Useful Information  
Public transportation in Fukuoka
Fukuoka is served by two major train lines (JR and Nishitetsu), three subway lines and a bus network. Hakata Station (JR or subway) is the main station with direct connections to other cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto by Shinkansen (Bullet Trains) and cities in Kyushu by JR. Tenjin Station is located in the central entertainment and shopping area. It is convenient for visiting Dazaifu area to take a train of Nishitetsu line from Tenjin Station.
The subway provides easy access to many sights in the city and direct access through Tenjin Station, Hakata Station and Fukuoka Airport.
Local buses are frequently operated from/to Hakata or Tenjin Station. Express buses connected to other cities within or outside Kyushu are available from both Hakata and Tenjin Bus terminals.
Tenjin area Hakata Station Shinkansen Sakura
Special tickets
Fukuoka Tourist City Pass is for exclusive use by foreign tourists and valid on one day for all trains and buses in Fukuoka, including the subway, JR and Nishitetsu. It also provides discounted or free admission to some tourist sights. This pass can purchased at the information desks of Fukuoka Airport or Hakata Station or ticket offices of subway stations and bus terminals.

1-Day Subway Pass can be used unlimitedly for Fukuoka's subway lines on the day when it is purchased. The ticket costs 640 JPY for an adult and 320 JPY for a child. This pass is sold through vending machines at all subway stations.

Fukuoka has developed a unique and interesting food culture that has been influenced by Korean or Chinese cuisine. Some Fukuoka dish, such as Hakata Ramen (noodle) and “motsunabe” (beef or pork offal cooked together with vegetables), has been becoming popular across the country and among tourists from overseas.
You will find food stalls ”Yatai” on the street around the city, especially Nakasu area when night is falling. You may enjoy Fukuoka dish and others at Yatai. There are also countless nice restaurants in Tenjin, Nakasu areas and near Hakata Station.
Restaurant Guide, GURUNAVI
Hakata Ramen Motsunabe Yatai
Fukuoka can be a shopping destination in Kyushu as it is the biggest city in Kyushu and has various shops. There are many department stores and shopping malls around Hakata and Tenjin stations. You can also enjoy shopping underground passageways of Tenjin, or in “Shotengai” (Shopping streets) in Nakasu or other areas.
Hakata DEITOS Underground passageways of Tenjin Kawabata Shotengai
Shops and banks
Food stores are usually open between 9:00 a.m. and 22:00 (10:00 p.m.). Some shops and corner shops (convenience stores) are open for 24 hours. Convenience stores can be found everywhere around the city. Post offices and banks are open from 9:00 a.m. to 17:00 (5:00 p.m.). Many ATM machines are available from 17:00 to 19:00 (7:00 p.m.) or later, even for 24 hours at convenience stores. Please note that some ATMs do not accept foreign cards. ATMs in the airport, post offices and seven-eleven are most likely to accept them.
The Japanese currency is YEN (JPY). Major convertible foreign currencies may be changed into JPY at the airport, post offices, banks, hotels and private currency-exchange offices. The current exchange rate can be found here. Although many shops can accept credit cards such as Visa, Master and JCB cards, you will want to have some cash for small shops and restaurants.
Fukuoka is located in the north coast of Kyushu. The climate in this area is generally warm. However it is quite hot and humid in summers and maximum temperature is over 30℃ in August, the hottest month. In the beginning of September, it may be still hot during the day.

The standard voltage in Japan is 100 Volt, which is different from many other countries. The frequency of electric current is 60 Hz in Fukuoka (Western Japan). Japanese electrical plugs have two flat parallel pins.

Typical plug
Direct connections are available with almost all countries. Prefix to Japan +81
Emergency phone number
•119 – Emergency (Hospital service, fire, rescue)
•110 – Police
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