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."
3-17-10 Hakataekimae, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka 812-0011
Udon noodles are made using wheat flour and cut thicker, and form the base of a very hearty meal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4-4-10 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.