4.Alight at Haiki Station (10th stop). 55 mins.
5.Transfer to Omura Line local to Nagasaki
6.Alight at Huis Ten Bosch Station. 5 mins.
7.Walk to Huis Ten Bosch Entrance. 23 mins.


YUFUIN

Yufuin is not located in Fukuoka Prefecture, but it’s accessible from Fukuoka City, and can be done as a day tour. What brought me here was the Yufuin Flower Village. I got curious, because articles have been raving about this hidden British-inspired Village, turns out it’s just a small area of pretty Instagram-worthy stores painted in yellow resembling tiny houses. Yufuin is best known for its onsen (hot spring), this place is peppered with hot springs! So if you haven’t gone to an onsen village yet, you may want to visit Yufuin and Beppu. There are also a lot of interesting shops and cafes here. I even stumbled upon a café serving edible flowers, I had the crepe with edible flowers and it was surprisingly good!

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I’ll blog a more detailed travel guide about Yufuin. But if you don’t have a JR Pass, it’s expensive to get there as the one way train ride alone will cost you ¥6,760 (FREE with JR Pass)! I suggest you join the group tour below, it’ll save you a few bucks!

YUFUIN AND KUROKAWA ONSEN DAY TRIP: RESERVE HERE







FUKUOKA ITINERARY


FUKUOKA ITINERARY SAMPLE

Here’s a sample Fukuoka itinerary 4 days 3 nights (Fukuoka only) with sample budget.

*Hotel, shopping, and airfare not included in the sample budget.

 

DAY 1ARRIVAL
03:55 PMETD Manila
08:00 PMETA Fukuoka Airport
 1.Clear Immigration
 2.Collect Luggage
 3.Claim Klook products (Wi-Fi, IC Card, JR Pass, etc)
09:00 PMETD Fukuoka City. 6 mins. ¥260 (₱123).
 1.Walk to Fukuokakuko Station (metro/subway)
 2.Take the Kuko Line (Orange Line to Chikuzen-Maebaru.
 3.Alight at Hakata Station, Tenjin Station, Gion Station or Nakasu-
 Kawabata Station, whatever station is nearest to your hotel.
 4.Walk to your hotel
09:20 PMHotel-check-in
09:35 PMDinner. ¥1,000 (₱474)
10:00 PMBack to hotel. Lights out.
DAY 1 EXPENSES¥1,260 (₱597- $12 – SGD 16 – MYR 48 – ₩13,665)
  
DAY 2NANZOIN TEMPLE + FUKUOKA CITY TOUR
08:30 AMETD Nanzoin Temple
 1.From Hakata JR Station, take the JR Fukuhokuyutaka Line towards Nogata  (Platform 8) or Shin-Iizuka or Orio
 2.Alight at Kidonanzoin-Mae Station. 20 mins.
 ¥370 (₱175) (FREE with JR Pass)
3.Walk to Nanzoin Temple. 3 mins. 250 meters.
08:54 AMNanzoin Temple. FREE
11:00 AMETD Kawabata Shopping Street
1.Walk to Kidonanzoin-Mae Station. 3mins. 250 meters.
 2. At Platform 2, ride the Fukuhokuyutaka Line Local towards Hakata Station
3.Get off at Hakata Station. 28 mins. ¥370 (₱175) (FREE with JR Pass)
11:30 AMLunch at Hakata Station. ¥1,000 (₱474)
12:30 PMETD Fukuoka Shopping
 1.Walk to Hakata Station Metro. Take the subway Kuko Line to
 Chikuzen-Maebaru. ¥200 (₱95)
 2.Alight at Nakasukawabata Station.
 3.Walk to Kawabata Shopping Arcade. 3 mins. 250 meters.
12:40 PMKawabata Shopping Arcade
03:00 PMETD Kushida Jinja Shrine
 Walk to Kushida Jinja Shrine. 3 mins.250 meters.
03:05 PMKushida Jinja Shrine. FREE
04:00 PMETD Tochoji Temple  and Shofukuji Temple
 Walk to Tochoji Temple. 6 mins. 400 meters.
04:10 PMTochoji Temple. FREE
 Shofukuji Temple. FREE
05:30 PMETD Canal City
 Walk to Canal City. 15 mins. 1.1 kilometers.
05:45PMCanal City. FREE
06:00 PMDancing Fountain Show. FREE
07:30 PMDinner at Ramen Stadium 5th floor or Yatai Stalls at Naku River.
 ¥1,000 (₱474)
08:30 PMShopping
09:30 PMETD Hotel. Walk or take subway at Gion Station or Nakasu-Kawabata
 Station. ¥200 (₱95)
10:00 PMHotel. Lights out.
Day 2 EXPENSES¥3,140 (₱1,488- $29 – SGD 39 – MYR 119 – ₩34,054)
  
DAY 3HUIS TEN BOSCH
 Huis Ten Bosch Discounted Ticket: RESERVE HERE
08:34 AMETD Huis Ten Bosch. ¥3,880 (₱1,841)
 At Hakata Station (Platform 4), take the Midori-Huis Ten Bosch
 Limited Express Huis Ten Bosch 3 towards Huis Ten Bosch.
 Get off at Huis Ten Bosch. 2 hours and 2 mins.
 Walk to Huis Ten Bosch gate. 14 mins.
 *If you miss the direct train, see other options under Huis Ten Bosch above.
10:36 AMHuis Ten Bosch. ¥4,600 (₱2,185)
12:00 PMLunch ¥1,500 (₱711)
04:30 PMETD Fukuoka. ¥3,880 (₱1,841)
 Walk to Huis Ten Bosch Station. 14 mins.
 At Huis Ten Bosch take the Midori-Huis Ten Bosch Limited Express
 towards Hakata.
06:35 PMGet off at Hakata Station
07:00 PMDinner. ¥1,000 (₱474)
08:00 PMETD Hotel. Lights out.
DAY 3 EXPENSES¥14,860 (₱7,052 – $136 – SGD 186 – MYR 565 – ₩161,159)
  
DAY 4YANAGAWA RIVER
08:30 PMHotel check-out. Leave luggage at hotel.
 Yanagawa River Tour: RESERVE HERE  
 ETD Yanagawa River. (if DIY trip)
09:00 AM1.Walk or take subway to Tenjin Station. ¥200 (₱94).
09:24 AM2. From Tenjin Station, take the Nishitetsu-Tenjin-Omuta Line Limited
 Express train to Omuta.
10:20 AM3.Get off at Nishetsu-Yanagawa Station. 7th stop. 50 mins. ¥850 (₱407)
 3. Inquire at the Tourism Office for directions, but most likely you’ll be
 pointed to the boat tours, 5 minute walk from Yanagawa Station.
10:30 AM4.Purchase the boat ticket. ¥1,500 (₱719)
11:00 AM5.Board the punt boat. Star Yanagawa River Cruise.
 Kimono rental: RESERVE HERE 
12:30 PMEnd of tour.
 Lunch. ¥1,000 (₱474)
01:30 PMETD Fukuoka
 1.Walk to Yanagawa Station.
02:00 PM2.Take the Nishetsu-Tenjin-Omuta Line Limited Express to Fukuoka
02:55 PM3.Get off at Nishetsu-Tenjin Fukuoka Station. ¥850 (₱401)
 4.Walk to hotel or take subway to nearest hotel. ¥200 (₱94).
03:30 PMClaim luggage at hotel.
04:00 PMETD Fukuoka Airport.
05:30 PM1.Walk to metro station.
2. Take Kuko Line Local to Fukuoka Airport .
3.Get off at Fukuokakuko Station. 11 mins. ¥260 (₱122).
08:55 PMFlight to Manila
11:55 PMETA Manila
DAY 4 EXPENSES¥4,860 (₱2,311 – $45 – SGD 61 – MYR 184 – ₩52,707)
  
TOTAL¥24,120 (₱11,448 – $222 – SGD 302 – MYR 916 – ₩261,585)

 

Huis Ten Bosch will eat up your budget for the Fukuoka itinerary above, so if you are on a budget especially if you are traveling during spring, you can replace Day 3 with  Uminonakamichi Seaside Park.

 

 

DAY 3UMINAKOMACHI SEASIDE PARK
 *Park is closed every Dec 31 to Jan 1, and the 1st Monday of Feb and the following day
09:00 AMETD Uminakomachi Seaside Park
 At JR Hakata Station, take the Kagoshima Line Locals to Kokura or Fukuma (Platform 2). ¥460 (221) / FREE with JR Pass
Or Kagoshima Line Rapid to Mojiko.
09:27 AMGet off at Kashi Station. 12 mins.
 Transfer to Kashii Line to Saitozaki.
 Alight at Uminakomachi Station. 18 mins. (5 stops)
 Walk to Uminonakamichi Seaside Park entrance. 5 mins.
09:50 AMUminonakamichi Seaside Park. ¥450 (₱215)
 Bike rental. ¥700 (₱335)
 Explore Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
11:00 PMLunch. ¥1,000 (₱474)
 Continue exploring Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
05:00 PMETD Fukuoka
 1.At Uminonakamichi Station (Platform 2), take the Kashii Line local
 to Kashii. ¥460 (221) / FREE with JR Pass
05:15 PMAlight at Kashii Station. 20 mins.(4 stops)
 Transfer to Kagoshima Line Rapid to Araki
 Get off at JR Hakata Station. 10 mins. (3 stops)
 ETD Hotel. Freshen up.
07:00 PMDinner. ¥1,000 (₱474)
08:00 PMBack to hotel.  Pack luggage. Lights out.
Day 2 Expenses¥4,070 (₱1,940 – $37– SGD 51 – MYR 154 – ₩44,139)

 

*If you replace Day 3 with Uminakomachi Seaside Park, your total expenses will be roughly ¥13,330 (₱6,336 – $123 – SGD 167 – MYR 505 – ₩144,565) for a 4 Day 3 nights Fukuoka Itinerary.

 *If you’re not visiting during spring, you can replace the Day 3  (Uminonakamichi Seaside Park) above with Daizafu + Yufuin + Beppu Tour: RESERVE HERE 

See sample Day 2 Fukuoka itinerary below.

 


 FUKUOKA ITINERARY 6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS (FUKUOKA + NAGASAKI)

 Here’s a sample Fukuoka itinerary  for 6 days 5 nights, including a side trip to Huis Ten Bosch and Nagasaki.

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*Hotel, shopping, and airfare not included in the sample budget.

 

DAY 1ARRIVAL
03:55 PMETD Manila
08:00 PMETA Fukuoka Airport
 1.Clear Immigration
 2.Collect Luggage
 3.Claim Klook products (Wi-Fi, IC Card, JR Pass, etc)
09:00 PMETD Fukuoka City. 6 mins. ¥260 (₱123).
 1.Walk to Fukuokakuko Station (metro/subway)
 2.Take the Kuko Line (Orange Line to Chikuzen-Maebaru.
 3.Alight at Hakata Station, Tenjin Station, Gion Station or Nakasu-
 Kawabata Station, whatever station is nearest to your hotel.
 4.Walk to your hotel
09:20 PMHotel-check-in
09:35 PMDinner. ¥1,000 (₱474)
10:00 PMBack to hotel. Lights out.
DAY 1 EXPENSES¥1,260 (₱597 – $12 – SGD 16 – MYR 47 – ₩13,664)
  
DAY 2NANZOIN TEMPLE + FUKUOKA CITY TOUR
08:30 AMETD Nanzoin Temple
 1.From Hakata JR Station, take the JR Fukuhokuyutaka Line towards Nogata  (Platform 8) or Shin-Iizuka or Orio
 2.Alight at Kidonanzoin-Mae Station. 20 mins. ¥370 (₱175)
 (FREE with JR Pass)
3.Walk to Nanzoin Temple. 3 mins. 250 meters.
08:54 AMNanzoin Temple. FREE
11:00 AMETD Kawabata Shopping Street
1.Walk to Kidonanzoin-Mae Station. 3mins. 250 meters.
 2. At Platform 2, ride the Fukuhokuyutaka Line Local towards Hakata Station
3.Get off at Hakata Station. 28 mins. ¥370 (₱175) (FREE with JR Pass)
11:30 AMLunch at Hakata Station. ¥1,000 (₱474)
12:30 PMETD Fukuoka Shopping
 1.Walk to Hakata Station Metro. Take the subway Kuko Line to
 Chikuzen-Maebaru. ¥200 (₱95)
 2.Alight at Nakasukawabata Station.
 3.Walk to Kawabata Shopping Arcade. 3 mins. 250 meters.
12:40 PMKawabata Shopping Arcade
03:00 PMETD Kushida Jinja Shrine
 Walk to Kushida Jinja Shrine. 3 mins.250 meters.
03:05 PMKushida Jinja Shrine. FREE
04:00 PMETD Tochoji Temple  and Shofukuji Temple
 Walk to Tochoji Temple. 6 mins. 400 meters.
04:10 PMTochoji Temple. FREE
 Shofukuji Temple. FREE
05:30 PMETD Canal City
 Walk to Canal City. 15 mins. 1.1 kilometers.
05:45PMCanal City. FREE
06:00 PMDancing Fountain Show. FREE
07:30 PMDinner at Ramen Stadium 5th floor or Yatai Stalls at Naku River.
 ¥1,000 (₱474)
08:30 PMShopping
09:30 PMETD Hotel. Walk or take subway at Gion Station or Nakasu-Kawabata
 Station. ¥200 (₱95)
10:00 PMHotel. Lights out.
Day 2 EXPENSES¥3,140 (₱1,488 – $28 – SGD 39 – MYR 119 – ₩34,053)
  
  
DAY 3DAIZAFU + YUFUIN + BEPPU
 Daizafu + Yufuin + Beppu Tour : RESERVE HERE 
 ¥4,900 (₱2,314 – $45.05 – SGD 61.35 – MYR 187 – ₩53,300)
08:00 AMGo to Lawson at Hakata Station, Chikusi Entrance
08:50 AMMeet up with tour guide
09:00 AMETD Daizafu Tenmangu Shrine
09:30 AMDaizafu
10:30 AMETD Yufuin
12:30 PMLunch (FREE with tour package)
 Yufuin (Yufuin Flower Village, Lake Kinrin, Yufuin shops). FREE
02:00 PMETD Beppu
02:35 PMBeppu (bath in Hyotan Onsen and Kamado Jigoku)
04:30 PMReturn to meet up location. ETD Fukuoka
07:30 PMETA Hakata Station
 Dinner. ¥1,000 (₱474)
08:30 PMETD Hotel. Walk or take subway. ¥200 (₱95)
09:00 PMHotel. Lights out.
DAY 3 EXPENSES¥5,900 (₱3,802 – $54 – SGD 74 – MYR 224 – ₩63,986)
  
  
Day 4HUIS TEN BOSCH
 Huis Ten Bosch Discounted Ticket: RESERVE HERE
08:34 AMETD Huis Ten Bosch. ¥3,880 (₱1,841)
 At Hakata Station (Platform 4), take the Midori-Huis Ten Bosch
 Limited Express Huis Ten Bosch 3 towards Huis Ten Bosch.
Get off at Huis Ten Bosch. 2 hours and 2 mins.
 Walk to Huis Ten Bosch gate. 14 mins.
 *If you miss the direct train, see other options under Huis Ten Bosch above.
10:36 AMHuis Ten Bosch. ¥4,600 (₱2,185)
12:00 PMLunch ¥1500 (₱711)
06:56 PMETD Nagasaki. ¥1,470 (₱697)
 Walk to Huis Ten Bosch Station. 15 mins. 1.2 km.
 At Huis Ten Bosch Station take the Omura Line Seaside Rapid Liner
 towards Nagasaki. 1hour and 26 mins.
08:36 PMGet off at Nagasaki Station
07:50 PMDinner. ¥1000 (₱474)
09:00 PMWalk or take tram/streetcar to hotel.
 Tram to Shinchi Station (Blue Line to Sofukuji Temple)
 Alight at Shinchi Station
 Walk to hotel. ¥130 (₱81)
 Hotel check-in
09:30 PMFreshen up. Lights out
Day 4 Expenses¥12,580 (₱5,989 – $115 – SGD 157 – MYR 178 – ₩136,432)
  
Day 5NAGASAKI TOUR
08:20 AMTake the Blue or Red Line (tram) to Akasako. ¥130 (₱81)
 Alight at  Streetcar Stop #20  (Atomic Bomb Museum). 12 mins.
 Walk to Atomic Bomb Museum. 3 mins. 210 meters.
08:40 AMAtomic Bomb Museum. ¥200 (₱95)
09:30 AMWalk to Atomic Bomb Hypocenter. (FREE)
10:00 AMWalk to Nagasaki Peace Park (FREE)
11:00 AMETD Shinchi Chinatown
 1.Walk to Streetcar Stop #19 (Nagasaki Peace Park).
 2.Take the Blue Line (tram) to Sofukuji Temple. ¥130 (₱81)
 3.Get off at Streetcar Stop #31 ( Shinchi Chinatown).12 stops. 23 mins.
11:30 AMLunch at Shinchi Chinatown. ¥1000 (₱474)
12:30 PMShinchi Chinatown (FREE)
 Former Chinese Quarter
02:30 PMETD Oura Cathedral  
 1.Take the Green Line (tram) to Ishibashi.
 2.Get off at Streetcar Stop # 50 (Oura Cathedral). 3 stops. 4 mins.
3.Walk to Oura Cathedral. 450 meters. 7 mins.
02:45 PMOura Cathedral. ¥1000 (₱474)
 Walk to Glover Garden. 5 mins. 280 meters.
 Glover Garden. ¥610 (₱289)
 *The Former Glover House is under construction until Nov 2020.
05:30 PMETD Glover Sky Road
 1.Walk back to Streetcar Stop #50 (Oura Cathedral).
 2.Take the Green Line (tram) to Ishibashi. 1 stop. 2 mins. ¥130 (₱81)
 3.Alight at Streetcar Stop #51 (Ishibashi).
 4.Walk to Glover Sky Road.
 5. Take the elevator.
05:45 PMGlover Sky Road. (FREE)
06:30 PMETD Hotel
 1.Take the elevator down.
 2.Walk back to Streetcar Stop #51 (Ishibashi).
 3.Take the Green Line to Hotarujaya.
 4.Alight at Streetcar Stop #31 (Shinchi Chinatown).
 *If your hotel can’t be accessed via the Green Line, e.g your hotel is
 near Nagasaki Station, once you get off at Shinchi Chinatown, tell
 to the driver “nori-kae” and you will be given a transfer ticket so you
 Don’t have to pay again to get to Nagasaki Station or whatever
 station in  the Blue or Green Line from Shinchi Chinatown.
 You can use that ticket to get to Nagasaki Station by taking the Blue
 Line to Akasako.
07:00 PMDinner. ¥1000 (₱474)
08:00 PMWalk to hotel. Pack luggage.
09:00 PMLights out.
DAY 5 EXPENSES¥4,200 (₱1,968 – $38 – SGD 52 – MYR 159 – ₩45,549)
  
DAY 6DEPARTURE
08:00 AMTake the Blue Line (tram) to Sofukuji Temple. ¥130 (₱81)
 Alight at Streetcar Stop #35 (Sofukuji Temple).
08:30 AMSofukuji Temple. ¥300 (₱142)
 Walk to the nearby Buddhist Temple.
 Buddhist Temple (FREE)
10:00 AMETD Hotel.
 1.Walk back to Streetcar Stop #35 (Sofukuji Temple).
 2.Take the Blue Line (tram) to Akasako.
 3.Get off at Shinchi Chinatown Station or Nagasaki Station  (wherever
 your hotel is near)
 4.Walk to hotel.
10:30 AMHotel check-out
10:45 AMETD Nagasaki Station
 1. If your hotel is near Sinchi Chinatown, take the Blue Line (tram) to
 Asakaso.
 2.Alight at Streetcar Stop #27 (Nagasaki Station).
 3.Walk to Nagasaki JR Station.
11:15 PMLunch. ¥1000 (₱474)
12:20 PMETD Fukuoka
 1.At Nagasaki Station, take the Kamome Limited Express to Hakata
 ¥4,710 (₱2,233) / FREE with JR Pass
 2. Get off at Hakata Station. 1 hour 53 mins.
02:13 PMETA Hakata Station
 Store luggage at locker. ¥700 (₱331)
 Last minute shopping
05:00 PMETD  Fukuoka Airport
 1.Walk to Hakata Station Metro.
 2.Take the Kuko Line (Orange Line) to Fukuokakuko Station (Airport)
 3.Alight at Fukuokakuko Station (Airport).5 mins. ¥260 (₱123)
05:30 PMFlight check-in
08:55 PMETD Manila
11:55 PMETA Manila.
DAY 6 EXPENSES¥7,100 (₱3,303 – $65 – SGD 88 – MYR 269 – ₩77,000)
  
TOTAL EXPENSES¥34,180 (₱17,147 – $312 – SGD 426 – MYR 772 – 370,684)

 

 


FUKUOKA TRAVEL TIPS AND REMINDER


  • Tipping is not common in Japan. If you wish to tip or give something, never give money. Buy pasalubong/gift for your Japanese friend instead.
  • Avoid being too loud inside the train or subway. Avoid taking phone calls inside the train and subway.
  • Do not eat on subways, but it’s okay to eat and drink on long-distance trains.
  • When using the elevator, keep LEFT if you’re not moving.
  • Smoking in public is prohibited. Use the designated smoking areas.
  • Big backpacks are frowned upon on subways especially during rush hour. Be aware of people at your back, make sure you’re not hitting anyone in case you are carrying a big bag.
  • Vending machines serve cold and hot drinks. Those in Blue light means cold, while Red light means the drink is hot

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