Average weather conditions of Fukuoka, Japan in October can be found here (external site).
The voltage in Japan is 100 Volt, which is different from North America (120V), Central Europe (230V) and most other regions of the world. Japanese electrical plugs have two, non-polarized pins. They fit into North American outlets.
Japanese power outlets are identical to ungrounded (2-pin) North American outlets. While most Japanese outlets these days are polarized (one slot is slightly wider than the other), it is possible to encounter non-polarized outlets in some places.
ABOUT FUKUOKA & NEIGHBORING AREAS:
(Source: Fukuoka Prefecture website)
Fukuoka Prefecture serves not only as the center of Kyushu and Yamaguchi markets with a 15 million population, but also as the focal point of the Asian market, which attracts many businesses and special education institutes.
Fukuoka Prefecture has long served as a gateway to the Chinese continent and the Korean peninsula. In its various areas, the prefecture still features famous sights with historic and cultural attractions.
Moreover, the prefecture features Kyushu National Museum and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, among other cultural institutions, offering opportunities for visitors to experience Asian history and culture.
Fukuoka Prefecture is rich in nature; the Prefecture is not only surrounded on three sides by the sea, but is also located close to beautiful mountains. The prefecture is a perfect place for sightseeing, hiking and water sports.
Although taxi fares are calculated based on a mileage system of distance traveled and time taken to your destination plus the basic fare, they will also vary depending on the size of a taxi. For most regular cabs, the basic fare of 570 yen will cover the first 1.194km. After that it is 50 yen for each additional 203m travelled. However, in cases where the taxi driver reduces the speed to less than 10km/hr or stops and waits at the request of the customer, a time-and-distance fare system that converts time into distance will apply in which 50 yen will be charged for every 75 seconds. Fares increase by 20 percent between 23:00 and 5:00. The fare is indicated on the meter by the driver. As tipping is not customary in Japan, only pay the amount shown on meter when leaving the cab.
(5 passengers) Basic fare: 590 yen for first 1210m.
Additional fare: 50 yen is charged for every additional 195m traveled.
Time-and-distance fare: 50 yen for every 75 seconds.
(5 passengers) Basic fare: 770 yen for first 1600m.
Additional fare: 60 yen is charged for every additional 165m.
Time-and-distance fare: 60 yen for every 60 seconds.
Some recommended restaurants can be found in this link (external site).
Japan-ICOMOS National Committee Secretariat
Hitotsubashi 2-5-5-13F, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 1010-0003, Japan
Graduate School of Law, Kyushu University
6-19-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City,
Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan