Fukuoka City Essential Tour: Local Foods, Nature & Culture

Organized by Yoshi
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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 5 guests
Accessibility
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Private Experience
See the best of Fukuoka! Try authentic foods in a popular izakaya in Ropponmatsu, tour the Ohori Park, and visit the Fukuoka Art Museum in this tour exploring Fukuoka’s gourmet, nature, and culture.
Highlights
Explore Fukuoka’s cuisine, nature, and culture, in this walking city tour that includes food, drinks, and entry to the city’s Japanese garden and art museum.
Enjoy a luscious meal at an exclusive izakaya restaurant in Ropponmatsu, which usually has an hours-long wait to enter, and opt between decadent skewers, meat dumplings, wagyu beef tataki, and more.
Stroll through a traditional Japanese garden that few visitors know and enjoy the sights as your local tour guide fills you in on its fascinating history.
Visit the Fukuoka Art Museum and relish their incredibly comprehensive collection of artworks, as you learn more about Fukuoka’s cultural scene.
Stroll the beautiful and lush Ohori Park, often referred to as Fukuoka’s Central Park, one of the city’s quintessential landmarks.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Japan’s rising food destination, Fukuoka has historically been a gateway connecting Japan to the rest of Asia, and as such has evolved as an exciting melting pot of flavors, ingredients, and unique foods. Although the city’s gourmet scene has gained world fame, some of its delicious and rare foods can still be found in humble yatai food stalls and hidden eateries. Take Ropponmatsu, the city’s university neighborhood that has become a booming restaurant district. Here, you’ll start the tour by enjoying an izakaya meal at a restaurant that usually has hour-long lines to enter, where you’ll enjoy staple foods, like skewers or fried meat dumplings, or indulge in its signature wagyu beef tataki. You’ll walk off your meal by going to a traditional Japanese garden that few visitors know about and enjoying a guided visit to the Fukuoka Art Museum. The biggest museum in the city, it houses an impressive collection of masterpieces of art, ranging from ceramics to paintings and sculptures. You’ll then head to Ohori Park, often called Fukuoka’s Central Park, where you’ll wrap up the day exploring its glittering pond crossed by four bridges, three of which were registered as the city’s cultural property. As you take in the sights, flavors, and history of Fukuoka, Yoshi, your guide, who knows the city like the back of his hand, will fill you in on the impressive history and modern trends of Kyushu’s flagship city. Having lived in the US for 10 years, Yoshi draws from his experience as a bilingual concierge and his extensive knowledge of Fukuoka’s ever-changing urban landscape to create unforgettable tours showcasing the area’s best local specialties. Itinerary: -Meet your guide at Ropponmatsu Station -Enjoy a meal and drinks at one of the most popular izakaya restaurants in Ropponmatsu. -Walk for 10 minutes (if sunny) or take a taxi to a traditional Japanese Garden. -Visit the Fukuoka Art Museum -Walk along the photogenic Ohori Park, often called Fukuoka’s Central Park.
Inclusions
Entrance fee to the Fukuoka Art Museum and the Japanese Garden
Food and drinks at an izakaya restaurant in Ropponmatsu
Guide fee
Exclusions
Additional food and drinks
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet your guide at Ropponmatsu Station, about 12 min by train from Hakata Station in Fukuoka City. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Please note that the Japanese garden might become closed in case of bad weather.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Fukuoka is Japan’s up-and-coming foodie prefecture, which was put on the map by the 2014 Michelin Guide and has been consistently featured ever since. Roam food markets in Fukuoka, taste the authentic Hakata tonkotsu ramen in its birthplace, and fill up at yatai street food stalls during your trip to Fukuoka!
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Earliest available date: May 29, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals