Sitting proudly on the shores of Hakata Bay, Fukuoka is a city ablaze with the neon glare of the 21st century. At the same time the city is in touch with its rich cultural heritage and its beautiful, natural surroundings.

Facts

Population

1,483,052

Currency

Japanese Yen, 1 ¥ = 100 sen

Opening hours

Business hours are generally from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 12.30 pm. Banks are open weekdays between 9 am and 3 pm. The bigger department stores and the malls have extended opening hours.

Newspapers

Fukuoka Globe (ENG) Nishinippon (JPN) Kyushu Yomiuri (JPN) Mainichi (JPN national)

Tourist information

Fukuoka Tourist Information Centre 1-10-1 Tenjin, Fukuoka City Open: Mon-Fri 9 am-5.45 pm +81 92 725 9100

Travel to Fukuoka

Book your flights to Fukuoka with Etihad Airways and prepare for an Asian adventure unlike any other. In 2006, Newsweek chose Fukuoka as one of its 10 “Most Dynamic Cities.” Fukuoka’s harmonizing of green spaces and metropolitan amenities make it a diverse travelling experience for both the businessperson and the tourist. Cultural festivals and historic sites abound for those wanting to taste the singular flavour of this Japanese gem.

Top 5 Things To Do in Fukuoka

  • Meander around the large pond at the centre of Ohori Park and admire the lovely scenery
  • Take a fantastic journey through the art world at the Fukuoka Art Museum, valued for its free lectures as well as its impressive collection of Japanese and international pieces
  • Browse through the assortment of big-name stores and smaller, locally owned shops in the Nishijin Shopping District
  • Walk around the Fukuoka Municipal Zoo, the home to 140 different kinds of wild animals, many of which are rare Japanese breeds and visit the tranquil Botanical Gardens, which features 2,600 plant species
  • Visit the shrines around the city and marvel at the beauty of these ancient sites that have for centuries played such an integral part in the identity of Fukuoka

Plan Your Fukuoka Holiday

March through to May tends to be the peak season for travel in Fukuoka because of the clear, mild weather. The cherry blossoms bloom in April, a glorious site to witness. Japan’s rainy season begins in the summer and runs through early autumn, culminating in the peak of the typhoon season in September.

Finding flight deals to Fukuoka is easy with Etihad's popular deals. During the spring, we recommend booking tickets to Fukuoka several months in advance. Cheap hotels in Fukuoka are easy to find when you travel between May and July.