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, 812-0011
The price is NT$865 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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! (1,202 reviews)
"価格とのバランスが良かったです。マンションをリノベーションしたような感じですが、清潔感あり部屋も綺麗でした。 隣接建物が近いため、窓を開けるのは控えた方がいいかもしれません。"

Reviewed on 2022/7/10

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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$2,009 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,433 reviews)
Nice location
"It was a perfect location to stay with modern facilities. It was too dusty so I had to do some cleaning myself especially around bed heads and tv area. We were leaving before 7am so we could not use elevator which was very inconvenience with out baby stroller and big suitcases."

Reviewed on 2022/7/22

Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
Hotel Oriental Express Fukuoka Tenjin
Hotel Oriental Express Fukuoka Tenjin
3 out of 5
3-chome-3-14 Tenjin, Cho, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 810-0001
The price is NT$984 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Fukuoka. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Canal City Hakata and Marine Messe Fukuoka are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (139 reviews)
"綺麗で駅も近くて良かった!"

Reviewed on 2022/8/5

Hotel Oriental Express Fukuoka Tenjin
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.
Riverfront Hakata
Riverfront Hakata
3 out of 5
2-21-15 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 812-0018
The price is NT$1,879 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 10
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Fukuoka. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Canal City Hakata and Marine Messe Fukuoka are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (39 reviews)
"This place was awesome! Clean and plenty of space. And the price for it all was incredibly reasonable"

Reviewed on 2021/4/20

Riverfront Hakata
SG Residence Inn Hakata
SG Residence Inn Hakata
2.5 out of 5
2-17-20 Toko, Hakata-Ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 812-0008
The price is NT$2,032 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 10
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Fukuoka. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and 1 bedroom. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (197 reviews)
"博多駅と東比恵駅まで徒歩で5-7分ほどで行けてとても便利でした。スーパーやドラッグストア、コンビニエンスストアも近くにあり、不自由なく滞在できました。お部屋も必要なものすべて揃っていてキレイです。"

Reviewed on 2021/12/13

SG Residence Inn Hakata
Amistad Hotel Fukuoka (Grand opening on January 18, 2021)
Amistad Hotel Fukuoka (Grand opening on January 18, 2021)
3 out of 5
3-13-12 Hakata Ekimae, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 812-0011
The price is NT$2,722 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Fukuoka. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a terrace. Popular attractions Canal City Hakata and Marine Messe ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Clean hotel with good amenities. Great location near the station, shops and Canal City."

Reviewed on 2022/7/19

Amistad Hotel Fukuoka (Grand opening on January 18, 2021)
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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