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fukuoka 5 days

by elyse11 Online Now Nov 30, 2011 at 9:34 PM

I am thinking of going to fukuoka for 5 days in january. wondering how much spending money i should bring, and what the best things to do are
i definitely want to visit a hot spring or spa at some point.
any adive/info would be great!
thanks!

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    Re: fukuoka 5 days

    by salisbury3933 Online Now Nov 30, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    There's plenty to do in Kyushu, and getting a Kyushu railpass might be a good idea.
    In my view there isn't really enough in Fukuoka to sustain 5 days, so getting about is a good idea. For ideas of what to do check out my Fukuoka and Kitakyushu pages. For a hot spring area, why not try out Beppu which is 2 hours from Fukuoka by express train.

    Assuming that you aren't living in Korea, catching the Beetle fast ferry across to Busan in Korea might could also be of interest.

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    Re: fukuoka 5 days

    by dru46 Online Now Nov 30, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    If you are wondering about costs, look at my page here for a general average, depending on how you travel.

    "Budget in Japan" - Japan Favorite Tip by dru46

    I'd suggest a trip to Beppu for the hot springs and a possible day trip to Nagasaki. Saga is also good, so I've been told. I think Fugu is the best person to get advice on Kyushu though. She knows quite a bit. :)

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    by SfumatoPants Online Now Dec 1, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    I'm in Fukuoka just after New Years for a few days yasumi.

    Obviously, I've been researching things to do:

    Unfortunately Fukuoka isn't renowned for hot springs, but one I did find that get's high acclaim for the region is Nakagawa Seiryu.

    Free bus from Hakata & Ohashi stations

    http://www.nakagawaseiryu.jp/

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