The lively gateway to Kyushu and beyond
Fukuoka Prefecture isn't just about partying, but it's a good place to start.
Perched at the northern edge of Kyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture provides the main access point for visitors coming and going from the island and beyond. Fukuoka International Airport is one of Japan’s busiest, while ferries bound for nearby Korea leave from the International Hakata Port, which also plays an important role in regional trade within the Asia-Pacific.
Dazaifu and Hakata ramen
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The temple draws crowds of students coming to pray for academic success and is a gorgeous place to see ume (plum) blossoms in spring. The nearby Kyushu National Museum is housed in a spectacular modern building that contrasts with its historic surroundings.
Kawachi Wisteria Garden
Kawachi Fujien Wisteria Garden in the industrial city of Kitakyushu has become increasingly popular for its photo-worthy wisteria tunnels that reach full bloom during the national Golden Week holiday in May. Tickets must be booked in advance. If you miss out, you can also see wisteria blooms at Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture.
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