Fukuoka is the 6th largest Japanese city. It is on the southern island of Kyushu, more than 1,000 km away from Tokyo.
The two kanji of the city (福岡) literally mean “Hill of Fortune”. Fittingly, it is often ranked as one of the world’s most pleasant cities to live in.
Climate is very hot and humid in summer but mild in winter.
The economy of Fukuoka mainly relies on services. Due to its location (being relatively near the continent), it has become a hub for transportation and logistics.
The Shinkansen (bullet train) goes to Fukuoka. The Fukuoka airport is considered the fourth busiest airport of Japan, connecting to many Asian destinations. Ferries also take passengers to South Korea. In the city, people use the subway.
There is one national university in Fukuoka – Kyushu University – and many colleges and private universities.
For information about Fukuoka City, please click on the city’s official site: