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Fukuoka
Travel Guide

Fukuoka

Visit this seaside destination, which is home to ancient temples, peaceful gardens, beaches, exciting nightlife areas and lively shopping districts.

Fukuoka blends a modern attitude with ancient traditions. Visit centuries-old temples, relax in ornamental gardens, browse boutiques and sample a music-loving nightlife scene. Fukuoka straddles the Naka River on the shores of Hakata Bay on Japan’s Kyushu Island. It’s an amalgamation of two towns, Fukuoka castle town and Hakata, which joined as one in 1889.

The ruins of the 17th-century Fukuoka Castle in Maizuru Park provide a glimpse into a bygone era. Enjoy a panoramic city view from the observation deck of Fukuoka Tower. It rises above Momochi Seaside Park, a man-made beach with a selection of casual dining options. Nearby is Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome, home of the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks baseball team.

Spread throughout the city are temples and shrines dating as far back as the 1st century. Among the most important are Hakozaki Shrine, Kushida Shrine, Shofukuji Temple and Tochoji Temple. Learn about the lifestyles of city residents at the Fukuoka City Museum. Step back in time to the Meiji era at Hakata Machiya Folk Museum. Spot dolphins, sharks and other aquatic creatures at Marine World Uminonakamichi.

Poke around spice shops, handicraft stores and kimono artist workshops at Kawabata Shopping Arcade. Less than a 10-minute walk away, the architecturally striking Canal City mall shelters fashion outlets of international brands. Relax at lakeside Ohori Park and the peaceful Rakusi-en Garden. Alternatively, have fun with the family at Kashii-kaen amusement park.

When night falls, hop between glitzy bars in the Tenjin district. Discover an unpretentious scene at traditional izakaya bars and mentai rock venues on Oyafuko Dori street. Feast on Hakata ramen (pork soup and noodles), yakitori (skewered chicken) and tempura at a yatai food stand. Sample fresh seafood at Nagahama Fish Market or try unagi (eel).

Reach Fukuoka by flying to Fukuoka Airport, 4 miles (6 kilometers) from the city center. Arrive in July to watch the city’s seven neighborhoods compete in an extravagant float race during the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival. Enjoy cherry blossoms in March and April.

Where to stay in Fukuoka

Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
4 out of 5
4-23 Hakataekichuogai, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$2,012 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Tochoji Temple and within 3 mi (5 km) of Marine Messe Fukuoka and Maizuru Park. Fukuoka Castle and Ohori ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,350 reviews)
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Reviewed on 2021/4/4

Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
NEST HOTEL HAKATA STATION
NEST HOTEL HAKATA STATION
3 out of 5
2-11-27, Hakataekimae, Hakataku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is NT$1,041 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kakueiji Temple and Amu Plaza Hakata. Zenshoji Temple and Tochoji Temple are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,121 reviews)
"広い部屋にアップグレードしていただきました。とても綺麗でおしゃれなデザインのロビー、部屋で値段も安く、また利用させていただきます。"

Reviewed on 2021/4/8

NEST HOTEL HAKATA STATION
Canal City Fukuoka Washington Hotel
Canal City Fukuoka Washington Hotel
3 out of 5
1-2-20 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka-ken
The price is NT$1,506 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Canal City Hakata and Kushida Shrine. Port of Hakata and Tenjin Underground Mall are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,635 reviews)
"Convenient location, next to Canal City mall, stores & restaurants"

Reviewed on 2020/12/31

Canal City Fukuoka Washington Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hotel Iori
Hotel Iori
3 out of 5
2-4-13 Hakataekiminami, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Located in Hakata-ku, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hakata New Life Church and Canal City Hakata. Marine Messe Fukuoka and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's ...
Hotel Iori
Tomariehotel & condominium
Tomariehotel & condominium
3 out of 5
4-26-22 Katakasu, Hakata, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is NT$1,811 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
Located in Hakata-ku, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Amu Plaza Hakata, Canal City Hakata, and Port of Hakata. Marine Messe Fukuoka and Fukuoka ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
"堅苦しい雰囲気ではなかったので、居心地が良かった。"

Reviewed on 2021/3/25

Tomariehotel & condominium
Stay Hakata
Stay Hakata
3 out of 5
3-9-22 Sumiyoshi, \N, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Located in Hakata-ku, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Sumiyoshi Shrine and Canal City Hakata. Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum and Tenjin ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (37 reviews)
"This is an excellent apartment for a group of people! Everything is perfect and location is super convinient!"

Reviewed on 2020/1/19

Stay Hakata
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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