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FukuokaJapan

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.

Top hotels in Fukuoka

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
4 out of 5
4-23 Hakataekichuogai, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$146 per night from 4 Oct. to 5 Oct.

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,231 reviews)

"The staffs are very nice. They are friendly and polite. The room is so clean and new.So comfortable hotel. If you go to Hakata, you should choose this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2020

Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka
5 out of 5
1- 2- 82 Sumiyoshi, Hakata- Ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka-ken
The price is NZ$280 per night from 29 Sep. to 30 Sep.

This family-friendly Fukuoka hotel is located on the riverfront, within a 5-minute walk of Kawabatadori Shopping Street and Canal City Hakata. Fukuoka Anpanman ...

4.4/5Excellent! (969 reviews)

"Really nice hotel. But one thing is not good. 1st floor's smoking room is too much narrow. Please build more smoking areas."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2020

Grand Hyatt Fukuoka
Canal City Fukuoka Washington Hotel
Canal City Fukuoka Washington Hotel
3 out of 5
1-2-20 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka-ken
The price is NZ$97 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.

Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Canal City Hakata and Kushida Shrine. Port of Hakata and Tenjin Underground Mall are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,717 reviews)

"Nice location - very close to the Canal City mall. Room is very clean."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

Canal City Fukuoka Washington Hotel

Holiday Rentals in Fukuoka

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Pure Tenjin
Pure Tenjin
2.5 out of 5
3-16-19, Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is NZ$39 per night from 29 Sep. to 30 Sep.

Located in Chuo-ku, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Kihinkan Public Hall, Canal City Hakata and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum. Tenjin ...

4.1/5Very Good! (133 reviews)

"This room was fine for our two night stay. We were happy to get our laundry done and make use of the fridge. The room was very dusty and the beds were not very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec. 2019

Pure Tenjin
Residence Hotel Hakata 5
Residence Hotel Hakata 5
3 out of 5
6-14-30, Yoshizuka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

Located in Hakata-ku, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fukuoka Prefectural Office and Port of Hakata. Kyushu University and Canal City Hakata ...

3.8/5Good! (238 reviews)

"Nice dtay at osaka center"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jun. 2019

Residence Hotel Hakata 5
Crystal & Resort FUKUOKA
Crystal & Resort FUKUOKA
2.5 out of 5
3-2-24 Najima, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is NZ$107 per night from 30 Sep. to 1 Oct.

Located in Higashi-ku, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kaizukakotsu Park and Port of Hakata. Kyushu University is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away. Najima Station ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
最高!

"とても可愛くて、素敵なお部屋でした!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug. 2020

Crystal & Resort FUKUOKA

Popular places to visit in Fukuoka

Fukuoka Tower
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Fukuoka Tower

3.5/5(2 reviews)

Japan’s tallest seaside tower has a slick observation deck where you can take in 360-degree views of the city or make a romantic visit to the Lover’s Sanctuary.

Top activities in Fukuoka

Yanagawa River Cruising & Bus Tour (from Fukuoka)
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Yanagawa River Cruising & Bus Tour (from Fukuoka)

NZ$170
Per adult
Saga-Outlet one day tour :Yutokuinari ,Tosu outlet,takeo
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Saga-Outlet one day tour :Yutokuinari ,Tosu outlet,takeo

NZ$126
Per adult
Kyushu Line2 : Kumamoto+Yanagawa+Yame
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Kyushu Line2 : Kumamoto+Yanagawa+Yame

NZ$126
Per adult
Making RAMEN experience at the stall in FUKUOKA,JAPAN
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Making RAMEN experience at the stall in FUKUOKA,JAPAN

NZ$38
Per adult
Fukuoka Custom City Tour [Private Guide + Transport]
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Fukuoka Custom City Tour [Private Guide + Transport]

NZ$1,472
Per adult
Shared Departure Transfer : Fukuoka City to Fukuoka Airport
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Shared Departure Transfer : Fukuoka City to Fukuoka Airport

NZ$100
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Fukuoka

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Mar. 2020

Really good night vibes, especially in the Tenjin area which was walkable from the hotel

5/5 - Excellent

Gio

10 Dec. 2019

Loved the art scene!

5/5 - Excellent

jenny

28 Nov. 2019

Service staff in the hotel and retail sector are excellent.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

22 Nov. 2019

Just in transit but will stay in Fukuoka again on way back to see more

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Nov. 2019

Went to see Sumo tornament. City was clean interesting.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

26 Oct. 2019

Not enough to explore. Tried street food in street cart which was a great experience

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