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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kyushu
Fukuoka 
# 14   of 178 destinations
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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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Attractions
 1  Gion Yamakasa
Spectacular festival with a race of festival floats.
User rating: 83/100 (40 votes)
Visited by: 80 users
 2  Yatai (Food Stalls)
Offering a special atmosphere every night.
User rating: 83/100 (318 votes)
Visited by: 680 users
 3  Uminonakamichi Park
Huge park on a peninsula across the bay.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 4 users
 4  Ohori Park
Public city park with a central pond.
User rating: 78/100 (209 votes)
Visited by: 426 users
 5  Shofukuji Temple
Japan's first Zen temple.
User rating: 75/100 (155 votes)
Visited by: 314 users
 6  Momochi Seaside Park
Futuristic district along the waterfront.
User rating: 73/100 (206 votes)
Visited by: 413 users
 7  Canal City
Large shopping and entertainment complex.
User rating: 71/100 (496 votes)
Visited by: 1050 users
 8  Fukuoka Castle Ruins
Ruins of the city's former castle.
User rating: 69/100 (203 votes)
Visited by: 429 users
 
Special Interest Guides
  Fukuoka Food Guide
  Guide to Fukuoka's local cuisine.
  Fukuoka Museum Guide
  A list of some of Fukuoka's best museums.
  Fukuoka Cherry Blossom Spots
  A list of popular cherry blossom spots in Fukuoka.
Side Trips from Fukuoka
 1  Dazaifu
Historic town south of Fukuoka.
User rating: 79/100 (279 votes)
Visited by: 668 users
  

Access and Orientation
Access and Orientation
How to get to and around Fukuoka.

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Hotels and Ryokan
Fukuoka offers a wide range of hotels. The Hakata Station area and the central Tenjin district are most convenient for exploring the city.
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Recommended Hotels around Fukuoka - with lowest rates by selected hotel reservation websites
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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User Ratings
Ratings for Fukuoka:
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User Rating (by 884 users):
81/100
  recommended

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English Links
Fukuoka City
Official English website.

Japanese Links
Fukuoka City
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