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."
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.
B2F Solaria Stage, 2-11-3 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 810-0001
Hyotan Sushi offers gourmet sushi like abalone, sea urchin, and grilled eel at an affordable price.
1-9-1 Akasaka, 2F Sunny Akasaka, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 810-0042
Motsunabe is one of the most divisive Japanese dishes - people tend to either love or loathe it, and very few fall in the middle of those two extremes.
Shintencho Shopping Street
Daiso Tenjin 100 Yen Store
Don Quijote Discount Store
4-4-10 Nakasu, Hakata District, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, 810-0801, Japan
Located in the centre of Nakasu, the downtown area of Fukuoka, the Hotel Resol Hakata is perfect for busy travellers wanting to stop and take a break.
810-8650, Fukuoka-shi, 2-2-3 Jigyohama, Chuo District, Japan
The Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk is located on the waterfront with magnificent views of Hakata Bay, and next to the Fukuoka Yafuoku Dome, home to the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks baseball team.
4-16-6 Hakataekimae, Hakata District, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka 812-0011, Japan
This budget hotel centrally located for travellers who want easy access to the Tenjin and Hakata areas. The Hotel New Gaea Hakataeki-Minami is known for their multi-purpose business room.