Travel Guide - Fukuoka
Rental car destinations for Fukuoka
Fukuoka is located on the North-Western coast of Japan's third largest island, Kyushu. Fukuoka is the largest city in Kyushu in terms of population, and is constantly growing in size and popularity. Many people like to travel to Fukuoka to enjoy the night food stands, and Fukuoka's famous Hakata ramen. While you're there don't forget to pick up some spicy Mentaiko (cod roe) as a tasty souvenier!
Street-food lover? Of course you are! Fukuoka is home to several of Japan's open-air food tents. Each tent seats around 7-10 people, and serves foods such as chicken skewers (Yakitori), the very famous Hakata-style ramen, Fish-roe omelette (Mentaiko Tamagoyaki), alcoholic beverages, and a lot more! The Yatai makes for a great place to conversate with the shop owners and gives you a chance to chat with the locals. For a very social, casual, and delicious night out look no further than the Yatai!
*Be aware that the Yatai only open in the evenings.
Location: Scattered mainly around Tenjin and Nakasu
Kyushu National Museum
Approx. 30 minutes from NICONICO Rent a Car Fukuoka Airport Location
The Kyushu National Museum is the newest of the four national museums in Japan. This museum is famous for its beautiful architecture and spectacular entrance. Inside you will learn about the development of Japanese culture and how it was influenced by outside countries. The museum is located 5 minutes away from Dazaifu Tenmangu. Coupling these two attractions together makes for a culturally enriching day-trip.
The Kyushu National Museum: 4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka, 818-0118
A shrine built on the grave site of an ancient scholar, Sugawara Michizane. Michizane was a bright man, and his intelligence was recognized from an early age. He quickly ascended through the political ladder, until he was banished from Kyoto (The capital at the time) to Dazaifu, where he died shortly afterwards. After his death, the area was struck by several natural disasters, and this shrine was constructed to appease his vengeful spirit. Sugawara Michizane is often associated with Tenjin, the Shinto Spirit of education, thus making this shrine very popular amongst students.
Dazaifu Tenmangu: 4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu-city, Fukuoka, 818-0195, Japan