Have a piece of Fukuoka’s history, culture and local life
Lovely beaches, sacred historical sites, fantastic shopping, unbeatable seafood, Japan's biggest festival, and friendly people are some of many enchanting charms of Fukuoka. Nestled on the northern coast of Kyushu, this relaxed port town offers tourists many things to do and explore. If you like shopping, Canal City, a massive shopping and entertainment complex with its artificial canal inside is the perfect place. For a bit of immersion in local culture, you can pay a visit to Kushida-jinja, Fukuoka’s most important Shinto shrine and also the gathering site of the annual Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival. Meanwhile, the bustling Yanagibashi Rengo Ichiba Fish Market is the best place to see the daily life of local residents. You can also satisfy your hungry stomach in the famed open-air food stalls (yatai) of Nakasu Island with mouth-watering local delicacies at cheap prices. Finally, don’t forget to cap your wonderful day trip with great nighttime cityscape from Fukuoka Tower.