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FUKUOKA ITINERARY

3 Days in FUKUOKA Itinerary.

This is a sample itinerary for 2-3 nights staying at the closest accommodation to the stadium. Why not go sightseeing around the neighboring area while staying a while before and after the match?

    • Day 1

      Hotel in Fukuoka
      Walking
      Hakata Station
      Bus
      Yanagibashi Bus Stop
      Walking
      Provided by the City of Fukuoka.

      Yagibashi Rengo Market

      Yanagibashi Rengo Market is the foremost market in Fukuoka, and is well known as Fukuoka's Kitchen. About 50 shops such as fruit and vegetable shops and meat shops are lined up along the sides of the arcade street, which stretches for about 100 metres. Many local eateries and restaurant chefs as well as hotel chefs come to this area to buy their produce. Not only can you shop for food and souvenirs in this market, which is open from 8:00 A.M., there are also dining halls and fashionable cafes where you can eat snacks and try fresh seafood takeout. Let's fill your stomachs in this gastronomic city, at this Fukuoka Kitchen!
      Walking
      Yakuin Station
      Nishi-Nippon Railroad
      Nishitetsu Futsukaichi Station
      Nishi-Nippon Railroad
      Dazaifu Station
      Walking

      Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

      Dazaifu Tenmangu is a historical shrine, which was founded in 919, and is one of the Tenmangu Shrines (a shrine dedicated to Tenjin, the deified form of Michizane). This shrine enshrines Michizane Sugawara, who was publicly acknowledged as an academic god, and along with the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto, it is regarded as one of the headquarters of Tenmangu Shrine, because of this many people visit from all over the country. The Kyushu National Museum, located behind Dazaifu Tenmangu, is there to teach about Japanese culture based on the basic concept of "Understanding Japanese Culture from an Asian Point of View" as Kyushu was the gateway to Asian exchange. After leaving the museum, head to the Komyozenji Temple, whose main attraction is its beautiful Japanese garden. This temple, also called Moss Temple, has a rear area with stones and sand and other splendidly placed objects in a mossy garden, and you can enjoy the Zen atmosphere.
      Dazaifu Station
      Nishi-Nippon Railroad
      Nishitetsu Futsukaichi Station
      Nishi-Nippon Railroad
      Nishitetsu Fukuoka(Tenjin) Station
      Subway
      Nakasu Kawabata Station
      Walking
      Provided by the City of Fukuoka.

      Nakasu Area

      Hakata Kawabata Shopping Street was the first town of merchants in Hakata, also known as the location for Hakata Gion Yamakasa, which is a Japanese festival in Hakata. In "Kawabata Zenzai Plaza" Yamakasa is displayed all year, and you can enjoy tasty Kawabata zenzai (redbean soup with mochi) on Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays. This arcade street offers a wide range of stores ranging from everyday items to restaurants, and there are many Buddhist store shops because there are many temples nearby. Even just walking around you can enjoy this shopping district and its lively crowds while experiencing the feeling of Hakata's tradition. Hakata ramen and other local delicacies are popular, and the area is known as one of the best entertainment areas in western Japan. Definitely the first place you should visit if you want to enjoy the nightlife in Hakata.
      Walking
      Hotel in Fukuoka
    • Day 2

      Hotel in Fukuoka
      Walking
      Nishitetsu Fukuoka(Tenjin) Station
      Nishi-Nippon Railroad
      Nishitetsu Yanagawa Station
      Walking

      Yanagawa

      Yanagawa City is called "The City of Water" because of the moats which flow vertically and horizontally. In Kawakudari or "going down the river" which is also a symbol of Yanagawa, you can take a riverboat called "donkobune", and enjoy the moat tour while seeing the historic buildings and nature. The tour takes about 1 hour, and you have the opportunity to listen to the guide sing some traditional songs. Yanagawa City is famous for the garden of Mr. Tachibana who was the feudal lord of Yanagawa clan, and nearby there is also the Tachibana Family Museum, where you can experience Daimyo culture such as arts and crafts. In addition, the Shoto-En, a large garden that was made by imitating the scenery of Matsushima in Miyagi prefecture during the Meiji era, was designated as a Place of Scenic Beauty. It is also recommended that you try the Yanagawa Nabe and Eel dishes, which are a local cuisine, while watching the Shoto-En at the restaurant Ohana.
      Walking
      Ohanamae Bus Stop
      Bus
      Nishitetsu Yanagawa Station
      Nishi-Nippon Railroad
      Nishitetsu Fukuoka(Tenjin) Station
      Walking
      Hotel in Fukuoka
    • Day 3

      Hotel in Fukuoka
      Walking
      Hakata Station
      JR
      Mojiko Station
      Walking

      Moji Port

      Moji Port, which flourished as a gateway to Kitakyushu, was opened in the early Meiji Period and has a 120 year history. The building, which was built between the Meiji Period and the Taisho Period, still remains in this area and it is a popular retro area where visitors can feel the "Taisho Roman," a mixture of Western culture and Japanese culture. Since there are several historical buildings, you can hang around this area, visit the Western-style buildings, and take a break at a cafe if you get tired. Try entering the museums as well. Also, there are rickshaw tours around the Moji Port area, so it is also recommended that you try the rickshaw to get a feel for the Taisho Period.
      Walking
      Mojiko Station
      JR
      Hakata Station

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