Edited by Matthew Wears
The whole of Japan is just bursting with excitement for the up-and-coming Rugby World Cup 2019, but nowhere more so than the city which I call home; Fukuoka. It’s a city located on the Northern shore of Kyushu, an island that it shares with neighbouring host cities Kumamoto and Oita. This is a place I think is unfairly overlooked by travellers coming to Japan to do the Golden Route. Fukuoka offers so much and is so different from other cities such as Sapporo or Kyoto. My city just can’t wait to meet all of the tourists from all over the world, many who never thought to visit Japan, let alone Fukuoka! It may be daunting visiting a new city but don’t worry, there are many Rugby World Cup 2019 packages that can take away that stress. I moved here from Tokyo five years ago and have fallen in love with it. I can’t wait for the Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 so that the city can finally get the recognition it deserves! In this article I’ll be giving you all the information you need before telling you just some of the awesome things to do in Fukuoka, so grab your Rugby World Cup tickets and your guidebook, and get ready to discover Japan’s best-kept secret!