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About Fukuoka

Fukuoka is located on the shore of Japan's southern Kyushu island. Divided into 7 districts, it was rated by Monocle magazine as one of the world's 10 Most Livable Cities. Rich in parks and green spaces, the city was home to 1.5 million people in 2012. It is growing rapidly and replaced Kyoto as Japan's 6th largest city in the same year. Located 1000 km away from Tokyo, the city is bordered by mountains on one side and the Genkai Sea on the other. It is well-known for both its beaches and its cultural activities such as museums. 

Because of its southern location, the city has a suptropical climate with hot and humid summers and moderate winters. It recieves a high amount of rainfall in June and July with temperatures climbing to over 30°C. The city recieves a lot of tourists from China and South Korea in particular, and is also home to nearly 10,000 students due to the various universities located in the area. 


Transportation to Fukuoka City Center from Airport


Fukuoka Airport

Fukuoka Airport, located 3 kilometers east of Hakata Station in Fukuoka city center, is the 4th largest airport in Japan in terms of passenger traffic. You can take the metro from metro station outside the arrival terminal, or take the city buses to get to the city center from Fukuoka Airport. Alternatively, you can also take one of the taxis at Fukuoka Airport. If you are going to stay in Fukuoka for a long time and visit other cities in Japan, you can also rent a car at the airport. You can reach the city center from Fukuoka Airport in 10 minutes maximum.


You can take the metro in Hakozaki direction from the metro station located at the exit of Fukuoka Airport arrivals terminal. Then you can transfer to the Nanakuma line and go to Tenjin-Minami station. Please remember that you need to buy your ticket at a ticket vending machine in the station to take the metro. Once you step out of domestic arrivals terminal, walk south and take the free shuttle bus. The shuttle bus will take you directly to Fukuoka Airport metro station. You can reach the central places in the city directly thanks to metro lines you can take from Fukuoka Airport. Meinohama, Muromi, Fujisaki, Nishijin, Tojinmachi, Ohorikoen, Akasaka, Tenjin, Nakasu-Kawabata, Gion, Hakata Bus Terminal, Higashi-Hie, and Gofkumachi are some of these places. According to 2017 tariff, the price of the single metro ticket varies from 260 to 370 Japanese Yen depending on your destination.


One of the most popular means of transportation to reach the city center from Fukuoka Airport in a very short time is the city buses. There are many bus stops outside both the domestic and international arrival terminals. All of the buses departing from these stops have different routes and you can reach almost everywhere in the city. "City Bus" lines have two different routes as Nishitetsu and Royal. The bus stops of Nishitetsu buses are Hakata Bus Station, Fukuoka Tower (Yafuoku Dome), Aeon Mall Fukuoka, Ohori Park, and Arao Stani. Canal City Hakata, Tenjin City Hall, and Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk are in the route of Royal Bus. Highway Bus goes through Hita, Kumamoto, Kurume, Omuta, Arao, and Greenland Resort & Spa. The express buses also departing from Fukuoka Airport pass through Lizuka, Tagawa and Hakata Bus Station.


It is very easy to reach Fukuoka city center taking one of the airport taxis run by Fukuoka City Taxi Association (0924345100). If you want to take another option other than airport taxis, you can contact other taxi companies operating in the city to get a taxi at the airport: Fukuoka Kotsu (+81926437622), Panda Taxi (+81927162170). You will possibly reach the city center from Fukuoka Airport in about 5-10 minutes and taxi fare costs about 1800-2300 Japanese Yen.

Rent a car

Many local and international companies provide car rental services at Fukuoka Airport. Among these companies are TOYOTA Rentalease Fukuoka, Nissan Car Rental Solutions, Nippon Rent A Car, Times Mobility Networks, Yamae Rent Lease and IDEX Auto Japan. Before you rent a car at Fukuoka Airport, you can get information about the prices on the internet.

Weather in Fukuoka

DayMin - Max
ThursdayMin 27ºC - Max 34ºC
FridayMin 27ºC - Max 32ºC
SaturdayMin 27ºC - Max 33ºC
SundayMin 28ºC - Max 34ºC
MondayMin 26ºC - Max 33ºC

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