Fukuoka Transportation

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    Kyushu Pass

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 23, 2013

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    From Hakata Station it is possible to purchase a Kyushu rail pass either for Northern Kyushu or for the whole of Kyushu. We always purchase the 3 day Northern Kyushu pass for 7000 yen and have used it to go to Kumamoto, Beppu, through Aso, Nagasaki and Kitakyushu.The 5 day pass for Norhern Kyushu is 9000 yen. 3 day pass fo all Kyushu is 14.000 yen and the 5 day, all Kyushu is 17000 yen.

    Unlike the Japan rail pass there is no need to purchase a voucher before coming to Japan. Just buy the pass when you arrive. You will need your passport with you when you purchase it.

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    Fukuoka Metro

    by IreneMcKay Written Oct 29, 2011

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    The metro in Fukuoka is very user friendly, comfortable and clean. Just press the English option on the ticket machine. The chart will show you the price of a journey. You can pay using coins or 1000 yen notes. The machines give change. A day pass is 600 yen, 500 at a weekend.

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    Arriving at Fukuoka Airport

    by IreneMcKay Updated May 14, 2011

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    When you arrive at Fukuoka International Airport your best way of getting into town is to take the subway. In order to do this you must board the free shuttle bus at stance number 1 and travel to the domestic terminal. You can board the subway and travel very quickly into Fukuoka from there.

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    Shinkansen

    by SallyM Updated Apr 29, 2011

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    Hakata station is served by the fast Shinkansen bullet train service. It's just over 15 minutes from Kokura and under 2 1/2 hours from Kyoto by the Hikari Super Express Shinkansen service.

    These trains are excellent - comfortable and punctual. You can either make a seat reservation, or sit in one of the carriages with unreserved seating (shown on the indicator board). There is a frequent refreshment trolley service, and you can purchase food, such as bento boxes at the station to take with you for longer journeys.

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    Fukuoka City Subway

    by SallyM Written Apr 29, 2011

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    The Fukuoka city subway is really easy to get around. The station maps and indicator boards are in both English and Japanese, and the ticket machines also have an 'English' button. You can get a day pass for 600 yen (weekdays) or 500 yen (weekends), which is worth it if you plan on making more than 2 journeys.

    If you are arriving by air, there is a subway station at the airport.

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    JR TRAINS

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Fukuoka City is the last stop on the JR Shinkansen Line. Within Kyushu you can travel only between Kokura (Kitakyushu City) and Hakata (Fukuoka City) on the Shinkansen. It is fast but costs 7,000 yen return!). There are really good Limited Express Trains and local trains running from Hakata which is the main station in Fukuoka.

    In Kyushu you should pay 500 Yen for a 'Nice Going Card' which gives you a 40% discount on return train tickets all over Kyushu (on Limited Express Trains) on the weekends and Fridays. There are regular trains running all over Kyushu.

    JR Kyushu also market a Kyushu Rail Pass which can only be bought overseas. The cost is 15,000 Yen for a 5 day pass and 20,000 Yen for a 7 day pass. It is only valid for local and limited express trains in Kyushu and not JR buses or the Shinkansen that runs from Fukuoka.

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    English speaking guide bus tour in Fukuoka

    by gogonicetrip Updated May 15, 2010

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    You can travel around fascinating tourit spots in Fukuoka city accompanied by an English speaking guide by the use of Fukuoka city loop bus Green route.

    The tour takes you to the following tourist attractions.

    - Hakata shrine and temple areas
    Hakata Machiya Folk Museum, Kushida Shrine, and Tochoji Temple.

    -Momochi area
    Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka Tower and Marizon, Momochi Seaside Park

    -Fukuoka Castle Ruins
    Yagura Turret, Honmaru Ruins and Ohori koen park

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    Beatle, Jet Ferry to Korea

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 10, 2007

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    Beatle is a jet ferry from Hakata Port in Fukuoka to Busan in Korea.

    - Journey time : 2hours and 55minutes
    - A one way fare : 13000 yen an adult

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    Ferry to Shikanoshima

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 10, 2007

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    The ferry to Shikanoshima operates from Hakata Port via Saitozaki.

    - Journey time : 33 minutes
    - A one way fare : 650 yen an adult

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    Ferries from Hakata Port

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 10, 2007

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    Hakata Port is located in the heart of Fukuoka near JR Hakata Station.

    The ferries operate from Hakata Port

    1)Domestic ferries bound for
    - Shikanoshima in Fukuoka-city
    - Saitozaki in Fukuoka-city
    - Iki in Nagasaki-ken
    - Tsushima in Nagasaki-ken
    - Niigata-ken
    - Hokkaido

    2)International ferry bound for Busan by Beatle

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    Tenjin Bus Center

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 10, 2007

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    Tenjin bus center, is a bus terminal located on the 3rd floor of Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station Building.

    This is the base station for highway buses operated for the following destinations.
    - Main destination in Kyushu region
    - Shikoku region
    - Chugoku region
    - Tokyo
    - Nagoya
    - Kyoto
    - Osaka

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    Fukuoka City Subway

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 10, 2007

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    Fukuoka City Subway, is operated in Fukuoka city.

    The subway consists of the following lines;
    -Kuko Line, between Meinohama and Fukuoka Airport
    -Hakozaki Line, between Nakasu-Kawabata and Kaizuka
    -Nanakuma Line, between Hashimoto and Tenjin-minami

    You can travel to almost all main sights in Fukuoka by Fukuoka City Subway.

    ONE DAY PASS is an economical ticket that is only 600Yen for unlimited use of the subway for one day.

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    One-day Subway Pass Ticket

    by WaRPer Written Oct 25, 2006

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    The best and cheapest way travelling around Fukuoka....
    This 600 Yen pass allows you unlimited rides on the Subway, which I think, very affordable. Look for a vending machine with the sign "One-day Pass" or for some stations which they don't have one, just ask someone at the control / ticket booth.

    Well...the bus maybe another option, but I don't really recommend it. First, A bus ticket costs at least 100-160 Yen for short rides and up to 420 Yen++ for longer ones. Though the bus system covers most part of the city (that means less walk comparing with Subway), but the thing is all the information on the bus routes are in Japanese!! and there's almost no way to figure out yourself where the bus's heading to. Also you have to carry lots and lots of coins travelling by bus, since you have to pay the EXACT amount of the ticket price, no changes are available on board.

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    taxi vs. subway

    by steven1117 Updated Aug 28, 2006

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    Download a city map, or check online for subway routes. Get a map from your hotel or at the subway itself. Service in English at the kiosks is very spotty at best, so check your route carefully first. It can get very expensive taking taxis, with the meter starting at a few dollars before the driver even moves. Having said that, the cabs are first-rate, as are the drivers, white-gloved service and all. But the subway is clean, efficient, and reasonably priced, as are the buses (which shut off at red lights, very evironmentally-friendly). Transpo is zone based, prepare your fare, get your tickets accordingly. Have someone at your hotel explain it to you and point you in the right direction, and consider getting a hotel near the subway, if you're going to be doing any degree of sightseeing. A fifteen minute taxi ride can cost around 20 USD equivalent, if memory serves me correctly.

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    Getting to Korea from Busan

    by salisbury3933 Written Jan 14, 2006

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    There are a number of different services to Busan from Fukuoka. We used the fast ferry beetle.

    We managed to get a cheap package deal through HIS in Fukuoka which got us ferry tickets and accommodation for 20000 yen per person.

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