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 Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kakueiji Temple, Zenshoji Temple, and Amu Plaza Hakata. Mangyoji Temple and Hakata Machiya Folk ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,061 reviews)
"It was ok. But I could see hair over the bed and in the bathroom… not really pleasant."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

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 ¥6,281 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (735 reviews)
"It was great!"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Hotel Resol Trinity Hakata
Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
4 out of 5
4-23 Hakataekichuogai, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is ¥8,509 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Tochoji Temple and within 3 mi (5 km) of Marine Messe Fukuoka and Maizuru Park. Fukuoka Castle and Ohori ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,447 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.
mizuka Daimyo 4 - unmanned hotel
mizuka Daimyo 4 - unmanned hotel
3 out of 5
1-10-19 Daimyo, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is ¥3,364 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Chuo-ku, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Fukuoka International Church and Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. Fukuoka Library ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (77 reviews)
"Nearby station. Many small jJapanese restaurant near the hotel. Seven Eleven Lawson convenient shops ate nearby hotel."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

mizuka Daimyo 4 - unmanned hotel
Grand Inn Canalside
Grand Inn Canalside
3 out of 5
Sumiyoshi 2-21-2, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is ¥6,873 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in Hakata-ku, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Rakusuien Gardens, Canal City Hakata, and Sumiyoshi Shrine. Kawabatadori Shopping ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Super satisfied
"The room is clean and we are so happy when we staying."

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Grand Inn Canalside
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 ¥4,544 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Located in Chuo-ku, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Kego Park, Solaria Plaza, and Kego Shrine. Fukuoka International Church and Shintencho ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (41 reviews)
"Best property for the price"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

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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