Fuk what? Yes, I know what you are thinking, but yes, Fukouka! An hour plane ride from Seoul and you too can visit this beautiful Japanese city that steeping with culture and life. The home of the largest wooden Buddha and a fantastic sleeping Buddha, this city can offer you both modern shopping experiences to unforgettable cultural experiences. With a modern observation tower, the Yahoo! sports dome (popular for viewing the favorite Softbank Hawks), and multiple high end shopping areas, the city is rounded with its rich cultural heritage. With an easy-to-use subway system that connects the city, tourists can see the city easily in three or four days. A city nestled between beautiful mountains, on the ocean, and lined with a beautiful section of canals, a visitor can easily walk the city. Walking along the canal visitors will find modern shopping facilities a short jaunt away from gorgeous temples. If it is your pleasure there are a series of water tours available as well. Tourist books are aplenty in Fukouka, but none mention my favorite site of all cultural experiences, the sleeping Buddha. Built in 1995, The Shaka Nehan statue, which is familiarly known as "Nebotoke-san" (sleeping Buddha), is 11 meters tall and 41 meters long, and weighs about 300 tons. It is said to be one of the largest bronze Shaka Nehan statues in the world. A short 30-minute train ride out of the city will take you to a quiet city nestled in the hills of Tenjin. A 15-minute walk from the train station and you can easily find this fantastic temple. It is easy to leave Fukouka feeling refreshed and ready to boast to friends about a fantastic quick getaway in Fukouka, Japan.
1035 Kasuya-gun, Sasaguri-cho, Sasaguri-shi Kidonanzoinmae station on the Fukuhoku line, 20 minutes from Hakata station; ¥500 to go inside the Buddha; http://www.nanzoin.com/
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