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.
2-8-27 Nakasu, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka 810-0801
When you’ve been in business serving the same dish for more than 140 years, you know you are doing something right.
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
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.
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.
3-6 Reisenmachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0039, Japan
The Yamamoto Ryokan Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy the nostalgic Japanese styled accommodation.