4 spots easily access from Fukuoka airport.

When you visit Japan, most of you may use Haneda, Narita or Kansai airports, which are the three biggest international airports in Japan. But of course, we also have other 84 airports from local and small to semi-bigger ones.

This time I'll pick out Fukuoka airport among them. It is like the entrance for Kyushu, and also the number of Fukuoka airport users is tied for fourth in Japan. It's after the three biggest international airports.

In addition, Fukuoka airport is located within 5km of the center of Fukuoka city. Very accessible, isn't it? There is a bullet train through Fukuoka city so you can get a easy access to the inside of Kyushu and even Chugoku area.

I'll show you four spots you can visit easily from Fukuoka airport.

1. Dazaifu Tenmangu (Fukuoka prefecture)

When it comes to Fukuoka, you mustn't miss it. Dazaifu Tenmangu is a shrine. Tenmangu is the shrine for Tenjinsama. That's the god that helps students. So many students often come here to pray before entrance exams. By the way, here Tenjinsama is Sugawarano Michizane, who was a real person that lived during the ninth century. Some statues in Dazaifu Tenmangu are related to him.

2. Beppu Kaihin sand beach (Oita prefecture)

Oita prefecture has many hot springs and then is called "hot spring prefecture." Beppu onsen and Yufuin onsen are the most famous hot springs in Oita, I suppose. But here, at Beppu Kaihin sand beach, you can enjoy a unsual hot spring. That is, sand bath! You lie down on the sand beach and then the staff cover your body with sand except for your face. It takes only 10 minutes to get your body warm. It's also nice feeling the cold wind with your face.

3. Shimonoseki city (Yamaguchi prefecture)

Yamaguchi prefecture is wide east to west. It's actually pretty easy to go to western part of the prefecture from Fukuoka prefecture. Shimonoseki city is in the western part and very famous for its fishing industry. There is a big fish market too. You can get fresh fishes and eat them on the grass nearby. Moreover, there is a bridge over Kyushu and main island of Japan there too. It's lit up at night, and it's so beautiful.

4. The international hot air balloon fiesta (Saga prefecture)

Actually this is not a spots but an event held in Saga prefecture. There is the international hot air balloon fiesta during the period between late October and early November every year. You can go the event site from Fukuoka prefecture too. It's only around 1 hour and 30 minutes by car. During the event, every hotel becomes full. Of course you can go there from Saga airport as well, but you might as well enjoy beautiful scenery and nice restaurant between Fukuoka and Saga prefectures.













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    Well done Haruyo San! Once again you produce a beautiful and informative piece, thank you. I can see that you are getting better at this :)


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