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Nakasu

Fukuoka
Nakasu

Nightclubs, bars and a red-light district celebrate the wicked ways of the city center, while karaoke and arcade games keep teens and families engrossed.

Draped across an island in central Fukuoka, the neon lights of Nakasu illuminate its underground scene and entertainment hub. Here you’ll find the city’s red-light district and iconic riverside yatai food stalls. Revel in the area’s naughty side and appreciate the sights and sounds of the local culture.

Follow the narrow streets running through the center of this thrilling neighborhood. Forming a moat around the island is a pair of tributaries of the Naka River. As you walk along the tree-lined avenues, appreciate the vistas of the colorful towers and the Fukuhaku Deai Bridge. Have a picnic at a table under one of the umbrellas on this wide pedestrian bridge. Notice reflections of the neon lights and lanterns shimmering on the water’s dark surface at night.

Stroll along the riverside promenade and stop to eat at one of the yatai, open-air stands that provide a traditional and personal culinary experience. These stalls and kiosks generally seat about seven or eight people at counters, meaning you’re likely to be eating alongside fellow diners.

Chat with your neighbor under hanging red lanterns, as you sample the ramen noodles, pork bone soup and beer. Each yatai has its own opening time and menu. Continue along the bustling streets and check out the various arcade game halls. Lining the paths are all types of street traders and nightclub promoters.

Showcasing the city’s more adult themes is the red-light district, with its strip bars and salacious shops at the southern end of Nakusa Island. Just east of the island watch a kabuki performance at the Hakataza Theater and browse the pieces adorning the walls of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum across the street. Head south to see the Kushida Shrine amid a cluster of other shrines. Shop nearby at Canal City or just view its fountains with music and light shows.

Nakasu is primarily on an island between the branches of the Naka River, in central Fukuoka. Take the metro system to the Nakasukawabata Station and get around this quirky area on foot. Once here, explore other surrounding districts such as Tenjin, Hakata and Maizuru.


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mizuka Plus Nakasu
mizuka Plus Nakasu
3 out of 5
Vort Nakasu 4-5-6 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is NT$927 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fukuhaku Deai Bridge, Canal City Hakata, and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum. Port of Hakata ...
4.2/5Excellent! (277 reviews)
"Like : It is able to house family of 5 members to foster family bonding. Nice view of the Naka Canal and thoughtful to have wall plug with 2 or 3 pins and USB charging. Area for Improvement: Maximize space by having foldable seat or sofa since limited space for luggage space. Need to have lock feature ..."

Reviewed on 2019/12/22

mizuka Plus Nakasu
Hotel Resol Trinity Hakata
Hotel Resol Trinity Hakata
3.5 out of 5
4-4-10 Nakasu Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka-ken
The price is NT$1,853 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in Hakata-ku, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum. Canal City Hakata and Port ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (690 reviews)
"best"

Reviewed on 2021/6/14

Hotel Resol Trinity Hakata
THE LIVELY FUKUOKA
THE LIVELY FUKUOKA
3 out of 5
5-2-18 Nakasu Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is NT$1,320 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kushida Shrine, Fukuoka Art Museum, and Tochoji Temple. Ohori Park and PayPay Dome are also within ...
4.2/5Very Good! (348 reviews)
"It was a great hotel and beautiful inside. The rooms were nice and I loved the shower. The only problem I had was how hot the room was even with the AC on. I literally woke up every night sweating....didn’t really sleep that well the nights I was there considering that. They also charged my card ..."

Reviewed on 2021/4/1

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Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Nakasu
Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Nakasu
3.5 out of 5
Nakasu 5-5-1, Hakata, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,604 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kawabatadori Shopping Street and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum. Canal City Hakata and Port ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (124 reviews)
"駅からは歩くけれど、お部屋はとても居心地が良い"

Reviewed on 2021/7/26

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HOTEL WBF Fukuoka Nakasu
HOTEL WBF Fukuoka Nakasu
3 out of 5
3-6-19, Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is NT$1,020 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 18
Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hakata Riverain and Hakataza Theatre. Kushida Shrine and Hakata Machiya Folk Museum are also within ...
4.2/5Very Good! (572 reviews)
"Our room was clean and everything looked pretty new. My only gripe is the room is very small. With 2 twin beds, there was about 8 inches between both beds and they were both against the 2 interior walls. There was no room to lay our luggage down other then on the bed everytime we needed to get something ..."

Reviewed on 2019/12/19

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Hakata Excel Hotel Tokyu
Hakata Excel Hotel Tokyu
4 out of 5
4-6-7 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka-ken
The price is NT$1,300 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fukuhaku Deai Bridge, Canal City Hakata, and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum. Port of Hakata ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,049 reviews)
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Reviewed on 2021/4/18

Hakata Excel Hotel Tokyu
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