- About FiSSC
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3F ACROS Fukuoka 1-1-1 Tenjin,
Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka,
Fukuoka International Student
(inside Kokusai Hiroba)
Opening hours 10:00-19:00
Open every day except between Dec 29 - Jan 3
Fukuoka is the heart of Kyushu, located in the south-west of the Japanese Archipelago. Today, some 5 million people live in the 4,977 km2 of land that makes up the prefecture. With over 9,000 students from 100 countries and regions, Fukuoka is extremely popular with international students, only behind Tokyo and Osaka in terms of international student numbers. Fukuoka Prefecture is also experiencing an ongoing rise in young people who come for the latest trends and excitement. Furthermore, as Kyushu's top economic hub, it is home to major businesses and institutions and is renowned as a thriving center of automobile, semi-conductor and videogame content production.
From trendy, fast fashion that's reasonably priced to the world's top designer brands, Tenjin in the heart of Fukuoka is the ideal place to enjoy shopping. The area's department stores and fashion outlets are connected by an underground mall, a fashion street popular with people of all ages. Meanwhile, the Daimyo-Yakuin district is bustling with activity throughout the year with boutiques and interior shops, as well as unique cafes and restaurants.
Fukuoka's food is renowned for being delicious, and is the reason many people come to visit. Fresh sea food and farm produce that is affordable and safe is a hallmark of Fukuoka. Whether it is local specialties like motsunabe and pork ramen or cuisine and sweets from Asia and beyond, people can savor the variety of choices on offer. Fukuoka's food stalls, where workers and tourists come together to eat and drink at night, are a spectacle famous right across Japan.
Fukuoka is a very popular place to live in Japan, and is loved for a number of reasons. It is surrounded by the sea and mountains, and the food is delicious while the cost of living is low. Compared to other major cities, living in Fukuoka is not expensive, meaning you can enjoy eating out and going shopping. Also, finding part time work is easy, with many international students getting work through the Fukuoka International Student Support Center. International students can also gain valuable social experience here to help them find work. Outstanding public transportation means commuting to university or going shopping is made easy. Travelling by bus or subway is safe and convenient with announcements and signage in English, Chinese and Hangul.
Pleasantly warm, Fukuoka is a city of four seasons. Throughout the year, the area has an average rainfall of 1768.5mm and an average temperature of 17 degrees, creating one of Japan's milder climates. You can spend summer comfortably in a t-shirt, and while you need a coat in winter, it doesn't snow heavily. With streets bursting with stores, you can find all the clothes you need at reasonable prices in Fukuoka.
What are the lives of international students in Fukuoka really like? We asked international students currently living in Fukuoka for the real story. Firsthand advice before you see it for yourself!
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