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Fukuoka Castle Ruins Walk

Fukuoka Castle Ruins Walk
Fukuoka Castle is one of the largest castles in Kyushu. The castle was made by masters of building castles in 1607 about 400 years ago.
When you walk in Fukuoka Castles Ruins, you will find beautiful stone walls and turrets.

What was the castle built for?
Why was the castle built in Fukuoka City?
Where were all the stones carried from?
Where did the samurais live in?

Do you want to know the secrets of the castle?

You can also visit Korokan Ruins that was one of the ancient state guest house for foreign diplomats. It is said that Korokan was build in 794 about 1,200 years ago. You can see the ruins only in Fukuoka in Japan.


 Availability: To be arranged at your request
 Meeting Time: 9:50 am
 Tour Time: 10:00 am – 12:40 pm (2 hours and 45 minutes)
 Walk Distance: 3 km (1.9 miles)
 Fitness Level: Intermediate
 Capacity: Max 12 persons, Min 1 person
 Language: English
 Price per person: JPY 3,000

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logo_fukutabi_s *This tour is recognized as the Fukutabi tour program organized by the Fukuoka city government.

1. Date / Time:

* To be arranged at your request
* Subject to guide availability

*The tour will not be held in August due to summer heat and from 28 Dec to 4 Jan.

Tour Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes

*The tour will be held rain or shine.

2. Meeting Place:

In front of the Fukuoka City Tourist Information Center (Tenjin).

The information center is located at LION HIROBA (Square) right by the entrance of Mitsukoshi department stores in Tenjin, a downtown in Fukuoka City.

-Address: 2-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi.

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3. Fee:

JPY 3,000 per 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
*Drink at a café
*Tenjin-Akasaka/Ohorikoen-Tenjin subway tickets

*Subway ticket is non-refundable.

(1) From 6 to 11 years old: JPY 1,500 with a drink.
(2) 5 years old or under: Free without a drink or JPY 500 with it.

4. Enrollment limit:

12 persons
*The minimum number of participants: 1 person.

We welcome even single participants.

5. Route:

Walking distance: about 3 km (1.9 miles)
Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes

(1) Meeting at Tourist Information at Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station
(2) Akasaka subway station
(3) Fukuoka Castle Ruins Visitor Center
(4) Korokan Historical Museum
(5) Fukuoka Castle Tenshudai Observatory
(6) Tea Break at a tearoom
(7) Ohori Park
(8) Ohorikoen subway station
(9) Tour ends at Tenjin subway station

*The tour schedule is subject to change.

*Please make sure to put on your walking shoes that are easy to walk because we walk unpaved road and go up and down the stone stairs.

6. Tour Guide:

All of our English speaking tour guides are professional, nationally licensed, experienced, quite familiar with Fukuoka City and friendly.
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7. Application:

Advance reservation is required for the tour.
Interested participants should fill out and send the booking form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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castle02 This Castle Ruins Walk Tour will take you back in the 17th centuries.

caslte01 Where were all the stones carried from?

castle_sakura 01 Around the castle ruins is known for the magnificent cherry trees from late March to early April.

castle_sakura 02

castle_sakura 03 The Tenshudai observatory commands a very fine view.

castle05 Here you can also enjoy the autumn colors.

castle06 On the tour, you visit Korokan Ruins that was one of the ancient guest houses for foreign diplomats. It is said that Korokan was built about 1,200 years ago in 794. You can see the ruins only at Fukuoka in Japan.

ohori The final sightseeing spot is Ohori Park which is very beautiful and popular for not only local people but tourists. You can enjoy walking around the park.

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