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Fukuoka
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Fukuoka, the largest city in the Kyushu region, is renowned for its vibrant shopping scene and delectable cuisine like tonkotsu ramen, spicy cod roe and offal hot pot. With excellent transportation connections, you can easily explore cultural gems such as Moji Port, Yanagawa, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, and hot spring havens like Yufuin. Let's take a look at a classic 5-day and 4-night itinerary for a self-guided trip to Fukuoka!

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Fukuoka's attractions are relatively concentrated, so it is recommended to allocate 1-2 days for sightseeing and shopping in the city center. The remaining days can be spent on day trips to nearby islands and cities, which are mostly within an hour from Hakata station. For those who prefer not to change hotels frequently, Fukuoka city can serve as a convenient base throughout the trip.

DAY 1
Fukuoka Airport → Canal City Hakata → Experiencing the Nakasu Yatai
DAY 2
Fukuoka → Yanagawa River Cruise → Dazaifu → Shopping in Tenjin
DAY 3
Fukuoka → Kumamoto/Nagasaki → Fukuoka
DAY 4
Fukuoka → Mojiko/Shimonoseki → The Outlets Kitakyushu
DAY 5
Kushida Shrine → Shopping near Hakata station → Fukuoka Airport

If you plan to stay longer, consider including hot spring regions like Yufuin and Beppu in your itinerary.

Best Area to Stay in Fukuoka

For convenient travel, consider staying at hotels near the subway stations along the "Kuko Line." This way, you can easily commute to the airport and JR stations without the hassle of transferring with luggage. Check out the latest hotels in the bustling city center, as listed below.

   JR Hakata station    ✓ transport hub

   Miyako Hotel Hakata

    Via Inn Hakataguchi Ekimae

   Tenjin area    ✓ shopping area

   Quintessa Hotel Fukuoka Tenjin

    lyf Tenjin Fukuoka

   Nakasu area    ✓ dining area

   The Royal Park Canvas Nakasu

    S-Peria Hotel Fukuoka Nakasu

➢ Related Article: 8 New Hotels in Fukuoka

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