Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Itinerary and Expenses


Travel Date:
May 11-16, 2017 (5 days, 5 nights)

Accommodation: Where to stay in Fukuoka?
Hakata Gofukumachi Hostel Takataniya
9-5 Nakagofukumachi, Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan 812-0035
博多 呉服町 ホステル 高谷家
博多区中呉服町 9-5, 博多, 福岡, 日本 812-0035
Hotel Review


Food: Where to eat in Fukuoka?
Flavors of Kyushu - Food Review

Itinerary: Places to go, Things to see, What to do in Fukuoka?
Thursday
Arrival to Fukuoka Airport, go to Bus Stop #1, for free shuttle to subway station.

Friday
Based on the weather it will raining hard through out the day.
Karatsu Castle (under construction on May 12, 2017)
Old Karatsu Bank
Shopping at Hakata Underground

Saturday
Wisteria Tunnel in Kawachi Fuji-en
Mojiko Retro

Sunday
Yanagawa (you can opt for Dazaifu)
Kurume Ishibashi Cultural Center
English Mass at Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory (Daimyomachi Church)

Monday
Yufuin, Oita
Shopping at Hakata
Shopping at Canal Mall

Tuesday
Temples and Shrines in Gion-Hakata
Nakasu-Kawabata Market
Tenjin Undeground Market


Travel Expenses

Solo Spring Travel from Manila to Fukuoka in 5 days
Date/Category
Item
Yen
Php
Thursday
Food
Yayoi Teishoku Restaurant - Chicken Rice with Miso Soup
650.00
312.00
Transportation
Top-up to card
3,000.00
1,440.00
Food
Water (330ml, 108y) * 2
211.00
101.28
Food
Bread (130y)
130.00
62.40

Thursday - Sub-total Expense
3,991.00
1,915.68
Friday
Transportation
Express Bus to Karatsu
1,030.00
494.40
Attraction
Elevator going to Karatsu Castle
200.00
96.00
Omiyage
tape with Japan logos
300.00
144.00
Food
Brunch @ Karatsu Station - Pork Ramen
550.00
264.00
Omiyage
Food (chili flakes, green tea, seaweed flakes, tea bags)
759.00
364.32
Extra
Uniqlo (4)
6,455.00
3,098.40
Food
Rice Triagle
120.00
57.60
Extra
Anello Bag
4,860.00
2,332.80

Friday - Sub-total Expense
14,274.00
6,851.52
Saturday
Food
Chocolate biscuit
96.80
46.46
Attraction
Entrance to Wisteria
500.00
240.00
Food
Mojiko Retro Beer Co. (fish, chips, fries, beer)
1,587.00
761.76
Transportation
Top-up
2,000.00
960.00
Food
Rice Triangle
110.00
52.80

Saturday - Sub-total Expense
4,293.80
2,061.02
Sunday
Food
Meiji Fran Biscuits
120.00
57.60
Omiyage
Short Curtain (for table runner/placemat)
162.00
77.76
Omiyage
Mini slicer
108.00
51.84
Food
Kurume (shrimp udon)
450.00
216.00
Food
Rose Tea (at the Rose Festival)
330.00
158.40
Food
FUK white mocha coffee
540.00
259.20
Food
Hanamidori crunchy chicken
982.00
471.36
Omiyage
Don Quijote - UCC Coffee (8)
213.00
102.24
Food
Rice Triangle
110.00
52.80
Transportation
Top-up
2,000.00
960.00

Sunday - Sub-total Expense
5,015.00
2,407.20
Monday
Transportation
JR ticket with seat reservation
4,560.00
2,188.80
Food
cake and ginger ale
500.00
240.00
Food
Milch cheesecake
120.00
57.60
Food
Lingon Olive and Cheese Cookies
129.00
61.92
Food
A La Mode Goemon - Cheese Tart
260.00
124.80
Food
Green Iced Tea
150.00
72.00
Food
Blueberry Dango
150.00
72.00
Omiyage
Postcard (2)
200.00
96.00
Extra
AzoKitCity - Anello Bag
3,780.00
1,814.40
Food
Rice Triangle
220.00
105.60

Monday  - Sub-total Expense
10,069.00
4,833.12
Tuesday
Food
Rice Triangle (2)
218.00
104.64
Extra
SD memory card
538.00
258.24
Food
Yoshinoya - Beef rice toppings
480.00
230.40
Attraction
Hakata Machiya Folk Museum - Exhibition Hall
200.00
96.00
Food
Udon Soba with Fish Cakes
650.00
312.00
Food
Snacks (water, chocolates, chips)
571.00
274.08

Tuesday - Sub-total Expense
2,657.00
1,275.36
Per Category
Extra
15,633.00
7,503.84
Transportation
12,590.00
6,043.20
Food
9,434.80
4,528.70
Omiyage
1,742.00
836.16
Attraction
900.00
432.00
Grand Total (including Extra items)
40,299.80
19,343.90
Grand Total (excluding Extra items)
24,666.80
11,840.06
Grand Total (excluding Extra items with accommodation & airfare)

23,962.06

Omiyage


Be careful!
In April 14 2016, there was the Kumamoto Earthquake (it was 112km away or 1 hr JR subway) from Fukuoka.  It was a month before my flight to .  This time, May 3 2017, volcanic erupion in Sakurajima (southern part of Kyushu, 301 km or 55 mins flight away from Fukuoka) happened.  It was 8 days before my flight to Fukuoka.