So you have one day in Fukuoka, one of the exquisitely understated travel destinations in Japan, meaning that while it is positively a nirvana of retail therapy and foodie finds, it is also blissfully free of tourists. Surprising when you consider that it is also the gateway between Japan and the rest of Asia, linking Japan to Seoul and Shanghai and making it an ideal stopover in on your travels across Asia. Fukuoka, despite the lack of tourist hordes, makes for an incredibly easy travel spot of itself – unlimited day passes on public transport for tourists means easy and affordable sightseeing, while many of the Fukuoka attractions have free entry. The subway is easy to use, and with a laid-back atmosphere and friendly population, this unassuming city is your oyster. Of course, 24 hours seems a pitifully short time in any destination as worthy as this, but with this Fukuoka one day itinerary you’ll have all you need for a perfect stopover in Fukuoka. Be sure to take a look at this guide to best things to do in one day in Fukuoka so that you can get the most out of your short time, making your one day in Fukuoka the highlight of you trip, instead of merely a layover.