Fukuoka travel guide
Fukuoka is the biggest city in Kyushu and the energetic city bustling as the center of Kyushu’s
politics, economy, culture, fashion as well as tourism. Fukuoka-city has many kind of fascinating
tourist attractions and abundant tourism materials which are different from the other destinations
in Kyushu. When visiting Kyushu, Fukuoka-city is the place to be incorporate in the travel plan.
And due to its location Fukuoka-city is the great starting point for exploring Kyushu.
Welcome to Fukuoka, enjoy shopping and meals
Where to visit
One of the most exciting summer festival in Kyushu, Hakata Gion
Yamagasa is held in the shrine in July. The tall Kazari Yamakasa,
a luxuriously decorated float, is always displayed
which was constructed without using even a single nail.
|Hakata Machiya Furusatokan|
It is a folk museum depicts the life and culture of Hakata Fukuoka.
Exhibition hall, many faces and facets of the Hakata way of life can
be found, Machiya hall, is a superb example of traditional architecture
and has been moved here and restored to provide a glimpse into the past.
The Temple was founded in 806 by Kobo-daishi Kukai and it is the oldest
temple of the Shingon sect in Japan that Kobo-daishi set up. The Fukuoka
Daibutsu called Great Buddha of Fukuoka completed in 1993 stands 10.8
meters tall and is the largest seated wooden image of Buddha in Japan.
Japanese traditional Shopping Street and the entrance of the shopping street
is located next to Kushida Shrine. Approximately 130 shops built in the 400
metre arcade. There are also souvenir shops including Hakata dolls, shops
the birth place of Nagahama Ramen.
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 buildings, all of which help make a modern urban landscape.
The complex facility for the wedding hall, shops and restaurants and
is located in Seaside Momochi Park.
Fukuoka castle, was built in 1601. 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 Parts of the castle’s
former moats were used to construct nearby Ohori koen Park.
Ohori-koen Park is located next to Fukuoka Castle Ruins and close to
center of Fukuoka-city. The park is complemented by a Japanese style
garden and the Fukuoka City Art Museum. Rich in greenery and encircling
a lake two kilometers in circumference, the park is an oasis for city
residents, who enjoy jogging, boating, bird watching and other activities here.
One of the largest entertainment districts in western Japan, bustling at
night with young people and business men and women. Around 2000
eating and drinking establishments including Yatai is crammed in this
area, Neon light reflect alluringly on the Naka River.
The Japanese traditional Garden; it was originally built in the 1754
for Kuroda Tsugutaka who was the lord of Fukuoka clan. You can
feel Japanese traditional cultures and enjoy Tea Ceremony.
Hakata-za is the theater for Kabuki plays and is located in the Hakata
Riverain in Nakasu It was originally constructed in 1996.
Fukuoka Open Top Bus / Sightseeing bus in Fukuoka
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.
City hall : 1-8-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Cabinet designate city
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
Fukuoka International Airport
Fukuoka domestic Airport
JR main station : Hakata Station
to Busan, Korea
to Iki and Tsushima, Nagasaki-prefecture
to Goto, Nagasaki-prefecture
to Nigata and Hokkaido
Fukuoka City Subway
|Population||1,570,000 population density : 4,570 / km2|