Fukuoka city has her own beauty and unique style. The weather in September, when we were travelling, is nice & not too hot, so good for walk although public transportation system is convinient and foreigners friendly.
We also love street food at night that set along Hakata canal. Just do not forget to get to grab a city map and subway route! That is helpful.
Fukuoka is a lovely city. There are everything you can enjoy if you travel as a family like I did. There are a lot of shopping areas, historic areas, beautiful and peaceful temples, good restaurants, and nightlifes.
You must try famous and local ramen shops because ramen is famous in Fukuoka. There are also some stall restaurants, calls Yatai, which I tried and found that it gave me very nice experience but the price of food is a bit expensive. However I pretty much like it and had it a couple times while I stayed in Hakata (Fukuoka).
Charming city, it's helpful and more enjoyable if you are able to speak a fair amount of Japanese and understand some of the basic cultural structure to truly appreciate what Fukuoka and rest of Japan has to offer.
Great city with a wide range of restaurants if in town I recommend visiting Bar Leichhardt and the Soya Sauce bar to sample a wide variety of local and specialist Soya Sauce.
It is a nice and clean city. You are welcomed all the times by people and they are always smiling ☺ They will say hundred times thank you so much in japanese LOL
Only spent 1day at hakata for a little sightseeing and shopping, but the food is good there, you can find all kinds of Japaness food in local restaurants.
This city is the closest Japanese city to Korea and you can tell. There are signs everywhere posted in Korean and the atmosphere is very similar.
There are neon lights and department stores everywhere. The food here from the street stalls are remarkable though. Also, I highly recommend the Asahi Brewery tour.
Nice place to explore around yourself. Good food and shoppings around Hakata Station. If permit, self drive to explore further like Beppu, Mt.
Aso, Nagasaki and many more and experience their onsen.
The nightlife including the red light street, visit the Fukuoka tower for night view and eating the 24 hours Ramen, otherwise which is none.
Many shopping area and mall and street. Good for ladies. For food, it is also delicious as with all other places in Japan. Unlike Osaka or Tokyo, you will see less tourists in Fukuoka, for me this is a advantage but for my father he think it is too quiet, he like somewhere crowd and noisy, so depends on your choice and interest. Sightseeing is actually not much to see compare with Kyoto or Osaka. But I like the environment which I saw few tourists nearby.
honestly this place is not tourist friendly like Osaka or Kyoto for foreigners. There is lacking of signboards in English at tourist places
Very convenient transportation from Airport to city centre for just few stops by subway. City with great foods and many shopping places!
The city is quite clean, We were lucky it only drizzle 1 day during our 7 days stay, the city has alot to offer , I enjoyed my stay here.
Im hoping to comeback in the future.
hakata is hub to connect to other city in kyushu stay near to hakata station is the good idea as it's surrounding with food, shopping.
A good place to visit for those who has been to Tokyo and Osaka. The locals are very pleasant and friendlier than the bigger cities.
Cost of living is also a little cheaper. All in all a very nice place to experience the Japanese culture.
We have been to Yanagawa and Dazaifu. Both areas have their own characteristics. We can experience the culture and the nature there.
Fukuoka was great but I think I didn't explore it enough. Would come back again to visit! Food is definitely excellent though.
Fukuoka is, in my opinion, very underrated. It's one of my favorite cities in all of Japan, and I would live there if I could.
There is so much to do in such a small area, and the people there are incredibly friendly. Transportation is very convenient. I highly recommend Fukuoka as a travel destination.
It is so easy to get around as the airport and the train station are conveniently located (save a lot on travelling time)
Fukuoka is a small city and everywhere is reachable on foot. Shop till you drop and with lots of restaurants to choose.
Taxi is cheap and is surprisingly near the airport.
nice food and environment , but most of the hotel or shopping area staff can;t speak english even a simple conversation
Better to stay in Hakata and make it the centre point to travel to other areas such as Yufuin, Beppu, Nagasaki, etc.
.. Lots of underground shopping mall. The traffic connection is good. Normally the 100Yen can bring you within the crowded area.
I love this city so much, it makes me feel so relax when I stay in this city. The people are good and very nice.
It is very good for sightseeing and for the people who love to know the old japan's culture.
Fukuoka is a city itself. Shopping, nightlife, you name it, they have it. They people here are super helpful.
When I tried to ask for directions, even with the minor language barrier, they try their best to help you. I think this is the Japanese thing. Always polite. Thumps UP! If you have time to spare, do not miss visiting at least one of the hot spring towns in Kyushu area, to recharge. I believe Tenjin area is more for men as there are quite a few gentlemen club around. Nevertherless, have a short stroll along the river and pop by maybe one or two of the Yatais (food stalls) that are only open in the evenings till late for drinks and/or food, chill and have a local feel. If you have even more extra time, you might even consider visiting Busan, Korea, which is just a ferry ride/short flight away.
1 day pass is very useful, you can save transportation fare by using this ticket! recommend for sight seeing.
nice food, try the local famous food, e.g. fish roe and ramen. Go to the islands nearby, e.g. Shikanoshima
very nice place to go sightseeing and having lots of sushi, and there are many people who are nice of me.
they help me out to find good restaurants.
I was very impressed with Fukuoka. The Japanese food is excellent and slightly more affordable than Tokyo.
The people seem to be friendly and its a relaxing and relatively less high tension atmosphere city then most international cities. The Ramen Yatai (Ramen noodle stands) are fun to visit and eat at. There are lots of parks and a nice running trail along the beach. The Tenjin station has 5 or 6 Department Stores with lots of great food either in the basement level or usually on the top floors. Fukuoka Tower along the beachside near Nishijin Station is worth checking out. It is the 3rd largest tower in Japan and has a decent view from the 5th level.
Fukuoka is really nice city to visit. It is the center for everything, shopping, dining, and relaxing.
I love hakata ramen and recommend you to try Yatai which is traditional Japanese small mobile food stall which is so Yummy.