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In the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Fukuoka

Watching a sumo match and buying comic books

Would you like to visit the largest city on the island of Kyūshū? Book flights to Fukuoka and cheer for the baseball players of the SoftBank Hawks or visit the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. Fukuoka is also known as Hakata, although officially that only refers to part of the city. Take your children to the attractions of Space World or watch the enchanting dolphins at Marine World. Every year, the Kokusai Centre hosts authentic sumo matches. This is one fight you won’t forget!

Zen in the temple

Skyscrapers and temples stand side by side in Fukuoka. Visit the Tōchō-ji temple and admire the largest wooden Buddha statue in Japan as well as the sculptures of the goddess of mercy, Kannon. Or enter the serene Shōfuku-ji Zen temple, founded by priest Eisai who brought both Zen and green tea to Japan. Another fascinating piece of history can be found in the ruins of the wall that was erected to protect the residents from Mongol invasions. The beautiful beach and refreshing mountains are also easily accessible from this port city. Fukuoka is not only perfect for a city trip but also makes a great starting point for a longer holiday in Japan. Expect to be surprised: book a flight to Fukuoka now!

Buying manga comics and slurping noodles

Tenjin offers excellent shopping. Pick up some manga and anime comics, as well as anime dolls and outfits. Or shop in Canal City, where you can also watch a film or attend a theatre performance. For a nice drink head to Nakasu where you are bound to encounter women dressed in traditional kimonos. Don’t go overboard on the sake so you can sample a late night snack of rāmen. Served with chopsticks, these traditional noodles in pork broth require a bit of effort. The dish is served at food stands on the street and tastes best after a late night out!

Flights to Fukuoka for a unique city trip

Looking for a cheap flight to Fukuoka? With KLM, your holiday begins the moment you step onboard. Your journey will fly by with your own entertainment set on intercontinental flights: free films, games and music. Enjoy our selection of snacks or a tasty dinner and drinks. Add in our many handy extra services (some available for a supplement) and you’ll be in Japan before you know it.

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Airport: Fukuoka Airport FUK
Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)

Time: GMT +9
Electricity: 100 volts, 50/60Hz

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