Fukuoka-ken Things to Do

  • Shinto wedding service at Gokoku Shrine
    Shinto wedding service at Gokoku Shrine
    by IreneMcKay
  • Canal City
    Canal City
    by IreneMcKay
  • Dazaifu Shrine in summer
    Dazaifu Shrine in summer
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Fukuoka-ken Things to Do

  • Enjoy plum blossoms at Dazaifu Shrine

    Dazaifu reminds me a lot of Asakusa in Tokyo--the paths to the shrines are both lined with interesting souvenir and delicacy shops that are a stringent test to one's will to control his spending. Crowds throng Dazaifu just like how they surge through Asakusa; the good thing is that the festive atomsphere at Dazaifu won't overwhelm you as there is...

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  • Fukuoka Tower

    Fukuoka Tower, at 234 meters, is the tallest building in Fukuoka. Making it stand out even more is the fact that it sits separate from the main downtown area by a mile or two.There is an Observation Deck 123 meters above the ground, along with a cafe. Cost is 800 Yen for adults and 500 Yen for students, unless it's your birthday then entrance is...

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  • Dazaifu

    About 1300 years ago, in Dazaifu, there was a government office to manage the entire Kyushu for a long period of 500 years at the present Dazaifu.There are numbers of historical sites which reflect to the ancient history of Dazaifu, including ruins of the Dazaifu itself, ruins of Mizuki, ruins of Onojo, Kanzeonji Temple, ruins of Chikuzen Kokubunji...

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  • Futsukaichi Onsen

    Futsukaichi Onsen is a hot spring located near Hakata; it takes only 20 minutes by JR local train from Hakata Station.The hot spring has about 1300 year’s history and there are public baths that you can take without staying a hotel.There are following tourist attractions near Futikaichi Onsen.- Buzou-ji temple- Mt. Tenpeizan - Dazaifu[Back to...

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  • Buzo-ji temple

    Buzo-ji is a temple of Tendai sect located in Futsukaichi, and is the oldest temple in Kyushu region and it designated as historic site of cultural asset by Fukuoka-ken.The wisteria in the temple has a long history which is designated a Natural monument of Chikushino city.The founder of the temple, Toramaro Fujiwara, who was said a same person,...

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  • Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

    Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is sacred to the memory of Michzane Sugawara, also known as the "god of learning".In 901, Michzane was suddenly demoted from his position as Minister of Right and sent to work at the Dazaifu, where he died two years later.Tenmangu Shrine was built on the site of his grave.The main hall, as it stand today, was constructed in...

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  • Off the beaten path

    Fukuoka is a clean city with a lot of hidden beauty. It's not all sleazy nightlife, tall buildings, and ancient castles. During my time in the city I wandered all over and probably saw more than many locals do in a year. During my short, less than 24 hour visit, I walked the following:From the main train station to Nakasu, then to Tenjin Center,...

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  • Fukuoka's Momochi Beach

    Momochi Beach is an ideal spot to munch on some sushi and enjoy the wind and the waves. During week days, this is a quiet spot with few people.This man-made beach, directly in front of the Fukuoka Tower, is about 1 km long. It is protected by seawalls and breakwaters, and the city has three other similar beaches adjacent to this one. Stuck in the...

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  • Ohori Park (Ohori Koen)

    Wander around the edge of the Ohori Park south of the castle which has a beautiful lake, with a nice white bridge leading to the islands in the center. The lake has a circumference of about 2km with a path all the way around. This is considered one of Japan's finest parks and is said to be a near imitation of a Chinese park called Xi Hu (West Lake)...

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  • Fukuoka-jo (Castle)

    The Fukuoka Castle ruins have impressive walls and moats, but the inside has modern sports facilities taking away from the aura. From the tower at the southern end of the castle, you have a great view of the surrounding city.During my visit, there were dozens of Japanese painting different scenes of the castle, its walls, and the surrounding...

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  • New Year in Dazaifu Shrine

    Dazaifu Shrine is one of the most popular shrines in Japan. It was built in 903 over the grave of Michizane Sugawara, who is now considered as a god of litereture or caligraphy. On each new year's day, millions of people come to wish the success of the new year. Also this shrine is a famous place for students or schoalars to prey for their success....

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  • Hot Springs

    A short drive from Fukuoka is the town of Beppu, famous for its hot springs. Book into a hotel and relax in the Japanese style baths, heated by the springs. But note, often the baths are communal so you will normally be sharing with the other hotel occupants

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Fukuoka-ken Hotels

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  • Hotel Nikko Fukuoka

    I really relaxed to stay in this hotel. This hotel is typically authentic one. Westren style hotel...

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  • Toyoko Inn Kokuraeki Minamiguchi

    Upon recommendation from fellow VT'er Masa (gogonicetrip), I booked a room here. I found the rooms...

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  • Hotel Marital Sosei

    900 Higashikushiharamachi, Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, 830-0003, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • Omuta Garden Hotel

    3-3-3 Asahimachi, Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, 836-0807, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Cabinas Fukuoka

    This is a great capsule hotel located near the train station. It's very nice inside and has great...

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  • Wel City Kokura

    12-3 Otemachi Kokurakitaku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, 803-0814, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Kurume Hotel Esprit

    339 Higashimachi, Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, 830-0032, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Grand Hotel Seifuso

    2-4 Harayama-machi, Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, 836-0862, Japan

    Good for: Business

  • Best Western Fukuoka Nakasu Inn

    We travelled to Fukuoka on a Dragon Air Holiday. Our first three nights were included in the...

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