Fukuoka is the largest city on the Japanese island of Kyushu. A vibrant city, Fukuoka is filled with places to explore. If you're up for some history, head to the 'Hakata Machiya Folk Museum' or explore the ruins of ‘Fukuoka Castle' in ‘Ohori-Koen Park' - the most amazing views can be had from here too. The traditional Japanese shrines and temples, such as the ‘Shofukuji Temple' and the ‘Kushida Shrine' are well worth checking out too. Fukuoka also boasts a number of excellent beaches. From family, water sports to relaxation. There's a beach to suit everyone. Popular beaches include ‘Kyuka-mura Beach', ‘Shikanoshima Beach' and ‘Keya Beach'.
If you want to purchase local crafts, like the white clay Hakata dolls or silk obi sashes, then head to Tenjin - It's Fukuoka's largest shopping district. Tenjin is also home to designer stores and several large department stores.
Fukuoka's local currency is the Japanese Yen. Fukuoka is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+ 8).
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