If you are looking for the fastest way to get to many major cities in East Asia, Fukuoka is your best choice.
The Fukuoka economic zone is Japan's fourth largest city after Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya with a hinterland population of over 10 million.
From the Fukuoka Airport, you can reach Hakata Station, a major station in Fukuoka, in only five minutes by underground. From Hakata Station, you can take a bullet train to arrive at Kagoshima, the south end of the Kyushu Island, in about one hour and at Osaka in about two hours and a half. Fukuoka, a hub of transport both domestically and internationally, is also the largest city on the Sea of Japan coast.
Fukuoka City is an urban centre and a compact city that has an airport, port, convention facilities and urban district within a 2.5 kilometre radius. The city is valued for close access to work and a high quality of life (QOL). Food prices are the lowest and the price of daily necessities excluding rent is the second lowest among 21 major cities in the country, making the city more attractive regarding its low cost of business and living.