Fukuoka is a prefecture of Japan on the South side of Kyushu Island. The capital is the city of Fukuoka. It is the ninth most populated prefecture in Japan.
It faces the sea on three sides, bordering Saga prefecture, Oita prefecture, and Kumamoto prefecture and facing Yamaguchi Prefecture across the Kanmon Straits.
Dazaifu Tenman-gu, dedicated to the god of education, is Fukuoka's well known shrines. Spread across 3,000 acres, it's also one of the city's largest, and is particularly popular with students wanting to pass exams. Students from all over Japan visit this shrine all year round.
Fukuoka offers a variety of great food markets you may want to visit. One of the most popular is the Yanagibashi Market, known as "Hakata's Kitchen" for its many fresh produce stalls and stands.
18% of the area are designated as Natural parks, Quasi-national parks and Prefectural Natural Parks.
Diving wise, there are many city diving shops taking you out to the local dive sites around the area.