About the club
Our club was established in September 1989. We have had 30 inbound and 17 outbound exchanges so far. We have about 85 members (70 singles, 15 families) and welcome Ambassadors from all over the world.
About the region
Fukuoka prefecture has 4,957,000 people (as of Oct.1,1996; 3.9% of the national population), making it the 9th largest in Japan. FukuokaCity and KitakyushuCity each have over one million people. The prefecture has an area of 4,834.65 square kilometers (1.3 % of the national land area). The prefecture faces the sea on three sides, located in the north end of Kyushu island. We serve as a key prefecture in Western Japan in a number of fields such as economy, academies, information and culture, supported by a sophisticated transportation network. Utilizing its unique characteristics, the prefecture is now aiming to become a key prefecture for exchange in Asia by actively enhancing international exchange and mutual cooperation, and by continuing to upgrade its functions.
About the Journey
We, the so-called ‘Kyushu islanders’, are very warmhearted people. We are sure you will have memorable exchange, understanding Japan through contact with our various cultures and foods here in Fukuoka. Cultural sites include the Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine, dedicated to the well-known ‘god of learning’; notable ceramics named ‘Arita’ and ‘Imari’; Mt. Aso – the vast caldera is the largest in the world; the famous Japanese castle Kumamoto-jo; Nagasaki, where the second atomic bomb in the world was exploded; and the popular hot spring Beppu. It is easy to get together with the FF Kumamoto, FF Nagasaki, and FF Oita clubs. We are arranging some experiences of Japanese cultures such as Sado (tea ceremony), Shodo (calligraphy), Kimono (native dress), and Origami (paper folding art). We are also planning a one-day bus tour with an accompanying charge.