Fukuoka Tower / Hakata Old Town / Tenjin / Nakasu / Nagahama / hidden Yatai
Fukuoka (福岡), city and port, is located on the southern coast of Hakata Bay, which was the site of a storm—what the Japanese called a kamikaze (“divine wind”)—in 1281 that scattered and sank a large fleet of invading Mongols in the 13th century and thus saved Japan from foreign occupation.
An ancient port, Fukuoka is now a regional commercial, industrial, administrative, and cultural centre. The atmosphere is very peaceful and is different than other cities like Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto. Finding tasty food in Fukuoka is easier than finding a croissant in Paris.
As dusk falls, over 100 open air food stalls or yatai, donned with colorful drapes open for business around the city.
Yatai began as simple, portable eateries that appeared one after another in devastated cities throughout the country after World War II. Many offer ramen of course, but you can enjoy plenty of original offerings too, from oden winter soup to gyoza dumplings, yakitori grilled chicken skewers and tempura.
Rates (group of up to six (6) guests)
- 4 hours Private Experience: JPY18,000/pers. – Minimum 2 pers.
- If only 1 guest or + 6 guests, contact us for an estimate
Terms of payment
- 25% deposit paid upon booking
- Balance paid 35 days before departure
- Hotel or station pick up
- English speaking local guide
- Your guide’s transportation
- Your transportation (~JPY1,000/pers.)
- Food and drink costs. Please pay for the guide
- If this tour is suitable for everyone, no alcohol will be served to person under 20 years old (legal adult age in Japan)
- Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes
- This tour can also be done with private car
- In the unplanned event of using taxis instead of public transportation, extra fees may apply