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.

Nest Hotel Hakata Station
Nest Hotel Hakata Station
3 out of 5
2-11-27, Hakataekimae, Hakataku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 812-0011
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$692 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Fukuoka. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the property condition ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,065 reviews)
"The hotel is located in a really good place. You're very close to Hakata and can explore the area fairly easily from this location. The hotel room itself was spacious enough for three people. The staff were wonderful and very helpful."

Reviewed on 2022/5/5

Nest Hotel Hakata Station
Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
4 out of 5
4-23 Hakataekichuogai, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 812-0012
The price is NT$1,826 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Fukuoka. Enjoy free WiFi, 7 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,560 reviews)
"Location is amazing, the subway is literally in the basement of the hotel! Our room was clean and bright. Sound proofing wasn’t that good though."

Reviewed on 2022/5/4

Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
Hakata Excel Hotel Tokyu
Hakata Excel Hotel Tokyu
4 out of 5
4-6-7 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka-ken, 810-0801
The price is NT$1,177 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Fukuoka. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (977 reviews)
"Customer service was fantastic!"

Reviewed on 2022/3/14

Hakata Excel Hotel Tokyu
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.
Plusone Nishikoen
Plusone Nishikoen
3 out of 5
3-chome-6-30 Tojinmachi Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 810-0063
The price is NT$629 per night from May 17 to May 18
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Fukuoka. Enjoy free WiFi, bicycle rentals on site, and a deep soaking tub. Popular attractions PayPay Dome and Marine Messe ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (34 reviews)
"安さが抜群に良かった"

Reviewed on 2022/5/3

Plusone Nishikoen
Trip Pod Tojin-Machi A
Trip Pod Tojin-Machi A
3 out of 5
1-9-19-1, Tojinmachi, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 812-0018
The price is NT$2,153 per night from May 17 to May 18
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Fukuoka. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the property condition in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (11 reviews)
"とても満足の滞在できました。 次回も利用したいと思います。"

Reviewed on 2022/3/21

Trip Pod Tojin-Machi A
mizuka Daimyo 4 - unmanned hotel
mizuka Daimyo 4 - unmanned hotel
3 out of 5
1-10-19 Daimyo, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 810-0041
The price is NT$1,048 per night from May 19 to May 20
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Fukuoka. Enjoy free WiFi, complimentary toiletries, and a refrigerator. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (88 reviews)
"Nearby station. Many small jJapanese restaurant near the hotel. Seven Eleven Lawson convenient shops ate nearby hotel."

Reviewed on 2019/9/10

mizuka Daimyo 4 - unmanned 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.

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