Fukuoka City Profile

Fukuoka is the largest city on the island of Kyushu. While not as “hip” as Tokyo or Osaka, it has a decent cultural scene and several Western stores and restaurants. It also has a beautiful coast, many nice beaches, and is within easy reach of the countryside.


1.5 million


Fukuoka is in northwest Kyushu, approximately 28 miles southwest of Kitakyushu.


Fukuoka has mild winters, and hot, humid summers.


The international airport in Fukuoka services other major cities in Japan as well as Australia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. You can get there via bus or ferry.

You can get around easily within the city by bus, Japanese Railway (JR), and the subway.

Places of Interest

Fukuoka has two excellent museums, the Fukuoka City Historical Museum and the Genko Historical Museum. The city also has many other sights worth visiting, including the Dazaifu Temples, the Canal City shopping mall, Ohori Koen Park, Fukuoka-jo Castle, Shofuki-ji Temple, and Marine World Umi-no-Nakamichi amusement park.

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