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Sitting proudly on the shores of Hakata Bay, Fukuoka is a city ablaze with the neon glare of the 21st century. At the same time the city is in touch with its rich cultural heritage and its beautiful, natural surroundings.


Population 1,483,052
Currency Japanese Yen, 1 ¥ = 100 sen
Opening hours Business hours are generally from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 12.30 pm. Banks are open weekdays between 9 am and 3 pm. The bigger department stores and the malls have extended opening hours.
Newspapers Fukuoka Globe (ENG)
Nishinippon (JPN)
Kyushu Yomiuri (JPN)
Mainichi (JPN national)
Emergency numbers Emergency, Fire Brigade: 119
Police: 110
Tourist information Fukuoka Tourist Information Centre
1-10-1 Tenjin, Fukuoka City
Open: Mon-Fri 9 am-5.45 pm
+81 92 725 9100