Fukuoka Trip Part 1: Go to Fukuoka with All Nippon Airways (ANA)

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I traveled to Fukuoka, in mid December. While Fukuoka has an image of gourmet town, it has also tourist spots more than I expected. In this article, I will write about flight to Fukuoka with All Nippon Airways (ANA) as part of Day 1. This was my first time to take a domestic fight that had personal monitors.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Fukuoka with ANA [This article]
* Day 1: Ohori Park and Nakasu
* Day 1: Canal City Hakata (Illumination)
* Day 2: Marinoa City Fukuoka
* Day 2: Fukuoka City Museum and Momochi Seaside Park
* Day 2: Fukuoka Tower (Illumination)
* Day 3: Marine World Uminonakamichi
* Day 3: JR Hakata Station
* Day 3: JR Hakata Station (Illumination)
* Day 4: Dazaifu Tenmangu
* Day 4: Kyushu National Museum
* Day 4: Tenjin (Illumination)
* Day 5: Fukuoka Airport

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[Main Part]

It has been a while since I posted the previous article about my Korea Seoul trip, and I will start a new series. I visited Fukuoka in mid December.

I have been to Fukuoka a few times on business, but this is my first visit to Fukuoka for leisure. Winter illumination has taken place at several venues and I will watch them. In addition, Fukuoka is famous for its delicious food and I am looking forward to it as well.

Haneda Airport

I started the trip at Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal. As it was just before the Christmas, a decorated Christmas tree was placed.Haneda Airport1

The airport was not so crowded, as it was before the winter break season.Haneda Airport2

As a premium member of All Nippon Airways (ANA), I used “ANA PREMIUM CHECK-IN”, which included exclusive lanes for security check.Haneda Airport ANA PREMIUM CHECK-IN

I bought a light meal for breakfast after passing the security check.""

I had some time before my flight, so I stopped by “ANA LOUNGE”.Haneda Airport ANA Lounge

Meals were not provided in the ANA LOUNGE of the domestic terminal, but instead it was allowed to bring food from outside, so I will have the lunchbox I had bought earlier.""

There was also “Star Wars ANA Kids Lounge” in the ANA Lounge.Haneda Airport ANA Lounge Star Wars

Go to Fukuoka with ANA Flight 241

Now I will move to the boarding gate. My flight is “ANA Flight 241”, which will depart from Handa Airport at 7:20 a.m.Haneda Airport ANA

I got on board and there was “Star Wars Jet” adjacent to my aircraft.Haneda Airport ANA Star Wars Jet

My aircraft (B777-200) was equipped with personal monitors and a safety video with Kabuki actors was aired just like the Shanghai trip in May (see the related article).ANA Kabuki

As far as I remember, this is my first time to take an ANA’s domestic fight that has personal monitors. I heard ANA has introduced such aircrafts since November 2019.

The aircraft took on time.ANA Window view1

Fortunately, I was able to see Mt. Fuji.ANA Window view Mt. Fuji

Fukuoka Airport was located near the urban area, so I was able to catch a sight of the city clearer.ANA Window view2

As you can see, it was a dynamic view.ANA Window view3

The plane landed at Fukuoka Airport. There was a Japan Airlines’ aircraft nearby.ANA Fukuoka Airport

Fukuoka Airport

I passed the boarding bridge and took airplane photos over the window.""

JAL Fukuoka Airport

As I had enough time, I will go around the airport.""

To begin with, I went to the observation deck on the 4th floor.""

Unfortunately, fences got in the way when I took photos.""

A plane of Singapore airlines, which was my favorite airlines, took off.""

While I mainly use a wide-angle lens, I brought a telephoto lens time time.Fukuoka Airport Observation deck

Then, I moved to the restaurant area on the 3rd floor. I visited “Hakata Motsunabe Ooyama” for an early lunch.Hakata Motsunabe Ooyama1

In the restaurant.Hakata Motsunabe Ooyama2

I ordered “Motsunabe”.Hakata Motsunabe Ooyama3

“Motsunabe” is a Japanese hot pot which is made from beef or pork tripe or other offal. Fukuoka is famous for “Motsunabe” as its local dish.Hakata Motsunabe Ooyama4

Move to Hakata Station

Now I will move to Hakata station where I will be staying during this trip.

As Fukuoka Airport was located near the urban area, it takes only two stops from Fukuoka Airport to Hakata station by subway.""

I arrived at Hakata station.""

I will stay at “ANA Crowne Plaza Fukuoka” for this trip.ANA Crowne Plaza Fukuoka1

The reason why I chose “ANA Crowne Plaza Fukuoka” was mainly it was near Hakata station, which I thought was convenient for sightseeing.

As it wwas before the check-in time, I left some of my luggage and started the sightseeing.ANA Crowne Plaza Fukuoka2


That’s it for the article about flight to Fukuoka with All Nippon Airways (ANA) as part of Day 1.

While I had never took flights that had personal monitors so far, I heard both All Nippon Airways (ANA)  and Japan Airlines (JAL) have introduced aircrafts with personal monitors recently. It takes 2-3 hours at most in domestic flights, so basically it’s OK to take ones without personal monitors, but I realized it’s better if aircrafts have personal monitors even in domestic flights 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Ohori Park and Nakasu as part of Day 1.


1 Fukuoka Airport
2 Hakata Station
3 ANA Crowne Plaza Fukuoka

[Related Link]
Fukuoka City Gide “YOKA NAVI”
Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau
Haneda Airport
ANA (All Nippon Airways)
Fukuoka Airport
Hakata Motsunabe Ooyama
ANA Crowne Plaza Fukuoka

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