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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

Oct 1st - Oct 31st

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

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Banksy: Genius Or Vandal? (Fukuoka)

Banksy: Genius Or Vandal? (Fukuoka)

Jul 2nd - Oct 31st

Famous despite being anonymous, the street artist Banksy is known for a trademark stenciling technique and works that often have..

Where to eat in Fukuoka

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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