Kickstart your trip to Fukuoka

Get settled, get sorted and most importantly, find the best Hakata ramen shop.

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    $38.13  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

Set your trip up for success with a three-hour crash course in Fukuoka, from navigating the transport systems to learning the distinct character of each district. You’ll be guided between crowded hubs and laid-back local haunts (with a quick pitstop for a flannel drip coffee at one of the many hipster cafes). See the ultra-modern, LED-lit stomping grounds of the city’s trendy twenty-something crowd, and get a taste of traditional Japan while jostling through Nagahamasengyo Market. Learn the inner workings of the subway system as you head to historical shopping district, Nishijin – and, if the time is right, grab a bite from one of Fukuoka’s famous yatai street food carts, or slurp down tonkotsu ramen in the city that invented it.

Where you’ll go

Get to grips with Fukuoka at its buzzing central hub: Naka River and the diverse surrounding districts. On the east bank of the river there’s Canal City Hakata and the 1200-year old Kushida Shrine to explore; on the west, see salarymen celebrating at the upmarket bars of the neon-lit Tenjin neighborhood, then watch the locals get cooler and quirkier as you get closer to neighboring Daimyo. In Nishijin - a quick subway hop away - admire the scenery from Fukuoka Tower. You could end your introduction to the city exactly where you started it – back at Naka River! Feast on street food from the yatai (mobile stalls) along Nakasu Island, or learn more insider tips from your sensei – er, host – over a draft beer at an intimate izakaya.

  • Familiarize yourself with the best ways to navigate Fukuoka with help from a local host

  • Discover the heart of the city and its famous central neighborhoods

  • Try delicious Japanese snacks from Fukuoka’s yatai street food stands

  • Hop on the subway to discover Fukuoka’s traditional side in Nishijin

  • 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 personalized experience
  • 3 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

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.

November 2019

Reviewed by Nick G, hosted by Takuya

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!

October 2019

Reviewed by Erik F, hosted by Sato

Wonderful start to my Fukuoka stay!

Company matched me with the perfect guide- I can't say enough wonderful things about John and his tour. Fun, informative and enjoyable. I felt that this tour was far more than sightseeing- John went above and beyond to not only show me many sights but to also answer all my questions and offer assistance and advice about my remaining time in Fukuoka. An excellent experience, I highly recommend.

October 2019

Reviewed by Patrick D, hosted by John

Reviews for Fukuoka

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

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.

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!

Reviewed by Albith D, hosted by Masumi

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