Fukuoka Nature and Cultural Sightseeing Tour

This tour will allow the customer to see many more unique sights located all over Fukuoka and neighboring Prefectures as well. Essentially you will be able to get to many more locations within a longer time frame and provide you and your party the opportunity to experience Fukuoka as a local. This tour is absolutely for customers interested in seeing more unique sites with scenic beauty unparalleled in these parts of the world.

per adult from

$1,542

NZD

Duration

8 to 10 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch - A sit down bowl of noodles at the Ichiran Ramen Factory.
    • Alcoholic Beverages - We can sample various alcoholic beverages at the Suginoya Brewery.
    • Bottled water
    • WiFi on board
    • Snacks - We will have a sit down picnic at one of the scene locations on the tour.
    • Entry/Admission - Karatsu Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Ichiran
    • Entry/Admission - Suginoya Brewery
    • Entry/Admission - Fukuoka Tower
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Karatsu Castle, 8-1 Higashijonai, Karatsu 847-0016 Saga Prefecture

    Karatsu Castle is situated on a small hill above Karatsu Bay in Saga prefecture in Kyushu and has panoramic 360 views that are unparraled. Karatsu Castle's construction began in 1602 using materials from nearby Nagoya Castle which was a base for Toyotomi Hideyoshi's invasions of Korea. A magnificent first attraction of cultural and historical significance.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Kagamiyama Observatory, Kagamiyama, Karatsu 847-0022 Saga Prefecture

    Anytime of the day is recommended but the highlights are obviously sunrise or sunset in order to maximize on the unique and special views. The Observation Deck gives unparalleled 270 degree Panoramic views of the Karatsu Bay far below with the magnificent and largely untouched 5km long Black Pine Forest which is one of the longest and most pristine in all of Japan.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Sakurai Futamigaura, Sakurai Shimamachi, Itoshima 819-1304 Fukuoka Prefecture

    Couples Rock is connected by a large Shimenawa (rope) which is 30 metres in length and weighs 1 tonne. The male rock is 11.8 metres high and the female rock is 11.2 metres in height. Shimenawa is a thick, twisted, straw rope that in ancient times, was believed to have the power to ward off evil sprits or was used to cordon off sacred area as a talisman and as a result many objects connected with Shinto Shrines are decorated with these types of ropes.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Sakurai Futamigaura, Sakurai Shimamachi, Itoshima 819-1304 Fukuoka Prefecture

    Sakurai park is dedicated to peace, tranquility and harmony. These are absolutely some of the emotions that will be felt during the time here whilst enjoying the awe inspiring view that are available to behold. This location isn`t well know by the traveling public so I should imagine there isn`t too much in the way of tourists in the area. A great place to meditate and or just enjoy the scenic beauty.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ichiran, 256-10 Shimamatsuguma, Itoshima, Fukuoka 819-1306, Japan

    Everyone loves Ramen! It is the lifeblood of the populace of Fukuoka and most of Japan to tell you the truth. Ichiran Ramen is originally from Fukuoka and has been exported all over the world.

    At first they have a viewing window where you can see the manufacturing process of the noodle component of the product. Ichiran`s soup recipe and process is a very heavily guarded secret so this portion of the process is not on the agenda unfortunately. Next, you can walk at your own speed through the Museum part of the Building which shows the history of the company, various aspects about the product and quite a few instructional and interactive exhibits which is very popular with the younger customers.

    Finally, the main part of the tour is the tasting and ordering of you favorite Ramen. I am sure that even an average ramen fan won`t be disappointed with the taste as there are many choices of Ramen open to the public thru a vending machine which starts the ordering process. The staff members are all friendly and are extremely polite to their international customers. and more than willing to flash you a smile and a wave at the end of the stay on their premises.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Suginoya Brewery, 1442 Motooka, Nishi-Ku, Fukuoka 819-0385 Fukuoka Prefecture

    Every now and then you come upon a special place that instantly makes a strong and lasting impression on you. Suginoya Sake Brewery is just one of these places and as a resultt we make this location a regular attraction on our tours. Each member of the tour will be given a voucher to choose beer, Japanese rice wine, various liqueurs or a non alcoholic drink and of course you are welcome to buy more samples out of your own pocket.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Imazu Genkoborui Bulwark, Imazu, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0165 Fukuoka Prefecture

    Starting in the 13th century, the tribes of Mongolia succeeded in creating the largest empire in human history, which stretched from the Sea of Japan to Europe. In 1271, Kublai Khan renamed his empire the Yuan, and he sent an expeditionary force to invade Japan in 1274. Unfortunately for him, the invasion was unsuccessful. After this, the Kamakura Shogunate ordered its retainers in Kyushu to build a stone barricade in case of another Mongolian invasion.

    Most of the stones that were used in the Mongolian Invasion were transported to be used for the construction of the Fukuoka Castle and these stones can still be seen today at the remains of Fukuoka Castle.

    This is an amazing part of Japanese history in the fact that were able to keeping the rampaging Mongolians at bay (many say the 1281 Typhoon was a divine hand by the Japanese god`s to protect their lands) has resulted in the Japan we see and love today. If these efforts had been in vain, Japan would be a much different country today and one that maybe doesn`t speak Japanese?

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Fukuoka Tower, 2-3-26 Momochihama, Sawara-Ku, Fukuoka 814-0001 Fukuoka Prefecture

    The Fukuoka Tower is not a one dimensional destination in any sense of the word. Literally, there is something here for everyone. Of course the main reason that people come is for the view and the experience of seeing nearly every part of Fukuoka City and its outlying areas. Not only can you see the Fukuoka Dome and Hilton Seahawk Hotel up come and personal but other areas are also easy to be spotted including the Airport, Hakata Station, the nearby Marinoa City Outlet Mall and its massive Ferris Wheel. In total, more than a dozen easily recognized landmarks can be spotted in an extremely short period of time, including your Cruise Ship located only 5kms away at Hakata Port.

    Duration: 40 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Fukuoka Cruise Terminal, 24 Okihamamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0031, Japan
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 3/13/2020 - 11/4/2021
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Shannon Lefebvre

Activity ID: V-218600P7

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