Half day in Fukuoka with a local

Vibrant street food culture, neon cityscapes and Japan’s gateway to Asia.

  • Private &

  • 4 hours

  • From
    $41.25  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

Feel the rush from Fukuoka’s unbridled energy (or maybe it’s from the caffeine in your flannel drip coffee at Cafe Bimi). From stately Tōchō-ji and its impressive great Buddha statue to 1200-year-old Kushida, see the temples and shrines that put the city on the map – and the sights you couldn’t even find on a map. Stroll serenely through a traditional Japanese garden, or explore the city’s up-and-coming otaku scene at Marble Choco, a store dedicated to impossibly intricate dollhouse furniture. At dusk, as reflected city lights turn Naka River a thousand shades of neon, you might sample street food from the yatai (mobile stalls) popping up along Nakasu Island, or grab a vending machine ticket and cash it in for “umami” personified: Fukuoka’s famous tonkotsu ramen.

Where you’ll go

With your host as your own personal GPS, Google Translate and elite Yelp reviewer, you’ll be in good hands as you swivel your head from one LED screen to the other in downtown tech hub Tenjin, or weave through throngs in Kyushu’s largest underground mall. You could head to neighboring Daimyo, a hub of trendy twentysomethings, hip-hop culture, and cool cafes, or explore the buzzing city center – starting with a lazy stroll from the museum to the castle ruins in Ōhori Park, then heading further west into Nishijin’s tightly-packed traditional shopping street. Not quite ready to leave yet? You could pop to Japan’s tallest seaside skyscraper, Fukuoka Tower, just down the street for a sunset view to end all sunset views. 

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

  • See the city center’s popular tourist sights, or partake in local pastimes like watching the sunset from Fukuoka Tower

  • 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 in Daimyo

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

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 4 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 location )

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.

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Reviews for this experience

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.

August 2019

Reviewed by Lauren F , hosted by Masumi

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!

August 2019

Reviewed by Albith D , hosted by Masumi

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.

August 2019

Reviewed by Malini R , hosted by Jessica

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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