Explore Fukuoka for less with the FUKUOKA TOURIST CITY PASS!2019.01.19
The FUKUOKA TOURIST CITY PASS is a special discounted one-day pass available exclusively to foreign visitors which gives you unlimited rides on five different modes of transport: Nishitetsu and Showa bus lines, the Fukuoka City Subway, and both JR and Nishitetsu train lines and ferries.
This is a great way to get access to all the local tourist attractions for one low rate!
What’s more – many of the main tourist attractions around the city offer special discounts and exclusive services for pass holders!
There are two different FUKUOKA TOURIST CITY PASS types available: one including only transportation within the city of Fukuoka, and one which includes travel on the Nishitetsu train to Dazaifu (Fukuoka-TenjinàDazaifu).
１．Fukuoka City: Adult ¥1,500, Child ¥750
２．Fukuoka City plus Dazaifu: Adult ¥1,820, Child ¥910
A valid passport is required to purchase the pass.
Purchasing the FUKUOKA TOURIST CITY PASS
To purchase the FUKUOKA TOURIST CITY PASS, first head over to the Fukuoka City Tourist Information Center (Hakata Station General Information Center) located in Hakata Station.
*Tickets are available in English, Korean, and simplified and traditional Chinese.
*Please see below for a list of all available points of sale.
Scratch off the day you plan to use the pass.
Fukuoka City Tourist Information (Hakata Station General Information Center)
- Hakata Area
JR Hakata Station is known as the gateway to Fukuoka City.Fukuoka City Tourist Information (Hakata Station General Information Center) is located in the middle of Hakata Station concourse, and provides various kinds of information on sightseeing, accommodation and transportation in Fukuoka and othe…
Using the FUKUOKA TOURIST CITY PASS – Sample Route
Our sample route will start with the Marine World Uminonakamichi aquarium. To get there, take the JR Kagoshima Main Line from Hakata Station and get off at Kashii Station. Change lines to the JR Kashii Line and get off at Uminonakamichi Station and walk about 5 minutes.
To use your pass on Fukuoka city subways or trains, simply show your FUKUOKA TOURIST CITY PASS to station staff and they will allow you to pass through the ticket gate.
Marine World Uminonakamichi is Kyushu’s best-known aquarium, with its beautiful white seashell-shaped exterior and variety of seasonal events held throughout the year.
With marine life species from all over Kyushu, including Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima prefectures, this aquarium aims to recreate the “Seas of Kyushu”.
Boasting the largest number of sharks raised in a single tank in all of Japan as well as a variety of attractions such as a restaurant where you can enjoy a meal while watching dolphins swim about and a powerful dolphin and sea lion show, this popular aquarium has something for everyone from children to adults of all ages.
Show your FUKUOKA TOURIST CITY PASS at the ticket counter to get ¥200 off the cost of admission. (¥2100→¥1900)
※The service content has changed since December 1, 2019. (Admission 20% off)
March through November: Opens 9:30a.m.
December through February: Opens 10a.m.
- East Area
This beautiful, chalky, shell-shaped aquarium is home to twenty thousand marine creatures from 450 species. You can take a close look at the divers feeding more than 20 kinds of fishes including 150 sharks in one of the world’s largest fish tanks. The all-weather marine theater facing Hakata Bay ho…
After your visit to Marine World Uminonakamichi, hop back on the JR to head back to Hakata Station. You can enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants to choose from both within Hakata Station itself or in the surrounding area.
After lunch, we will be going to Fukuoka Tower, so head over to the Hakata Bus Terminal located next to Hakata Station. Take the Nishitetsu Bus number 306 or 312 from platform 6 and get off at Fukuoka Tower [TNC Broadcasting Building].
To use the FUKUOKA TOURIST CITY PASS on city buses, simply show the driver your pass when getting off the bus.
Standing 234 meters tall, Fukuoka Tower is Japan’s tallest seaside tower and is both a popular tourist attraction and date spot.
Its 5th floor observation deck stands 123 meters above ground and offers a spectacular panoramic view of Fukuoka.
Fukuoka Tower is also recognized as the “lovers’ sanctuary”. Its 116-meter tall 3rd floor observation deck has a “love lock fence” where you can lock a heart-shaped padlock onto the “love lock fence” in a vow of eternal love to your sweetheart.
There are also several souvenir shops, convenience stores and restaurants available on the first floor of the tower where you can pick up some famous Hakata treats such as sweets or mentaiko.
Chosen as one of the country’s top 100 night skylines, Fukuoka Tower is lit up in a variety of different color schemes with the changing seasons, so it is also worth visiting at night. Whether you go up the tower or just check it out from below, it offers spectacular scenery you can enjoy either way.
*Don’t forget to show your FUKUOKA TOURIST CITY PASS at the ticket counter to get a discount on your admission! (¥800→¥640)
- Momochi , Sawara Area
This tower of 234 meters above sea level is the tallest beach tower in Japan. This symbolic building of Fukuoka's western subcenter, covered by as many as 8000 half-mirrors and boasting a sharp appearance with its triangular structure, is known by the name of Mirror Sail. The panoramic view of Fuku…
If you have some spare time, why not visit Momochihama Seaside Park, a large man-made beach which stretches out along the seashore behind Fukuoka Tower?
This park is a popular spot to go play beach volleyball or to simply enjoy the water or the sandy beaches.
Located in the center of the park’s sandy beaches are the Marizon, a chic restaurant which also makes the ideal location for weddings, as well as a number of marine sports shops for a truly resort-like atmosphere. Take in the view of the water as you feel the gentle breeze on your skin as you stroll along the beach. You can also do some shopping or stop to relax at a café.
- Momochi , Sawara Area
This is a waterfront facility of Momochi Seaside Park. Located within just one minute walk from Fukuoka Tower and featuring various facilities lined up along the beach, it is a popular spot for dating and various leisure activities. You can see many people enjoying marine sports here and at the…
Next up is the island of Kyushu’s largest outlet mall, Marinoa City Fukuoka. To get to Marinoa City, take the Nishitetsu bus 303 which departs from Fukuoka Tower South Entrance on weekends and holidays or from Museum South Entrance (about a 7-minute walk from Fukuoka Tower) on weekdays.
Marinoa City Fukuoka is home to both outlet shops and large-scale specialty shops and its waterfront location gives it a great spacious, open feel.
With over 170 different shops offering fashion, home furnishings, accessories, miscellaneous goods and more, this is no doubt a great place to do some shopping. In addition, there are a variety of attractions available and shows are often held within the facilities.
There are also waterfront restaurants as well as a large Ferris wheel, giving it a truly resort-like feel where in addition to shopping you can enjoy a fun-filled day of entertainment.
There is so much to do at Marinoa City, such as taking a ride on the Ferris wheel or relaxing with a cup of coffee overlooking the water. You may find that you can spend a good amount of time there.
Marinoa City FUKUOKA
- West, Itoshima Area
Marinoa City Fukuoka is the largest outlet mall in Kyushu. It has a massive ferris wheel and mega stores, and also houses 169 attractive stores which are opened in Japan or Kyushu for the first time. A nice view from the Ferris wheel named "Sky Wheel" is just splendid. It is also filled with a casu…
Last up on our sample route is a neighborhood on the west side of the city, Nishijin, where we will visit the neighborhood’s main commercial hub, the Nishijin Shopping District. Take the Showa bus from Marinoa City Fukuoka and get off at Meinohama Station.
Take the subway from Meinohama Station to Nishijin Station.
The Nishijin Shopping District is a long street that extends for some 1.5km in length, housing some 280 different shops. It is famous for its streets lined with mobile carts selling all kinds of foodstuffs from fresh, homemade pickles to seasonal seafood and vegetables.
These mobile carts set up shop from 1:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. The Nishijin Shopping District is made up of seven smaller districts which can be broken down as follows: the Nishijin Central Shopping District, Katsutakasuijin Shopping Street, Hatoya Shindo Shopping Street, Hatoya Shopping Street, Nishijin Street, B-dish, and Nakanishi Shopping District.
Located in the Nishijin neighborhood, home to a number of high schools and universities and therefore frequented by students, this shopping district is simply bubbling with the coming and going of young people and locals alike, for a completely different experience than you will get at a large-scale shopping mall.
Taking a break in your stroll through the old-fashioned streets of the Nishijin Shopping District to have a bite to eat at one of the many dining establishments which line the local shopping district is yet another way to discover Fukuoka.
Wheeled Cart Stalls of Nishijin
- Momochi , Sawara Area
In the Nishijin shopping mall of Swara-ku, many stalls form a row in the center of the street. They are nicknamed "wheeled cart troop". The members of itinerant merchant association of Nishijin carry in their carts and sell fresh vegetables, sea foods and flowers. They are all fresh and reasonably …
After having dinner in the Nishijin Shopping District, hop back on the subway to return to our starting point, Hakata Station.
There are many other tourist attractions to visit in the city of Fukuoka. Be sure to take full advantage of the great savings the FUKUOKA TOURIST CITY PASS has to offer and explore even more of the city. Make the most of your time in Fukuoka and save with the FUKUOKA TOURIST CITY PASS!
We also recommend taking advantage of the special two-day subway pass exclusively for foreign visitors.
＜Points of sale where FUKUOKA TOURIST PASS is available for purchase＞
・Nishitetsu Tenjin Expressway Bus Terminal
・Hakata Bus Terminal
・Fukuoka Airport International Terminal 1st floor JTB Counter
・Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal 1st floor Intercity Bus Ticket Counter
・Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station
・Hakata Port International Terminal General Information Center
・Hakata Station General Information Center
・Fukuoka City Tourist Information Center (Tenjin)
・Fukuoka Subway Tenjin Station Customer Service Center
・Fukuoka Subway Hakata Station Customer Service Center