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."
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.