Why Start Your Japan Trip from Fukuoka?

Why Start Your Japan Trip from Fukuoka?

FREEPLUS Staff |

Starting a journey through Japan from Fukuoka can be an excellent choice for several reasons:


1. Convenient Transportation Hub
Say goodbye to the hassle of changing trains or worrying about pricey taxis! Fukuoka Airport is your stress-free entry point to Japan. With one smooth line connecting the airport to the city center, you'll be zipping into town in no time. And once you're there, Fukuoka's awesome subway and bus system make getting around a breeze!


2. Gateway to Kyushu 
Ready to explore beyond Fukuoka? You're in luck! From here, you've got easy access to Kyushu's coolest spots like Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Beppu, and Kagoshima. Each one packs a punch with its own blend of culture, history, and jaw-dropping scenery.

3. Flexibility for Further Exploration
Keep the adventure rolling and hop on over to Yamaguchi and Hiroshima, then cap it all off with a grand finale in the Kansai region. Think ancient temples in Kyoto, majestic deer in Nara, and Osaka's unbeatable nightlife and food scene. Travelers starting their journey from Fukuoka have the flexibility to extend their trip up to Tokyo if desired. With Japan's efficient and extensive transportation network, including the renowned Shinkansen (bullet train), traveling between cities is fast, convenient, and comfortable. 


5. Rich Culinary Scene
Fukuoka is ramen heaven, and travelers need to dive into the Hakata-style ramen goodness. But that's just the beginning—fresh seafood markets, street food stalls, and cozy izakayas (pubs) are waiting to be discovered. When night falls, follow the glow of the stalls and join the locals for a foodie experience.


6. Historical and Cultural Attractions
Fukuoka has a rich history dating back centuries, with various historical and cultural attractions to explore. Travelers can visit historical sites such as Fukuoka Castle, Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, and the ruins of the ancient Fukuoka Castle. But don't think it's all about the past—there's plenty of modern fun to be had too, like shopping in the hip Tenjin area or exploring the unique Canal City mall.


7. Relaxed Atmosphere
Compared to bustling metropolises like Tokyo and Osaka, Fukuoka offers a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere as a city. Travelers can enjoy strolling along the scenic banks of the Naka River, taking leisurely walks through tranquil areas like Ohori Park, or unwinding in one of the city's many hot springs. Starting the journey in Fukuoka allows travelers to ease into their Japanese adventure while soaking in the city's charm and hospitality.

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