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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
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka
5 out of 5
The price is RM509 per night

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! (1,007 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
Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
4 out of 5
The price is RM336 per night

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! (1,177 reviews)
Great location, super clean and new hotel

"Excellent location. Clean, comfortable and good service. The only complaint I have is that Y1,000 for a glass of sparkling wine is way over priced. Everything else was perfect. Great location next to Hakata station too. Also the Executive Gardens on 5FL are a lovely oasis in the city. Nice to relax ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020

Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
Plaza Hotel Tenjin
Plaza Hotel Tenjin
3 out of 5
The price is RM79 per night

Located in Chuo-ku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fukuoka International Church and Port of Hakata. Tenjin Underground Mall and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's ...

3.9/5Very Good! (413 reviews)
The right choice!

"It was amazing! I did the right thing when I booked this hotel. Everything I need was provided and the location was very close to restaurants, mall, terminal, and train stations."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019

Plaza Hotel Tenjin

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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.

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Fukuoka to Oita: Dazaifu, Yufuin & Beppu Hell Tour

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Yanagawa River Cruising & Bus Tour (from Fukuoka)

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Beppue & Yufuin Onsen one day private tour
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Beppue & Yufuin Onsen one day private tour

RM797
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Fukuoka to Kumamoto: Mt. Aso, Kumamoto Castle & Tamana Onsen
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Fukuoka to Kumamoto: Mt. Aso, Kumamoto Castle & Tamana Onsen

RM418
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Fukuoka All-in-One Private Tour
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Fukuoka All-in-One Private Tour

RM630
Per adult

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