Certified by Fukuoka: Reveal 100 Decades History of the International Port City

Since Hakata had been the place to import different cultures from foreign countries for more than a thousand years, it had been the place to adopt the latest culture to Japan. Let’s discover the history of this international port city with your otomo guide!

There used to be times that people struggled to import stuff and knowledge from China while not having decent boats and technology and there used to be times that Japan tried to catch up with foreign countries with the technology imported from China.

There are many things imported from foreign countries that are now essential to Japanese daily life.

Don’t forget to book your tour to discover the history of the international city!
* Duration: 5 to 6 hours
* Starts: 福岡市, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Since Hakata had been the place to import different cultures from foreign countries for more than a thousand years, it had been the place to adopt the latest culture to Japan. Let’s discover the history of this international port city with your otomo guide!

There used to be times that people struggled to import stuff and knowledge from China while not having decent boats and technology and there used to be times that Japan tried to catch up with foreign countries with the technology imported from China.

There are many things imported from foreign countries that are now essential to Japanese daily life.

Don’t forget to book your tour to discover the history of the international city!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Korokanatotenjikan, 1 Jyonai, Chuo, Fukuoka 810-0043 Fukuoka Prefecture

Let’s start your tour with a remain older than 1,300 years. This place used to be the reception hall to welcome ambassadors from foreign countries. The excavated traded goods show the history of the international port city: Fukuoka.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ohori Park, 1-2 Ohorikoen, Chuo, Fukuoka 810-0051 Fukuoka Prefecture

This is a park using the moat of a castle of 400 years ago. You can guess how big the castle was from the size of the park!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ohorikoen Japanese Garden, 1-7 Ohorikoen, Chuo, Fukuoka 810-0051 Fukuoka Prefecture

Let’s take a break at a café while observing the beautiful park! It is a famous café that you can find in every city but this one is a “green store” which has a design that has the environment taken into account.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fukuoka Castle Ruins Visitor Center, 1-4 Jonai, Chuo, Fukuoka 810-0043 Fukuoka Prefecture

You will move on to the center of Fukuoka castle. You will learn how the castle was like from an old map and a reconstructed model! You will be surprised how powerful the government was by the large area governed by the lord of Fukuoka castle. Let’s find your hotel on the old map!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fukuoka Castle Remains, Jonai, Chuo, Fukuoka 810-0043 Fukuoka Prefecture

There used to be huge controversy over how Japan should deal with foreign countries 150 years ago. Fukuoka used to be an international city so the controversy had a huge impact on this place. The lord of the castle must have struggled while looking at the city from the castle.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, 6-10 Reisemmachi, Hakata, Fukuoka 812-0039 Fukuoka Prefecture

Hakata-ori, the traditional handcraft of Hakata has its origin in China. This technique was imported from China 800 years ago and adopted in a Japanese way. You can watch how experienced craftsmen make Hakata dolls!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hakata Sennen no Mon, 1-29, Hakataekimae, Hakata, Fukuoka Fukuoka Prefecture

Walk through this beautiful gate and let”s start your tour to discover the culture imported from foreign cultures! Not only the gate itself but also the stone paving you see after walking through the gate that is beautiful!!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Shofuku-ji Temple, 6-1 Gokushomachi, Hakata, Fukuoka 812-0037 Fukuoka Prefecture

A temple where “sencha”: green tea is originated from. Green tea is essential to modern Japanese life but it is a foreign culture brought into Japan! The peaceful premises itself is also beautiful!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 光安青霞園茶舗本店(みつやすせいかえん), 8-1 Nakagofukumachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0035, Japan

A traditional tea shop with a history of longer than 300 years. Let’s have a cup of green tea and look back the spots and information you learned on the tour!

Duration: 30 minutes