Full Day in Fukuoka with a Local

Fukuoka Castle, an obscure neighborhood and a yakai street food stand.

  • Private &

  • 8 hours

  • From
    $53.75  USD per person based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

You’ll spend an exciting day in Fukuoka with one of our local Fukuoka hosts as you explore Japan’s gateway to Asia together.

Maybe you’d like to take in some of the city’s main sites, like Fukuoka Castle or Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, before following your feet to some obscure neighborhood and making it your own.

Or wander through the underground malls for your shopping fix, or head above ground (way above) to the ACROS Building, to see a spectacular rooftop garden and stunning views of the neon cityscape - it’s your call.

All we’d say is that no day in Fukuoka would be complete without taking some time out to enjoy a meal at a yakai (street food stand) serving all sorts of Japanese treats.

This phenomenon is unique to the city, and of course, we’d recommend the Hakata ramen, because well, it’s simply the best.

Experience highlights

  • Spend the day with your host, who will create an experience that's fully customized to your interests and what you'd most like to see

  • See Fukuoka’s iconic attractions and off the beaten path spots - the day is yours!

  • Get an insider’s perspective and commentary as you explore the city

  • Discover the highlights of the area or that you explore

  • See the real Fukuoka and really immerse yourself in its culture as you chat to your host and ask them questions about the things you observe

  • Eat and drink like a local at a yatai (street food cart), or stop off at a nearby eatery to feast on the local specialty, Hakata ramen

  • Get tips from your host regarding other areas to explore and exciting things to do on the rest of your trip

Good to know

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)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. 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.

Reviews for Fukuoka


August 2019

4 hours in Fukuoka, Your way

Masumi Endo was EXCELLENT. She was in contact with us via e-mail before the trip and was punctual, knowledgeable and flexible regarding itinerary on day of trip. We basically went on a FOOD tour of the city that was SO tasty and fun! On her own time, she came back with us on the subway at the "end of the tour time" to make sure that we got off at the right stop. Above and beyond the call of duty! Highly recommend.

Review by Lauren F


August 2019

Everything I expected and more!

This was my first trip to Japan and I loved it. I was particularly interested in Fukuoka’s live music scene and nightlife. My tour guide, Masumi, was excellent. She shared useful info about the city, and introduced me to some great jazz and rock venues. I was even able to catch a live concert, thanks to her recommendations. A very fun tour! Recommended!

Review by Albith D


August 2019

Exploring Fukuoka with a local!

My local guide, Jessica, was just a really pleasant host. She took all my interest into account and was very knowledgable about the places. I really enjoyed my time exploring Nazoin temple and Fukuoka tower with Jessica. This is a trip that I'll highly recommend to anyone who has only 1 day in Fukuoka.

Review by Malini R

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