Fukuoka is a strategic harbor city anchored on Kyushu island in southern Japan. Historically, part of marine trade routes since the 13th century, discover a wealthy, cosmopolitan metropolis. Beautiful ancient temples with magnificent zen gardens sit alongside skyscrapers and castles. Juxtaposed against this are live houses around town that bear testimony to the Mentai rock music which flourished during the 1980s. Uncover a vibrant art and culture scene – from the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum to spectacular festivals and ateliers that have elevated kimono-making to high art! Just as exciting are the aroma–filled rows of yatai (Japanese street stalls) that pop up along the Naka river promenade every night. One of the best-known symbols of Fukuoka, these offer delicious local delicacies amid an eclectic ambiance.

Highlights

  • Ancient Temples and Zen Gardens
  • Vibrant Art and Culture
  • Yatai Street Food Stalls

Places to Stay

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Hotel Nikko Fukuoka

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Hotel Nikko Fukuoka is located less than half an hour from the International Airport.

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The B Hakata

Style: International

The B Hakata is a contemporary hotel just a short stroll away from the train station and a ten minute drive from Fukuoka airport. Enjoy a cozy stay only minutes away from popular attractions such as Sumiyoshi Shrine and Canal City.

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