Hiking Course of Fukuoka

Fukuoka is not a big city like Tokyo, but it is a good size. There are aspects of both big city life and country outdoor living – it is close to mountains and sea!

Aburayama Hiking Course

In May, the beauty of nature and the blossoming trees are a real attraction. I took the Aburayama Hiking Course on a free weekend. It was a beautiful day. The course is 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre. It’s 6 to 7 km and takes about 3 hours to complete. It’s doesn’t seem like a long distance but there are many uphill and downhill slopes that can take it out of you. I did the course with my dog and by the end it wasn’t my dog who was out of breath and needing a break. It was me!
The track is kept very clean and the air is very refreshing. It makes a nice change from the air we breathe in big cities.
There is a wonderful view of Fukuoka from the top of Aburayama. There are also many different trees with vibrant colours during the summer and fall.
Would you like to go on a hike during your stay in Fukuoka? You’re sure to get a good amount of exercise. Don’t forget to take a packed lunch!