The biggest city in Kyushu, Fukuoka is geographically close to mainland Asia and is a hub of exchange between Japan and the rest of Asia. It hosts the spectacular Hakata Dontaku and Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festivals. Home to many famous foods, including mizutaki (chicken hotpot) and ramen noodles, one of the city's attractions is the food stalls that line the river bank.
Naha is the biggest city in Okinawa, Japan's southernmost and westernmost prefecture. Okinawa lies to the southwest of Kyushu and is made up of 160 large and small islands. It is in the earth's Tropical Zone and boasts great natural beauty and a warm climate. The azure ocean that surrounds Okinawa makes these islands one of the best places in the world for scuba diving and other marine pursuits.