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Multipurpose Hall (4F in Building "Alpha"), Fukuoka Instiute of Technology

(Campus Map of FIT)

 

 

Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT) traces its origin back to 1954, when Fukuoka Wireless Telegraphy School was established on the outskirts of Fukuoka. Finally, it was renamed the present Fukuoka Institute of Technology in 1973. It has grown to become one of largest institutes in Kyushu with a graduate school, a junior college and a senior high school. It has had a mission to foster good citizens who can serve the high information society as engineers and researchers. Also, it always aims to meet new needs and challenges as an institute of technology and environment.

 

Address: 3-30-1 Wajiro-higashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan

 

 

 

FIT is located very close to "Fukkodai-Mae (福工大前)" station of JR (Japan Railways) Kagoshima Line (鹿児島線). It takes about 3 minutes on foot from the train station until to the main building of the university.

 

From JR Hakata Station (JR博多駅)

Take JR train of "Kagoshima Line (鹿児島線)" to JR "Fukkodai-Mae (福工大前)" station. Both the local (stop at each station: 普通) and the rapid (skip some stations: 快速 or 準快速) trains stop at JR "Fukkodai-Mae" station. The local trains operate every 20 minutes and it takes about 20 minutes from JR "Hakata" station to JR "Fukkodai-Mae" station. The rapid trains operate every 25 minutes and it takes about 15 minutes from JR "Hakata" station to JR "Fukkodai-Mae" station. The ticket price is 280 yen and there is no difference in the ticket price between the local and rapid trains.

From Fukuoka International Airport (福岡国際空港)

Take the subway to subway "Hakata (博多)" station. Then transfer to JR "Kagoshima Line (鹿児島線)" and take the train for JR "Fukkodai-Mae (福工大前)" station. Subway "Fukuokakuko (Airport: 福岡空港)" station is located immediately below the domestic terminal. The subway fare to subway "Hakata" station is 260 yen and it takes about 6 minutes. All trains from subway "Fukuokakuko (Airport)" station go to subway "Hakata" station. JR "Hakata (博多)" station for JR "Kagoshima LIne" is located just above subway "Hakata" station. From the international terminal, there is a free shuttle bus to the domestic terminal where you can transfer to the subway.

From Tenjin (天神) or Nakasu-Kawabata (中洲川端) Area

Find subway "Tenjin" station or "Nakasu-Kawabata" station, and take the subway of "Kuko Line (空港線)" to subway "Hakata (博多)" station. Then transfer to JR "Kagoshima Line (鹿児島線)" and take the train for JR "Fukkodai-Mae (福工大前)" station. JR "Hakata (博多)" station for JR "Kagoshima LIne" is located just above subway "Hakata" station.

Taxi Information

A large number of taxis operate 24 hours and can be found in many streets in the city. Outside stations and in other places with heavy pedestrian traffic, there are also taxi stands. An empty taxi can be spotted by a red sign behind the windscreen and to the driver's left, or at night when the rooftop sign is illuminated. Most of the taxis are "ko-gata (small: 小型)", but there are also "chu-gata (medium size: 中型)" and "o-gata (large: 大型)" size taxis, which are more expensive. The fare for a ko-gata taxi is 680 yean up to 1.6 km and for each additional 200 meters is increased 50 yen. Between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., the fares are increased by 20%. It is not customary to tip the driver at the end of your journey. The followings are the expected fare of "ko-gata" taxi: from Fukuoka International Airport to FIT 5,000 yen and from Fukuoka International Airport to Hakata Station 1,600 yen.