FUKUOKA (HAKATA), JAPAN — THURSDAY, APRIL 18: NOON – 11pm

Many threads of Japanese culture, old and new, converge in Fukuoka. Take a bullet train to a 17th century castle. Visit a shrine with 9th century root devoted to the contemporary need to do well on standardized tests. Nearby towns showcase local craft specialties, scenic canal systems, moss gardens and natural beauty. Fukuoka itself offers urban bustle and a Pokemon store.

EXCURSIONS / GENERAL INFO / WIKIPEDIA

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LOCAL TRAVEL WEBSITES

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MAP

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