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FUKUOKA TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG 2020 with a ₱10,000 DIY Itinerary and Budget for First-timers

Fukuoka Travel Guide Blog DIY Itinerary and budget for first timers

Planning a trip to Fukuoka, Japan? Let this detailed Fukuoka Travel Guide Blog with DIY Itinerary help you plan your trip!


Fukuoka is located in the southern part of Japan. It is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture on the northern shore of the Japanese island of Kyushu - the third largest island in Japan. It is Kyushu's largest and one of Japan's ten most populated cities. As an important harbor city, many travelers visit Fukuoka to enjoy its many amazing and interesting tourist spots and attractions, gastronomic offerings, and its many shopping destinations. Fukuoka has a long history. It is a product of the fusion of two former towns: the castle town of Fukuoka and the merchant and port town of Hakata. The two towns were combined in 1889 which form the present day Fukuoka City. Despite that, Hakata remained as the name of one of Fukuoka City’s central districts and its main railway station.

Fukuoka is the birthplace of tonkotsu ramen and known for its yatai food stalls. It’s a food and shopping haven for shop-a-holics and foodies. There are a wealth of reasons why Fukuoka is worth paying a visit. I’ve been to Fukuoka twice and I want to share to you this useful and easy-to-follow Fukuoka Travel Guide Blog with sample DIY itinerary and breakdown of expenses to help you plan your Fukuoka Adventure. It also includes a comprehensive list of things to do and to experience, Fukuoka tourist spots and attractions, best hotels in Fukuoka, where to eat and shop, travel tips, reminders, and many more!

If you're looking for a Japan travel and tours packages from the Philippines, this is not a packaged tour. But I could help you plan your trip DIY (do-it-yourself) style. Okay, let’s get started.


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JAPAN VISA REQUIREMENTS


If you're a Filipino holding a Philippine passport, you need to have a Japan tourist visa to enter Japan. Single entry tourist visa holders could stay for up to 15 days and multiple-entry visa holders could stay up to 30 days in Japan.

If you don't have a Japan Tourist Visa yet, you can apply for the visa in the Philippines.

Getting a Japan Tourist Visa is quick, easy and convenient. Just be sure to submit the complete requirements along with your visa application form. Submit it to an accredited travel agency and wait for at least 5 days to a week for the result of your application to be released. Single entry visa is valid for 3 months from the day the visa was granted. If you have a multiple entry Japan visa, it is valid for 5-10 years, depending on what was granted to you. I recommend that you submit your visa application 2 or 2.5 months before your intended date of trip to Japan.

To guide you in your visa application, you may refer to this step-by-step guide on how to apply for a Japan Tourist Visa with list of requirements.

To avoid any inconvenience in passing through immigration, be sure to have your return/onward tickets, hotel reservations, and activity/tour bookings in case the immigration officer asks for it. Also, always check you flight details and make sure that your departure date is within the maximum number of days allowed for you to stay in Japan.

HOW TO GET TO FUKUOKA, JAPAN?


With Cebu Pacific Air’s cheap and direct flight from Manila to Fukuoka, it is now easier to visit Fukuoka. In fact, Fukuoka is now fast-becoming one of the favorite destinations in Japan among Filipinos wanting to experience the amazing Japanese hospitality, culture, traditions, ancient shrines and temples, gardens, and of course, food and shopping experiences.

Cebu Pacific Air flies daily from Manila to Fukuoka with fares starting for as low as ₱3,288 pesos. The flight leaves Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) Terminal 3 at 01:05 PM (Wednesdays), 01:50 PM (Mondays), 02:25 PM (Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays) and 03:10 PM (Saturdays) and arrive at Fukuoka International Airport (FUK). Travel time from Manila to Fukuoka is 3 hours and 55 minutes.

Book your flights to Fukuoka via www.cebupacificair.com!

Fukuoka is considered as the gateway to Kyushu Island. If you're planning to visit other cities in Japan such as Nagasaki and Hiroshima, flying to Fukuoka is also a good option. Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki are just 2 hours away from Fukuoka by train.

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HOW TO GET TO FUKUOKA CITY CENTER FROM FUKUOKA AIRPORT?


What I love about Fukuoka is that the airport is located within the city. Getting to the city center is so easy and convenient.

BY SUBWAY: Upon exiting the international airport terminal, go to bus stop 1 and take the free airport shuttle bus to the domestic terminal. Upon reaching the last stop, you will find the stairs going down that leads to the subway station. From here, the city center is just 5 minutes away by subway via Fukuoka Subway's Kuko Line. If your hotel is near Hakata Station, it's just 2 stops away and fare is around 260 JPY. If your hotel is in Tenjin, it is 5 stops away and fare is also around 260 JPY. If your hotel is in Nakasu-kawabata (where one of our hotel is), it is 4 stations away and fare is also 260 JPY.

BY PRIVATE CAR TRANSFER:. If you have huge luggage or bags with you, I recommend getting a Private Fukuoka Airport Transfer for easy and convenient travel from the airport to your hotel at the city center. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and ideal for groups and families especially when traveling with kids and senior citizens.

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HOW TO GET AROUND FUKUOKA CITY?


Just like other major cities in Japan, Fukuoka City is well-connected and most of the tourist spots are near a train station. In going around the city, we fully maximized the use of the city subway as well as the JR Lines. To save on travel expenses, you may also get a Fukuoka Subway 1 or 2-day Unlimited Pass. This subway pass will give you unlimited rides on the wide subway network of Fukuoka for as low as ₱ 298 pesos for a 1-day pass and for ₱ 344 pesos for a 2-day pass. This will definitely save you a lot on travel expenses especially if you'll be taking the subway most of the time. The Fukuoka subway's operating hours is from 06:00 am to 11:00 pm, daily.

PURCHASE A FUKUOKA UNLIMITED SUBWAY PASS HERE


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USEFUL FUKUOKA PASSES


Aside from the Fukuoka Unlimited Subway Pass which you can use to travel around Fukuoka City, if you're planning to visit multiple cities or prefectures during your trip to Fukuoka, you may also consider getting the following passes. These will be very useful and will certainly save you a lot on travel expenses.

JAPAN RAIL PASS (JR Pass)


Traveling from one city/prefecture to another? I recommend using a JR Pass!

Rail transport is the major transportation in Japan. Their trains are undeniably great and advanced in technology. The best example of it are their bullet trains also known as Shinkansen trains. The bullet trains offer passengers fast and unforgettable experience with speeds reaching up to 320 km/hr. Taking the bullet train is so expensive. But if you have a JR Pass, you can have unlimited train ride on the JR Lines, which also includes the Shinkansen. The JR Pass is very useful and an economical way to travel around Japan. So, don't miss to get a JR PASS, especially if you're traveling from multiple cities or prefecture across Japan.

BOOK A DISCOUNTED JR PASS HERE


How can you maximize your JR Pass?


It will definitely depend on your itinerary. For example, if you wish to visit Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Saga and Hiroshima and you have 7 full days to explore, I recommend that you get a 7-day Whole Japan JR Pass. You’ll be able to maximize the cost of the JR Pass because the Shinkansen alone from Fukuoka to Hiroshima, then to Nagasaki and to Saga, and back to Fukuoka, you already fully maximized it. With that itinerary, you’ve actually have spent more than the cost of the JR Pass. More to that, you can also use your JR Pass in local JR trains, in JR buses, in Miyajima Ferry, as well as on Hiroshima Hop-on Hop-off bus. Aside from saving on transportation expenses, you can also save a lot on time because you can ride the shinkansen trains.

JR Hiroshima Yamaguchi Area Pass


If you're planning to explore different prefectures such as Hiroshima and Yamaguchi, you may avail the JR Hiroshima Yamaguchi Area Pass. This pass will give you unlimited rides on the Sanyo Shinkansen, Express Trains, Rapid Services, local trains, and even the JR West ferry to Miyajima.

RESERVE A DISCOUNTED HIROSHIMA YAMAGUCHI RAIL PASS HERE


JR Kyushu Rail Pass


If you want to visit other cities and prefectures within the Kyushu Island, you may get the JR Kyushu Rail Pass. This pass will give you unlimited travel on JR trains on the island of Kyushu (except the Sanyo Shinkansen). It is available in three types, such as North, South and All Kyushu Pass. Depending on your itinerary, be sure to purchase the rail pass you need.

RESERVE A DISCOUNTED JR KYUSHU RAIL PASS HERE


Nagasaki Shinkansen Train Pass


If you plan to visit Nagasaki from Fukuoka, you may get a Nagasaki Shinkansen 1 Day Train Pass. This pass will let you enjoy efficient and speedy round trip train ride on the Shinkansen between Hakata and Nagasaki, as well as unlimited rides on the Nagasaki Electric Tramways.

RESERVE A DISCOUNTED NAGASAKI SHINKANSEN TRAIN PASS HERE


WHERE TO STAY HOTELS AND HOSTELS IN FUKUOKA CITY

WHERE TO STAY? HOTELS AND HOSTELS IN FUKUOKA CITY


When searching for hotels in Fukuoka, I recommend staying in Hakata, Nakasu, or Tenjin areas. These areas are very accessible because each of them has a subway station. As I always recommend, when booking for your hotel, choose a hotel near a train station so it will be easier to go around the city.

During my 2 visits in Fukuoka, I stayed at 4 hotels and hostels in Nakasu, Tenjin and Hakata areas. In this Fukuoka Travel Guide Blog, I listed below the hotels where we stayed at, as well as some recommended and highly-rated hotels and hostels near Hakata, Tenjin, Gion and Nakasukawabata Train Stations.

WHERE TO STAY HOTELS AND HOSTELS IN FUKUOKA CITY


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Address: B1, 3-1 Hakata Riverain Mall, Shimokawabaramachi, Hakata-ku, Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan, 812-0027
Room rates starts at 1,000 pesos per capsule room
Book online: Check room rates and availability

WHERE TO STAY HOTELS AND HOSTELS IN FUKUOKA CITY


The Gate Hostel Fukuoka


Address: 10-3, Komondomachi, Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan, 812-0029
Room rate: starts at 1,000 pesos for dorm rooms
Book online: Check room rates and availability

WHERE TO STAY HOTELS AND HOSTELS IN FUKUOKA CITY


Hotel MyStays Fukuoka Tenjin


Address: 3-5-7 Tenjin, Cyuo-ku, Tenjin, Fukuoka, Japan, 810-0001
Room rate: starts at 3,000 pesos per night for 2 persons
Book online: Check room rates and availability

WHERE TO STAY HOTELS AND HOSTELS IN FUKUOKA CITY


Nishitetsu Hotel Croom Hakata


Address: 1-17-6 Hakataekimae, Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan, 812-0011
Room rate: starts at 6,000 pesos per night for 2 persons
Book online: Check room rates and availability

TOP BEST HOTELS IN FUKUOKA


Below are the top-rated hotels in Fukuoka City with with excellent and exceptional ratings from previous guests. Save as much as 50% DISCOUNT when you book in advance online!


CHEAP HOTELS IN FUKUOKA BELOW ₱3,000 PER NIGHT


If you're on limited budget, below are cheap budget hotels, hostels and guesthouses in Fukuoka City below ₱3,000 pesos per night.


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HOW TO STAY CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET IN JAPAN?


Whenever I travel abroad, I always make sure that I stay connected to the internet. I use the internet to search for destinations, Google maps for directions, to update my social media accounts, and to communicate with my family and friends back home. When traveling to Japan, you may rent a portable travel wifi or buy a sim card. For families and small groups, renting a wifi device is ideal since you could share the connection, as well as the cost. For solo travelers, I recommend buying a sim card.

JAPAN 4G POCKET WIFI

  • Enjoy unlimited data use with a 4G WiFi that conveniently fits in your pocket for as low as ₱361 pesos per day per device. You can share the connection and can connect up to 5 devices per pocket WIFI. Pick-up location is at Fukuoka International Airport.

RESERVE A 4G POCKET WIFI HERE


JAPAN DATA SIM CARD

  • Buying a Japan Data sim card is a cheaper alternative if you're traveling alone. You can buy a Japan sim card even before you leave the Philippines. You may contact @travelsimph on Instagram. All you need to do is order your desired sim card, pay the amount, and they will ship to you the sim card. You just have to insert the sim card and turn on roaming services to activate it upon arrival in Japan. As easy and quick as that!

WHERE TO EXCHANGE CURRENCY?


Japan currency is called Japanese Yen (JPY) which is about 0.0090 US Dollar (USD) or 0.47 Philippine Peso (PHP) during our trip. You can bring in USD or EUROS to Japan and have it changed to Japanese Yen upon arriving at the arrival area of Fukuoka International Airport. You can also find money exchange centers at the city center such as Hakata and Tenjin areas. You can also go to some big hotels that offer money exchange services to change your money to Japanese Yen.

Alternatively, before leaving Manila, you can also change money at the many money changers found at NAIA Terminals. If you run our of cash, another option is to withdraw from international ATMs in Fukuoka. But take note that the exchange rate when withdrawing at the ATM is slightly higher. During our trip it's at 1.00 JPY for 0.49 PHP when I withdrew money from the ATMs. Also, every transaction has a service fee of around 150 to 180 pesos depending on the bank you used.

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT FUKUOKA?


I've been to Fukuoka twice, and that is during autumn season. If you want to experience autumn in Fukuoka, you should visit the city at around late September to November.

If you want to experience spring to see cherry blossoms and flower gardens in Fukuoka, you should visit it during late March to May. For summer season, visit Fukuoka in June to August and for winter, you should visit it in December to early March.

When planning your trip, always check the weather before your scheduled flight. I use available weather apps on my smartphone to check the weather forecast and the expected temperature during our trip. Some apps could give you up to 7 days forecast. This will definitely help you a lot in deciding what clothes to bring for your trip.

HOW MANY DAYS TO SPEND IN FUKUOKA?


I believe the most ideal is 4 days and 3 nights to enjoy most of the tourist spots, attractions and things to do in Fukuoka and have some extra time for shopping. If you want to visit other cities such as Nagasaki and Hiroshima, I suggest that you make your trip at least 7 days. But if you have limited time and budget, a 3 days and 3 nights itinerary is also quite good and feasible. Check out my Sample 3D3N Fukuoka Itinerary below.

USEFUL JAPANESE WORDS & PHRASES FOR TOURISTS


Here are some basic Japanese words and phrases that you could start learning before traveling to Japan. These will be very useful when traveling to Japan.
  • sumimasen - to say excuse me / call the staff in a restaurant or shop
  • doko - where?
  • wakarimasen - I don't understand
  • ohayou gozaimasu - Good morning
  • konnichiwa - hello
  • konbanwa - Good evening
  • arigatou gozaimasu - Thank you
  • domo arigatou gozaimasu - Thank you very much
  • ikura desuka? - How much is it?
  • wi-fi arimasuka? - Do you have Wi-fi?
  • dōzo - please
  • gomennasai - sorry
  • hai - yes / best translated "I'm satisfied"

TOP THINGS TO DO IN FUKUOKA + TOURIST SPOTS AND ATTRACTIONS



You may ask, what are top best things to do in Fukuoka? What are the must-see tourist spots in Fukuoka when you visit? In this Fukuoka Travel Blog, I listed the top tourist spots and attractions, and things to do in Fukuoka you should not miss during your trip.


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FUKUOKA CASTLE RUINS (Maizuru Park)


Nestled at the center of the city in Maizuru Park, Fukuoka Castle Ruins (also known as Maizuru Castle or Seki Castle) is a huge complex of what remained from the old castle of Fukuoka. Built in the beginning of the 17th century by Kuroda Nagamasa, it used to be the biggest castle on Kyushu Island during the Edo period from 1603 to 1867. Now, only the ruined walls, some gates, guard towers, and a few turrets where left and scattered across the castle grounds.

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The best time to visit Fukuoka Castle is during spring time when thousands of its cherry trees blooms. The complex is filled with walking paths lined with tall trees where visitors could enjoy the beautiful surroundings. It’s a great quiet place to relax, unwind, and have some rest during your tour.

We visited it during autumn and we also enjoyed the lovely trees with orange and red leaves. It’s truly a memorable experience for me.

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There’s also a viewing deck in what was known as the main tower of the castle. Here, you could enjoy a stunning view of the city, Odori Park and the many trees surrounding the castle.

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Fukuoka Castle Ruins is open daily. Admission is free except during seasonal illumination events.

Address: 1 Jonai, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0043, Japan
Nearest Station: Ohori Koen Station

HOW TO GET TO FUKUOKA CASTLE RUINS?

Take the subway Kuko Line to Ohori Koen Station. From there you could take a leisurely 5-10 minutes walk to Fukuoka Castle Ruins. Travel time is around 20 minutes and subway train fare is 210 JPY from Nakasukawabata Station. If coming from Hakata Station, travel time is around 10 minutes and fare is around 260 JPY.

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OHORI PARK


Located next to Fukuoka Castle Ruins, Ohori Park is a beautiful public park with a huge pond at the center. This park has a walking lane, some shops, cafe, and a lot of trees. The walking path the circles the pond is a favorite place for the locals for jogging, walking the pets or just for a leisurely walk while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

The park was constructed between 1926 and 1929, the large body of water was originally part of the moat system for Fukuoka Castle. It is one of the best places in Fukuoka to relax and take a rest from the busy city.

When visiting Ohori Park, you could also visit Fukuoka Art Museum and the Ohori Park Japanese Garden which are located in the park complex.

Ohori Park is open daily. Admission is free.

Address: 1 Ohorikoen, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0051, Japan
Nearest Station: Ohori Koen Station

HOW TO GET TO OHORI PARK?

Take the subway Kuko Line to Ohori Koen Station. From there you could take a leisurely 5-10 minutes walk to Fukuoka Castle Ruins. Travel time is around 10 minutes and subway train fare is 210 JPY from Nakasukawabata Station.

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TENJIN


Tenjin is a lively downtown area of Fukuoka City known for shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife. This riverside area in Fukuoka is a great place for shopping and entertainment. With its many shopping malls and underground shopping arcade, it is a haven for foodies and "shop-a-holics." With its diverse range of restaurants, bars and cafes, it's also a good place to enjoy Fukuoka’s local cuisines.

Nearest Station: Tenjin Station

HOW TO GET TO TENJIN?

Take the subway Kuko Line to Tenjin Station. Upon exiting the train station, you’ll find the shopping malls and restaurants around Tenjin. Travel time is around 5 minutes from Nakasukawabata station and subway train fare is 210 JPY. If coming from Hakata Station, travel time is around 10 minutes and fare is around 210 JPY.

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KUSHIDA SHRINE


Considered as one of the oldest shrines in Fukuoka, Kushida Shrine is definitely a must-visit. Founded in 757, it is dedicated to the gods of Ohatanushi-no-mikoto, Amaterasu-omikami and Susanowo-no-mikoto. It is also popular for its Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival, which is a summer festivity in Hakata.

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When visiting Kushida Shrine, don’t miss to see the Kazari Yamakasa or huge stationary festival float permanently on display at the shrine’s grounds. This float measures 10 meters tall and weighs around 1 ton. The float on display is intricately designed and decorated with images of samurai warriors and traditional figures related to Hakata and some interesting scenes from Japanese fairy tales. These floats are used during Yamakasa Gion Matsuri, the biggest festival in Fukuoka happening during summer from early to mid July.

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If you’re visiting during winter, there’s also another huge festival in Hakata called Setsubun Taisai happening every February 3rd. If you’re visiting during this time, don’t miss seeing the biggest Otafuku mask in Japan also on display at Kushida Shrine. It is believed that passing through this mask brings good luck.

Kushida Shrine is open daily, from 04:00 am to 10:00 pm. Admission is free.

Address: 1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0026, Japan
Nearest Station: Nakasu-kawabata and Gion Stations

HOW TO GET TO KUSHIDA SHRINE?

The nearest stations to Kushida Shrine are Nakasu-kawabata and Gion Stations, on the Kuko subway line. From either of these 2 station, it takes about 10 minutes walk to Kushida Shrine. If you’re coming from Hakata Station, travel time is about 5-10 minutes to Gion or Nakasukawabata Station. Fare is 210 JPY. From Canal City Mall, it is also a few minutes walk from the mall. Just use Google Maps to find the shrine.

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KAWABATA SHOPPING ARCADE


This covered shopping arcade is located next to Kushida Shrine and at the exit of Nakasu-Kawabata subway station. Considered as Hakata’s oldest shopping street, this 400-meter shopping alley offers around a hundred stalls and specialty shops selling different merchandise, as well as restaurants and cafes. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will surely be walking a lot. A "haven" for shop-a-holics, it’s a great place to buy some souvenirs and pasalubong for your loved ones back home.

It is open daily from around 8:00 am until night time. On regular days without any special events, most of the shops close at around 8:00 pm. Admission is free.

Address: 10 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0026, Japan
Nearest Station: Nakasu-kawabata Station

HOW TO GET TO KAWABATA SHOPPING ARCADE?

To get to Kawabata Shopping Arcade, take the subway Kuko line to Nakasu-kawabata station. If you’re coming from Hakata Station, travel time is about 5-10 minutes to Nakasukawabata Station. Fare is 210 JPY. From Canal City, it is also around 10 minutes walk from the mall. Just use Google Maps to find the shopping arcade.

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ICHIRAN RAMEN MAIN SHOP

"The first Ichiran Ramen Shop in Japan"

Fukuoka is known as the "Ramen Capital of the World" and the birthplace of the Tonkatsu Ramen. So, when planning our Fukuoka Itinerary, we made sure that we'll be able to taste this popular Fukuoka Dish.

Ichiran Ramen is famous for its Tonkatsu Ramen. They started in Fukuoka in 1960 as a ramen stall named "Futaba Ramen" and was later renamed "Ichiran” in 1966. For just 1,000 JPY you can enjoy a bowl of yummy Tonkatsu Ramen. And there’s no better way than to experience it in the very first Ichiran Ramen Shop in whole of Japan. It is open daily for 24 hours.

Address: 5 Chome-3-2 Nakasu, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0801, Japan
Nearest Station: Nakasu-kawabata Station

HOW TO GET TO ICHIRAN RAMEN FUKUOKA?

Take the subway to Nakasu-kawabata station. From there, it's just a 3 minute walk from the exit.

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VISIT NANZOIN TEMPLE AND RECLINING BUDDHA

“Home of the biggest bronze statue in the world”

Nanzoin is a Shingon sect Buddhist temple located in Sasaguri, Fukuoka Prefecture. It is home to a huge statue of the Reclining Buddha (Nehanzo), which is is considered as “the world's biggest bronze statue.” Completed in 1995, the Nazoin Reclining Buddha statue is 41 meters in length, 11 meters in height, and weighing in at 300 tons.

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The temple complex which is located on the hillside offers a dose of peace and tranquility away from the crowded and busy city of Fukuoka. It is open daily from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm. Admission is free.

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Address: 1035 Sasaguri, Kasuya District, Fukuoka 811-2405, Japan
Nearest Station: Kido Nanzoin-mae Station

HOW TO GET TO NANZOIN TEMPLE AND RECLINING BUDDHA?

You could get to Nanzoin Temple by taking the train from Hakata Station to Kido Nanzoin-mae Station on the JR Sasaguri Line. Train fare is 380 JPY via express/rapid train from Hakata Station and travel time takes about 21 minutes to Kido Nanzoin-mae Station. Upon exiting the train station, walk for about 5 minutes to Nanzoin Temple.

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HAKATA STATION


This multi-level train station is the main station in Fukuoka. Aside from being a major station in the city, it is also a shopping mall. You could roam around here, go shopping, or try the wide array of restaurants and cafes. This is also where the Shinkansen trains are located. It is considered as the largest and busiest station in Kyushu, and is the gateway to other cities on Kyushu Island.

Address: 中央街-1-1 博多駅 Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0012, Japan

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CANAL CITY MALL


The biggest shopping mall in Fukuoka. It offers a wide array of shops, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, game centers, and hotels. It also has an artificial canal which runs through the shopping mall. A must-see when visiting Canal City Mall is the huge fountain which has an hourly fountain show accompanied with lively music. You can watch it for free. The shopping mall is open daily from 10:00 am to 09:00 pm.

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Address: 1 Chome-2 Sumiyoshi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0018, Japan
Nearest Stations: Hakata Station

HOW TO GET TO CANAL CITY MALL?

Canal City Hakata is within a 10 to 15-minute walk from either Hakata Station. Upon exiting Hakata station, just use Google Maps to find the Canal City Mall.

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RAMEN STADIUM


Located at the 5th floor of Canal City Mall, the Ramen Stadium is one of the best places to try Hakata Ramen. This place has several Ramen shops offering a wide array of ramen dishes. Prices of a huge bowl of ramen is around 1,000 JPY.

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Location: 5th Floor, Canal City Mall, 1 Chome-2 Sumiyoshi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0018, Japan
Nearest Stations: Hakata Station

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SEIRYU PARK


After exploring Canal City Mall, drop by Seiryu Park located just across the mall. Here, you could enjoy a very nice view of the city, of Naka River, and of the small gardens surrounding the park. This is also where the Freedom Night Market is held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from August to October. The park is open 24 hours daily, and admission is free.

Address: 1 Chome-7 Nakasu, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0801, Japan
Nearest Stations: Hakata Station

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NAKA RIVER


This nice river running through Hakata is a good place to hangout while enjoying the nice views of the city. I loved that we spent some time here just relaxing and enjoying the place. Don’t miss to take a leisurely walk along its riverbank or dine at the Yatai Stalls lined up the riverbank at night.

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YATAI STALLS


Fukuoka is known for Hakata Ramen. One of the best places to have a taste of it is to try it at Fukuoka’s Yatai Stalls. These small food carts can be seen in many areas in Fukuoka City, such as Tenjin and Hakata. These open-air food stalls pop-up around Fukuoka after sunset. They are only open at night, around 6:00 pm to 02:00 am which makes them a great place to enjoy late dinner or after-drinks snacks.

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They offer simple comfort food, such as yakitori, hotpot, teppanyaki, and of course Hakata Ramen. Dining at Yatai Stalls is simple and “no-frills” dining experience. You sit on a stool or on a long bench facing the food stall, order your food, and eat shoulder-to-shoulder with the locals. That makes the experience more authentic.

Dishes at Yatai Stalls are also affordable and reasonably priced. For a bowl of hot Hakata Ramen, we just paid 700 JPY. If you want to experience Fukuoka’s local food scene, dining at a Yatai Stall is definitely a must-do when in Fukuoka!

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RENT A KIMONO OR YUKATA


If you want to level-up your Fukuoka experience, rent a Kimono (for ladies) or a Yukata (for men). You could visit attractions such as Tochoji Temple, Jotenji Temple and other shrines and temples while wearing this traditional Japanese attire. Take a lot of photos and explore the city in style!

RENT A KIMONO OR YUKATA HERE


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SENNEN NO MON GATE


This gate welcomes visitors to Hakata’s historical area where shrines and temples are located. “Sennen no-mon” means “1,000 years gate.” According to some sources, it got its name from the thousand-year-old camphor tree wood made to build the gate. Constructed in 2014, it’s relatively new, but it’s also a good place to take your photos.

Address: Jotenji Street, Hakataekimae 1-chome, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City
Nearest Stations: Gion Station

HOW TO GET TO SENNEN NO MON GATE?

Sennen No Mon Gate is a 5 minute walk from Gion Station. If you’re coming from Hakata Station, travel time to Gion Station is about 3 minutes and fare is 210 JPY. If you’re coming from Nakasu-kawabata Station, travel time is around 5 minutes and fare is also 210 JPY.

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VISIT TOCHOJI TEMPLE

"The oldest Shingon temple in Kyushu"

Exploring the old town of Hakata, one should not miss visiting Tochoji Temple. Founded by Kūkai in year 806, it is considered as "the oldest Shingon temple in Kyushu." It is a temple that prayed for Shingon Esoteric Buddhism. You can also find here the Fukuoka Daibutsu which is the largest among the seated wooden statues in Japan. A nationally designated Important Cultural Property, the wooden statue of Kannon can also be found inside the temple.

Tochoji Temple is open daily from 9:00 am to 04:45 pm. Admission is free.

Address: 2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0037, Japan
Nearest Stations: Gion Station

HOW TO GET TO TOCHOJI TEMPLE?

To get to Tochoji Temple, take the subway Kuko line and alight at Gion Station. You can find the entrance to the temple upon taking exit 1 of the subway station. If you’re coming from Hakata Station, travel time to Gion Station is about 3 minutes and fare is 210 JPY. If you’re coming from Nakasu-kawabata Station, travel time is around 5 minutes and fare is also 210 JPY.

HOW TO GET TO JOTENJI TEMPLE

VISIT JOTENJI TEMPLE


Also located in Hakata, Jotenji Temple is the temple of Rinzai school Tofukuji sect Buddhism. Constructed in 1242, you could find here the Buddhist statues from Kamamura period and the copper bell from old Korea which are designated as important national properties of Japan.

Jotenji Temple is open daily from 9:00 am to 04:45 pm. Admission is free.

Address: 1 Chome-29-9 Hakata Ekimae, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0011, Japan
Nearest Stations: Gion Station

HOW TO GET TO JOTENJI TEMPLE?

Jotenji Temple is also a 5 minute walk from Gion Station and near Sennen No Man Gate. If you’re coming from Hakata Station, travel time to Gion Station is about 3 minutes and fare is 210 JPY. If you’re coming from Nakasu-kawabata Station, travel time is around 5 minutes and fare is also 210 JPY.

TRAVEL TIP: For ease and convenience, I highly recommend joining a Historical Hakata Tour. This tour starts at 10:00 am and ends at 01:00 pm. The places to be visited that are included in the tour are:
  • Hakata sakura tea store
  • Tomb of Xie Guoming
  • Hakata Sennenmon Gate
  • Jotenji Temple
  • Tochoji Temple

RESERVE A SLOT HERE!


OTHER POPULAR ATTRACTIONS, EXPERIENCES & THINGS TO DO IN AND NEAR FUKUOKA


Here are the other popular tourist spots, experiences, day trips, and activities to try in and near Fukuoka.

Hakata Alleyway Tour


"Start off this unique Hakata tour by visiting a store selling the famous Japanese dolls the city is known for. Stroll down a quaint old street built in the Meiji period, the traditional architecture and atmosphere rivals that of Kyoto. Pay a visit to local temples including famous Shofukuji Temple, founded by the priest Yousai and the first Zen temple ever built in Japan. Yousai is crediting with first introducing tea to Japan from China. Next make your way to Saimon Kamaboko, a local store selling fish processed food for over 100 years. End the tour at the Nagasawa gift store to purchase souvenirs to remember your time in historic Hakata." -Klook


Traditional Japanese Shopping Tour


"The historically strategic trading port of Hakata is still brimming with the merchant atmosphere of its past. At the Minoshima shopping street, be transported back to the Showa period where you will be able to experience the warmth and friendliness of local merchants who own family-run businesses. After you have indulged in traditional snacks and browsed local produce and trinkets, continue onwards to Yanagibashi market which is also known as 'Hakata's Kitchen'. This has been the main source of meat, fish, vegetables and other local produce for restaurants and residents of Fukuoka for over 100 years." -Klook


Historical Hakata Tour


"Among the oldest cities in Japan, Hakata was originally a hub for Chinese merchants to trade their wares. During your three hour tour around the city, you will visit key locations of Hakata's development. Begin at the sakura tea store, a specialist in Yame and Japanese tea wares. Appreciate the craftsmanship before heading to the ancient tomb of Xie Guoming, an influential Chinese merchant in the Song dynasty and hear about his journey to riches. Continue on to two of the area's most ornate Japanese temples, Jotenji and Tochoji and discover hear the fascinating story of how noodles were introduced to Japan from China or marvel at the biggest (10.8 metres) wooden seated Buddha statue in Japan." -Klook


Hakata Downtown & Street Shopping Tour


"As a historical trading hub, Hakata was once the center of goods being traded all over Japan and internationally. Before the shopping begins, visit locally famed Kushida shrine, the annual summer Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival is dedicated to the shrine and the intricately designed 10 meter high floats are displayed year round. As the traditional manufacturer of Japanese 'Hakata ningyo' dolls, the exhibition of the dolls and other local handicrafts are a must see in Fukuoka. Begin your real shopping expedition at Hakata's Kawabata shopping street - with over 100 stores it's hard to resist the souvenirs on offer. Continue on to the Hakata Riverain mall where you will also have the chance to sample various Japanese sauces accompanied by the local knowledge of your guide and translator." -Klook


Dazaifu Shrine, Yufuin, and Beppu Day Trip in Kyushu


"During this trip, you’ll visit a magnificent shrine and two hot spring towns. Your first stop is the magnificent Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. This holy ground is considered to be the most important of the Tenmangu shrines in the country, which were built as dedications to Suguwara Michizane, an iconic man of letters and politician of the Heian period. You’ll be given the chance to go for a walk around its hallowed halls, marvel at the many plum trees inside, and even offer prayers for good fortune. Next up is the humble village of Yufuin, a hot spring town surrounded by sublime nature. There, you can admire the quaint architecture, have a hearty Japanese meal, and relax as you immerse yourself in the soothing hot waters of an onsen. To cap off the tour, you’ll drop by Beppu, which is the most popular hot spring town in the country." -Klook


Yanagawa and Tosu Premium Outlets Day Trip from Fukuoka


"Experience the charm of the city of waterways that is Yanagawa on this trip! Also called the "Venice of Fukuoka", Yanagawa is known for its canals that locals use for agriculture and transportation. It was originally a farming village. On this trip, enjoy the city in a wooden gondola-like boat called "donko", which is powered by a man with a pole. Take in the scenery and listen to the boatman's song on a short cruise known as "kawakudari" (going down the river). Indulge in local dishes for lunch, before shopping at Tosu Premium Outlets, the biggest outlet mall in Kyushu area. Enjoy up to 70% discount on clothes, cosmetics, sports wear, accessories, lifestyle goods, and more from well-known brands. Then return to Fukuoka with unforgettable memories of your trip!" -Klook


Fukuoka Tenjin Area and Tosu Premium Outlets Private Shopping Trip


"If you're a shopaholic who's on a vacation in Fukuoka, then this is an experience you absolutely can't miss. This is a trip that will take you to the hottest shopping destinations in Kyushu. First, you'll be stopping by the Tosu Premium Outlets, where you can get big discounts from well-known brands that everyone loves. After lunch at your own expenses, you can either keep shopping at Tosu Premium Outlets or opt to kick back and relax at a hot spring. Then, more shopping awaits you at Tenjin and their array of malls and arcades." -Klook


Kumamoto Castle, Mount Aso and Kumamon Square Private Day Tour


"Explore one of the most picturesque regions in Japan on this private full day tour to Kumamoto Castle, Mount Aso and Kumamon Square. Start with an early morning pick up from central Fukuoka and head to Mount Aso, the largest active volcano in Japan and among the largest in the world. Make sure to have your camera ready to capture the beauty around — the mountain is truly a view to behold. Take a break from your sightseeing over a light lunch before continuing on to Kumamoto, the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture, and get ready for frequent sightings of the city’s adorable mascot — Kumamon bear." -Klook


Kumamoto Suizenji, Yagawa River Rafting, Yame Traditional Street Day Tour from Hakata


  • "Go on a historical and cultural adventure of Japan’s rich heritage on this fun day tour from Hakata
  • Take in the tranquil atmosphere of Suizenji Park, considered to be one of the best parks in Kyushu
  • Enjoy a closer look at the fascinating handicrafts of Yamae as you wander around Yamae Traditional Street
  • Learn more about the history of each landmark and hear fascinating stories from the tour’s expert local guide
  • Satisfy your taste buds with the taste of traditional Japnese cuisine as you enjoy sushi for lunch" -Klook

Tea Ceremony Experience at the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hotel


  • "The Hilton Sea Hawk is the largest hotel in Fukuoka that offers breathtaking views of Hakata Bay and downtown
  • The accommodation offers cultural experiences! Take the opportunity to be part of a traditional tea ceremony
  • A specialist will guide you through the ritual inside a gorgeous Japanese room with elaborate tatami flooring
  • Pick the 60-minute Course, which will allow you to try your hand at brewing authentic Japanese matcha tea" -Klook

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SIDE TRIPS AND DAY TOURS FROM FUKUOKA?


If you're looking for side trips and day tours from Fukuoka, I highly recommend visiting the historic cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. You may also visit other prefectures such as Saga and Iota.

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Top Things to do in Hiroshima

Hiroshima is just 2 hours away from Fukuoka. Here are the top things to do in Hiroshima, Japan.
  • Atomic Bomb Dome
  • Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park
  • Hiroshima Memorial Peace Museum
  • Visit Hiroshima Castle
  • Explore Shukkeien Garden
  • Have a taste of Hiroshima Okonomiyaki
  • Shop at Hondori Shopping Street
  • Day tour at Miyajima Island

RECOMMENDED TRAIN PASS TO USE: Hiroshima Yamaguchi Rail Pass

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Top Things to do in Nagasaki

Nagasaki is also just 2 hours away from Fukuoka. Here are the top things to do in Nagasaki, Japan.
  • Explore around Dejima
  • Visit 26 Martyrs Museum
  • Visit Nagasaki Peace Park, Hypocenter Park, Atomic Bomb Museum
  • Ride the Nagasaki Ropeway
  • Enjoy the sunset and the night view from Mt. Inasa
  • Try the food at Nagasaki Chinatown
  • Huis Ten Bosch Nagasaki

RECOMMENDED TRAIN PASS TO USE: Fukuoka to Nagasaki Shinkansen Train Pass

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Explore Hita in Oita Prefecture

  • Walk around Mamedamachi
  • Hitamabushi lunch at Senya
  • Visit the Kuncho Sake Brewery
  • Sake tasting Kuncho Sake Brewery

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Persimmon Picking at Migita Orchard in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture


Fukuoka Prefecture is one of the leading fruit producing prefectures in Japan. During the autumn season, fruits such as apples, mandarins, and persimmons are in season. Many farms offer fruit picking experience. For this, we visited Migata Orchard in Kurume, Fukuoka.

Persimmons are nutritious fruits that contain plenty of vitamin C, vitamin B and potassium. This is the first time I tasted a persimmon. It’s like apple, papaya and melon combined. It’s quite good!

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Visit Yutoku Inari Shrine in Kashima City in Saga Prefecture


Built in 1687, Yotoku Inari Shrine is located in Kashima City in Saga Prefecture, Japan. Dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice, it was built on a unique place on the steep hill of a valley. It one of the three largest and most famous shrines dedicated to Inari. The other two are the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto and the Toyokawa Inari Shrine in Aichi Prefecture.

The main shrine was built on the hillside with tall wooden stilts which reminded of me the famous Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto. The red vermilion Torii gates near the main shrine which straddle a network of trails lead to Okunoin (inner shrine) where you could see a spectacular view of the city.

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WHERE TO EAT AND SHOP IN FUKUOKA?


As Fukuoka is also famous for food and shopping, these two well-loved activities should not be missed when traveling to this vibrant city. With its many shopping malls, restaurants and food kiosks, shopping and culinary adventures in Fukuoka should be added on your itinerary.

Where to Shop in Fukuoka? Here are my recommendations...

  • Tenjin
  • Kawabata Shopping Arcade
  • Canal City Mall
  • Hakata Station
  • Bic Camera (Get free DISCOUNT COUPON here!)
  • Hakata Riverain Mall
  • Don Quijote Nakasu and Tenjin

Where to eat in Fukuoka? Here are my favorites!

  • Ramen Stadium at Canal City Mall (must-try: Tonkatsu Ramen)
  • Fukuoka Freedom Night Market
  • Yatai Stalls in Hakata (must-try: Hakata Ramen)
  • Ichiran Ramen Main Shop (specializes in Tonkatsu Ramen)
  • Hakata Hanamidori (must-try: Mizutaki)
  • Yakiniku Nurubon (famous for Yakiniku)

For ease and convenience, you may also join the following day tours and Fukuoka tour packages - perfect for foodies and shop-a-holics!

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SAMPLE FUKUOKA ITINERARY (3 DAYS & 3 NIGHTS)


This 3 days and 3 nights Fukuoka Sample Itinerary is the simplest and most budget-friendly itinerary I could think of. What I included here are mostly the top attractions in Fukuoka City that you could visit for free. This is an ideal itinerary for those on a budget and have limited time.

Notes:

DAY 0 - DEPARTURE FROM MANILA AND ARRIVAL IN FUKUOKA

  • Flight from Manila to Fukuoka
  • Arrival in Fukuoka Airport
  • Clear immigration, proceed to arrival area and claim your rented wifi device (pre-booked)
  • Go out of the airport and proceed to bus stop 1
  • Take the free airport shuttle bus to Domestic Terminal
  • Go to the subway station
  • Take the subway to Nakasukawabata Station (260 JPY)
  • Check-in at Nine Hours Hostel Nakasukawabata (pre-booked)
  • Walk to Ichiran Main Shop
  • Dinner at Ichiran Main Shop (1,000 JPY)
  • Walk back to Nine Hours Hostel Nakasukawabata
  • Sleep
  • DAY 0 TOTAL EXPENSES: 1,260 JPY or 592 PHP


DAY 1 - FUKUOKA CITY TOUR

Note: you could also rent a kimono or a yukata and take photos during your city tour.
  • Breakfast at convenience store (200 JPY)
  • Walk to Nakasukawabata Station
  • Take the subway to Ohori Koen Station (use subway pass)
  • Walk to Fukuoka Castle Ruins
  • Explore Fukuoka Castle Ruins
  • Walk to Ohori Park
  • Explore and enjoy Ohori Park
  • Walk back to Ohori Koen Station
  • Take the subway to Tenjin Station (use subway pass)
  • Explore, shop and have lunch at Tenjin (1,000 JPY lunch)
  • Walk back to Tenjin Station
  • Take the subway to Nakasukawabata Station (use subway pass)
  • Walk to Kushida Shrine (entrance is free)
  • Visit Kushida Shrine
  • Walk to Kawabata Shopping arcade
  • Explore, shop and have dinner (1,000 JPY dinner)
  • Walk back to Nine Hours Hostel Nakasukawabata
  • Sleep
  • DAY 1 TOTAL EXPENSES: 2,200 JPY or 1,034 PHP


DAY 2 - NANZOIN TEMPLE + FUKUOKA CITY TOUR

  • Wake-up
  • Breakfast at convenience store (200 JPY)
  • Walk to Nakasukawabata Station
  • Take the subway to Hakata Station (use subway pass)
  • Take the rapid train to Kido Nanzoin-mae Station (380 JPY)
  • Walk to Nanzoin Temple
  • Visit Nanzoin Temple and the reclining Buddha (entrance is free)
  • Walk back to Kido Nanzoin-mae Station
  • Take the rapid train to Hakata Station (380 JPY)
  • Upon arrival at Hakata Station, explore the shops
  • Walk to Canal City Mall
  • Have lunch at Ramen Stadium at the 5th floor (1,000 JPY lunch)
  • Explore Canal City Mall and watch the fountain show
  • Go out of Canal City Mall and proceed to Seiryu Park
  • Rest at riverbanks of Naka River
  • Walk along the riverbanks of Naka River
  • Dinner at Yatai Stalls along the riverbanks (700 JPY)
  • Walk back to Nine Hours Hostel Nakasukawabata
  • Sleep
  • DAY 2 TOTAL EXPENSES: 2,660 JPY 1,250 JPY


DAY 3 - HAKATA HISTORICAL TOUR, SHOPPING AND DEPARTURE

  • Wake-up
  • Breakfast at convenience store (200 JPY)
  • Check-out and leave your bags at the hostel
  • Walk to Nakasukawabata Station
  • Take the subway to Hakata Station (use subway pass)
  • Join the Hakata Historical Tour. Meet-up at Hakata Station (pre-booked)
  • Take the subway back to Hakata Station, have lunch (1,000 JPY)
  • Free time / Shop for pasalubong and souvenirs
  • Walk to Nine Hours Hostel to get your bags
  • Take the subway to Fukuoka International Airport
  • Arrive at Fukuoka International Airport and return the wifi device you rented
  • Check-in and dinner at the airport (1,000 JPY)
  • Flight back to to Manila
  • DAY 3 TOTAL EXPENSES: 2,200 JPY 1,034 PHP


FUKUOKA BUDGET TRIP AND EXPENSES


If you will follow the above 3D2N DIY itinerary, here is the breakdown of expenses. Please note that this assumes the following:

  • You will be traveling in a group of two to share some of the expenses.
  • You will be staying in a capsule hostel near Nakasukawabata subway station for PHP 1,000 per night per person.
  • You'll be renting a pocket WIFI for PHP 361 per day.
  • Your maximum budget for breakfast is JPY 200 and for lunch and dinner is JPY 1,000 per person.
  • Conversion rate used is 1 PHP = 0.470 JPY.

PRE-TRAVEL EXPENSES BOOKED VIA KLOOK AND AGODA

  • Capsule hostel (3 nights) - ₱ 3,000 = ₱ 3,000 per person [ BOOK HERE! ]
  • WiFi Rental (4 days) [ RESERVE HERE ]- ₱ 1,444 / 2 = ₱ 722 per person
  • 2 Days Subway Unlimited Pass [ PURCHASE HERE ] - ₱ 344 per person
  • 1 Day Subway Unlimited Pass - ₱ 298 per person
  • Historical Hakata Tour [ RESERVE A SLOT HERE ] - ₱ 1,767 per person
  • TOTAL - ₱ 6,131 per person

BREAKDOWN OF EXPENSES

  • Pre-travel expenses - ₱ 6,131
  • Day 0 - ₱ 592
  • Day 1 - ₱ 1,034
  • Day 2 - ₱ 1,250
  • Day 3 - ₱ 1,034

TOTAL - ₱ 10,041 per person


Not included in this budget computation are the following:
  • Round trip airfare Manila-Fukuoka-Manila
  • NAIA terminal fee and travel tax
  • Food expense for snacks
  • Budget for pasalubong, souvenirs and shopping expenses

Please note that budget and expenses for a trip to Fukuoka will depend on your preferences and spending habits. It also depends on how many are you in the group, what is your preferred accommodation, where you want to eat, and the places you want to visit and to include in your itinerary. The above ticket prices, hotel rates, and other expenses are subject to change and depend on the season and on the date of your booking.

I hope this comprehensive Fukuoka Travel Guide Blog help you plan an amazing and memorable Japan adventure! Domo arigato gozaimasu every Juan! Enjoy Fukuoka!


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2 comments :

  1. wow! Tnx for this! Very helpful indeed.

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  2. yay found the best blog about fukuoka...permission to copy your itinerary above? i cant copy paste. can you send me email on this please. thanks much!

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