By Jessica Conde Ordoñez, a local translator and Japanese interpreter who has been living in Fukuoka for the past 14 years.
Edited by Elodi Troskie
Fukuoka is a hidden gem all by itself. Smaller and less known than Tokyo yet big enough to offer everything you could look for in a city experience, Fukuoka is the best of both worlds – a must visit city in Japan! Fukuoka is easy-going and locals are a really friendly bunch. You’ll feel so welcome here. Worth mentioning about Fukuoka is its airport – located right in the middle of the city, it’s probably the most accessible airport in all of Japan. This means that Fukuoka is very well connected to other parts of the country, making it the perfect laid-back weekend getaway. So if you find yourself in the city even just for a few days, here are 10 hidden gems in Fukuoka, Japan that you should scout out!