Sixth Japan-Korea Joint Meeting on Medical Physics 11th Asia Oceania Congress of Medical Physics


All about Fukuoka

Fukuoka City lies on the northern coast of Kyushu, the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan. The population of the city is approximately 1.4 million people, making it the 8th largest city in Japan.
Being the closest major city in Japan to the Korean Peninsula and China, Fukuoka has from ancient times been a gateway for economic and cultural exchanges with its Asian neighbors. On the basis of these historical and geographical links, the city is working hard on many levels to strengthen its relationships with the rest of Asia, towards the goal of becoming a "focal point for the exchange of Asia" .



Fukuoka enjoys a moderate climate similar to the southeastern coast of the United States or central and southern Europe. The best times to visit Fukuoka are in the spring and fall.


Fukuoka-a compact city in rich in nature

Fukuoka is a compact city, offering excellent accessibility to and from its downtown about 10 minutes from the airport by subway and 20 minutes to major sightseeing spots. In addition to its urban attractions, the city has many nature-rich resort destinations such as the islands of Shikanoshima and Nokonoshima, and Uminonakamichi. Fresh seefood and yatai food stalls, representing Fukuoka’s unique food culture, are also something to be enjoyed. Fukuoka located close to the Korea Peninsula and the Chinese Continent, and having a long history as a point for international exchange, is a vibrant gateway to Kyushu with many regular air and sea routes. Access to the city will further improve when the Kyushu Shinkansen line fully opens in spring 2011. (Access to the city further improved when the Kyushu Shinkansen line fully opened in spring 2011.)