Fukuoka Airport is located a short distance from western Fukuoka prefecture or the urban area of Fukuoka. It has very easy access from the urban area and this airport is known as one of the world’s most convenient airports. It is very convenient to travel outside the city by rental car because Fukuoka Airport is located near Fukuoka highway IC.
[Dazaifu Tenman-gu (shrine)] is Approximately 15 minutes drive from Dazaifu IC. This shrine is also called the head shrine of Tenjin-sama (deified spirit of Sugawara Michizane). Through the year, this shrine is crowded with worshipers praying for success in school entrance exam or success in study etc. In early spring, the plum trees planted in the precinct start to bloom and entertain the tourists. [Umegaya mochi (plum tree rice cake)] which is associated with the plum, is the specialty as a souvenir. Chikushino city is next to Tenman-gu and is an Onsen town including Futsukaichi Onsen where you can enjoy a day trip bathing or stay overnight.
Hakata is the center of Fukuoka. It is nationally famous as a gourmet town. It is popular among tourists eating Hakata Ramen. It is recommended to choose Ramen shops you want to go to in advance, and then tour Hakata Ramen shops.