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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.

Where to stay in Fukuoka

Top hotels in Fukuoka

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 RM300 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

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! (1,288 reviews)

"Very Polite. Location is awesome. Did not know I would get a VIP upgrade upon arriving at the hotel so was a great surprise."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2021

Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
NEST HOTEL HAKATA STATION
NEST HOTEL HAKATA STATION
3 out of 5
2-11-27, Hakataekimae, Hakataku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM155 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Located in Hakata-ku, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kakueiji Temple and Amu Plaza Hakata. Zenshoji Temple and Tochoji Temple are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,068 reviews)

"Originally, I booked a single room, but fortunately I could stay double room, so I’m so lucky. I was very comfortable about a few things. TV was hungered on the wall. Bath room was widely, and clean. A shampoo, conditioner, and body soup was so nice smell . I’m so fun an entrance, because it’s so ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2020

NEST HOTEL HAKATA STATION
KOKO HOTEL Fukuoka Tenjin
KOKO HOTEL Fukuoka Tenjin
2.5 out of 5
1-22-14, Imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is RM124 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan

Located in Chuo-ku, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kego Shrine, Canal City Hakata and Tenjin Underground Mall. Port of Hakata and Fukuoka Anpanman Children's ...

4.3/5Excellent! (14 reviews)

"綺麗でよかったです。"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2021

KOKO HOTEL Fukuoka Tenjin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Fukuoka

Riverfront Hakata
Riverfront Hakata
3 out of 5
2-21-15 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is RM320 per night from 17 Feb to 18 Feb

Located in Hakata-ku, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Canal City Hakata, Kushida Shrine and Tochoji Temple. Ohori Park and Momochi Beach ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"Relatively new & clean. With home appliance. No other amenities. Need to check-in at other location (short walking distance). No other services. Not aware of provision of wifi."…"

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2019

Riverfront Hakata
Residence Hotel Hakata 19
Residence Hotel Hakata 19
3 out of 5
1-9-36 Maizuru, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is RM212 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

Located in Tenjin, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ankokuji Temple and Port of Hakata. Canal City Hakata and Tenjin Underground Mall are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (79 reviews)
Huge place

"The place was extremely spacious with 3 full bathrooms."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2020

Residence Hotel Hakata 19
Expected Inn
Expected Inn
3 out of 5
4-24-3 Hakata Ekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
The price is RM991 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb

Located in Hakata-ku, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Rakusuien Gardens and Canal City Hakata. Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum and Port of ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"施設が安くて最高でした!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2020

Expected Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Fukuoka

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4/5 - Good

Prang

24 Feb 2020

Quiet place. I didn't had much time staying there since there eas Coronavirus outbreak :( poorly. I'll be back again next time when I have a trip in Kyushu again :)

4/5 - Good

BVB

8 Jan 2020

Lots of possibly to see and for good food.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Nov 2019

Love it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Nov 2019

City as a whole made us feel welcome, great breakfast

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Nov 2019

Nice and lovely city. People super friendly

4/5 - Good

Thajcha

31 Oct 2019

Nice city. Tradition ramen.