Full day in Fukuoka with a local

Tech hubs, temples, and tonkotsu ramen: eight hours in incredible Fukuoka

  • Private &

  • 8 hours

  • From
    $53.75  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

In the vibrant central hub of Fukuoka, you could follow your host through fast-paced downtown districts – from the territory of raucous salarymen, Tenjin to the hipster coffee shops of ultra-cool Daimyo – or push through throngs in Kyushu’s largest underground mall. You might enjoy some of your host’s favorite pastimes, like a lazy stroll from the museum to the castle ruins in Ōhori Park, or take a subway west into Nishijin’s tightly-packed traditional shopping street (which happens to be just down the street from Japan’s tallest seaside tower – Fukuoka Tower). Of course, no experience would be complete without crossing Naka River onto Nakasu Island, where a snaking row of yatai street food stalls magically materialize as the sun sets.

Eight hours in a city as lively as Fukuoka doesn’t seem like much, but with a local insider (and the caffeine buzz from your extra-smooth flannel drip coffee), you’ll pack in more than you ever thought possible. From cheering on the float-races at the annual Yamakasa Festival – and praying for eternal youth at the Kushida Shrine well – to marveling at stately Tōchō-ji and its great Buddha statue, see the temples and shrines that put the city on the map. Maybe you’ll take the railway less traveled 30 minutes out to the sleepy seaside of Itoshima, or explore the city’s up-and-coming otaku scene in the backstreets of Tenjin. And when hunger strikes? You’re just a vending machine ticket away from a bowl of Fukuoka’s famous tonkotsu ramen.


  • See an area of Fukuoka chosen by your knowledgeable host, but visit locations tailored to your interests

  • See the city center’s popular sights, or head off the beaten track to beaches and mountains (or do both!)

  • Try delicious Japanese snacks from Fukuoka’s yatai street food stands, or slurp down famous tonkotsu ramen in the city that invented it

  • Experience Fukuoka’s vibrant coffee culture at one of the many trendy cafes throughout the city

  • Have a helpful host on hand to share tips and recommendations for the rest of your holiday

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 8 hours with a host
  • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central locations).

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

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Reviews for Fukuoka

Nice and informative

The tour was nice. We were only in Fukuoka for a day so not much time to see a lot. Our guide took us to a local Ramon restaurant which was an eye opening experience. Walked around Fukuoka park which was a nice wind down after our flight from Singapore. Thank you very much.

Reviewed by Nick G, hosted by Takuya

Excellent guide in Fukuoka

I'll keep it short and simple. This was a very good experience. The guide was helpful and knowledgable. He had good communication skills and I would book with this company again.

Reviewed by David Alter A, hosted by Adrien

Excellent Tour Curated by Local Guide

Sato was ready with suggestions of things to do. I needed to some shopping and she had ideas and was ready with alternates as well. There was an amazing Ikebana exhibition (flower arranging) and that may not sound too exciting but it was first rate and quite beautiful. I wanted to have a local lunch and we stopped at a ramen place that was great. We also toured the fish market. A great 3 hours in Fukuoka!

Reviewed by Erik F, hosted by Sato

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