In Fukuoka, the relaxed port city in the lively heart of Kyushu , the third largest island in Japan, great food and even better company are very important. The city is the fastest growing in Japan and throughout its history has benefited from its proximity to the Asian mainland.
Fukuoka is easily accessible from both Tokyo and Osaka directly via a shinkansen or by plane. At the same time, it is well connected to South Korea by sea and air, and is just a short flight from Taiwan and Shanghai.
From Tokyo, it is 1 hour and 45 minutes from Haneda Airport to Fukuoka Airport. The train ride from Tokyo Station to Hakata Station on the JR Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen Line takes just under 5 hours.
The flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Fukuoka Airport takes 1 hour and 15 minutes. It takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes to travel by Shinkansen from Shin-Osaka to Hakata Station.
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