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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. 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

  2. 1. Chikugogawa Fireworks Festival

    Five Recommended Fireworks Festivals that Light Up the Fukuoka Summer Nights

    2017.06.15

  3. 1. Shikanoshima

    5 Outlying Islands You Can Day Trip to from Fukuoka

    2017.05.18

Fukuoka×Food

  1. 1. Isokko Syouten Fukuoka Hakata Branch

    5 Popular Restaurants in Fukuoka that Serve Fresh Seafood and Tempura

    2017.08.03

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  2. Kamadoya's Ichigo Gori Strawberry Shaved Ice

    A Standard Yet New! Five Select Constantly Evolving Fukuoka Strawberry Kakigori Shaved Ice

    2017.07.27

  3. Mad for the Mega Servings of Whipped Cream♡ Hona Cafe Itoshima Branch

    Five Fascinating Pancake Shops in the Fukuoka Resort Area of Itoshima

    2017.06.15

Fukuoka×Shopping

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

    Get These as Souvenirs! 5 Traditional Crafts from Fukuoka

    2017.05.18

  2. 1. IMS

    5 Popular Fukuoka Shopping Locations

    2016.08.10

  3. 1. Menbei (Fukutaro)

    5 Recommended Souvenirs to Buy in Fukuoka

    2016.08.04

Fukuoka×Hotels

  1. 1. Smart Hotel Hakata

    5 Apartment Type Hotels in Fukuoka for Long Stays

    2017.08.03

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  2. Nansuikaku (Wakita Onsen)

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

    2017.07.06

    Booking.com

  3. 1. Richmond Hotel Fukuoka Tenjin

    Such Reasonable Rates! 5 Business Hotels in Fukuoka

    2017.05.11

    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