Please make the most of your trip to Fukuoka while being understanding of Japanese culture and customs.
1. Areas where smoking on the street and smoking while walking are prohibited
Smoking while walking or riding a bicycle is prohibited in all areas of Fukuoka city. Doing so in the Tenjin and Daimyo districts and the area around Hakata Station will subject you to a fine of up to 2,000 yen.
2. Prohibition of Littering
All types of littering, including that of empty cans, bottles, cigarettes, and chewing gum, are prohibited in all areas of Fukuoka city. Littering in designated areas such as the Tenjin district and the Momochihama district will subject you to a fine of up to 30,000 yen.
3. Using Toilets
Discard used toilet paper in the toilet, not in garbage bins.
4. Photo-taking Etiquette
At each sightseeing spot, be sure to check whether photography is allowed. Also, if you want to take a photo inside a shop or with other people in the frame, always obtain permission from the shop owners or other people before shooting the photo.
5. Cellphone Etiquette
At Japanese gardens and other quiet places, and on buses and trains, be sure to set your mobile phone to silent mode to prevent the phone’s ringtone from disturbing those around you.