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.
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.
Nishitetsu Hotel Croom Hakata
Only a 5-minute walk from JR Hakata Train Station, Nishitetsu Hotel Croom Hakata offers free Wi-Fi and accommodations with a flat-screen TV and videos-on-demand. Guests can relax with a massage or refresh in the spacious public ba
Offering a restaurant, Ohana is located in Yanagawa. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning and a minibar. Complete with a refrigerator, the dining area also has an electric kettle.
Heiwadai Hotel 5
Located in central Fukuoka just a 15-minute drive from Fukuoka Convention Centre, Heiwadai Hotel 5 offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV and refrigerator. Breakfast and laundry services are available.
Hotel AZ Fukuoka Kanenokuma
Located a 8-minute drive from JR Minami Fukuoka Station, Hotel AZ Fukuoka Kanenokuma features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. Complimentary breakfast is offered daily at the on-site restaurant Shidaka.
Boasting various outdoor/indoor hot spring baths and on-site massage salons, Nansuikaku provides spacious rooms featuring chic furnishings and a relaxing ambience.
Located in the centre of the Tenjin area, 5th Hotel offers spacious rooms. The hotel features a restaurant with amazing night river views.
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
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