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Proud of its 2,000 year history, the city of Fukuoka has always been a gateway to Asia. Located opposite Korea and China, it is here where the continental culture penetrated the archipelago. Nowadays, this modern city is the eighth city of Japan, but it has managed to preserve its cultural and historical heritage, sharing space with administrative and economic centers. Previously, there were two cities, Fukuoka, the stately village, and Hakata, the commercial city. The two joined in 1889, but still today is often called Hakata. Nearby we can find mountains, onsen (spas), beautiful maritime coasts and numerous parks. Fukuoka combines the dynamics of a big city with a culture and environment that allows visitors to relax. It appears regularly in the top positions of Asian cities with better quality of life.

Kushida Sanctuary

The oldest shinto shrine in Fukuoka was created in 757, but the current buildings date back to 1587. It is the starting point of the Yamakasa festival, whose ships are permanently exhibited.

10 minutes walk from Gion station.

El templo está formado por la sala principal, reconstruida después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, y por una pagoda de 55 metros de altura.

 

Museum of Popular Arts of Hakata Machiya


Located in front of the Kushida sanctuary, this museum shows the life of the inhabitants of Hakata during the Meiji and Taisho periods (1868 – 1926), as well as a representation of the Yamakasa festival.

10 minutes walk from Gion station.

 


Sumiyoshi Sanctuary

 

This sanctuary, dedicated to the protective deity of the sailors, is one of the oldest in Kyushu. The current buildings, which date back to 1623, are typical of the architect Sumiyashi zukuri.

15-minute walk from JR Hakata Station

 

 

 

Shofukuji Temple

After four years in China, the monk Eisai returned to Japan and built the first Zen Buddhist temple in the country. Eisai is also known for having introduced tea into the archipelago; The first tea plants were grown in this temple.

5 minutes on foot from Gion station

 

 

 

Bayside Place Hakata Futoh

This complex of shops and restaurants, facing the sea, is one of the most popular places in Fukuoka. Inside, there is a large aquarium in a column, while, on the outside, large wooden pontoons allow you to walk to the seashore. It is also the starting point of the cruises of Hakata Bay and ferries to the nearby islands.

30 minutes on foot from Tenjin station

 

 


Ohori Park

Parts of the castle’s old pits have been transformed into a large pond. In the park, there is also the Fukuoka Fine Arts Museum and a Japanese garden. To the east, it borders Maizaru Park, where the ruins of Fukuoka Castle rise.

2 minutes walk from Ohori station
Museum of Fine Arts of Fukuoka
Japanese garden

 


Minami Park

This park, located on a hill to the south of the city, houses the zoo and the botanical garden of Fukuoka.

Yusentei Garden

In this old village of a feudal lord, a traditional Japanese garden was created.

A 35-minute bus ride from Fukuoka Kotsu Terminal bus station, located near Hakata station.

Seaside Momochi

In this land reclaimed from the sea, Fukuoka offers its most modern face, housing a large number of cultural and commercial centers. The Fukuoka Tower, 123 meters high, is an excellent observatory of the city. To the north of this area, near the beaches, is Marizon Pier, from which you can take a boat to cross the Hakata Bay to the Uminonakamichi Seaside Park. To the south, we find the Municipal Museum of Fukuoka, whose central theme is the role of the city as a trade center with East Asia. Finally, to the east, you will find Hawks Town and Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome, Japan’s first retractable dome stadium and Fukuoka Softbank Hawks baseball team stadium. A walk goes around the stadium, on the 3rd floor.

15-minute walk to Tojinmachi, Nishijin or Fujisaki stations
Fukuoka Tower
Municipal Museum of Fukuoka

Tenjin

Tenjin is the great commercial and business center of Fukuoka. But in addition to the stores and department stores, there you can also discover ancient sanctuaries. Tenjin Chikagai is an underground shopping mall known for its fashion shops and for being a meeting place for young people. To the west of this neighborhood is the ACROS Fukuoka, a center of tourist and cultural information, crowned with a garden with terraces leading to the nearby Tenjin Central Park.

  • Tenjin subway station

Yanagibashi Market

The most well-known market in the city is famous for the many varieties of fresh fish.

A 15-minute walk from JR Hakata Station


 
 

Canal City Hakata

Inaugurated in 1996, this city is the first city of its kind in Japan. Around a 180-meter canal, there is the Fukuoka Municipal Theater, a multiplex cinema with 13 cinemas, a futuristic amusement park, hotels, hundreds of shops and daily street attractions.

10-minute walk from JR Hakata Station

 


Canal City Hakata

Inaugurated in 1996, this city is the first city of its kind in Japan. Around a 180-meter canal, there is the Fukuoka Municipal Theater, a multiplex cinema with 13 cinemas, a futuristic amusement park, hotels, hundreds of shops and daily street attractions.

10-minute walk from JR Hakata Station


 

 

Fukuoka the middle of Kyushu commerce and tradition in Japan sprinkles its radiance by way of its lush mountains, smiling crowds, spacious avenues, sunny seashores & vigorous arcades. The Nightlife in Fukuoka captivates its admirers with its numerous nightlife locations. Numerous bars, pubs and nighttime clubs in Fukuoka sparkles with vitality and leisure because the night time moves on.

Games in Kukuoka

HIGASHIHIRAO PARK HAKATANOMORI STADIUM

The stadium has a capacity of 22,563 and is home to the Avispa Fukuoka soccer club. The stadium is located in a large sports park that houses several tennis courts, running tracks, archery facilities and baseball diamonds. It has hosted rugby matches in the
2008 Pacific Nations Cup and the 2013 Asian Five Nations. The stadium is accessible by bus from Hakata Station (several lines).

MATCH NODATEPOOLMATCHKICKOFF TIME
11Thursday, Sept. 26BItaly vs. Canada16:45
19Wednesday, Oct. 2CFrance vs. United States16:45
36Saturday, Oct. 12AIreland vs. Samoa19:45

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