Fukuoka - Two Cities in One
Fukuoka, on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu, is said to be Japan's oldest city. And separated from South Korea and China by only a narrow strait of water, it is the closest to the Asian mainland of any Japanese city. Ancient texts indicate that the area around Fukuoka was one of Japan's earliest inhabited regions, probably settled by people from ancient Korea or nearby China. Because of its proximity to mainland Asia (it is closer to Seoul than to Tokyo), Fukuoka has been an important harbour city for hundreds of years: it was even the Mongols' landing point during their invasion of Japan in the 12th century. Today's Fukuoka is a fusion of new and old and also a fusion of two cities: the port city of Hakata and the castle town of Fukuoka were united into one city called Fukuoka more than 100 years ago. The city is strewn with historical sites and modern marvels, all waiting to be encountered by visitors on Fukuoka travel packages.
Enchanting and charismatic with its modern conveniences and its long and storied past, the city offers much for travellers on cheap holidays to Fukuoka. By arranging your cheap flights to Fukuoka and accommodation in Fukuoka, Direct Flights brings you to this ancient city and all it has to see and do. Fukuoka, a major travel hub and the largest city in Kyushu, overlooks the beautiful clear blue waters of Hakata Bay. The city's marvellous views, lush mountains, sunny beaches, ancient religious shrines, exotic seafood cuisine, nightclubs, shopping opportunities and colourful festivals make Fukuoka almost irresistible to those seeking holiday destinations. Discount travel to Fukuoka is easy to book online through Direct Flights.
Momochi is Fukuoka's modern waterfront area and the home of the Fukuoka Tower, a skyscraper with observation decks that provide splendid views of the city from hundreds of feet up. Sky Dream is a giant Ferris wheel that rules Fukuoka harbour; it is the tallest in Asia and probably the entire world. The view of the city and harbour at night from the wheel provides travellers with a unique and cherished memory.
Fukuoka is the cultural centre of Kyushu. Shofukuji Temple, built in 1195, is Japan's oldest Zen temple and a place where visitors on cheap holidays to Fukuoka can step back in time. Ohori Park in central Fukuoka features a pleasant, peaceful walking trail around its large pond and a Japanese garden. Not far from the park are the ruins of Fukuoka Castle. The castle and the cherry trees that surround it create a beautiful sight, especially in cherry blossom season. And Fukuoka's Art Museum, the Asian Art Museum and the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum all await visitors. But Fukuoka isn't just culture – it also features a sizzling nightlife with bars, pubs and nightclubs full of energy and entertainment. The city's wide variety of restaurants range from elegant and expensive to very affordable, and they offer international foods as well as Japanese cuisine. And the shops in Fukuoka carry everything from traditional Japanese antiques and goods to the latest range of fashions, accessories and consumer products. Canal City Hakata is a large shopping and entertainment area that calls itself a "city within the city." It offers numerous shops, restaurants, accommodation in Fukuoka and a canal which runs through the complex. In short, Fukuoka has something for everyone: a rich wealth of natural beauty, traditional Japanese culture, wonderful shopping and a vibrant nightlife.
The city's nearby airport handles domestic flights to Fukuoka from Japanese cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, and international flights to Fukuoka from a variety of countries around the world. Whether you're booking cheap holidays to Fukuoka from Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand or somewhere else, Direct Flights can arrange your discount travel to Fukuoka.