Fukuoka: Full-Day Hakata Walking Tour

Fukuoka: Full-Day Hakata Walking Tour

From $19,392.51 per person

Enjoy a 7-hour tour of Hakata - the largest city in Kyushu, as accompanied by a local guide. Visit the best-recommended areas of the city as you take both public transportation and travel by foot.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby/the Hakata Port.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Hear explanations of historical buildings such as the Tochoji Temple and Kushida Shrine
  • Enjoy a traditional craft experience at Hakata Machiya Furusatokan
  • Take in the Fukuoka city views from the Fukuoka Castle Ruins Observatory
  • Enjoy the nature of Oohori Park
  • Sample local food at the Yanagibashi Rengo Market
Full description
Your experience begins with Tochoji Temple, where a vibrant five-storied pagoda stands out within the green trees. It was built in 806 by Kukai, the founder of the Shingon sect. The Great Buddha towers above at 10 meters tall, enveloping visitors in its presence. On the temple grounds you can also discover a building titled Rokkakudo, which is a registered cultural property of Fukuoka City. Following that temple, visit the Kushida Shrine - said to be the oldest shrine in Fukuoka. The god of prosperous business and longevity guards over Hakata from there, and has been loved by locals since ancient times. Step into the 19th and early 20th century of Hakata by exploring the Hakata Machiya Furusatokan. Receive an introduction to the old way of life, and learn about Hakata traditional crafts including Hakata dolls, Hakata bariko, Hakata yo-yos, and Hakata music. Shopping is next on your agenda, as you visit the Kawabatadori Shopping Street. This shopping street supports the local life of the Fukuoka people. You can enjoy local specialties such as seafood rice bowls with plenty of fresh seafood, kamaboko, and tempura, all of which you are welcome to purchase throughout your lunch break. Your afternoon then begins with your discovery of Ohori Park, a historical park which originally functioned as a moat for Fukuoka Castle. It is today loved by locals as an oasis in the city center where many water birds and turtles live. Fukuoka Castle was built over a 7-year period between 1601 to 1608, and there are still traces of the original walls and gates there which you are free to explore. Finally, visit the Ishikura Brewery Hyakunengura, Hakata's only brewery which boasts a history dating back more than 140 years. The brewery's sake is characterized by its fruity freshness and its use of the local strawberries. You can also taste local sake there that you can only taste in this area, such as the freshly pressed “new” sake.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup from Fukuoka City or Hakata Port
  • Sake tasting
  • Entrance fees
  • Train tickets
  • Local taxes
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • The pickup time is flexible, especially for cruise guests
  • Please wear shoes that are easy to walk in as this is a walking tour using public transportation rather than a private car
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Product ID: 375931