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Fukuoka

Southern metropolis and the gateway to Kyushu

About Fukuoka
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Upcoming Fukuoka Events

Yuko Higuchi: Circus

Yuko Higuchi: Circus

Dec 24th - Feb 7th

A special exhibition scheduled at the Fukuoka Art Museum will look into the work of Yuko Higuchi, a painter and picture book illustrator..

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Where to eat in Fukuoka

Yatai Mami Chan

Yatai Mami Chan

Jerome Lee

Yatai Mami Chan is a yatai (street food stall) located in Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, and is located right in front of the Fukuoka..

Places to stay in Fukuoka

Staying at Grand Hyatt Fukuoka 6

Staying at Grand Hyatt Fukuoka

Kim

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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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..

Latest Fukuoka Reports

Canal City Mall

Canal City Mall

Kim

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 sq. km

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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