Fukuoka City is one of the "World' s Top 25 Most Livable Cities"
Fukuoka City, where our campus is located, is chosen by English global magazine, MONOCLE every year as one of the Quality of Life -World’s Top 25 Most Livable Cities and ranked as 12th place for the second year in a row since 2012.
The magazine commented, “Fukuoka in Kyushu, has been getting attention as a compact city. There are a lot of trees and people enjoy the relaxing city. This is the best place for a company which wants to expand into Asia because the distance from Fukuoka to Tokyo and Shanghai and Seoul is almost the same. The Air of Fukuoka is clean and there are mountains and the sea. Food and art culture are popular among people and there is a top-class high technology research laboratory.
- Tenjin Area
- Kyushu's center for fashion trends, Tenjin is filled with department stores and fashion filled buildings. It has well developed transportation network such as buses, subway and train and attracts many visitors from all over Kyushu on the weekends.
- Hakata Area
- Hakata Area is home to Kyushu's largest train station, Hakata Station, offices and hotels. Take a little walk down to back alleys, you will find many shrines and temples and feel the history and culture of Hakata.
- Seaside Momochi
- Besides Fukuoka YAHUOKU！DOME, the home stadium of the professional baseball team Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, a museum, library, university and other cultural facilities are located along the beautiful beach side area.
- Hakata Gion Yamakasa
- It is a traditional festival in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, with a history of more than 700 years, and has been designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
- Kyushu National Museum
- Built in Dazaifu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, this is the fourth national museum in Japan, following Tokyo, Nara and Kyoto.
- Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
- This shrine is known as the most important Shinto shrine amongst 12,000 shrines across Japan. It enshrines Sugawara Michizane as the God of academic achievement, single-minded devotion, and good luck to ward off evil spirits. It attracts approximately 7 million worshippers a year.
Access from AILA
【From Asia International Language Academy】
Tenjin Area 5 min Walk
Hakata Area Walking + 15 min by Subway
Seaside Momochi 20 min by Bus
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine 26 min by Train from Tenjin