Fukuoka

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Visit 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.

Top hotels in Fukuoka

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Canal City Fukuoka Washington Hotel
Canal City Fukuoka Washington Hotel
3 out of 5
1-2-20 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka-ken
SG$88
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13

Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kawabatadori Shopping Street and Canal City Hakata. Hakataza Theatre and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's ...

4/5Very Good! (2,067 reviews)

"It's clear that this property has been around a long time. The ventilation in my room was not so good, so there was a bit of a mouldy smell. Despite being an older property, in general it was OK. Personally I prefer well-lit rooms, so unfortunately all of the lighting available was warm lighting. ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan,2020

Canal City Fukuoka Washington Hotel
Hakata Excel Hotel Tokyu
Hakata Excel Hotel Tokyu
4 out of 5
4-6-7 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka-ken
SG$78
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kawabatadori Shopping Street, Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum and Hakataza Theatre. Canal City ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,369 reviews)

"There are basic property"…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov,2019

Hakata Excel Hotel Tokyu
Hotel MyStays Fukuoka-Tenjin
Hotel MyStays Fukuoka-Tenjin
3 out of 5
3-5-7 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka-ken
SG$58
per night
Feb 11 - Feb 12

Located in Tenjin, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ankokuji Temple, Port of Hakata and Tenjin Core. Tenjin Underground Mall and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's ...

4/5Very Good! (2,769 reviews)

"Staff nice and provide excellent service, I forgot to bring the socket converter, hotel can borrow me 1 during my stay, I arrived very early on the check in date eg 12:00, they can store my luggage and help me move into the room, this is so nice and thoughtful."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan,2020

Hotel MyStays Fukuoka-Tenjin

Popular things to do in Fukuoka

Fukuoka Tower
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Fukuoka Tower

4.5/5(15 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

Unlimited Japan WiFi P/U Fukuoka Airport + Mobile battery
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Unlimited Japan WiFi P/U Fukuoka Airport + Mobile battery

SG$5

Our WiFi hotspot uses the local carrier, providing you with fast and reliable internet where ever you travel in the county. This device can only be used in Japan A WiFi hotspot provides portable WiFi whenever you need it for your smart phone, PC and tablet device.

Unlimited Japan WiFi P/U Fukuoka Airport + Mobile battery
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Unlimited Japan WiFi P/U Fukuoka Airport + Mobile battery

SG$8

Stay connected while traveling abroad. The pocket size WiFi router lets you stay connected with a secure high-speed internet on the go for up to five devices simultaneously. Stay connected at all times while using google maps, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or just surf the internet.

Wi-Fi Router Rental from Fukuoka Airport
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Wi-Fi Router Rental from Fukuoka Airport

SG$12

Wherever your journey takes you, stay connected while in Japan with this easy-to-use mobile Wi-Fi router. Take advantage of its all-inclusive coverage that gives you up to 4G LTE speeds all over the country. With support for up to 10 devices at once, your whole group can enjoy the benefits.

Reviews of Fukuoka

4.5

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

BVB

Jan 8, 2020

Lots of possibly to see and for good food.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 18, 2019

Love it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 2, 2019

City as a whole made us feel welcome, great breakfast

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 1, 2019

Nice and lovely city. People super friendly

4/5 - Good

Thajcha

Oct 31, 2019

Nice city. Tradition ramen.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 27, 2019

Mount Aso not easy to access by train till 2021.

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