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Kyushu Travel Guide

Fukuoka travel guide

 

The gate way to Kyushu and is the biggest cosmopolitan city in Kyushu. 

 

Due to its location Fukuoka-city is the great starting point for exploring Kyushu

as well as Hiroshima.

 

Fukuoka-city has a long history as commercial town and castle town, and prospered as important

district to Asian Continent for many years.   Now, Fukuoka-city is the International bub of Kyushu,

the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. 

In other words, Fukuoka-city is the heart of Kyushu against various things,

such as food culture, shopping, entertainment, economy and international business.

 


 

Welcome to Fukuoka  

JR Hakata Station Tenjin area Canal City Hakata

 

The largest and busiest JR train

station in Kyushu

The biggest shopping district

in Kyushu 

The complex commercial facility, 

in the heart of Fukuoka-city

Seaside Momochi area Fukuoka Tower Seaside Park & Marizon 

The water-front resort area JR

Hakata Station and Tenjin

Japan’s highest coastal tower,

magnificent view from the top

 

A complex facility for wedding

hall, shops and restaurants


 

Nokonoshima Island Nakasu Hakata Ramen at Yatai

In the Hakara bay, beautiful

Flower gardens through the year 

One of the largest entertainment

district in western Japan

Food stalls “Yatai” is one thing

to enjoy in Fukuoka.


 

  Historical place and Cultute of Japan  

 

Kushida Shrine  Tochoiji Temle Hakata Machiya Furusatokan

Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival

is held in the shrine 

The oldest temple of the

Shingon sect in Japan

 

The folk museum depicts the life

and culture of Hakata Fukuoka


 

Fukuoka Castle Ruins Hakozaki Shrine  Ohori-koen Park

Part of stone wall and canal, and

the Tamon tower are still left 

Founded in 923, one of the three great Hachiman shrines in Japan

Rich in greenery and encircling

a lake two km in circumference


 

Kawabata Shopping Street Marinoa City Fukuoka Yusentei Garden

400 m down town street,

100 shops and restaurants

A large shopping mall, sports equipment store, car accessories

The time-honored Japanese

garden, originally built in 1754

 

Fukuoka Chuo Wholesale

fish Market

Uminonakamichi

Seaside Park

Marine World

Uminonakamichi


 

 Featured tours  

 

Fukuoka Open Top Bus  / Sightseeing bus in Fukuoka-city

The Open-air deck bus with 3.2m high show you main tourist destinations in Fukuoka-city.

The tour is started from Fukuoka City Hall


 

Fukuoka one-day tour

Let’s meet real Japan in Fukuoka !

Fukuoka-city has a long history as commercial town and castle town, and prospered

as important district to Asian Continent for many years. 

For this tour, we take you to historical places and local traditional areas for introducing

the real Japan.

 


 

Location of Fukuoka-city    

 


 

 General information  

 

Address

City hall : 1-8-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

Cabinet designate city

Access

To main destinations in Kyushu by a vehicle

  Ibusuki :  4 hours and 20 minutes,  Kagoshima : 3 hours and 30 minutes

  Miyazaki : 3 hours and 40 minutes ,  Aso : 2 hours and 20 minutes

  Kumamoto : 1 hour and 50 minutes , Beppu : 1 hour and 50 minutes

  Yufuin : 1 hour and 40 minutes, Nagasaki : 2 hours and 10 minutes

  Saga : 1 hour and 10 minutes ,  Kitakyushu : 1 hour and 10 minutes  

Transportation

Airport

  Fukuoka International Airport

  Fukuoka domestic Airport

JR main station : Hakata Station

Ferry

  to Busan, Korea

  to Iki and Tsushima, Nagasaki-prefecture

  to Goto, Nagasaki-prefecture

  to Okinawa

  to Nigata and Hokkaido

City transportation

  Fukuoka City Subway

  Nishitetsu Bus

  Nishitetsu train 

Population 1,570,000      population density : 4,570 / km2

 


 

 

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Nokonoshima Island

 

Nokonoshima, in the middle of Hakata Bay Beautiful flowers can be enjoyable throughout the year.

 

Rapeseed blossom, Cherry blossom, Livingstone daisy Poppy, Rhododendro, Marigold, Hydrengea, Plumed cockscomb, Dahlia, Sunflower, Cockspur coral tree Bougainvillea,

Scarlet sage, Cosmos, Dahlia, Autumn leaves, Scarlet sage, Japanese narcissus,

Japanese camellia, Plum

 

 


 

Restaurant Sakimon, Barbecue house, Retro Shop Omoideya Shop Shimaya, Art Gallery Warabekan,

Gift Shop

     

 

The breathtaking panoramic view of the Hakata Bay can also be enjoyed.

     

 
A 10 minutes ride the ferry from Meinohama part to Nokonoshima island port,
and then a 13 minute ride the Nishitetsu bus from Nokonoshima island port to Island Park
     

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Nokonoshima, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-city
Access

To Meinohama port

   25 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

   25 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

To Nokonoshima port

   10 minutes by a ferry from Meinohama port,  JPY 230

To Nokonoshima Island Park

   13 minutes by a bus from Nokonoshima port

Nokonoshima Island Park

Open hours

9:00 to 17:30  Weekdays

9:00 to 18:30  Sunday and National holiday

Admission fee JPY 1,200
Days closed No closing days

 

 

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Canal City Hakata

 

Canal City Hakata is the complex commercial facility, and is located

in the heart of Fukuoka-city business district.

Adjacent to entertainment district of Nakasu, Canal City is located between Kyushu’s largest

commercial area of Tenjin and the business district surrounding JR Hakata Station.

 


 

Canal City features  an artificial canal as main attraction. 
It has two hotels including the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka and Washington Hotel. 
Other attractions include Fukuoka City Theater, an entertainment zone, a cinema
complex,

as well as an extensive variety of shops and restaurants including the Ramen Stadium. 

 

The food court of Ramen on the 5th floor of Canal City Hakata, eight Ramen restaurants from all over
Japan are open.  Which ramen restaurant do you like?
 

 
Around Canal City Hakata

 

 

   
     

 


 

 

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Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Seaside Momochi

 

Seaside Momochi is the water-front resort area, only a 15 minute drive from Tenjin in the

centre of Fukuoka-city. 

The park is surrounded by Fukuoka Tower and high rise contemporary high rise buildings, 

all of which help make a modern urban landscape. 


There are many tourist attractions here. 

 


 

Fukuoka tower

One of the must visit spots is the 234 metre high Fukuoka Tower. It  is the
highest coastal tower in Japan and is covered with 8000 two way mirrors.

The observation room located at a height of 123m offers a breathtaking and 

spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Fukuoka-city and Hakata Bay  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Marizon

The complex facility for the wedding hall, shops and restaurants and is located

in Seaside Momochi Park.


 

Fukuoka City Museum

The Museum opened on October 18, 1990 as a place for people to learn about and trace

the cultural development of Fukuoka-city through the history of the region and the lifestyle of

its population.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Momchihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-city
Access

20 minutes walk from Nishijin Subway Station

 

20 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

30 minutes by a vehicle from Itoshima

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

70 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

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Address

 AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Fukuoka Tower

 

The highest coastal tower in Japan

 

Fukuoka tower is the 234 metre high and is covered with 8000 two way mirrors. 

The observation room located at a height of 123m offers a breathtaking and spectacular

360 degree panoramic view of Fukuoka-city and Hakata Bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

View from observation room, 123 meter high

     

 

 Nokonoshima Island

 Marizon

 Uminonakamichi


 

 Lover’s Sanctuary

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 2-3-26 Momchihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-city
Access

20 minutes walk from Nishijin Subway Station

 

20 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

30 minutes by a vehicle from Itoshima

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

70 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 9:30 to 22:00
Admission fee JPY 800
Days closed January 1 through 31 in 2019

 

 

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Address

 AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

  

Fukuoka Castle was built by feudal lord Nagamasa Kuroda in Fukuoka-city in 1601 and was

called Maizuru castle.
Part of stone wall and canal, and the Tamon tower are still left intact as they were back then.

There is also a nice view of the city from the former main citadel. Parts of the castle’s former moats
were used to construct nearby Ohori koen Park, a pleasant and picturesque public city park.
 

At the present, the area around the ruins of Castle is also part of Maizuru park.

The place is famous for its beautiful plum and cherry blossoms. 

 

 

 

 

 

   
     

 

 General information  

 

Address Jonai, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-city
Access

5 minutes walk from Subway Ohri-koen station

15 minute by a vehicle from JR Hakata station


 

 

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Address

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Kushida Shrine

 

The Shrine of Hakata Gion Yamagasa Fastival 

 

Located in located in Hakata nearby Canal City Hakata and was built in 757

as a guardian deity of Halata.

The most exciting summer festival in KyushuHakata Gion Yamagasa is held in the shrine in July. 

 

The tall Kazari Yamakasa, a luxuriously decorated float, is always displayed.  
The float was constructed without using even a single nail.
The Oi Yamakasa, in which floats weighing over a ton race through the streets
of Hakata carried on

the shoulders of 26 people, presents a dynamic spectacle of bravery and strength that attracts

many spectators.

The shrine is also famous as place of Setsubun ceremony ( Bean throwing ceremony) which is held

on February 3rd every year.

 


 

                Torii gate

 

                      Entrance

          Shrine main building

 

       Deity of Shito

 

 

 

 

           Sacred Crane Well

 

 

   Fortune telling piece of paper

 

           Donation of Sake

 

      Hakata Gion Yamakawa

 

      Yamakawa decoration

 

     Yamakawa decoration

              Red Torii

         1,000 years Ginkgo tree  

            Shrine precinct

 

 

 General information  

 

Address 1-41 Kamikawabata, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

5 minutes walk from Subway Gion station

7 minutes walk from Subway Nakasu kawabata station

15 minutes walk from JR Hakata station

Open hours 4:00 to 22:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

 

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Address

 AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Hakata Machiya Furusatokan

 

The folk museum depicts the life and culture of Hakata Fukuoka.

 

It is located near the Kushida Shrine, Tochoji temple and Canal City Hakata

 

Exhibition hall, you can find the many faces and facets of the Hakata way of life, Machiya hall, is a

superb example of traditional architecture and has been moved here and restored to provide a

glimpse into the past.

 

Souvenir hall, here you can pick up traditional craft items here as gifts and souvenirs

 

   


 

 General information  

 

Address 6-10 Reisen-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

5 minutes walk from Subway Gion station

7 minutes walk from Subway Nakasu kawabata station

15 minutes walk from JR Hakata station

Open hours

10:00 to 18:00  November to April

9:00 to 17:00  May to October

Admission fee JPY 200
Days closed December 29 to 31

 

 

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Address

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Tenjin

 

The biggest shopping district in Kyushu island

 

It offers department stores, fashion boutiques and an extensive variety of cuisine and fantastic

restaurants and a street food stall Yatai.


 

 

 

If you even slightly change your point of view on a walk through Tenjin, you will notice many places

that give you a glimpse of Fukuoka’s history, parks where people can take a break, and other
surprising sights that will make you think.​
 
   

 

Tenjin underground arcade

 

The cobblestone walks leading to the Tenjin Subway Station add a quaint atmosphere to this

underground arcade.Shops in the arcade bring the fashion of Tokyo, Paris, Milan, London

and New York to Fukuoka.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Tenjin Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-city
Access

A short walk from Tenji Subway station 

 

20 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

10 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

30 minutes by a vehicle from Itoshima

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

70 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

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Address

 AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Hakozaki Shrine

 

Hakozaki Shrine founded in 923, is one of the three great Hachiman shrines in Japan

along with the Usa Shrine.   

It is one of the representive shrines of Fukuoka-city and the place where many people come to

hatsumode or to worship at the beginning of the year and during festivals such as Tamaseseri

in January and Hojoya in September. 

 

 


 

Tamaseseri / wooden ball catching festival

 

New Year’s Festival held in January, including a traditional form of fortune-telling. Several hundred men

wearing lion cloths compete on piggy back in two teams, the “sea” team and the “land” team team, 
for possession of a wooden ball.

 

 

 

   
     

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 1-22-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-city
Access

A short walk from Subway Hakozaki-gu-mae station

10 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station


 

 

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Tel :  +81-93-521-8897

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Address

 AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture