Top 10 Things to do in Fukuoka, Japan

July 31, 2017 Stefan Strunk

Fukuoka is a gourmet paradise... "providing you're not vegetarian," say travelers on our Fukuoka forum! It's right on Genkai Sea, and the seafood is fresh and abundant. So is Fukuoka-style ramen, which you can find at the city's famous yatai (outdoor stalls) as well as modern restaurants. Walk off your meal at Ohori Park and the nearby Fukuoka Castle ruins.
Restaurants in Fukuoka

1. Ohori Park

1-2 Ohorikoen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0051, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 92-741-2004
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4 based on 1 reviews

Ohori Park

Reviewed By TDR825 - Quezon City, Philippines

Date of visit: Dec 26, 2017 / Weather temp: 7 degrees
This park is beautiful and well-maintained. Nothing much to see but if you are looking for a peaceful and quiet stroll, this is the place to go to.
It’s a big park with a huge lake in the middle. Boat rentals were available but it was closed during our time of visit.
There is a small coffee shop just a few feet away from the entrance.

2. Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

18-25 Saitozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0321, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 92-603-1111
Excellent
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4 based on 354 reviews

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

Business hours March 1st thru October 31st / 9:30-17:30 November 1st thru End of February / 9:30–17:00 *During the pool opening period / 9:30-18:30 Regular holidays The first Monday of February and the next day. The year-end and New Year's holidays (Dec 31-Jan 1) Admission fees ①Adult (age 15 and over) ¥410 ②Senior (age 65 and over) ¥210 ③Child (elementary through middle school) ¥80 ④Preschooler(under elementary school age) Free Uminonakamichi Seaside Park is an extensive leisure park where you can enjoy seasonal flowers. Many events are held here in each season; Flower Picnic (spring), Rose Festival (early summer and autumn) and Cosmos Festival (autumn). Come to the Sunshine Pool in summer, the largest resort pool complex in the western Japan. You can also visit this urban resort park empty-handed and enjoy day camping with a rental barbecue outfits. Other features here at this large urban resort facility include Marine World, the aquarium with 350 kinds of fishes and The Luiganz, ocean view resort hotel. Inside the site, there is also an amusement park Wonder World, which has 23 kinds of attractions including a large Ferris wheel and a large trampoline, Kujiragumo Fuwanpoline.

Reviewed By mabei0123 - Tsukuba, Japan

To go to this Park, take a JR train bound for Moji-Kou from Hakata Station and transfer to Kashii line bound for Saitozaki at Kashii Station, and take off at Uminonakamichi Station. Rent a bicycle because the park is really huge and there are so many different bicycles to rent. The park is great for kids to see the animals, birds, and flowers of all kinds. It's a great place to visit with your family.

3. Hakata Station

Hakataeki Chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0012, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 92-431-8484
Excellent
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4 based on 749 reviews

Hakata Station

Reviewed By autumncs - Singapore, Singapore

It's a bustling place and a major hub for the Shinkansen, local trains, subway and buses. There are plenty of eating and shopping options, from the basement all the way to the 10th floor. There is also a free rooftop garden on the 10th floor with nice views of the city. There are many coin lockers near the north ticket gate but they can be fully occupied in the afternoon.

4. Nokonoshima Island

Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0000, Fukuoka Prefecture
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4.5 based on 330 reviews

Nokonoshima Island

Located in Hakata Bay, Nokonoshima Island is a delightful place for visitors to camp, swim or admire the island's colorful flowers.

Reviewed By François V - Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands

You can get here by taking the 300/301/302/304 bus from Hakata or Tenjin Station. It is about a 30 minute drive from Tenjin Station to the Meinohama Boat Terminal. It costs about 400 Yen from Tenjin.
The boat is going each hour and costs 420 Yen for a retour ticket. It only takes 10 minutes to cross to Nokoshima. 
On the island it is easy to hike around, you don't need to rent a bike or get a bus. It is only a 40 minutes nice walk to Island Park.

5. Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery

3-1-1, Takeshita, Hakataku, Fukuoka 812-0895, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 92-431-2701
Excellent
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4.5 based on 140 reviews

Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery

Reviewed By David L - Sydney, Australia

If you dont speak Japanese, make sure you book for the free English guided tour which will last for 60 minutes (the Japanese speaking tours will be 90 minutes). It included history, the process of beer brewing and how the factory operated. At the conclusion, you will be taken into the canteen and given 20 minutes to finish up to 3 beers. There was also a demonstration of how to pour a Superdry from a can which was interesting. Definitely worth the effort to go there !

6. Kushida Shrine

1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0026, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 92-291-2951
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4 based on 1 reviews

Kushida Shrine

A 1,000-year-old gingko tree shades this shrine, which was built in 757, and serves as the starting point for a famous annual summer race. The Hakata Historical Museum is also on the shrine grounds.

Reviewed By G2149QHrobertof

Amongst all visited shrines this one stands out the most in its interaction between priests and visitiors, also offers an amazing shop

7. JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata

1-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0012, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 92-431-8484
Excellent
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4 based on 410 reviews

JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata

Reviewed By LEO_SG - Singapore, Singapore

Nice to visit. Huge malls interlink to one another. The main hub of transportation and bullet train. Plenty of restaurants - spoilt for choice. Should visit!!

8. Nishitetsu Bus

Fukuoka 812-0012, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 570-001-010
Excellent
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4 based on 296 reviews

Nishitetsu Bus

Reviewed By Kimitaka S

Nishitetsu Bus is the most comprehensive transport system in Fukuoka, since there is no municipal bus in this city. It is convenient and reliable. I take it everyday to commute to my work. Nimoca, Sugoca, Hayakaken and many other IC cards are accepted to pay the fare.

9. Hakozaki-gu

1-22-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-0053, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 92-641-7431
Excellent
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4 based on 263 reviews

Hakozaki-gu

Reviewed By GeekyJee - Iloilo City, Philippines

We had a short visit at the Hakozaki shrine during our trip last September 2014. The shrine was just a short walk from the Hakozaki-Miyamae station (one-way subway fare was 260 yen from Hakata station). The place was also very serene just like other shrines in Japan but here were some of the interesting things we saw and learned at the Hakozaki shrine:
1. The shrine was constructed sometime in 923 A.D. but most of the structures were reconstructed in the 15th century.
2. The place was an important structural defense against invasion, hence, it was offered to the god of war.
3. There was a large statue of Emperor Daijo Kameyama beside the main shrine.
4. Paintings dating back as early as 15th century are installed at one structure adjacent to the main shrine.
5. There were very friendly pigeons! Bird seeds are available for a fee but the pigeons will still go to you even without the birdseed.
6. There's an 800-year old tree near the entrance that will surely get your attention

10. Fukuoka City Museum

3-1-1 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka 814-0001, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 92-845-5011
Excellent
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4 based on 293 reviews

Fukuoka City Museum

Reviewed By Lam N - Singapore, Singapore

If you still have time after having visited all the major shrines, and on a rainy day (where a visit to Gardens would not be recommended), this museum would be a good Plan D or E. It provides an interesting account of Fukuoka's history. Located about 30 minutes from central Hakata.

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