A long weekend in Fukuoka Japan with 8 girls! Living in Okinawa although the dreamiest tropical island you ever did meet, is missing one thing, Fall. Mainland Japan has a glorious Fall with every shade of autumn you can imagine, it’s not to be missed, nor is Spring, hello sakura! Don’t worry I’m already planning that too! Here’s how we tackled seeing Fall leaves in Fukuoka for $212 for the whole weekend (not including food!)
Round trip peach flight from Okinawa to Fukuoka during Sale: $100 (get on their email newsletter to get sales notifications to your inbox stat)
Hotel @ Webase Hakata, 2 rooms with 4 bunks each, $100 per person for the whole weekend! Now, listen those beds were not soft or luxurious but what the hotel lacked in bed cushion it make up for with its hipster feels and wild cat statue at the front! Fukuoka is entirely manageable via the subway, we recommend grabbing at subway card-pasmo or suica, fill it up once and add as needed, which can also be used on buses as well.
day 1 friday arrive, walk to yatai food stalls
day 2 saturday-breakfast at bill’s, then meet free student guide at metro to tour fukuoka castle/ohori park, lunch at vegebal in Hakata station (we ate here twice, that good), walk to tochoji temple and Shofukuji temple, dinner at ramen stadium in canal city and watch fountain show, plus shopping.
day 3 metro to Dazaifu shrine and nanzoin temple (reclining buddha) lunch at Vegebal again, then metro back for dinner at ichiran ramen
day 4 sunday- metro to ferry ride to Uminonakamichi seaside park-ride bikes, fly home!
Check out our Japan inspired SHOP!