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2-6-21 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu, JP, 802-0001

  • Phone: (81) 93 512-8311
  • Fax: (81) 93 512-8312
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  • Practical Information

    »Hakata-no-mori

    Do not let the name of this place fool you; it is hardly a park in the normally understood sense of the word, and it should be retitled using the word "sports" somewhere because these are the most extensive sports facilities in the city. Besides the Avispa soccer stadium, there are tennis courts, baseball fields, a track stadium, an Olympic sized swimming pool and diving well, Japanese archery ranges, playgrounds, walking and jogging courses, a weight room and several other indoor facilities for meetings, education, and relaxation.

    2-1-2 Highashi-hirao Park
    Fukuoka City, 816-0053

    »Accion Fukuoka

    The official name of this place is the Fukuoka Prefecture Public Sports Education and Information Center. The Fukuoka government built this huge sports complex not far from the airport, intending to provide for the general public a place to practice and enjoy sports and physical fitness activities. The list of facilities available and sports this place can accommodate is too long, but be sure that it has all the obvious things: an Olympic-sized pool and diving well, studio rooms for aerobics and other activities, and numerous classrooms and lounges. The center sponsors a whole range of classes as well. Charges vary depending on which facilities you use, but are certainly not outrageous since the place is for public use. Pocket change is enough for most. Note that Accion Fukuoka is not conveniently located. From the airport, it is best to take a bus and get off at Accion Sports Mae.

    2-1-4-1F Higashi-hirao-koen
    Fukuoka,

    »Fukuoka Civic Gym

    Although this is the city's public sports center, meaning that anyone can use it, it does not mean that anyone can use it for free. There are different admission fees depending on which facilities you plan to use, but they are usually never more than a few hundred yen. The center's two main buildings can accommodate basically any indoor sport. There is a swimming pool; a court for handball, volleyball, basketball, etc; a gym for weightlifting; and several dojo for the various martial arts and Japanese sports, like Kyudo (archery). Another plus about the place is that parking is free.

    8-2 Higashi-koen
    Fukuoka,

    »Mac Support

    The name of this store basically says it all; it supports uses of Macintosh computers. Users of Macs who are having computer troubles should not hesitate to pay a visit. The service center is fast, friendly and affordable. Besides providing repair services and explanations, there are dozens of programs for sale, and of course all the computer accessories you could need. But definitely wait for sales if you have the time. They seem to be frequent, and they would be worth your wait. Note that the store is a little hard to find. It is located above a Mini-mart convenience store about 100 meters down from Canal City.

    Sumiyoshi Building 202
    Fukuoka,

    »Kokusai Hiroba

    The name of this center actually means "International Plaza." It is the information division of Fukuoka Prefecture's International Exchange Foundation. Visitors can find a wealth of practical information about the city here, as countless brochures are available for free. There is also a library with books, magazines, and newspapers in several languages. Sound booths broadcast TV channels such as CNN. The friendly staff will work hard to answer all your questions, making phone calls and researching information if necessary. There are a number of other services provided for long-term visitors and residents.

    1-1-1 Tenjin
    Fukuoka, 810-0001

    »Fukuoka

    Located on the Kyushu islands, Fukuoka, is an ideal holiday destination and attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. Surrounded by mountains on three sides and the sea on other, this city boasts of stunning beaches. Having a population of about 1,422,836 people, Fukuoka is known to be the oldest city of Japan. On your trip here, you can choose to visit one of their many interesting museums, shop for an eclectic variety from their shopping centers and dine at their restaurants serving the most discerning guests. All in all, this is a cultural and entertainment hub.

    Fukuoka
    Fukuoka,

    »Nishi Nihon Taxi

    Nishi Nihon taxi service offers a comprehensive taxi service in and around Fukuoka city. The taxi is equipped with a state of the art GPS system. The company's fleet consists of sedans, jumbo taxis and min vans. The service is prompt and efficient and the drivers drive safely and always have a friendly disposition.

    Throughout the city
    Fukuoka,

    »Fukuoka International Congress Center

    Fukuoka International Congress Center is a part of the Fukuoka Convention Center located in the heart of the city and at an easily accessible distance from the airport and train stations. It is a fully equipped center with all the modern technical furbishings and equipment required for conventions and conferences. The floors are well marked for guidance with flexible convention spaces for simultaneous multiple events. This waterside center has a pleasant ambiance, banquet facilities, car parking, escalators and driveways for buses for the convenience of the visitors. For a hassle free event, this center promises to be the best service provider.

    2-1Sekijo-machi
    Fukuoka city,

    »Canadian Consulate

    The Canadian embassy is, of course, in Tokyo, but the consulate basically provides the same services for Canadian citizens. Being a satellite of the embassy, it also tends to be far less busy. Canadians who are coming to live in the Fukuoka area should register critical information here. Any Canadians who get into any sort of trouble or who need some legal help should contact the consulate immediately. The consulate also offers advice on importing and exporting.

    4-8-28 Watanabe-dori, Chuo-ku
    Fukuoka, 810-0004

    »Tenjin Bus Center

    The station itself is kind of a novelty, as its departure lounge is located on the second floor of the Solaria shopping center, not far from Gap. There are actually several departure gates, and the bus lines are extensive. You can reach most major areas in Kyushu, and some overnight buses travel as far as Tokyo! Other buses travel to regional train stations simply because people prefer the comfort of buses to trains, even if the price is a little more expensive at times.

    2-2-1 Tenjin
    Fukuoka, 810-0001

    »Fukuoka Showa Taxi

    The Fukuoka Showa Taxi company is a good bet to tour the historic city. Hire the taxi service and you can forget your worries as they cater to all your traveling needs. Getting around in this city becomes a breeze. The drivers are polite and obliging and the service prompt and efficient.

    Throughout the city
    Fukuoka, 810-0004

    »U.S Consulate

    The American Embassy is, of course, in Tokyo, but the consulate basically provides the same services for American citizens. Being a satellite of the Embassy, it also tends to be far less busy. Americans who are coming to live in the Fukuoka area should register critical information here. And any Americans who get into any sort of trouble or who need some legal help should contact the consulate immediately. There is also some decent travel literature and other important information available.

    2-5-26 Ohori
    Fukuoka Prefecture, 810-0052
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