Tour Fukuoka and the surrounding town of Dazaifu for the day and discover the culture, history, local foods, try traditional crafts and enjoy shopping in a mall with distinctive features. The tour is an excellent experience for visitors to Japan arriving on cruise ships and for anyone searching for exploring the city and surrounding area with a local guide who speaks English.
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Join our English-guided Fukuoka shore excursion and explore the largest city on the Japanese island of Kyushu and its surroundings. After a stop at the bustling market near Fukuoka Port, head to the quaint town of Dazaifu, famous for its Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. Dazaifu Town is situated some 15 km (9.3 mi) southeast of Fukuoka. Dazaifu used to be the administrative center of Kyushu for five centuries.
Visit the Tenmangu Shrine, and stroll in the town, sampling some of the local delicacies. Head to Fukuoka City afterward, visit the famous Tochoji Temple. Later, have the opportunity to get creative and paint your own Hakata doll. Hakata is another name for Fukuoka. Hakata dolls are traditional ornamental dolls that have allegedly been around since the beginning of the 17th century. Wrap up your day at Canal City Hakata shopping center and do some more serious shopping.
"Fukuoka offers travelers a mix of urban sprawl, sandy coastlines and ancient temples and shrines."
-- U.S. News Travel
Cruise passengers: You may get this excursion for FREE if you book the cruise through us or transferring your existing reservation to us (meaning we are your travel agent who booked the cruise for you with nothing changed). Please contact us to learn how.
a mix of urban sprawl, sandy coastlines and ancient temples and shrines.
09:00 Leave Hakata Port
09:15 Arrive at Nagahama Fish Market, explore local flavors - the fresh seafood
10:00 Leave Nagahama Fish Market for Dazaifu
10:40 Arrive at Dazaifu, tour famous Dazaifu Shrine, the town itself and have lunch
12:40 Leave Dazaifu for Fukuoka
13:15 Visit Tochoji Temple in downtown Fukuoka, interesting grounds with Buddhas, mills, and more
14:15 Hakata Doll painting experience
15:30 Arrive at Canal City shopping mall
16:30 Leave Canal City head to Hakata Port
17:00 Tour ends at Hakata Port
Chuo Warf Hakata Port
24-25 Okihamamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0031, Japan