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Fukuoka

Southern metropolis and the gateway to Kyushu

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Top Attractions in Fukuoka

Around Fukuoka

Okawa

Okawa

Okawa Town in Kyushu’s Fukuoka Prefecture has been a hub for woodcraft and furniture making for hundreds of years. Okawa’s ki...

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Tenjin

Tenjin

Fukuoka may not be as large as Tokyo and Osaka, or dazzling with as many lights, but I've had many more memorable times in Fu...

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Asakura

Asakura

When I first arrived in Japan, I believed the country to be made up of skyscrapers and large neon billboards. I couldn’t have...

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Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu is the northernmost city on Japan’s Kyushu Island. Kokura Castle is surrounded by Katsuyama Park, known for its sp...

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Top Articles

Upcoming Fukuoka Events

Rei Kamoi: Resting Time

Rei Kamoi: Resting Time

Kim

Rei Kamoi was a Japanese contemporary artist, famous for his pieces depicting life moments that aren't always "art-worthy", i...

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Hiroshi Yoshida Exhibition

Hiroshi Yoshida Exhibition

Kim

A special event at the Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art looks at the works of Yoshida Hiroshi (1876 - 1950), a renowned Fuku...

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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 Fu...

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Places to stay in Fukuoka

Costel Minoshima, Hakata

Costel Minoshima, Hakata

Nicole Bauer

The urban design style city house, hostel and café opened in summer 2013, and with just two rooms available it feels very coz...

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Latest Fukuoka Reports

Kyushu Superlatives

Kyushu Superlatives

Lisa Wallin

Although Kyushu is often overlooked by tourists visiting Honshu, it has a lot to offer with its abundant natural sights and d...

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About Fukuoka

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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