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Fukuoka

Southern metropolis and the gateway to Kyushu

About Fukuoka
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Honey Beat Sweets Buffet

Honey Beat Sweets Buffet

Jun 5th - Jun 27th

On weekends from June 5th until June 27th, the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk will be hosting their Honey Beat Sweets Buffet. A variety..

3 ¥4,500
Mummies of the World Exhibition

Mummies of the World Exhibition

Apr 10th - Jun 27th

A special event taking place at the Fukuoka City Museum looks into mummies from different corners of the world, including South..

2 ¥1,600
Kirby Afternoon Tea

Kirby Afternoon Tea

Jun 1st - Jun 27th

For a limited time, the Kirby Cafe in Fukuoka will be hosting a Fountain of Dreams Afternoon Tea event. The afternoon tea set contains..

¥2,948

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Places to stay in Fukuoka

Staying at Grand Hyatt Fukuoka 6

Staying at Grand Hyatt Fukuoka

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Fukuoka's Grand Hyatt Hotel provides a convenient base to explore the city. The hotel also offers a range of amenities to make..

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Asano Hotel

Asano Hotel

Eitetsu Terakado

Asano is a business hotel located less than five minutes from Kokura Station in Kitakyushu. Convenient for visiting Kokura Castle..

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Canal City Mall

Canal City Mall

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The Canal City Mall is more than just a shopping center - it's a destination in itself. The unique architecture and use of greenery..

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About Fukuoka

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Capital Fukuoka
Population 5,071,968
Area 4,986.40 km²

Home of Kyushu’s largest cities in Fukuoka and Kita-Kyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県, Fukuoka-ken) 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.

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