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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. Beautiful Spots that Decorate Fukuoka's Nightscape

    Must Do’s for Nightlife Lovers! 6 Ways to Have a Fun Night in Fukuoka

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    2019.08.13

  2. What is the Hakata Area?

    Enjoy All the Best Sites and Cuisine! A Beginner’s Guide to Hakata, Fukuoka

    2019.06.24

  3. Kitakyushu Area

    40 Things to Do in Fukuoka Prefecture From the Standards to Hidden Gems

    2018.10.04

Fukuoka×Food

  1. Upscale and Creative! Yakitori no Hachibei Tenjin Branch

    【Fukuoka】Five Yakitori Restaurants You Don’t Want to Miss

    2018.05.10

  2. Cheap and Delicious Food at Ichigyo Ichie

    Five Select Seafood Restaurants at Nagahama Fish Market, the Kitchen of Fukuoka

    2018.03.29

  3. Cafe Tonerico

    Come for the Gourmet Food and Sweets! Top 5 Popular Cafes in Fukuoka

    2018.01.25

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. 1. Hakata Magemono

    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. JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Hakata Central

    [Fukuoka] 5 Hotels near Hakata Station with Excellent Guest Reviews

    2018.07.05

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  2. 1. Hotel Marinoa Resort Fukuoka

    Five Select Hotels in Fukuoka City Highly Rated on Online Travel Sites

    2018.04.12

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  3. 1. Nishitetsu Hotel Croom Hakata

    Top 5 Recommended Hotels Easily Accessible from Fukuoka Airport

    2017.09.14

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Fukuoka×Tips & Manners

  1. What kind of place is Fukuoka?

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

    2017.02.09