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Fukuoka

Southern metropolis and the gateway to Kyushu

About Fukuoka
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Hakata Temple Tour

Hakata Temple Tour

Mid Oct

Hakata has a fine collection of temples and shrines that make for a relaxing day's stroll. Once a year the city lights up the..

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Kirin Beer Park Cosmos Festival

Kirin Beer Park Cosmos Festival

Early - Late Oct

The Kirin Beer Park in Fukuoka is adjacent to a large flower field, which is home to cherry blossoms and poppies during spring,..

Free
Tenjin Christmas Market

Tenjin Christmas Market

Mid - Late Nov

The Tenjin Christmas Market in Fukuoka brings a taste of Christmastime in Europe to the city. The event will have a range of food..

Free

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Places to stay in Fukuoka

The b hakata, Fukuoka

The b hakata, Fukuoka

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The B Hakata is a business hotel 5 minutes away from JR Hakata train station, and is located in the Hakata ward of Fukuoka City.

Hotel Crown Palais Kokura

Hotel Crown Palais Kokura

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Hotel near Kokura Station. Surrounded by historical sights such as Kokura Castle and Kokura Castle Japanese Garden. Great location..

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About Fukuoka

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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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