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

NEST HOTEL HAKATA STATION
NEST HOTEL HAKATA STATION
3 out of 5
2-11-27, Hakataekimae, Hakataku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is NT$745 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
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! (1,073 reviews)
"It was ok. But I could see hair over the bed and in the bathroom… not really pleasant."

Reviewed on 2021/9/14

NEST HOTEL HAKATA STATION
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$1,214 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Hakata-ku, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Canal City Hakata and Port of Hakata. Fukuoka Convention Center and Marine Messe Fukuoka are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (711 reviews)
"best"

Reviewed on 2021/6/14

Hotel Resol Trinity Hakata
Miyako Hotel Hakata
Miyako Hotel Hakata
4 out of 5
2-1-1 Hakataeki-higashi Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is NT$3,869 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Amu Plaza Hakata and Canal City Hakata. Port of Hakata and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (259 reviews)
Amazing
"Amazing experience. No hassle at all. All the staff were helpful all the time."

Reviewed on 2021/2/4

Miyako Hotel 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.
Forest Inn Tenjin Minami
Forest Inn Tenjin Minami
3 out of 5
1-13-8 Kiyokawa Chuo-ku, Susakiuramachi, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is NT$668 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in Chuo-ku, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yanagibashi Rengo Market and Canal City Hakata. Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum and Tenjin ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (105 reviews)
"It is in the middle of the city but it is still very quiet in the evening and provides a very peaceful night's sleep. Location is within 15 mins of the major shopping belt and transport is not a problem as well. Rooms are well furnished and comes with full amenities like cooking stove, washing machine ..."

Reviewed on 2019/12/24

Forest Inn Tenjin Minami
SG Residence Inn Hakata
SG Residence Inn Hakata
2.5 out of 5
2-17-20 Toko, Hakata-Ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is NT$1,938 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Hakata-ku, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Amu Plaza Hakata and within 3 mi (5 km) of Marine Messe Fukuoka and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (142 reviews)
Not for noise sensitive
"Spacious enough for family of 4. Located at a traffic junction so traffic noise was extremely loud which continued throughout the night."

Reviewed on 2019/11/29

SG Residence Inn Hakata
mizuka Daimyo 3 - unmanned hotel -
mizuka Daimyo 3 - unmanned hotel -
3 out of 5
5F-B Daimyo 247 Building, 1-15-35 Daimyo, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is NT$1,151 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in Chuo-ku, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kego Park and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum. Marine Messe Fukuoka and Fukuoka Ferry ...
4.4/5Excellent! (40 reviews)
"Good location good room"

Reviewed on 2020/3/21

mizuka Daimyo 3 - 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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