Fukuoka Prefecture is nearly equidistant from Tokyo and Shanghai. Seoul and Taipei can be visited in a one-day return trip. Hong Kong and even Beijing can be reached in just a few hours. In total, 21 major cities in Asia can be reached by over 550 weekly flights from Fukuoka. (As of September 2015)
High-speed passenger ships connect Fukuoka and Busan, South Korea in less than 3 hours.