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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2-18-25 Hakata Ekimae, Hakata District, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 812-0011, Japan
Hotel Nikko Fukuoka prides itself on the kindness of the quality staff members who work hard to ensure that your stay is both enjoyable and relaxing.