Fukuoka Off The Beaten Path

  • Zen garden of Komyozenji Temple
    Zen garden of Komyozenji Temple
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    Fukuoka Tower

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Fukuoka Tower is the highest coastal tower in Japan and the highest structure in Fukuoka soaring to the highest 234 meter.

    The tower has three observation decks; one at 116m, a café/lounge deck at 120m and the highest at 123 metres above the ground.
    You can see all over the Fukuoka-city from the observation decks.

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    A 10-minute walk from Nishijin Subway Station

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    Japanese Calligraphy experience

    by gogonicetrip Written May 15, 2010
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    Calligraphy is a traditional Japanese art of skillfully writing Chinese characters and hiragana, the curve Japanese syllabify, with India in and a brush.

    Fugatei is a Calligraphy studio where Japanese famous calligrapher, Teramoto Issen working there.

    At the studio, you can make a calligraphy experience and customize your T-shirt with Japanese Calligraphy.

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    Komyozenji Temple Dazaifu

    by aukahkay Written May 5, 2009
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    The Komyozenji Temple in Dazaifu was founded in 1273 by a Buddhist priest. It is a Zen Temple known in particular for its rhododendrons and autumn leaves and is the only temple in Kyushu that has dry landscape stone gardens. Moss plants and white sand in the inner garden represent the land and the vast ocean respectively.

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    Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

    by aukahkay Written May 5, 2009
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    Now a small city just outside of Fukuoka, Dazaifu used to be the administrative center of Kyushu from around the 8th to the 12th century. The most famous among Dazaifu's historic sights is the Dazaifu Tenmangu, the first of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Tenjin across Japan.

    Dedicated to Michizane Sugawara, the God of Learning, the shrine is home to many sighseeing spots including the main hall which was built over Sugawara's grave. The expansive grounds are coloured by plum blossoms, camphor trees and irises depending on the season.

    Dazaifu can be reached by train from Nishitetsu Tenjin station in 30 minutes.

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    Hakozaki Shrine

    by gogonicetrip Written Dec 27, 2007

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    Hakozaki Shrine, founded in 923, is one of the three great Hachiman shrines in Japan along with the Usa Shrine.
    It is one of the representive shrines of Fukuoka and the place where many people come to hatsumode to worship at the beginning of the year and during festivals such as Tamaseseri in January and Hojoya in September.

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    Fukuoka Yahoo Dome

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 20, 2007

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    Fukuoka Yahoo Dome is the home to the Fukuoka Soft Bank Hawks, that is a Japan's professional baseball team

    It was built in 1993 as an unprecedented ideal sports stadium with a field area of 13,500m2, elevating mound, 6,000 movable seats at both ends of the field that can be adjusted to optimize the viewing of spectators for the particular event being held, and being the very first stadium to have a retractable roof in Japan.

    Furthermore, there are 216 super box seats situated on the 4th to 6th floors, a 188-meter long sports bar with a view of the entire stadium and an amusement center that are sure to optimize your enjoyment when viewing sports games.

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    Fukuoka Akarenga Cultural Center

    by gogonicetrip Updated Feb 1, 2007
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    Fukuoka Akarenga Cultural Center was built as an insurance company office in 1909.

    The building is designated as a nationally important cultural property.

    The chic British-style building was designed by renowned architect Kingo Tatsuno.

    Direction : A 5 minute walk from Tenjin Subway Station.

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    Marinoa City Fukuoka

    by gogonicetrip Written Jan 27, 2007
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    Marinoa City Fukuoka is an urban life spot where you can enjoy a resort lifestyle full of entertainment, such as the main outlet mall, a sports equipment store, a car product store, an interior shop, a baby specialty mega store, some restaurants, a Ferris wheel, and many amusement facilities.

    Access : A 15 minute walk from Meinohama Subway Station.

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    Consulates with neat architecture

    by amambaw Written Sep 5, 2004
    The Korean consulate

    I was in Japan to get my Korean work visa. As a result, I had the opportunity to visit the Korean consulate in Fukuoka. There's nothing really special to see inside, but the outside had some neat architecture. There's a large courtyard, and you can easily take pictures from the street around the consulate. I didn't get a chance to see it, but the Chinese consulate was about a block away. You could probably visit both in under an hour.

    To find the consulates, just head towards the Fukuoka Dome. The Korean consulate is right next door to Hawks Town, and the Chinese consulate is one block over.

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    NOKONOSHIMA ISLAND

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Jun 17, 2004

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    Latin Festival on Nokonoshima

    This island hosts a great Latin Dance Party for more details check out Tiempo Iberoamericano
    once a year but is more famous for its Cosmos flowers in Spring. It is a beautiful, relaxing place to go with great views of Fukuoka harbour.

    To get there you can catch a boat down at Meinohama port near the tower.

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    shake hands virtually with Bon Jovi

    by stonefree Updated Nov 17, 2003

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    There are a lot of hand shaped objets surround Fukuoka Dome. And those fingers of objets each has a figure of a hand of a celebrity who is related to Fukuoka, the players of the Hawks or musicians ever performed a concert in the dome and etc.
    My wife is happy because Bon Jovi raise there hands on her.

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    meet the Torakichi (Tigers freaks)

    by stonefree Updated Nov 6, 2003

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    baseball freaks

    Torakichi are very frantic by natural and this time it was after 18 years since the Tigers to compete for the championship last time before. So they went crazy. Hawks fans seemed to be calm in contrast, maybe because they are used to the championship games recently.

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    shake hands virtually with Antonio Inoki

    by stonefree Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Antonio Inoki. My hero! He is the master of professional wrestling and the lord of martial arts in Japan.
    He has a very big hand. Big as my son's head!

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    Marizon

    by gogonicetrip Written Jan 27, 2007

    Marizon is a complex facility for the wedding hall, shops and restaurants and is located in Seaside Momochi.

    A 15 minute walk from Nishijin Subway Station.

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    Momochi Seaside Park

    by gogonicetrip Updated Jan 27, 2007
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    Momochi Seaside Park is located Momochi area nearby Fukuoka Yahoo Japan Dome.

    A 15-minute walk from Subway Nishijin Station.

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