Now Map: Your Essential Free English Guide to Fukuoka City

Welcome to Fukuoka!
Whether you’ve arrived by air, rail, or sea, the Now Map is your indispensable guide to the city. Crafted by Fukuoka Now’s seasoned team, this map is the culmination of years of local exploration, designed to showcase the best of Fukuoka to our international visitors.

Our mission is simple: to enrich your Fukuoka experience. The Now Map is more than a map; it’s a tool for discovery, tailored for English speakers by long-term, non-Japanese residents.

Now Map 2024 Spring / Summer


Spanning from Meinohama in the west to Hakozaki in the east, and from Hakata Port in the north to Minami-koen in the south, the Now Map offers a comprehensive view of the city at a glance. Plan your day with ease, visiting landmarks and local favorites such as Shofukuji and Ohori Park.


Flip the map for a detailed view of key areas like Tenjin, Kawabata, and Hakata, perfect for exploring the city’s bustling centers.

Convenience Meets Practicality
While expansive when unfolded, the Now Map tucks away into your pocket with ease. Unlike a smartphone, it’s always on, always available, and no data charges apply. Scribble notes, chart your journey, and keep it as a memento of your travels.

Published biannually in April and November, pick up your free copy from tourist spots, hotels, shopping centers, or directly from our sponsors. Can’t find one? Reach out to us via email.

By the Numbers
– Active since 2009
– 100,000 copies for 2024 Spring/Summer
– Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter editions
– Over 260 distribution points
– Advertisement opportunities:

Where to Find Now Map
Available at major info counters in airports, train stations, and cultural spots. Notably:

• Fukuoka Airport Information Counter / 福岡空港国際観光案内所 (Map)
• JR Hakata Station General Information Center / 博多駅総合案内所 (Map)
• Fukuoka City Tourist Information (Tenjin) / 福岡天神観光案内所 (Map)
• Hakata Port Internaitonal tarminal Information / 博多港国際ターミナル総合案内所 (Map)

Acknowledging Our Advertisers

Our heartfelt thanks to the sponsors who make the Now Map possible. Support them as they have supported us. Visit their English or Japanese websites via our links, and find their locations on Google Maps.

Shops & Department Stores
Bic Camera / ビックカメラ (Map)
Book Off / ブックオフ (Map)
Canal City Hakata / キャナルシティ博多 (Map)
Fukuoka Mitsukoshi / 福岡三越 (Map)
Fukutaro / 山口油屋福太郎 (Map)
GooDay / グッデイ (Map)
Hakata Hankyu / 博多阪急 (Map)
Iwataya / 岩田屋 (Map)
JR Hakata City / JR博多シティ (Map)
Mina Tenjin / ミーナ天神 (Map)
Ming / マイング (Map)
Solaria Plaza / ソラリアプラザ (Map)
Tenjin Chikagai / 天神地下街 (Map)
Youme Town / ゆめタウン博多 (Map)
Yuzusco / ゆずすこ

Food & Drink
Asahi Beer & Fukuoka Yatai (Food stall)  / アサヒビール & 福岡屋台
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka & The Market F & Bar Fizz / グランド ハイアット 福岡 & ザ マーケット エフ & バーフィズ (Map)
Ichiran / 一蘭 (Map)
Kakuuchi Fukutaro / カクウチFUKUTARO (Map)
Potama / ポーたま (Map)
Saryo Yamashima / 茶料 山科 (Map)
Sushi Kappo Tatsuki / 寿司割烹たつき (Map)
Wolfgang’s Steak House Fukuoka/ ウルフギャング・ステーキハウス福岡 (Map)

Fukuoka City Subway / 福岡市地下鉄 
Nishitetsu Bus / 西鉄バス 
Nishitetsu Trains / 西鉄電車
Cycling in Fukuoka: Know Your Rules and Rights / 福岡市の自転車マナーとルール

Boat Race Fukuoka / ボートレース福岡 (Map)
Enjoy Kyushu / エンジョイ九州
• Explore Hakata on Foot / 博多の街歩きコース(Gokusho / Hakata / Nakasu Kawabata)
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum / 福岡アジア美術館 (Map)
Hakata Old Town / 博多旧市街 (Map)