These Photos Will Make You Want to Book a Vacation in Fukuoka ASAP

Experience a side of Japan less travelled—and where everything is of course, IG-worthy.

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( The year may have just started, but it’s never too early to plan out your trips. Explore new places—you don’t have to limit yourself to the usual tourist spots. If you’ve already ticked off Tokyo and Osaka on your travel bucket list but still want to explore more of Japan, visit Fukuoka. Here’s a list of places for your itinerary:

Tocho-ji Temple or Fukuoka Giant Buddha Temple

The Fukuoka Giant Buddha Temple houses the biggest statue of a seated Buddha in Japan and is one of the oldest temples of its kind.

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Kokura Castle in Kitakyusho

Make your fairytale dreams come true at this traditional castle that’s surrounded by beautiful gardens—it’s a great spot for your cherry blossom photos!

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The Reclining Buddha of Nanzoin Temple

If the Buddha’s pose isn’t enough reason for you to visit, then maybe the fact that this is the world’s biggest bronze statue will convince you to go.

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Dazaifu Shrine

The Dazaifu Shrine has two museums: Dazaifu Tenmangu Museum, where you can find ancient treasures; and the smaller Kanko Historical Museum, which displays Japanese dioramas.

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Want to take nice photos? Check out the walled courtyard and find a spot on the bridge for a photo op before walking across to the other side of the pond. Once you’re done sightseeing, feel free to hoard good luck charms at the souvenir shops.

Former Moji Customs Building in Kitakyusyu

The three-story brick structure was built in 1912 and was previously known as a transportation and commerce center. It is surprisingly well-maintained for an old building. There’s a rest area for visitors on the ground floor and a gallery on the second. The third floor has a viewing deck for tourists.

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Yanagawa River Boat

Here’s something you shouldn’t miss when in Fukuoka: taking a cruise down the Yanagawa river on a traditional poled boat. The ride will take you under several bridges and, if you’re lucky, the guide might sing a folk song or two.

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Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park

With its brightly colored tulips and windmill, the Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park resembles a small Dutch town. The theme park also has 3D modern theaters, a haunted house, mirror maze, a Ferris wheel, and other attractions.

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Located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park is only two hours away by train from Fukuoka.

Fukuoka offers unique experiences that will make any traveler fall in love with Japanese culture. These photos show only some the IG-worthy destinations in Fukuoka and nearby areas. The people, the local culture, and don't forget the food—should give you more than enough reasons to visit. Ramen, anyone? Fukuoka is sometimes referred to as a ramen city for its wide variety of dining options.

Book a flight to Fukuoka now for as low as P5,088 through the Cebu Pacific website. Cebu Pacific flies direct from Manila, seven times a week. For updates, follow Cebu Pacific on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with CEBU PACIFIC.
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