Fukuoka Tours

Welcome to Tour Nagasaki`s Sister Site.

We are proud to have established and to introduce you to Fukuoka Day Tours, our new service for customers who wish to travel around Fukuoka, the largest and some people say the best city (this is debatable as I am originally from Nagasaki) in Japan`s southern island of Kyushu.

Please check this page regularly for updates, promotions, specials and information about Fukuoka until the dedicated Fukuoka Day Tours Website is up and running.


Here is a map of Fukuoka Prefecture for your information:




Like our Nagasaki Tours, we pick up at all Airports, Train Stations, Hotels and Port Terminals in Fukuoka City and Fukuoka Prefecture as well as other Prefectures.

These are maps of the 3 main Cruise Terminals in the region.



Fukuoka City Chuofuto Cruise Center:



Karatsu Port, Saga Prefecture:



Shimonosaeki Kokusai Terminal:






Below are the types of Tours that we provide for our Fukuoka Clientele:


Choose your own food option




SHORE EXCURSIONS:


The following 3 tours have been specifically complied to suit shore excursions.  They are tailored to the ships arrival and departure times and can be customized to the clients liking, any requests are taken seriously and will be implemented into the itinerary where possible. Most shore excursions are between 7 to 9 hours in duration.

 At present the 3 main shore excursions that I do on a regular basis are as follows:




1) Full Day Private Gourmet Walking and Subway Tour:


This tour uses a combination of walking and the use of a very convenient public transport system using the city subway.  Even though Fukuoka is a large Metropolitan City of approx. 1.6 million people it is rather compact within the city center and an easy place to transverse either by walking or using the subway or both.  This full day tour of Fukuoka City can accommodate up to 8 members.

Before the tour starts please indicate what food options you and your party would like to sample on the day, otherwise you can leave it up to your guide, me, to satisfy all your gourmet needs on the day.  Options include, Sushi, Sashimi, Nabe, Ramen, Soba, Yakitori, Eel and Chicken Hot Pot.  You may choose 1 or several options and I will order the appropriate volume at each restaurant.  No specific locations will be given as each destination has different days off during the week, thus I have different options available according to what day the tour is conducted.


Below is an example of what a usual Gourmet Walking City Tour consists of:


1) Pick up at the International Port Terminal/ Hakata Station and or local hotel.  If you are arriving at the Fukuoka International Cruise Terminal, this link below will give you some great background information.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2017/11/fukuoka-international-cruise-terminal.html

2) Then we take a local bus to the Hakata Station, these 2 attractions at the Station always rate highly on our tours.  Please click on the links for more info.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2019/08/hakata-station-fukuoka-city.html
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2019/04/hakata-station-observation-deck-fukuoka.html

3) Next we will take a small walk to the nearby Sumiyoshi Shrine for a quick Shinto Blessing.  Click on the link below:
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2017/10/sumiyoshi-shrine-fukuoka-city.html

4) From here a small walk will bring us to the shopping and gourmet mecca of Fukuoka.
Enjoy the sights of the Tenjin Underground Mall.
Click on the link below for more info, full report coming soon.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tenjin+Underground+Mall/@33.5899517,130.3972833,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x3541918fccfc58b7:0x4ceb5b05a795f268!4m5!3m4!1s0x3541918ea317bdf7:0xa69f5c429994a19b!8m2!3d33.5899517!4d130.399472

5) Next we will head to the sights around Ohori Park, a natural respite to the hustle and bustle of the city center.  These links below will provide you with a lot of details of the area.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2019/11/ohori-parks-japanese-gardens-fukuoka.html

6) After these marvelous cultural and nature blessed attractions let's take a subway and a small walk to the historical site of where the Stone Wall was built in the 13th Century to keep the rampaging Mongolians at bay.  Click on the link for more info.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2022/11/mongolian-wall-remains-in-central.html

7) Another small walk to the Fukuoka Tower is next on the agenda.  Check out all about the Fukuoka Tower below on the link.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2019/11/fukuoka-tower-fukuoka-city.html

8) Finally we will return by bus back to the pre-arranged drop off destination.


The scenic Japanese Gardens in Ohori Park




 Full Day Private Fukuoka Driving Tours:


These Shore Excursions will allow the customer to see many more unique sights located all over the prefecture and neighboring prefectures as well.  Essentially you will be able to get to many more locations within a longer time frame and provide you and your party the opportunity to experience Fukuoka as a local. This tour is absolutely for customers interested in seeing more unique sites with scenic beauty unparalleled in these parts of the world.

Generally, pick up times are around 8am and drop off times are at 5 to 6pm, so this will give ample opportunity to see a lot of exceptional attractions.

The tours are called the Fukuoka West Course and the Fukuoka Southern Course. Each tour have their own perks and benefits.  I am sure you will find a tour that suits you and your private parties requirements.  Please remember that these tours are not set in stone, that are highly flexible and can be changed at a moments notice.







2)  Private Fukuoka West Driving Tour:


1) Pick up at the International Port Terminal/ Hakata Station and or local hotel.  If you are arriving at the Fukuoka International Cruise Terminal this link below will give you some great background information.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2017/11/fukuoka-international-cruise-terminal.html

2) Drive west to Karatsu to check out the magnificent Karatsu Castle in Saga Prefecture.
Please click on this link to see the Karatsu Castle in more detail.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2020/08/karatsu-castle-saga-prefecture-kyushu.html

3) Drive through the impressive Black Pine Forests of Karatsu.  Please click below to see on a map.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Niji+No+Matsubara+Pine+Grove/@33.4438528,130.0030761,15z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sBlack+pine+Karatsu!3m4!1s0x3541d7c5afdabd47:0x5c7bb964cbf3f085!8m2!3d33.4460749!4d129.9940136

4) Head up to Kagami Lookout well above the Black Pine Forests to get an amazing 180 degree view of the Genkai Sea far below:  Please click on this link to see more information on the Kagami Lookout.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2019/09/kagami-lookout-in-karatsu-saga.html

5) Head back to Fukuoka Prefecture and visit the picturesque Couples Rock on the Itoshima Peninsular as well as the incredible Park overlooking this famous spot.  Please click on this links below to see more information about Couples Rock and Futamigaura Park.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2019/09/couples-rock-itoshima-beach-fukuoka.html
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2019/09/futamigaura-park-itoshima-fukuoka.html

6) Whilst we are in Itoshima we will go to the Ichiran Ramen Museum and Restaurant for a cultural experience and have lunch in the process.  Please click on the link below to see more information about this attraction.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2019/11/ichiran-ramen-factory-itoshima-fukuoka.html

7) After a great meal it"s time to try a beverage or 2. Let's explore the Suginoya Sake Brewery and try some traditional Japanese Sake.  Click on the link below for more information about this location.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2021/01/suginoya-sake-brewery-itoshima-fukuoka.html

8) A quick stop off at the Mongolian Stone Wall fortification site will give us a lot of history and knowledge of the area.  Click on the link below for more information on the historical site.
9)  Finish off the day at the Hakata Port Tower with 360 degree magnificent views of the city and the Genkai Sea.  Click on the link below to more information.

10)  Get dropped off back at your scheduled departure point after an amazing day.


Amazing views from the Kagami Lookout



Check out all the destinations and distances we will have covered here on this map:

Feel free to zoom in and out of each attraction to see how much we will see on our private tour.







3) Private Fukuoka South Driving Tour:

1) Pick up at the International Port Terminal/ Hakata Station and or local hotel.  If you are arriving a the Fukuoka International Airport, this link below will give you some great background information.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2018/10/fukuoka-airport-fukuoka-prefecture.html

Tour Options:
The following attraction is only for those who are Costco Lovers like myself. It is possible to have a quick visit to this location only on our Fukuoka South Driving Tours if so desired.
Please click on the link below for more information.

2) For the first attraction of the day we will head to the unforgettable Nanzoin Temple and the largest reclining Buddha in Japan.  Please click on the link below for more information.

3) Drive to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and see the spiritual centerpiece of Fukuoka.  Click on the link below for more information.

4) Stop off at the incredibly beautiful Yusentei Park.  Please click on the link below for more information.
5) Heading south west, we will go to the Ichiran Ramen Museum and Restaurant for a cultural experience and have lunch in the process.  Please click on the link below to see more information about this attraction.

6) After a great meal it"s time to try a beverage or 2. Let's explore the Suginoya Sake Brewery and try some traditional Japanese Sake.  Click on the link below for more information about this location.

7) For the final destination of the day we will head to the Hakata Port Tower with 360 degree magnificent views of the city and the Genkai Sea.  Click on the link below to more information.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2023/02/hakata-port-tower-fukuoka-city.html

8)  Return to your pre-arranged drop off point.


Views from the roof of Hakata Station



Check out all the destinations and distances we will have covered on our time together sightseeing around Fukuoka here on this map:

Feel free to zoom in and out of each attraction to see how much we will see on our private tour.






DAY TOURS:

These tours are generally for clients who have a specific purpose or who want to visit a special attraction that is not really accessible by public transport.  Pick up's are generally from city hotels but train stations and airport are quite common places to start and end the day.  These tours tend to start earlier and finish later with most tours around 10 to 12 hours in length.

At present the 2 main day tours that I do on a regular basis are as follows:


Tour 1:

Full Day Fukuoka to Yamaguchi Prefecture sightseeing Tour


1) Pick up at the International Port Terminal/ Hakata Station and or local hotel.  

2)  Drive North East 150 kms to the Motonosumi Inari Shrine in neighboring Yamaguchi Prefecture on the main island of Honshu.
NB: This location is quite a distance from Fukuoka City, so customers with deadlines are advised not to take this tour.  Also, rainy days are not conducive to seeing the attraction at its best and is not a recommended tour for days of inclement weather.  Please click on the link below for more information.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2024/02/motonosumi-inari-shrine-nagato-town.html

3) Head on to Sezakiyono Park and see the picturesque views of the Tsunoshima Bridge.  Please click on the maps below to see more information.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sezakiyono+Park/@34.3465535,130.8912534,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3543122d16281479:0x7be9880ea0b195d8!8m2!3d34.3551085!4d130.8781797

https://www.google.com/maps/place/%E8%A7%92%E5%B3%B6%E5%A4%A7%E6%A9%8B+(%E3%81%A4%E3%81%AE%E3%81%97%E3%81%BE%E3%81%8A%E3%81%8A%E3%81%AF%E3%81%97)/@34.3493521,130.8853312,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x35431395f30540ef:0x8acd5dab66f677af!8m2!3d34.3524624!4d130.8871034

4)  Head to Karato Market where we will stop for lunch at the many seafood restaurants.  If you love Sashimi and Sushi then this is the place for you.  Please click on the link below for more information.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2021/12/karato-market-shimonoseki-city.html

5) After lunch, we go for a short stroll and visit the nearby Akama Shrine and its unique shape and color.  Please click on the link below for more information.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2016/12/akama-shrine-shimonoseki-city-yamaguchi.html

6) Head back to Kyushu across the Kanmon Bridge or you have the option to try something special by walking thru the pedestrian tunnel under the sea and I will meet you at the Mekari Shrine to say thank you for our safe arrival back in Kyushu. Please click on the link below for more information.

7) Next we visit the unique retro buildings and train station called Mojiko.  Please click on the link for more information.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2017/08/mojiko-station-kitakyushu-fukuoka.html

7) For the next destination of the day we will head to the unforgettable Nanzoin Temple and the largest reclining Buddha in Japan.  Please click on the link below for more information.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2019/09/nanzoin-temple-fukuoka-prefecture.html

8)  We will return to our drop off point in Fukuoka City.





The largest lying Buddha in Japan




Check out all the destinations and distances we will have covered on our time together sightseeing around Fukuoka here on this map:

Feel free to zoom in and out of each attraction to see how much we will see on our private tour.








Tour 2:

Full Day Private Ceramics and Green Tea Explorers Tour


1) Pick up at the Hakata Station and or local hotel.  If you are arriving a the Fukuoka International Airport, this link below will give you some great background information.


2) For the first attraction of the day we will head to the unforgettable Okawachiyama Pottery Village hidden up in the mountainside in Saga Prefecture.  Please click on the link below for more information.

3) Then we drive to Izumiyama Quarry to see where the raw materials were first found to establish a ceramics industry in the region.  Click on the link below for more information.

4) Stop off at the incredibly unique and original Tozan Shrine.  Please click on the link below for more information.
https://www.tour-nagasaki.com/2023/06/tozan-shrine-arita-town-saga-prefecture.html

5) We will go to the Kyushu Ceramic Museum for a cultural and historical experience.  Please click on the link below to see more information about this attraction.

6) Then we a quick drive to the Arita Sera Porcelain shops for some real pottery shopping after our designated lunchtime meal on the premises.  Click on the link below for more information.


7) Stop off at the incredibly beautiful Arita Porcelain Park.  Please click on the link below for more information.

8) After a great attraction it"s time to try a beverage or 2. Let's explore the Ureshino Tea Exchange Museum  and try some traditional Japanese Green tea drinks and desserts. Click on the link below for more information about this location.

9) Once we have sampled some Green Tea and associated sweets, its time to take a scenic drive into the most rural of areas within Ureshino Town, one of the largest tea producing regions in Japan. We will discover the largest Green Tea Tree and be amazed by its size and age. Click on this link below for more information about this location.

10) For the final destination of the day we will head to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and see the spiritual centerpiece of Fukuoka.  Click on the link below for more information.


11)  Return to your pre-arranged drop off point.


It's all about Green Tea these days

Need a tea caddy?


Check out all the destinations and distances we will have covered on our time together sightseeing around Saga and Nagasaki Prefectures from Fukuoka here on this map:

Feel free to zoom in and out of each attraction to see how much we will see on our private tour.


     




MULTI DAY TOURS:  

Private 5 Day Tour of Fukuoka with Airport Transfers

Below is just 1 example of what type of services that we can provide:


Day1- Fukuoka Airport Pick up and drop off at designated Hotel

Day 2- Fukuoka West Full Day Tour

Day 3- Ceramics and Green Tea Tour of Saga and Nagasaki Prefectures

Day 4- Fukuoka to Yamaguchi Prefecture sightseeing Tour

Day 5- Pick up at designated Hotel and Drop off at Fukuoka Airport


For information and customization on the above tours please contact me directly and I can quote on any specifics that is required by you and your traveling party. For those customers who have come to Fukuoka on business with their family or to an International Conference, days 2, 3 and 4 can be condensed into half day tours at your request.  In fact any type of customization can be achieved on any of our tours which are completely flexible and able to be changed at any time during the booking process.

Look forward to hearing from you and satisfying your travel needs.


Another satisfied party of 4.



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