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Fukuoka Airport
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FUK is Located in an Urban Area Accessible to the Center City within Minutes

Countries and Regions Japan
Addresses / Locations Fukuoka
Types Commerce
Airport Operator Minister of land, infrastructure and transportation
 
Asahikawa Airport

Fukuoka Airport (FUK), was first built by the Imperial Japanese Air Force during World War II in 1945 and since then used as an urban airport. Fukuoka airport has a subway line that leads directly out of the terminal and can get people to downtown Hakata and Tenjin within 10 minutes. FUK is the third busiest airport in Japan accommodating 40,000 travelers and more than 300 flights daily. However, during the high travel season and due to Fukuoka having a single run-way (L 2,600m/ W 60m) congestion is an issue that becomes worse with every high travel season. Under aviation law, Fukuoka airport was designated as an IATA Level 3 due to the extreme congestion. FUK has three domestic terminals currently under renovations due to be completed in 2019 and one international terminal.


 
 

Tourist Attractions, Local Products, and Meals
 
Tourist Attractions Yanagibashi Rengo Market Place

Yanagibashi Rengo Market Place or Hakata’s kitchen as it is commonly known as sits at the foot of Yanagibashi Bridge on the Nakagawa River and has been a long-standing staple to residents and gourmets of Fukuoka since the Taisho period (1912-1926). Yanagibashi Rengo Market Place humble beginnings started with fishermen selling fresh fish and produce. Today the lively marketplace supplies not only fish and meat but a variety of fresh goods such as vegetables, tea, bread, and many more. Yanagibashi Rengo Market Place also houses many places to eat for hungry shoppers.


 
Local Products Spicy Pollock Roe or Karashimentaiko

Karashimentaiko was first introduced to Japan from Korea in the 1940s around the Meiji era. Also known as the spicy pollock roe, this savory ingredient attracts many food connoisseurs from around the world. Japan has now made it as one of its staple ingredients in today’s cuisines. There are also many new product lines such as Karashimentaiko in tubes, less spicy variations, snacks, topping flakes, preserves and more.


 
Meals Maruten Udon Noodles  

If you are not a native of Fukuoka you probably never heard of Maruten Udon Noodles which is a specialty dish served only in Fukuoka. In traditional tempura udon noodles, seafood and vegetables are deep fried and placed over udon noodles with soup, Maruten, the seafood and vegetables are pasted and deep fried in a patty served in the soup with udon noodles. The soup that is used in Maruten udon noodles is mainly made from sardines and other fish such as flying fish with locally made soy sauce which gives Maruten its sweet taste.


 

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