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Fukuoka

Fukuoka, in an area called Kyushu, is a prefecture surrounded by mountains and ocean. In the center is Hakata Station and the Tenjin area that's full of large underground streets and shopping buildings where you can enjoy shopping and cuisine.Fukuoka is known for Hakata ramen, a ramen made with tonkotsu (pork bones), but also the yakitori, gyoza, motsunabe, tori no mizutaki, and fresh sashimi, are all meals you can enjoy. In the evening, you can go to the street stalls at Nakasu, and enjoy a fun time along with beer or shochu and various meals. If you leave the center, you can visit places like Yanagawa, famous for the downstream boat rides and eel cuisine; Dazaifu, home to Dazaifu Tenmangu; and Moji, a nostalgic harbor that's often used as a shooting location in Japanese movies. Also, if you have a few extra days, you can make your way around Kyushu! Oita has plenty of hot spring areas like Yufuin and Beppu; Nagasaki has beautiful night scenery; Kumamoto is home to Mt. Aso, Kumamoto Castle, and the character Kumamon; Saga, which has a town named Yobuko, famous for fresh squid sashimi; Miyazaki, where you can boat down Takachiho Gorge; and Kagoshima, which is home to plenty of nature-filled areas like Sakurajima and the World Heritage site Yakushima. Each prefecture is full of unique sights.

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Fukuoka×Sightseeing

  1. What is Dazaifu Tenmangu?

    How to Enjoy Fukuoka's Premier Tourist Spot, Dazaifu Tenmangu

    2017.09.28

  2. What Kind of a Place is Okinoshima, the Island Where the Gods Live?

    A World Heritage Site in Japan That Cannot be Entered! What is Okinoshima, the Island of Gods?

    2017.09.14

  3. Recommended for First Timers! How to Enjoy Yatai Stalls in Fukuoka

    Recommended for First Timers! How to Enjoy Yatai Stalls in Fukuoka

    2017.07.27

Fukuoka×Food

  1. Chikae (Hakata)

    Five Select Specialty Lunches That You Shouldn't Miss While in Fukuoka!

    2017.09.28

  2. NOYU

    Top 5 Instagenic Sweets in Fukuoka

    2017.08.24

  3. 1. Isokko Syouten Fukuoka Hakata Branch

    5 Popular Restaurants in Fukuoka that Serve Fresh Seafood and Tempura

    2017.08.03

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

Fukuoka×Shopping

  1. I’m Doraemon Niwaka Senpei from Niwaka Senpei Honpo Toundo

    Adorable and Tasty! Top 5 Much-Loved Souvenirs From Fukuoka

    2017.09.07

  2. Get These as Souvenirs! 5 Traditional Crafts from Fukuoka

    Get These as Souvenirs! 5 Traditional Crafts from Fukuoka

    2017.05.18

  3. 1. IMS

    5 Popular Fukuoka Shopping Locations

    2016.08.10

Fukuoka×Hotels

  1. 1. Nishitetsu Hotel Croom Hakata

    Top 5 Recommended Hotels Easily Accessible from Fukuoka Airport

    2017.09.14

    Booking.com

  2. 1. Smart Hotel Hakata

    5 Apartment Type Hotels in Fukuoka for Long Stays

    2017.08.03

    Booking.com

  3. Nansuikaku (Wakita Onsen)

    A Compilation of Hot Spring Areas! Hotels at Fukuoka with Natural Hot Springs

    2017.07.06

    Booking.com

Fukuoka×Tips & Manners

  1. Knowing will make your trip twice as fun! Basic Information About Fukuoka

    Knowing will make your trip twice as fun! Basic Information About Fukuoka

    2017.02.09