It was about 6hrs plus going up and about 5hrs plus coming down. I didnt really prepare much on the itinerary. I booked the flight tickets, and I then looked at the train map. I didnt know where to start, nor did i know where to end. So i googled 10 Things to do in Fukuoka in TA. Lol, well, that was helpful, but that is how usually start to plan my trips after i had decided on the destination.
So, 5 days in Fukuoka, I chose to go Huis Ten Bosch(for its Naruto displays and exhibits), the Kujukushima Aquarium in Sasebo, went around the Kujuku islands and Nokonoshima Island(which was amazing and a must go!). I should jot down all the details but i wasnt really in a holiday mood, so i didnt quite remember how we went about. All i could remember was us deciding where to go there and then, and googled on the day itself on how to get to one place using the spotty wifi we received on every bus station we stopped. Getting lost, getting cold and getting hungrier were totally not the best combination.
I must say Hakata is a town. You must venture out of Hakata ward to rural areas to get the best deal out of a Japan city.
Fukuoka was overall okay. I mean if i had to choose on whether i should come back here again, i wont. Maybe just one more time and this time straight to the Takachiho gorge. Sigh. Soon, baby. Soon.