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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 ¥3,541 per night from Aug 31 to Aug 31
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! (1,096 reviews)
"Great customer service"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2021

NEST HOTEL HAKATA STATION
Miyako Hotel Hakata
Miyako Hotel Hakata
4 out of 5
2-1-1 Hakataeki-higashi Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is ¥15,273 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
Located in Hakata-ku, this spa 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 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (241 reviews)
Amazing
"Amazing experience. No hassle at all. All the staff were helpful all the time."

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Miyako Hotel Hakata
Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
4 out of 5
4-23 Hakataekichuogai, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is ¥8,454 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Tochoji Temple and within 3 mi (5 km) of Marine Messe Fukuoka and Maizuru Park. Fukuoka Castle and Ohori ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,413 reviews)
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Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
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.
Legatio Hakata
Legatio Hakata
3 out of 5
2-21-14 Sumiyoshi Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is ¥3,182 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in Hakata-ku, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Sumiyoshi Shrine and Canal City Hakata. Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum and Port ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"1名で2泊の宿泊でしたが、タオル類が4組あったのでシャワー浴びる時に1枚を使い回さなくて助かった。"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Legatio Hakata
HOTEL COCON
HOTEL COCON
3.5 out of 5
1-22-23 Takasago, \N, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is ¥6,175 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 24
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 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)
"Very roomy and clean. Good location to Tenjin."

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

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MK Hotels Nishinakasu
MK Hotels Nishinakasu
3 out of 5
5-20, Nishinakasu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is ¥4,373 per night from Aug 31 to Aug 31
Located in Chuo-ku, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Kihinkan Public Hall and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum. Canal City Hakata and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Good location
"Very clean apartment with a front desk. It newly opened in September 2020. It's also in a good location in front of a historical house and located close to nightlife, yet very quiet, because it's on the other side of the river."

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

MK Hotels Nishinakasu
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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