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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Strawberry Farm in Fukuoka

A famous all-you-can-eat strawberry farm!

I like Strawberry Picking.

Mt. Iwara Plum Blossoms

Ume highlight a late winter nature hike

Thank you! February is great for plum blossoms.

Nagahama Number One Ramen Shop

One of the best bowls of ramen you'll ever taste

Looks Delicious.

Kokura Castle in Kitakyushu

A very placid fortification

Nice photos! Still need to make it to Fukuoka!