If you’re interested in combining both history, modern day entertainment, and timeless scenic beauty, then head to the small town of Dazaifu. This was once the political and administrative centre of the island of Kyushu, but is much more peaceful than its neighbor, and is one of the most popular day trips to take from Fukuoka. There are countless shrines and temples to discover here, but the Dazaifu Tenmangū shrine
is one of the most important, and one of the most spectacular in the fall. The shrine is surrounded by plum trees, which turn beautiful shades in the fall, making it popular not only with the students who come here to pray for academic success, but with anyone looking for the best Fukuoka fall foliage. If you’re wondering what to do in Fukuoka this fall for the whole family, a trip to Dazaifu may just be the answer. To get here, take the train from Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station to Nishitetsu Futsukaichi Station, then change to the Dazaifu Line that goes straight to Dazaifu Station. The journey takes around 45 minutes, and costs 400 yen.