Fukuoka Dreaming Rotating Header Image

FAQ’s

This is a very different FAQ because unlike other FAQ’s, some questions here are really OUR questions about Fukuoka, that we would like help answering! If you know the answer kindly leave a comment and help us out! Then I’ll incorporate it to the main FAQ’s and then we can all be one happy family.

How do I get to Fukuoka?

We have the answers right here!

How do I ride the Subway in Fukuoka?

Fukuoka’s Subway is fairly easy to navigate.  Check out our subway instructions here.

What is there to see in Fukuoka?

While Fukuoka is not as known as Kyoto, Nara or Tokyo in terms of places to see, it is no push over either.  Fukuoka is the gateway into Japan in ancient times and everyone entering and leaving Japan had to pass by Fukuoka.  This means many things reached in Fukuoka before they reached other parts of Japan.  In many cases, Japan’s famous skill of reinvention began in Fukuoka and therefore what reached the rest of Japan was created in Fukuoka.  For example, Bhuddism reached Japan through Fukuoka, and Zen (and green tea!) where first practiced in Fukuoka.  The first Zen temple, Shokufuji is in Fukuoka City.  Dazaifu, the 10th century  capital of the island of Kyushu is the most popular tourist destination in Fukuoka Prefecture.  Fukuoka Tower, the defining symbol of modern Fukuoka is also part of every tourist’s plans.  Don’t forget to visit the many ancient shrines and Temples in the Gion area of Fukuoka.

*We are working on putting up posts on Fukuoka’s favorite destinations so keep visiting us!  Also let us know if you have any place you want us to feature here!

What are the Must Eat foods of Fukuoka?
Here is our post about the must-eat dishes and where to eat them in Fukuoka.  Of course, make sure to eat in a yatai while your here because Fukuoka is the yatai capital of Japan.  If you would rather cook Japanese food yourself, try out some of our recipes in this blog.

Where can I study Japanese / Nihongo in Fukuoka?

Fukuoka is a very international city and therefore many foreigners are eager to learn nihongo in Fukuoka.  Here are some of the places where you can learn Japanese on a budget.

Where can I see a Sumo Match in Fukuoka?

November is Sumo season in Fukuoka where the nation’s best Sumo wrestlers convene in the city to compete in the Kyushu Bashoo.

What is the Yamakasa Festival and when is it held?

Wow, coincidentally we wrote a post about it! Check it out here.  By the way it is every July 1 – 15 of every year.

Are there any surf spots in Fukuoka?

You tell me!  I’ve been looking for some as well.  So far I have checked out the surf in Futamigura, Mitoma and Shingu.  Haven’t seen them form great waves but I haven’t been there that many times.  Don’t expect an empty line-up as there is always a good crowd surfing ahead of you!

Are there any Photography Clubs in Fukuoka for non-Japanese speakers?

I have no idea.  Let me know if you find something.

Where can I learn Taiko in Fukuoka?

I have no idea either.  I joined a group to practice once but it ain’t the same as being taught.  Here is their website (Japanese): http://homepage2.nifty.com/soshowya/

Are there any Catholic mass in Fukuoka?

Yes.  The biggest one would be at Daimyo Catholic Church where they have an English mass at 4 p.m. every Sunday.  The closest subway station is Tenjin. Its a 5 minute walk from there. It is right in front of Nishitetsu Grand Hotel.

Here is the contact info of the Church:

DAIMYO MACHI CHURCH
2-7-7, Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, FUKUOKA, 810-0041
TEL.092-741-3687

What is Mentaiko?

Mentaiko is what your colleagues will ask from you as omiyage (gift from your travels) when they find out you are going to Fukuoka.  It is a marinated roe of pollock that people from Fukuoka like to put on top of their rice.  For more information on mentaiko and some recipes for it, click here.

What area is  best to stay in when visiting Fukuoka City?

Tenjin and Hakata are the two centers of Fukuoka and from where you have access (subway, airport, train, bus) to everywhere else in the city.  Between the two, I would suggest a hotel in the Tenjin area.   Akasaka, Daimyo are runners up in this category.  If you want a relaxing time away from the crowd (or close to nearby Yahoo Dome or Marinoa’s outlet stores), the Momochi area (aka JAL Sea Hawk Hotel)  is also a good place to consider.

Does Asawa really think that Kaeru looks like a frog?

Yes.

When is the  best time to visit Fukuoka?

Spring and Autumn have the best weather.  Sakura (cherry blossoms) are a must see in spring, and the Yusentei Japanese Gardens and the Komyozenji Rock Garden in Dazaifu are a must see during autumn.  During Summer there is the world famous Yamakasa Festival, and in winter the Oniyo Festival in Kurume City.

Is there any night life in Fukuoka?

As good as it gets, my friend, as good as it gets.  For Japanese style night life, as soon as you exit your hotel, you are there.  For the western variety, roam the Daimyo-Akasaka area for bars.

Best place to shop for fashion in Fukuoka?

All the great stores are in Tenjin, but the really trendy buy their clothes in the Daimyo area.  For electronics, Fukuoka based Best Denki(everywhere), as well as Yodabashi (Hakata) and Bic Camera (everywhere) are the best places.  For cameras, Kitamura Camera in Daimyo in front of Nishitetsu Grand Hotel is highly recommended.  Be sure to check the second floor for second hand lenses and gear.

Where can I buy Cameras and Digital Equipment in Fukuoka?

The 4 major ones are Yodabashi Camera, Bic Camera, Yamada Denki and Best Denki.  Best (Pronounced bes-toh denkee) was born in Fukuoka so many people have prefer it.  However, the others seem to offer lower prices.  Yodabashi Camera near Hakata Station has more photography related choices. Bic Camera is the most convenient if you are based in Tenjin.  I personally prefer Kitamura Camera right across Nishitetu Grand Hotel in Daimyo (near the Church) because it has a second floor selling good quality second hand lenses.  They can even order one from a different branch nationwide for you.

Where can I study in Fukuoka?

Kyushu University offers the most English based graduate programs in Fukuoka.  The school recently moved to its new location in Ito Campus but some of the departments still hold classes in the Hakozaki campus near Hakata. Check out their website for more information.  Their English Masters of Law program is particularly prominent throughout Japan.

How do I get to Fukuoka from Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto?

Either by plane or Shinkansen to Hakata.  There is also a ferry from Tokyo but I can’t imagine who would take it,

How long is the Shinkansen ride to Fukuoka from Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto or Hiroshima?

Tokyo to Fukuoka  5 hours

Osaka to Fukuoka 2 hours 40 mins

Kyoto to Fukuoka 2 hours 44 mins

Hiroshima to Fukuoka 1 hour 11 min

Where is the best place to see the Cherry Blossoms in Fukuoka?

My favorite is Maizuru Park, right next to Ohori Koen.

56 Comments

  1. Japundit says:

    Story added…

    Your story has been featured on Japundit! Here is the link: http://www.japundit.com/LivinginJapan/Fukuoka_FAQs

  2. Rudy says:

    Always looking for English information, photos, and videos about Fukuoka.
    Thank you for your blog!

  3. Tammy says:

    Is it safe to travel to Fukuoka in December 2012? What is the effect of radiation there? Please advise. Thanks
    Tammy

  4. Great post and really useful one to read. thanks for sharing

  5. I am regular visitor, how are you everybody?
    This piece of writing posted at this website is actually good.

    My web blog :: massage therapist gold coast

  6. Good way of telling, and pleasant paragraph to obtain information about my presentation topic,
    which i am going to present in school.

    Also visit my site; flyer print and delivery

  7. 5-htp.pw says:

    This means many things reached in Fukuoka before they reached other parts of Japan. In many cases, Japan’s famous skill of reinvention began in Fukuoka and therefore what reached the rest of Japan was created in Fukuoka.

  8. Chennai Balaji Travels Organizes a complete one day group traveling packages wholly & Separate car packages from Chennai to Tirupati

  9. Steven says:

    Nice post and you share useful information.

  10. Every weekend i used to go too see this website, because
    i wish for enjoyment, since this this web page
    conations really good funny stuff too.

    Look at my blog post Las Vegas Kitchen Appliance Service

  11. Appreciate this post. Will try it out.

    Feel free to surf to my weblog – created blog posts

  12. When someone writes an piece of writing he/she retains the plan of a user in his/her mind that how a user
    can know it. Therefore that’s why this piece of writing is amazing.
    Thanks!

    my web site – social media energy

  13. VENUGOPAL S says:

    We Chennai srinivasa travels made travel easy from
    Chennai to Tirupati.
    It means that one can have a trip to Tirupati in a day. We are offering attractive Tirupati tour packages from Chennai.
    As a whole family, you can avail any Tirupati tour packages by occupying one full cab. others will not be allowed in that.
    In a single day, you can get Lord Balaji Darshan.

  14. Johnie says:

    Admin do you want unlimited content for your site? Serarch in google:

    Anightund’s rewriter

  15. Mario says:

    Niesamowita strona!

  16. John Smith says:

    This means many things reached in Fukuoka before they reached other parts of Japan. In many cases, Japan’s famous skill of reinvention began in Fukuoka and therefore what reached the rest of Japan was created in Fukuoka.
    Managed IT Services

  17. Great to read this post.One of the best travels in Chennai, Chennai car travels. We are best provided for Chennai to Pondicherry tour packages, best offer for group package and also, more details contact for Chennai car travels

  18. My students are specially interested on essay-on-time-review service blog. This blog givens so many more essays latter is there. The service gives more knowledge to developing personal activities. This very important of our life.

  19. ram says:

    Very nice your post thank you sharing for Chennai To Tirupati Tour package

  20. ramana says:

    Great to read this post. One of the best travels in Chennai, Chennai car travels. We are best provided for Chennai to tirupati tour packages, best offer for group package and also, more details contact for Chennai car travels

  21. srisathvika says:

    Nice post. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

  22. Really nice to read your blog post. Chennai Car Travels Organizes a complete one day group travelling packages wholly & Separate car packages from Chennai to tirupati tour package

  23. Rahim says:

    Nice post

  24. Christopher says:

    There is lots of information with useful tips which is must important for us for knowing the more FAQ’s. I am very happy to get the discussion as well. Thanks!!

  25. Ram karthick says:

    Thanks for the information, Very nice your blog. Information shearing for Chennai car travels are one of the best and cheapest car rentals in chennai. We are daily provided for Chennai to kalahasti tour packages. We are offer for One day kalahasti tour package, cheapest Chennai to Kalahasti car rental providing for Chennai car travels. Daily pick-up in chennai city, railway station, hotels, bus stand, your home pick-up and drop. More enquiry for contact Chennai car travels,

  26. Really nice to read your blog post. Chennai Car Travels Organizes a complete one day group travelling packages wholly & Separate car packages from Chennai to tirupati tour package

  27. Thanks for the information, Very nice your blog. Information shearing for Chennai car travels are one of the best and cheapest car rentals in chennai. We are daily provided for Chennai to kalahasti tour packages. We are offer for One day kalahasti tour package, cheapest <>bChennai to tirupati tour package providing for Chennai car travels. Daily pick-up in chennai city, railway station, hotels, bus stand, your home pick-up and drop. More enquiry for contact Chennai car travels, – See more at: http://www.fukuokadreaming.com/?page_id=921#idc-c

  28. Thanks for the information, Very nice your blog. Information shearing for Chennai car travels are one of the best and cheapest car rentals in chennai. We are daily provided for Chennai to kalahasti tour packages. We are offer for One day kalahasti tour package, cheapest <>bChennai to tirupati tour package providing for Chennai car travels. Daily pick-up in chennai city, railway station, hotels, bus stand, your home pick-up and drop. More enquiry for contact Chennai car travels,

  29. Thanks for the information, Very nice your blog. Information shearing for Chennai car travels are one of the best and cheapest car rentals in chennai. We are daily provided for Chennai to kalahasti tour packages. We are offer for One day kalahasti tour package, cheapest bChennai to tirupati tour package providing for Chennai car travels. Daily pick-up in chennai city, railway station, hotels, bus stand, your home pick-up and drop. More enquiry for contact Chennai car travels,

  30. Thanks for the information, Very nice your blog. Information shearing for Chennai car travels are one of the best and cheapest car rentals in chennai. We are daily provided for Chennai to kalahasti tour packages. We are offer for One day kalahasti tour package, cheapest Chennai to tirupati tour package providing for Chennai car travels. Daily pick-up in chennai city, railway station, hotels, bus stand, your home pick-up and drop. More enquiry for contact Chennai car travels,

  31. Thank's for several additional info, i'm cut for travel with comfort, we have a tendency to ar best provided for wholey & saprite Chennai to tirupati tour package.

  32. Thank's for several additional info, i'm cut for travel with comfort, we have a tendency to ar best provided for wholey & saprite Chennai to tirupati tour package.

  33. Very nice blog, thank's shearing for chennai to tirupati tour package.

  34. Ramanujam says:

    I have read your post, very nice, your article shearing for, Tirupati may be a major journey and cultural hub within the Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. it's the biggest town within the Rayalaseema region, placed at the foothills of the jap Ghats. Tirupati is known for the richest temple Venkateswara Swamy temple, that is devoted to Lord Venkateswara, placed within the Tirumala hills. one among the foremost necessary journey centers within the world, the temple attracts various pilgrims, per annum and is that the busiest journey centre within the world. More contact
    Chennai to tirupati tour package

  35. Starla says:

    very nice publish, i certainly love this web site, carry on it

  36. Tirupati Car says:

    Very nice your blog, thanks for more information. The Tirumala temple in Chennai is modelled when the additional famed and original Tirupati temple in state. An entire duplicate of the initial, this temple is visited by thousands United Nations agency are unable to travel up to Tirupati or exchange the curved queues there.
    Chennai to tirupati car rental package | Chennai to Tirupati car rental

  37. Your post is providing so strong rules. we should take and obey the rules so that we have reduces our risk. there is a lots information with the best and positive most important. I'm glad to know more positive information.

  38. Great post!!!!!!!!!! really the post is the best and most preferred . sometimes we have seen some readily and speedy transportation has been changed our life and affected our future demention however we want to say that Austin Black car service is the most favorite for the Austin and Out of Austin people.

  39. The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

  40. To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
    To gain all while you give,
    To roam the roads of lands remote,
    To travel is to live.

  41. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

  42. We square measure service offer for Indica, Tavera, Innova, Tempo mortal, Etios, Swift dzire, Mount Logan and every one luxury cars offered to Tirupati rental services that square measure pioneer in providing economical prices starting from Rs. 4,000/- up to Tirumala not alone Tirupati. whereas not disbursal plenty of, you\’all be ready to have associate degree exquisite Balaji Dharshan from Tirupati tour package from Chennai car services.

  43. nura says:

    Thanks for sharing this post with us it is a worth read

  44. Very Nice your article Jyothi Tours Travels Organizes a complete one day group traveling packages wholly & Separate car packages from Chennai to Kalahasti Tour Package / Kalahasti Tour Package from chennai

  45. Great to read this post. One of the best travels in Chennai for Jyothi tours & travels. We are best provided for Chennai to tirupati tour packages, best offer for group package and also, more details contact for Jyothi tours & travels

    Chennai to Kalahasti Tour Package / Kalahasti Tour Package from chennai

  46. Great post and really useful one to read. thanks for sharing

  47. Very useful for your article, I have read your post, very nice, your article shearing for Srikalahasti The temple is also associated with Rahu and Kethu (of the nine grahams or celestial bodies in the Indian astrological scheme). The river Suvarnamukhi takes the northerly course at Sri Kalahasti almost washing the west wall of the famous temple.
    Chennai to Kalahasti Tour Package | Kalahasti Tour Package from Chennai

  48. Very Nice your article Jyothi Tours Travels Organizes a complete one day group traveling packages wholly & Separate car packages from

  49. Very Nice your article Jyothi Tours Travels Organizes a complete one day group traveling packages wholly & Separate car packages from Tirupati tour package from chennai

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get Adobe Flash player