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Fukuoka

Southern metropolis and the gateway to Kyushu

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Kowakamai Dance in Miyama

Kowakamai Dance in Miyama

Thursday - Jan 20th

Kowakamai, a 700 year old dance style, is still performed every year on Janaury 20th in southern Fukuoka prefecture.

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Ark Hotel Royal Fukuoka Tenjin

Ark Hotel Royal Fukuoka Tenjin

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Staying in a comfortable hotel in Tenjin, the busiest area in Fukuoka City, will enhance your vacation in the biggest city of Kyushu...

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The Other Mojiko

The Other Mojiko

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The retro side of Mojiko is not its only face, for just around the corner one can enjoy Mojiko's other charms, such as a park,..

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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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