Fukuoka

About Fukuoka

Surrounded by sea on three sides, Fukuoka Prefecture is a distinctive assortment of Kyushu Island’s affable folk, glorious parks, buzzing city life and lip-smacking grub influenced by its overseas neighbours.

Soak up Kyushu's unique atmosphere in the heart of the prefecture, Fukuoka City. A wander around the pond at the restorative Ohori Park will ultimately end up at the Fukuoka Castle Ruins, a particular hot spot for cherry blossom viewing in spring, or in one of the many museums, spanning folk art, robotics, Mongolian invasions and dolls. Kushida Shrine, founded in 757 CE, is the urban host of the region’s biggest annual Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival, while Dazaifu Tenmangu is a shrine deifying the spirit of Michizane — the God of literature. Down a hearty bowl of Hakata Ramen or Tetsunabe Gyoza and taste a wider Asian influence. And if you like your eggs fresh from cods’ ovaries, but just a little bit spicy, then Fukuoka’s for you. It’s called Mentaiko.

Places to visit in Fukuoka

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Fukuoka Castle (Maizuru Park)

Fukuoka Castle, also known as Maizuru Castle, was the residence of the Kuroda family, Fukuoka clan, at the beginning of the Edo era.

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Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shrine

Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shrine is dedicated to Tenjin, the deified form of Sugawara no Michizane, the god of learning. Opening hours vary for the Grand Hall and museu

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Canal City Hakata

Canal City Hakata is a popular mall in Fukuoka with lots of shops and restaurants.

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Ichiran (Hakata)

This Ichiran in Hakata is the original flagship restaurant of the popular Ichiran ramen chain.

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Owl Cafe (Hakata)

Owl Cafe in Hakata lets you pet, observe and carry owls while sipping a coffee at the same time.

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JR Hakata Station

Hakata Station is the main station of the city and the starting station of the Limited Express Kamome which connects Hakata and Nagasaki.

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& AND HOSTEL FUKUOKA

Located only a three-minute walk from Nakasu-Kawabata Station, “& AND HOSTEL FUKUOKA” is the perfect place to stay at for your Fukuoka trip. Not only is it rig

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THE LIFE HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE

“THE LIFE HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE”, you can imagine that this is not just a simple hostel; there is also a bar on the first floor of the hostel right next to the ch

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Nokonoshima Island

Nokonoshima Island is the ideal nature break from bustling Fukuoka, especially for flower enthusiasts. A 10-minute ferry ride from the Meinohama ferry port in F

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Nishi Park

Nishi park is located in the center of Fukuoka City, which is the only place that is selected in Fukuoka City as the 100 cherry blossoms in Japan. ** Busine

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Ganso Nagahamaya

Originally catered to workers at Nagahama Fish Market, this ramen joint has expanded its business to include all types of customers. The shop specializes in Nag

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Midoriya Umegae Mochi

Lined up along Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street near Tenmangu Shrine, this dessert shop specializes in umagae mochi. This local specialty dessert is a grilled r

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Hotels in Fukuoka

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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kokura Ekimae

Open from March 2016, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kokura Ekimae offers accommodation in Kitakyushu. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room includes a flat-

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Hotel Vert (ADULT ONLY)

Designed for adults only, this love hotel VERT offers accommodation in Fukuoka. Each room at this love hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-scr

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Tunnel

Located a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute drive from JR Mojiko Station, Tunnel offers dormitory and private rooms in Kitakyushu. Kanmon Tunnel is just 1.5 km away.

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Rodem House

Rodem House is located 5 minutes’ walk from Nishitetsuhirao Station. The hostel provides free WiFi in all areas. Guests can request airport shuttle services at

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Hotel Yumeka

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Hotel Yumeka offers accommodation in Hisayama, 11 km from Fukuoka. The hotel has a hot spring bath and sauna, and guests c

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Super Hotel Kokuraeki Minamiguchi

Set in Kitakyushu in the Fukuoka Region, 900 metres from West Japan General Exhibition Center, Super Hotel Kokuraeki Minamiguchi boasts a terrace and hot spring

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