From firm tourist favorites to hidden gems slightly off the beaten path, Fukuoka is dotted with sights and attractions. Mutsu, lays 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the north, and Matsue is situated 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the north.
Stop off at Fukuoka 's historically significant ruins, it's a good way to familiarize yourself with the area's fascinating past. Travelers looking for quiet places of quiet contemplation, will love the chance to visit the region's many shrines.
The Fukuoka area has some great places for rafting, so check you leave time to fit that in. Boating is another popular watersport here. Take a big breath and feel your worries drift away as you have a go at the area's more relaxing pastimes such as picnicking and bird watching.
Enjoy the Fukuoka (prefecture) food culture by visiting the regional cafés and restaurants. For a true taste of Fukuoka try mentaiko (spicy fish eggs) or motsunabe (offal hotpot).
One of the delights of exploring this amazing planet of ours is using languages you aren't familiar with, so be sure to learn some rudimentary Japanese during your time in Fukuoka. Knowing some practical sentences, such as "Isshoni odorimasenka?", which means "Would you like to dance with me?", can make your stay all the more pleasant. And, for "Where's the toilet?", you can say "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" Don't be shy, just give it a try!
When the time comes to leave Oki, you'll be sure to bid this place a fond "Sayōnara" Rest assured, however, you'll be leaving with once-in-a-lifetime memories that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come.