After praying for good luck at the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine (National Important Cultural Property) which is famous as an academic god, we will go around the tourist spots in Fukuoka city.
At your hotel in Fukuoka
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
Lunch in Dazaifu or Tenjin
Tenjin underground shopping street OR Kushida Shrine
At your hotel in Fukuoka
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine (National Important Cultural Property) has various benefits such as mischief and home security, as well as passing examination.
In Dazaifu, sticky rice cake called Umegayamochi is popular. If you like somesweet, I recommend it.
The 234-meter high Fukuoka Tower boasts the highest in Japan as a beach tower.
From the observation room 123 meters above the ground you can see Fukuoka city and Hakata bay.
About 100 shops are lined up in Tenjin underground shopping street with a stone pavement . Besides the underground passage of the subway station, 20 buildings and shopping zones are connected from the underground shopping street. It is attractive that you can shop without getting wet even on rainy days.
Kushida Shrine is the Sochinju (the center place to pray for local gods) of Hakata. It is also known as the departure point of "Oiyamagasa'' (Chasing Yamagasa) of Hakata Gion Yamagasa which is a festival representing Fukuoka city.
You can see the "Kazariyamagasa'' (decoration of Yamagasa), which is permanently installed.
The city view from not only Fukuoka Tower but also the bus on the city highway will be enjoyable.
guide fee, my transportation fee to Fukuoka and hotel pick up
My transportation fee to Fukuoka 8,000 JPY.
transportation fee, lunch and entrance fee during the tour
About transportation fee and entrance fee,
1.Tower entrance fee is 600 yen
2.each bus fee in Fukuoka city is 100 to 230 yen
3.Train from Tenjin to Dazaifu is 400 yen
4.Bus from Hakata station to Dazaifu is 600 yen
We will use public transportation such as train or bus.
It takes 40 minutes by bus from Hakata Station to Dazaifu and 3 buses per hour.
It takes 30 minutes by train from Tenjin to Dazaifu and 3 trains per hour.
You can choose the place to eat.
There is a famous ramen restaurant called ''Ichiran'',
or backwheat noodle restaurant. It is good in hot summer.
There are many kind of restaurants.
If you use train many times in Japan, ''JAPAN RAIL PASS'' is convenient.
And if you use train only in Kyushu, it is better to check this.
Fumi is an outstanding guide. My mother is a vegetarian and Fumi found a vegan-friendly restaurant for her near the bus station, and then arranged a taxi to see a couple of shrines and the gorge. She also communicated with our Ryokan to arrange a vegetarian breakfast. She was polite and kind throughout our tour and made it a special visit for us. Thank you Fumi!
Thank you for the compliment. It was a good day for the tour with nice whether. There is a variety of foods in Japan. I would be happy if both of you were able to enjoy a meal. Thank you for joining my tour. And I hope you will come to Japan to enjoy our culture some day again.
We engaged Fumi to assist with translating work. She took to the job with 100 percent professionalism. She knows the region and worked tirelessly for us.
That's too much praise. But I appreciate you telling me that. Thank you. I hope that your work will be successful.
Awesome guide, fantastic time! Highly recommended!
Thank you for your nice comment. How was the first experience of the hot spring and animals in Beppu? There are various hot springs, so if you have a chance, please try other type of the hot springs and other sightseeing spots next time. I hope that Beppu is one of your favorite places.
Fumi met us at the pier to take us to Dazaifu. Very beautiful shrine surrounded by so many impressive years-old camphor and plum trees. The history itself was just fascinating. Before returning to the ship, we had a kaiseki dinner which was so unique in its presentation and flavour.Just exquisite! Thanks Fumi for a wonderful and memorable day in Fukuoka!
Thank you for your comment. It was good that you enjoyed the shrine, dinner and night view. I am glad I could help with your important travel. And I'm very happy to hear that the tour will be a nice memory for all of you.