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.
2-7-7 Ropponmatsu Chuo Ward Kawazu Bldg 1F, Fukuoka 810-0044
Nihao! Ponyu serves up fresh and familiar Chinese dishes in big portions and at reasonable prices.
Shintencho Shopping Street
Daiso Tenjin 100 Yen Store
Don Quijote Discount Store
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.
811-0321 Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 18-25, Saitozaki, Higashiku, Japan
Located in the Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, The Luigans is a luxury spa and resort surrounded by trees and a spectacular ocean view.
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.