A Very Special Blend of People, Places and Things (to do & eat) on Japan’s Kyushu Island
Surrounded by sea on three sides, Fukuoka Prefecture is a distinctive assortment of Kyushu Island’s affable folk, glorious parks, buzzing city life and lip-smacking grub influenced by its overseas neighbours.
Soak up Kyushu's unique atmosphere in the heart of the prefecture, Fukuoka City. A wander around the pond at the restorative Ohori Park will ultimately end up at the Fukuoka Castle Ruins, a particular hot spot for cherry blossom viewing in spring, or in one of the many museums, spanning folk art, robotics, Mongolian invasions and dolls. Kushida Shrine, founded in 757 CE, is the urban host of the region’s biggest annual Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival, while Dazaifu Tenmangu is a shrine deifying the spirit of Michizane — the God of literature. Down a hearty bowl of Hakata Ramen or Tetsunabe Gyoza and taste a wider Asian influence. And if you like your eggs fresh from cods’ ovaries, but just a little bit spicy, then Fukuoka’s for you. It’s called Mentaiko.
Places to visit in Fukuoka
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Fukuoka Castle (Maizuru Park)
Fukuoka Castle, also known as Maizuru Castle, was the residence of the Kuroda family, Fukuoka clan, at the beginning of the Edo era.
Restaurant with a long and established history of selling some of the best eel to be found in Japan.
Momochi Seaside Park
Modern waterfront located on reclaimed land along Hakata Bay, includes restaurants, beach areas and amusement parks.
Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome
The Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome is a baseball stadium and is home to Fukuoka’s baseball team, the Softbank Hawks.
Comfort Hotel Kokura
Located a 3-minute walk from JR Kokura Train Station, Comfort Hotel Kokura offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy a free breakfast with fresh bread and Japanese rice balls. A complimentary welcome coffee is availabl
Dukes Hotel Hakata
Centrally located in Hakata, the Dukes Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Hakata Station. The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free wired internet, an Italian restaurant and massages.
Plaza Hotel Premier
Centrally located in Fukuoka's commercial district of Tenjin, Plaza Hotel Premier offers air-conditioned rooms with free internet access, satellite TV and private bathroom. Guests can dine at Comatsu Premier, which serves delicio
Hotel Route-Inn Koga Ekimae
Only a 5-minute walk from JR Koga Train Station, Route-Inn Koga Ekimae provides comfortable accommodation with free wired internet and free breakfast. Guests can slowly unwind in the spacious public bath with free toiletries.
& AND HOSTEL
Open from August 2016, & AND HOSTEL is located in the Hakata district in Fukuoka, 600 metres from Tocho-ji Temple. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Rooms have a shared bathroom.
Hotel Route-Inn Mojiko
Hotel Route-Inn Mojiko is a 2-minute drive from JR Mojiko Station, and a shuttle service is available. It offers modern accommodation with a public bath, free parking and free internet. Guestrooms offer both air-conditioning and
Kia Ora BudgetStay
Only a 10-minute walk from JR Hakata Train Station, Kia Ora BudgetStay offers dormitory-style and private guestrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available at the entire property.
How to travel around the city of Fukuoka
Fukuoka is the 5th largest population in Japan. Therefore, public transportation are excellent and convenient to access to various sightseeing spots in Fukuoka city. When you travel from somewhere else to Fukuoka airport, just 5 minutes away from airport to Ha
Exploring Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine: Blessing for Education
I am just about to start my graduate studies in Japan, but I wanted some travel time while in Fukuoka. So before I went to University I passed by this famous shrine, "Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine".Prayer area of Dazaifu Shrine.Garden towards the inner shrineCleansi