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Fukuoka

Southern metropolis and the gateway to Kyushu

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Upcoming Fukuoka Events

Kawachi Fuji-en Wisteria Tunnels

Kawachi Fuji-en Wisteria Tunnels

Apr 24th - May 5th

Tunnels of wisteria blooms the length of a football field highlight one of Japan's most spectacular gardens.

¥1,500
Beers of Japan Festival

Beers of Japan Festival

Apr 28th - May 5th

The popularity of craft beer has been on the rise in recent years, and the annual Beers of Japan event serves as a celebration of..

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Daijiro Morohoshi Exhibition: Fukuoka

Daijiro Morohoshi Exhibition: Fukuoka

Mar 20th - May 23rd

Daijiro Morohoshi (1946 -) is a Japanese manga artist who is well-known for science fiction themed comic strips and pieces based..

¥1,000

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..

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Places to stay in Fukuoka

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...

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

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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