Fukuoka – the Cosmopolitan Heart of Kyushu
"Fukuoka, the cosmopolitan heart and largest city in the southern Japanese Home Island of Kyushu, is different things to different people. From shopping in Tenjin or Hakata, or dining on the local speciality Hakata ramen or motsunabe offal stew, or even enjoying one of Japan's largest festivals, Fukuoka's draws are far more versatile and diverse than what one may expect this far away from the main Japanese Island of Honshu."
2-2-12 Mukaino Minami Ward Fukuoka 815-0035
Offal hotpot may not be at the top of everyone’s ‘must try’ list, but this restaurant is the perfect place for sampling Fukuoka's most famous and delicious dishes.
Tenjin Toho Building 1F, 2-6-27 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 812-0853
The fact that everything is made to order, coupled with the restaurant’s popularity, means that queues start forming well before it opens.
Hakata Riverain Mall 2F, Shimo-Kawabatacho, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka 812-0027
Restaurant Hiramatsu offers the best French fine-dining cuisine you are likely to find in the Hakata area.
Shintencho Shopping Street
Daiso Tenjin 100 Yen Store
Don Quijote Discount Store
812-0011 Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Hakata District Hakataekimae 4-9-2
Relax at Yaoji Hakata Hotel and relieve your travelling aches and pains in the hotel's hot-spring baths, sauna and massage services.
812-0039 Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Hakata Reisen-cho 1-12, Japan
Pumped up from more than 2,500 feet underground, the Dormy Inn Hakata Gion has the best urban natural hot springs in the Fukuoka area.
2-14-15 Hakataekimae, Hakata District, Fukuoka, 812-0011
The modern European style Royal Hotel is located a short stroll from the Canal City Entertainment Complex and less than 10-minute walk to the Kushida-Jinja Shinto Shrine and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.