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Fukuoka

Southern metropolis and the gateway to Kyushu

About Fukuoka
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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

Asakura, located in south central Fukuoka Prefecture, is abundant in countryside charm, scenic nature, and historical sites t...

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Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu

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Upcoming Fukuoka Events

Hakata Temple Tour

Hakata Temple Tour

Tristan Scholze

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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Tenjin Christmas Market

Tenjin Christmas Market

Kim

The Tenjin Christmas Market in Fukuoka brings a taste of Christmastime in Europe to the city. The event will have a range of ...

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Where to eat in Fukuoka

Goodbeer Stand

Goodbeer Stand

Kim

Goodbeer Stand has 25 beers on tap at any one time, including both local and international brews. There are also some great, ...

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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 mak...

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Latest Fukuoka Reports

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 mak...

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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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