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Fukuoka is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture located in the northern Kyushu, an island in the southwest of Japanese Island chain. Geographically it lies in close proximity to the Korean Peninsula and the Asian Continent and thus referred to the “Gateway to Asia”. It is an easily accessible city, lying just 10 minutes from Seoul, an hour and a half from the capital Tokyo and two and half hour from Taipei from Plane and thus investing its efforts in pursuing various types of diplomatic exchange with other Asian countries. Today it represents the product of the fusion of two cities the castle town of Fukuoka on the west bank of Nakagawa and the merchant town of Hakata on the east bank united into one city called Fukuoka. So plan a visit to this beautiful city and fly to Fukuoka now.
Fukuoka is a major tourist hot spot and is home to various museums, art galleries, dining options and festivities. On a visit, you will find no dearth of things to do or see over here. Start a sightseeing trip to Fukuoka with a visit to amazingly beautiful Kawachi Fujien, a private garden which is among the most beautiful places in Japan. During spring and autumn, it becomes even more beautiful and word fell short to explain its beauty. Enjoy some great time with your family and friends with a visit to Shikano Island which is a small island just 30 minutes from Hakata by ferry. The Shiomi Park Observatory offers you panoramic views of Fukuoka, Hakata Bay and the surrounding Ocean. Don’t miss a visit to Fukuoka Castle which is also known as Maizuru Castle is among the major attractions of the city. The best time to visit it during the first week of April at the time of Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival held which is quite famous across the country for its displays of more than 1,000 cherry blossoms. Fukuoka boasts a large number of green spaces that offer great respite. Among them, Ohori Park and Maizuru Park are quite famous for their scenic beauty. Do visit the Nanzoin Temple and Reclining Buddha which is just 15 kilometres east of Fukuoka is one of the Prefecture’s most visited Buddhist shrines attracting millions of people and visitors annually.
Fukuoka is situated in the south-eastern location and thus have humid tropical climate with hot summers and relatively mild winters. Generally, the months of spring and autumn are considered to be the best time to visit with temperate climate making it more pleasant. The cherry blossom season around March and April is also popular time among visitors.
China Eastern, Lufthansa, Cathy Pacific, Philippines Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Air France, Austrian Airlines, Iberia, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Korean Air, SAS etc are few of the major airlines connecting Fukuoka with the United Kingdom. The most popular connecting when flying from London to Fukuoka is Seoul. Major airports connecting both the destinations are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, London Luton, London City and Fukuoka- Itazuke.
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