About Fukuoka

Fukuoka City is located on the island of Kyushu, the southwestern most of Japan’s four major islands. With a population of about 1.5 million, it is a city built on commerce and has developed as the cultural and commercial center of the island.

  1. Perfectly situated in the center of East Asia making it simple to take a short direct flight to Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tokyo and many more.

  2. Known as “The Gateway to Kyushu, Open to Asia”.

  3. Ranked 7th Best City in the World for its “Quality of Life” according to the London based Monocle magazine in 2016. This makes Fukuoka the 2nd best city in Japan, behind Tokyo.

  4. Fastest growing city in Japan and has the highest ratio of young residents. In addition, it has the highest population growth rate.

  5. Second only to Kyoto, Fukuoka has a plethora of higher education options that attract students from around the world.

  6. Food prices are affordable and the cost of living is 30% cheaper than Tokyo or Osaka.

  7. 10-minute travel time between the downtown area and the airport.

  8. Metropolitan city with abundant nature, rich traditions and a long history.

  9. Should the need arise, the average time between ambulance arrival and hospital admission is 26 minutes and 33 seconds which is No.1 among major cities.

  10. The water here is safe to drink and the rate of water leakage is just 2.6%, which is lower than other major cities in the world.

  11. Does not need to perform rolling blackouts so you never have to worry about losing power.

  12. Fukuoka’s local government works with budding entrepreneurs through the Fukuoka Startup Café making it a great place to build your own company.

Living Cost in Fukuoka

Expenses such as renting an apartment or eating out are cheaper than that of Tokyo or Osaka. This makes Fukuoka a popular choice to for students and salaried workers to live. For International students who are comfortable riding bicycles, this means you can save a lot of money.

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