This trip will be a unique experience for you with professional English speaking guide. Hakata is one of the oldest cities in Japan and today is known nationwide as the home of Zen, Japanese tea, Udon and Soba noodles, etc. You can not only visit temples, historic sites but enjoy seeing Japanese culture and daily lives of local people on the tour. Professional English guide will join us. We hope this walking tour will be one of fun things to do in Fukuoka.
*This tour is recognized as the Fukutabi tour program organized by Fukuoka city government.
1. Date / Time:
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10:00 am – 12:40 pm (2 hours and 40 minutes)
*The tour will be held rain or shine.
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2. Meeting Place:
In front of the Tourist Information Center in JR Hakata station.
-Address: 1-1 Hakata-eki Chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi.
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3. Fee (Based on the number of tour members):
JPY 2,500 per person (2 persons or more)
JPY 3,000 per person (1 person)
*Japanese Yen, cash only.
Please pay the guide at the meeting place before the tour departure on the day.
*If you make a group reservation, we may ask you to pay by credit card through PayPal beforehand.
The price includes;
*English Speaking Tour Guide
*Experience: Preparing “Matcha (green powdered tea)” (except Wednesday)
(Wednesday: drink or Japanese cake)
*Route map and information about restaurants we recommend for lunch.
(1) From 6 to 11 years old: JPY 1,300 with Japanese green powdered tea (drink or Japanese cake on Wednesday).
(2) 5 years old or under: Free without Japanese green powdered tea (drink or Japanese cake on Wednesday) or JPY 500 with it.
Preparing “Matcha” for teatime(except Wednesday)
4. Enrollment limit:
Walking distance: about 2.5 km
Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
10:00 am (1) Hakata station
10:20 am (2) Jyotenji Temple
10:50 am (3) Tochoji Temple
11:30 am (4) Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
11:45 am (5) Kushida Shrine
12:10 pm (6) Kawabata shopping avenue
12:20 pm (7) Hakata Traditional Craft Center (Except Wednesday)
12:40 pm End of the tour
*The tour schedule is subject to change.
6. Tour Guide:
Advance reservation is required for the tour.
Interested participants, please fill in and send the booking form by 4:00 pm (Japan Time) on the day before the tour. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
What Customer Says
“It was a very interesting tour and I learnt a lot about Japanese culture. It gave our insight more depth and background.”
(1) Hakata station
The biggest and busiest train station “Hakata Station” in Kyushu is also art showroom.
(2) Jyotenji Temple
You can visit and see a beautiful Japanese garden in Jyotenji Temple.
(3) Tochoji temple
You can see the biggest wooden Great Buddha in Japan and beautiful five-story pagoda in Tochoji temple built about 1,200 years ago.
(4) Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
You can enter an old traditional house and experience weaving Japanese textile “Hakata Ori” by traditional method.
(5) Kushida Shrine
Kushida shrine is very popular, famous guardian god in Fukuoka. If you are lucky, you will be able to see a Japanese style wedding ceremony here.
(6) Kawabata shopping avenue
You can find interesting goods, souvenir and Japanese foods on the street.
(7) Hakata Traditional Craft Center and Japanese Culture Experience
You can see and learn about a beautiful Japanese doll “Hakata Doll”, a Japanese textile “Hakata Ori” and so on. And let’s try to prepare and drink “Matcha (Japanese green powdered tea)” (except Wednesday).