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Fukuoka and the Sea of Genkai
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Fukuoka is the capital of Fukuoka prefecture and the the most populous city on the island of Kyushu. Fukuoka was divided into two separate cities, Hakata and Fukuoka, before 1889 and it said to be the oldest city in Japan.


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Fukuoka Weather / Climate Chart (temperature, precipitation)

Weather / Climate Chart, Fukuoka
Yearly temperature and rain chart showing the best travel times and seasons for Fukuoka.


best time to visit: spring, autumn
rainy season:  June, July
average humidity: 67 %
annual rainfall: 1600 mm
average elevation: 10 m

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Wikipedia - Fukuoka

Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival, Fukuoka
Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival

Fukuoka (福岡市) is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture and is situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyūshū in Japan.
Voted number 14 in 2010's poll of the World's Most Livable Cities, Fukuoka is praised for its green spaces in a metropolitan setting. It is the most populous city in Kyūshū, followed by Kitakyūshū. It is the largest city and metropolitan area west of Keihanshin. The city was designated on April 1, 1972 by government ordinance. Greater Fukuoka (福岡都市圏), with 2.5 million people (2005 census), is part of the heavily industrialized Fukuoka-Kitakyūshū zone, as well as Northern Kyushu. ... read more

Wikitravel - Fukuoka

Momochi Beach, Fukuoka
Momochi Beach

Fukuoka is a modern city; most of its buildings are new. Historically, it was divided by the central river into two separate cities, Hakata (博多) and Fukuoka (福岡), before their merge in 1889. The main railway station and port are still known as Hakata Station and Hakata Port.

The city has two centres: one in Hakata and one in Tenjin.

Fukuoka is a good starting point for first-time visitors to Japan. Being a sizable, modern city it's still not hard to get around. A subway connects most of the city's main attractions. Providing transportation between Hakata, Tenjin, Fukuoka International Airport, Meinohama, and Nishijin (where you can find Fukuoka Tower and the baseball ground of the Softbank Hawks: Fukuoka Yahoo Dome). The main station in Hakata marks the terminus of the Sanyo Shinkansen bullet train. (The Kyushu Shinkansen line is currently under construction, which will eventually link the existing Sanyo Shinkansen directly with Kagoshima, at the southern tip of Kyushu.)

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