Fukuoka Shore Excursion

Tour Fukuoka and the surrounding town of Dazaifu for the day and discover the culture, history, local foods, try traditional crafts and enjoy shopping in a mall with distinctive features. This is a great tour for visitors to Japan arriving on cruise ships but also for anyone in search of a exploring the city and surrounding area with a local guide.

8 hours


  • Visit Dazaifu, famous for its Tenmangu Shrine
  • Try your hand at local crafts and create your own traditional souvenir
  • Enjoy shopping at Canal City Hakata, a large mall that's like a city within a city


Join our guided Fukuoka shore excursion and explore the largest city on Japanese island of Kyushu and its surroundings. After a stop at bustling market near Fukuoka Port, head to the quaint town of Dazaifu, famous for its Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. Dazaifu Town, situated some 15 km (9.3 mi) southeast of Fukuoka. Dazaifu used to be the administrative center of Kyushu for 5 centuries. Visit the Tenmangu Shrine, and stroll in the town, sampling some of the local delicacies. Head to Fukuoka City afterward, visit famous Tochoji Temple. Afterwards, have the opportunity to get creative and paint your own Hakata doll. Hakata is another name for Fukuoka. Hakata dolls are traditional ornamental dolls that have allegedly been around since the beginning of the 17th century. Wrap up your day at Canal City Hakata shopping center and do some more serious shopping. 


Tour itinerary
*Departure times may vary. 

09:00 Leave Hakata Port
09:15 Arrive at Nagahama Fish Market, explore local flavors - the fresh seafood 
10:00 Leave Nagahama Fish Market for Dazaifu 
10:40 Arrive at Dazaifu, tour famous Dazaifu Shrine, the town itself and have lunch 
12:40 Leave Dazaifu for Fukuoka
13:15 Visit Tochoji Temple in downtown Fukuoka, interesting grounds with Buddhas, mills, and more
14:15 Hakata Doll painting experience
15:30 Arrive at Canal City shopping mall
16:30 Leave Canal City head to Hakata Port
17:00 Tour ends at Hakata Port

Important information

Included in price

  • English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation (private cab, Toyota Alphard, Hi-Ace van - depending on the number of passengers)
  • Admission fees

Not included

  • Local lunch
  • Any personal expenses incurred

When you make your inquiry, kindly let us know whether you need to go through the immigration process at your port of entry in Japan as that would affect the itinerary of the shore excursion. 

Know before you book

  • Cancellation
    7 days prior: free of charge
    6-2 days prior: 40% of tour price
    1 day prior: 50 % of tour price
    On the day, no-show: 100 % of tour price

Starting point

Chuo Warf Hakata Port
24-25 Okihamamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0031, Japan

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Organised by Japan Travel KK

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