About Fukuoka
Region:Kyushu
Island:Kyushu
Capital:Fukuoka
Population:5,071,968
Area:4,986.40 sq. km

Home of Kyushu’s largest cities in Fukuoka and Kita-Kyushu, Fukuoka is the southern metropolis of Japan and the gateway to Kyushu. While you’re in the big cities, be sure to try some tonkotsu ramen at one of the many food stalls, as well as seasoned cod roe (mentaiko).

Despite its urbanity, however, Fukuoka is also the location of the first Zen Buddhist temple in Japan, Shofukuji, the renowned Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine, the relaxing hot springs in the Chikushino area, as well as countless picturesque parks and gardens. Or you can take a stroll around the Moji-ko Retro District, where many buildings have been preserved from the Meiji period.

Visit in early May during Golden Week and you can witness the Hakata Dontaku festival.

Things to Do in Fukuoka

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Mojiko Retro Nightscape

Enjoy some great views of a gorgeous harbor

Hakata Christmas Market

Enjoy Christmas festivities at the City of Light

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

Fukuoka City views from where a grand castle used to be

TOTO Toilet Museum

An engaging museum about good loos

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Fukuoka Castle Ruins

Fukuoka City views from where a grand castle used to be

Looks good for families too. I can imagine kids having fun running up and down the walls.

Nanzō-in Temple

The Sasaguri 88 Temple Pilgrimage

Nice pictures

Hakata Doll Painting Experience

Be creative on a traditional canvas

I'd like to paint very much as I'm a doll artist. Thank you for the information!

Kawachi Wisteria Tunnels

Flowing gardens of purple, pink, and white

Such a beautiful place!