While Fukuoka prefecture on southern island Kyushu in Japan might not be a typical destination for international tourists, it has plenty to offer in terms of culture, gastronomy, and history. With this travel guide, you will learn more about the prefecture and know where to go!
The Uminonakamichi Seaside Park and Kawachi Fuji Garden are great attractions for flower lovers. The TOTO Museum in Kitakyushu will teach you everything you always wanted to know about those cool Japanese toilets. The Dazaifu Tenmangu temple has a very interesting historical story behind it.
Yame is a small town near Fukuoka in Kyushu that is famous for its high-quality tea. Tea from Yame is the 6th largest brand in Japan, and it is well-known for its superior flavor and aroma.
Dazaifu City is located about 15km south-east from the center of Fukuoka City. Dazaifu Tenmangu is a Shinto shrine and the most important place in this city.
Kitakyushu City is a non-touristy, industrial city in the north of Kyushu. There is still something to see though; Kokura with Kokura Castle and Moji with Moji Port where you can find retro buildings are interesting areas.
Fukuoka has plenty of things to offer to tourists; a thriving nightlife and many shopping opportunities, traditional shrines and historical sights, and Japanese festivals.