Fukuoka & Hakata
Fukuoka is a lively and unique city in SW Japan. Hakata is the liveliest and largest downtown area. This is a top destination for shopping, sightseeing, or delicious street food vendors. The city of Dazaifu is a popular destination for those who want to experience history firsthand at places like Mizuki Ruins, Dazaifu Tenmangu, and Dazaifu Ruins, a nationally-registered Special Historical Site. Recently Fukuoka is being dubbed as the "silicon valley" of Japan for promoting and support startups.