Must See Fukuoka with a Local

Rooftop gardens, Zen temples and two merging cities over the Naka River.

  • Private &

  • 8 hours

  • From
    $53.75  USD per person based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Known as the gateway to Kyushu, Fukuoka is a sunny, friendly destination surrounded by lush, volcanic landscapes.

Already things are sounding interesting. You’ll join one of our local Fukuoka hosts to explore this historic port city, discovering famous attractions like Ohori Park, Kushida Shrine and Fukuoka Castle. 

This really is a tale of two cities - along the way you’ll learn how Fukuoka was born of two cities, and stop by historic sites like the Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine, which is dedicated to protecting sailors and the Shōfuku-ji Temple - the oldest Zen temple in Japan.

Your host can’t wait to share their favorite spots with you; and of course, their city’s heavenly cuisine. See yourself slurping Hakata ramen, with its rich, silky pork bone broth?

Or are you more of a street eats kinda person? Then you could check out a yatai, the street food carts which are ubiquitous to the city. We’d take both options, but really it’s all up to you.

Just let us know what you’d like to spend your day doing, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Experience highlights

  • Get to know the real Fukuoka with your host, avoiding the tourist traps, but seeing the highlights

  • See some of the city's most famous sites in one day

  • Discover its main attractions as well as the hidden gems that are tucked away nearby

  • Eat and drink great local food as you pick up a bite from a nearby yatai food cart or local ramen joint

  • Get recommendations for exciting places to visit during the rest of your stay

  • Gain insight into Japanese and Kyushu culture with a friendly host by your side to do all the explaining

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 location )

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • 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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