PLAN A TRIP ITINERARIES
Get a Taste of Fukuoka: Itineraries to Make the Most of Your Stay
With so much to see and do in Fukuoka, it can be hard to know where to start.
Here are some suggestions how to make your stay here more magical.
2 Days in Southern Fukuoka:
Experience one of Japan’s best green teas, Yamecha
Experience tea and wine, a contrast of old and new as you explore a region of Fukuoka with a long history of prosperity and attraction for foreign and domestic tourism.VIEW
1 Day in Chikugo:
A traditional indigo dyeing experience from Japan’s Edo Period (Part 2)
Kurume Kasuri is a unique type of textile invented in Fukuoka. It uses completely natural indigo dyes that achieve the deep colors of other Japanese indigo products; however, rather than dyeing the cloth itself, bundles of cotton thread are dyed in the indigo vats. Because the dye cannot reach each individual fiber of the bundled threads, the threads are produced with patterns of white and blues, which when woven together, create uniquely beautiful patterns in the finished cloth. In its prime, Kurume Kasuri was used to make durable clothing for the common people, and today we see it making a comeback in stylish accessories and products made for modern lifestyles.
This tour introduces an indigo dyeing studio fusing traditional and modern styles and preserving the Kurume Kasuri textile making craft through a new generation of artisans. You'll also sample cuisine at a restaurant incorporating Yame's famous tea into its dishes in unique ways, stroll in a shrine popular for good fortune and happiness, and stay in modern luxury at a Japanese inn with a relaxing onsen hot springs bath.
1 Day in Yame:
A traditional indigo dyeing experience from Japan’s Edo Period (Part 1)
Kurume Kasuri is a unique type of textile invented in Fukuoka. It uses completely natural indigo dyes that achieve the deep colors of other Japanese indigo products; however, rather than dyeing the cloth itself, bundles of cotton thread are dyed in the indigo pots. Because the dye cannot reach each individual fiber of the bundled threads, the threads are produced with patterns of white and blues, which when woven together, create uniquely beautiful patterns in the finished cloth. In its prime, Kurume Kasuri was used to make durable clothing for the common people, and today we see it making a comeback in stylish accessories and products made for modern lifestyles.
While technology has helped reduce the labor intensity of most types of textile production, there are still Kurume Kasuri workshops that use skilled craftsmen through almost all of the 30 steps of the process of making fabric. Meet the artisans who are carrying on this Japanese traditional craft, visit their workshops, and even get hands-on with their bold colored indigo dyes to create your own special memories of your visit to Fukuoka.
Cap off your day with a stroll through a perfectly preserved Edo era merchant district and a relaxing overnight stay in century-old refurbished machiya townhouse.
2 Days in Kitakyushu:
Enjoy fishing and fresh seafood cuisine in one of Japan’s most historic port towns
Moji Port and the city of Kitakyushu are the backdrop for this 2 day itinerary featuring fishing, a stroll around a historic castle in a city, and a visit to the TOTO Museum, a leading innovator of the beloved Japanese toilet.VIEW
1 Day in Okagaki:
Cycling to the peaceful sound of the ocean waves.
Enjoy the bounty of the sea and the fruit orchards around Okagaki as you take a relaxing 20 kilometers ride along a road reserved only for cycling. At the end, retreat to your own private getaway at a resort featuring rooms with private jacuzzis and outdoor patios to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.VIEW
2 Days in Yame:
Explore a samurai castle town and spend a night in a luxuriously restored historical building.
Yame has a rich history as a castle town which evolved into a town of craftsmen and merchants. Learn about the traditional handicrafts of Yame, but cap off your visit with an unforgettable stay in a luxurious hotel using renovated historical buildings.VIEW
2 Days in Kama:
“Shower Climbing” waterfalls in Fukuoka’s Pristine Mountains
Visit a castle that inspired famous films, cool off in the summer in mountain waterfalls, and eat and learn about the local produce of this beautiful rural area of Fukuoka. You'll have a relaxing time meeting the friendly local people and learning about their daily lives in Kama city.VIEW
2 Day in Munakata:
A relaxing day in a laid-back seaside town.
Featuring incredible views of the Genkai Sea, delicious meals made with locally sourced seafood, and a luxury hotel with ocean views, this itinerary is a sea lover’s delight. Cap off your trip with a half-day hike along the Oshima Olle route around a picture-perfect island just off the coast of Munakata.VIEW
1 Day in Yanagawa:
Immerse yourself in the historic atmopshere of this Edo Period castle town
The historic city of Yanagawa is sometimes called the "Venice of Kyushu" for its hundreds of kilometers of canals built to provide irrigation to the city. Today, the canals serve as a peaceful and picturesque way to tour the city, guided by friendly boatmen who guide you through their lovely city. Start the day getting dressed in a traditional kimono before boarding a river boat for your relaxing cruise. Later, explore a scenic garden on foot, still dressed in your kimono.VIEW
1 Day in Toho Village
Exploring the mountain home of the 350-year-old tradition of Koishiwarayaki pottery.
Toho Village is nestled among 1000 meter high mountains, an idyllic setting for discovering how people live hamoniously among nature in rural Japan. Small farms exist along clear, spring-fed rivers and rice paddies grow strong and green in the spring before turning brilliant gold near the fall harvest. Here is the birthplace of Koishiwarayaki, a traditional pottery beloved in Japan, made here for over three centuries. Explore the origins of this popular Japanese handicraft while enjoying the peaceful natural beauty of the Japanese "satoyama" countryside.VIEW
1 Day in Dazaifu:
A Spiritual Journey
Fukuoka Prefecture is home to many famous shrines, but Dazaifu Tenmangu in Dazaifu city is one of Japan’s most venerated.
Don’t forget to explore the fascinating destinations nearby too!
1 Day in Kitakyushu:
Historic Exploration and Retro Vibes
Immerse yourself in Fukuoka Prefecture’s history — both ancient and contemporary. Fukuoka has an illustrious history and there are many chances to discover elements of the past standing side by side with modern structures.VIEW
1 Day in Ukiha:
Art Exploration in Fukuoka
Discover the many faces of Fukuoka’s art scene in Ukiha and Kurume Cities in southeastern Fukuoka Prefecture.VIEW
Long Stay in Yame:
Workation in Fukuoka’s Tea Country
Stay in one of Japan’s most beautiful tea regions, which offers not only a delicious brew but also a wealth of historical and natural treasures.VIEW
2 Days on Oshima:
Enjoy Island Life
Experience a unique side to Fukuoka Prefecture by hiking across one of its islands and enjoying an unobstructed starry night sky.
Note: Chartered taxi needed
1 Day in Asakura:
Healing Hot Springs
Fukuoka has many beautiful hot spring resorts across the prefecture. One of these is in Asakura, the perfect secluded spot for a romantic getaway...
Note: Chartered taxi may be needed to get to some destinations