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."
Canal City Hakata B1F, 1-2-22 Sumiyoshi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka 812-0018
The Moomin Café is based on characters from the 1990s animated series, which was a big hit in Japan.
2-2-17 Daimyo, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 810-0041
Chikae serves up some of the best fish in Fukuoka in a warm, welcoming and fun environment.
5-3-2 2F Nakasu Hakata-ku Fukuoka-shi Fukuoka-ken, 810-0801
The Hakata-style features a rich, pork-based broth, juicy pork slices, and thin noodles, and Ichiran serves up a hearty, delicious bowl without any fuss.
Shintencho Shopping Street
Daiso Tenjin 100 Yen Store
Don Quijote Discount Store
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.
Hakata Riverain 3-2 Shimokawabata-machi Hakata District Fukuoka 812-0027 Japan
The Hotel Okura Fukuoka is in the heart of the Hakata Riverain complex, and guests have immediate access to its tasteful surroundings, many restaurants, quality shopping and cultural pursuits of fine art and theatre.
3-1-90, Sumiyoshi, Hakata District, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 812-0018, Japan
Sometimes the simple places are the best. With simple designs and furnishings, Hotel Hokke Club in Fukuoka doesn't try to do too much.