Why visit Fukuoka instead of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Fukuoka has a long history, and even today, relics and artifacts from previous areas are excavated in the city. The city was originally a base for contact with foreign nations in the seventh century; around the turn of the 11th century, the Daitogai district was built for Chinese and Korean traders. Rows of internationally styled buildings were erected, and the growing metropolis became a haven for foreign merchants to come and go, taking on the name "Hakata City". As the sun sets across its skyscrapers, motorbikes with shed-like yatai mobile street food huts emerge from backstreets like strings of ants, and set up shop along the port city's Naka river and its neighbouring streets. As you slurp tonkotsu ramen noodles in one of the pokey yatais that fit a dozen diners at most, Savour the welcome weariness that comes with exploring a new metropolis. You can reach to Fukuoka Prefecture either by ANA Domestic Airlines or by the shinkansen "Bullet train".
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|Explore Fukuoka Western Region of Kyushu 5 Days|
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4 Nights 5 Days
4 nights accommodation, 4 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches, 2.5 days Professional Interpreter/guide attendance, All transportation ticket/fee (incl Boat ride) during Sightseeing with our guide
No meet and greet or transfer between Fukuoka Airport and the Hotel, Dinner, Your own drink during the meals, Travel Insurance, International Air Ticket
|Day 1 (Meals : None)|
Welcome Fukuoka City | Leisure-Free
Welcome to Fukuoka Airport. On your own take the Fukuoka City Subway Airport line runs east-west and is only two stops to JR Hakata Station and 2 minutes on foot to your hotel.
Your free time.
|Day 2 (Meals : B)|
Explore Fukuoka City - Dasaifu Tenmangu
Depart from the hotel spend an exciting half day in Fukuoka City with your guide and explorer Japan's gateway to Asia together. Take in some of the city's main sites, like Fukuoka obscure neighbourhood and enjoy at a yakai (street food stand) recommend the Hakata ramen, because well, it's simply the best.
Then take the public transport to visit Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, a shrine with hundreds of plum trees. But there is more to this city including Zen rock gardens at Komyozenji Temple, the newly opened Kyushu National Museum, and the ruins of the government office that stood for a thousand years.
|Day 3 (Meals : B)|
Visit Yame and Yanagawa
Today the guide pick you up from the hotel take the public transportation from Hakata Station to Yame Tea plantation. Yame is Fukuoka's most profitable mass tea production region and is steadily achieving success through joint projects ranging from production to distribution. The garden also received the Emperor's Cup at the Festival of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 1979.
Then travel to Yangawa by public transport. Ride the boat along the beautiful rivers and enjoy the nature of Yanagawa and learning about its history.
After the tour take a local train to Hakata.
|Day 4 (Meals : B)|
Visit Kitakyushu City
Today travel by local train with your guide to Kitakyushu City.
Visit Kokura Castle is located in Fukuoka prefecture's Kita-Kyushu city. Parts of the present-day structure were rebuilt in 1959, giving the castle an eye-catching design. Then stroll a long the city to Tanga Ichiba is called the kitchen of Kitakyushu, and has a history of more than one hundred years. About 120 stores, which handles local seafood, vegetables and delicatessen, are lined up inside this traditional ichiba market. Lunch on your expense.
After the tour take the train to Hakata City. Your free time to explore the city.
|Day 5 (Meals : B)|
Transfer to the airport or train to your next destination on your own expense.
Hotel : None
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