The ever so sunny Fukuoka is the largest city in Kyushu's and made up of two former towns: the castle town of Fukuoka on the west bank of the Naka-gawa and the merchant town of Hakata on the east bank. Despite the merge, it is still common to see the name Hakata being used around Fukuoka. Two thousand years ago, Hakata was a bustling trading centre and attracted traders from Seoul and Shanghai. From cozy weather to modern art, to shopping and gastronomical experience, everything can be found in Fukuoka.
(FUK), or formerly known asItazuke Air Base, is an international and domesticairport located 3.0km east ofHakata StationinHakata-ku,Fukuoka, Japan. This airport operates flights from destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Macau, Osaka, and many other domestic and international destinations. Some of the airlines that operate here included AirAsia, Cebu Pacific, Cathay Dragon, Japan Airlines, Korean Air and many more. There are many facilities at this airport, such as restaurants, shops, ATMs, money changer and many more. The Fukuoka City Subway provides a connection to the city centre with a mere 5-minute ride. Free shuttle bus service is available between the Domestic and International Terminals and there is also a bus that goes to Tenjin and Hakata area.
It is easy to find cheap flights to Fukuoka with the help of Traveloka. Traveloka is a search engine that will help you compare prices of flights between airlines and provides you with the best option. To find the best deal, search for the destination in the Traveloka website or the Traveloka mobile app, and it will show you the available options. You can also use the price alert feature to notify you of future price changes.
The temperatures in Fukuoka can vary drastically. The temperatures are pleasant most of the year, but it can be too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. If you’re looking for the warmesttime to visit Fukuoka, it is best to visit in August, July, and then September where the temperature is around 33.8°C and rarely dropping below 25.9°C at night.
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of rain in Fukuoka are October, January, and then May. However, it is most likely to rain or snow in early July. If you are not a fan of crowded places, take note that the busiest month for tourism in Fukuoka, Japan from February, followed by March and July. Instead, visit Fukuoka in October where it is least crowded.
Ohori Park – Ever wanted to run on water? At this park, you actually can. You can rent a 'water strider' and then hit the water. You can also take the swan-shaped boat and enjoy nature. We recommend that you pack your lunch with you and have it at this park while watching the view of the lake. The Ohori Park was once part of the moat for the adjacent Fukuoka Castle.
Yanagibashi Market – Also known as the "Kitchen of Fukuoka," this market is the foundation of the food culture in Fukuoka. They offer a wide variety of food from fresh fish to ready-made food. This market stretches for a hundred meters, and has about fifty shops in total. Besides shopping for fresh produce, visitors can also sample Japanese cuisine such as kamabokoandtempuraat the shops, or trying the kaisendon which is a bowl of rice topped with fresh seafood at the restaurant.
Tochoji Temple – This temple was founded by a Buddhist priest also known as Kobo Daishi after he returned from his studies in the Chinese dynasty of Tang in 806 A.D. One of its main features is the scarlet five-storied pagoda, and the large Buddha statue or the Fukuoka Daibutsu which is as high as 10.8 meters. There is also theRokkakudo, which is a hut-contained Buddhist sanctum of excellent shape and functionality that features revolving bookshelves for sutra inside.