Fukuoka is located on Kyushu Island's northern coast. This is Fukuoka Prefecture's capital and the island's largest city (with a population of over 2,5 million), followed by Kitakyushu. The city is part of Fukuoka–Kitakyushu industrial zone, and is Japan's 5th largest. The city was designated by government ordinance on April 1, 1972. Greater Fukuoka, with around 2.5 million, is part of heavily industrialized Fukuoka–Kitakyushu zone and Northern Kyushu. The designated city area of Fukuoka is 340.03 km2 (131.29 ml2).
As of 2015, the city of Fukuoka is the 5th largest in Japan, having passed Kobe's population. As of July 2011, it passed Kyoto's population. Since the establishment of Kyoto in 794, it is the first time that a city west of Kinki region has more population than Kyoto. In ancient times Chikushi region, the area close to Fukuoka, was thought by some historians to have been even more influential than Yamato region.
Fukuoka hosts over two million foreign visitors per year, with the majority coming from China and South Korea. From the early 2010s Hakata (the central ward of the city) became the beneficiary of growth in cruise ship tourism, especially with visitors from China. After redevelopment of Hakata Port international passenger terminal, the number of cruise ship calls exceeds 400 per year. Nearly 10,000 international students attend universities in/near Fukuoka prefecture annually. Nearly 200 international conferences per year are held in Fukuoka.
Sky Dream Fukuoka, situated in the western ward of Fukuoka City, was one of the largest Ferris wheels in the world at a height of 120 m. Fukuoka Castle is situated adjacent to Ohori Park in Maizuru Park and features the remaining stone ramparts and walls left after a devastating fire during upheaval of Meiji Restoration. It has been preserved together with some reconstructed concrete towers constructed during 1950s-1960s, when there was a trend to rebuild damaged castles as attractions for tourists. Ōhori Park is the location of one of the major art galleries in Fukuoka City. A newly opened Kyushu National Museum is found in nearby Dazaifu.
The Fukuoka cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Fukuoka, Japan.
If you lose the Fukuoka location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Fukuoka cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Fukuoka, Japan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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4 October, 2016
5 October, 2016
18 October, 2016