Cheap Flights to Fukue Airport
Fukue Airport (FUJ) is in Fukue City and only four kilometers from the larger city of Goto. Both are on the island of Fukue off the western end of southern Japan. Skyscanner can help you find your way to this land of castles and homes that once housed the Japanese nobility. The Whole Month Search comes in handy if you're looking for the cheapest airfare. Compare a whole month's worth of prices, then click on the outbound and return dates with the lowest fares to find the flights. Find your hotel in Fukue City using the informative hotel screen. It's easy.
About Fukue Airport
Getting to Fukue Airport from Canada is a bit of a challenge. All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the primary carrier, codesharing with some carriers along the way. Codesharing is where you buy a ticket on one airline but fly on at least one leg on a partner airline. In this case, codeshare airlines could include China Eastern or Oriental Airbridge. Flights are available out of Vancouver (YVR), with two stops in either direction, usually in Shanghai (PVG) and Fukuoka (FUK). The last flight segment into Fukue Airport will most likely be on a smaller prop plane. Since you fly lower and slower, you'll get a much better look at the surrounding area.
Fukue Airport is compact, with one terminal building shared by both arriving and departing passengers. You'll find an airport shop, café, ATM and a travel information desk that can help with car rentals among other items. Right outside baggage claim, you'll find taxi stands. Taxis may be metered, or opt to negotiate a rate. Payment is cash only using Japanese Yen. Don't tip; it's considered rude. Since you're already in town, it only takes a few minutes to get to your Fukue City destination.
Things to do on Fukue Island
- Fukue City is on the small side and easily explored by foot. You'll find the remains of a castle that was once home to the Feudal lord of the island before the government banned them in the late 1800s. It was torn down; just the walls and what was the foundation remain. The Goto High School now sits on the castle grounds. About a three-minute walk from the castle is Buku Yashiki Dori, the "Old Houses Street." This is where the nobility lived. Centuries-old doors and wall remnants sit side-by-side with modern housing. One very old house still stands, largely intact. It's a good place to buy a souvenir or rent a bicycle. Near the river is the Myojindo temple, built to appease the gods of the sea.
- One way to get around is to cycle around the island, provided you're in shape and confident enough to do so. Just keep in mind that the terrain is hilly, with sometimes steep roads. Another option is to hop on a tour bus at the ferry terminal. Take the morning tour, and you'll find the Dozaki Church, the Abunze lava rocks and a drive-by tour of the Old Houses Street and Onidake. The latter is a grassy hill overlooking the city, a local favorite for picnics. The afternoon bus takes you to the Osezaki Lighthouse, a photogenic spot often used in films, as well as Takahama Beach and Mizunoura Church. These tours are great for getting your bearings. You can always catch a cab or rent a car to do more extensive exploring.