Fukuoka

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Fukuoka () is Kyushu's largest and one of Japan's ten most populated cities. Because of its closeness to the Asian mainland (closer to Seoul than to Tokyo), Fukuoka has been an important harbor city for many centuries and was chosen by the Mongol invasion forces as their landing point in the 13th century.

Today's Fukuoka is the product of the fusion of two cities in the year 1889, when the port city of Hakata and the former castle town of Fukuoka were united into one city called Fukuoka. Hakata remains the name of one of Fukuoka's central districts and of the main railway station.

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Gion Yamakasa

Spectacular festival with a race of festival floats.

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Ohori Park

Public city park with a central pond.

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Canal City

Large shopping and entertainment complex.

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Side Trips from Fukuoka

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Dazaifu

Historic town south of Fukuoka.

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Karatsu

Coastal city known for castles and pottery.

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Kitakyushu

Industrial city in the north of Kyushu.

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Grand Hyatt Fukuoka

Luxury hotel inside the Canal City Hakata complex.

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Hotel Nikko Fukuoka

Comfortable 4-star hotel a short walk from Hakata Station.

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Hotel Route Inn Hakata Ekimae

Reliable business hotel just across Hakata Station.

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