FUKUOKA PREFECTURE

Fukuoka Prefecture is located on the north east corner of Kyushu Island and is separated from the main island of Honshu by the Kanmon Straits. The capital of Fukuoka Prefecture is Fukuoka city.

Fukuoka Prefecture attractions include: Dazaifu; the former capital of Kyushu, which features the Kyushu National Museum, beautiful gardens and shrines and Kitakyushu, which is famous for the Kokura Castle.

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Fukuoka Prefecture

Fukuoka Prefecture
Fukuoka Prefecture is on the north east corner of Kyushu Island and is separated from the main island of Honshu by the Kanmon Strait. The capital of Fukuoka Prefecture is Fukuoka city. Other...

FUKUOKA PREFECTURE CAPITAL

Fukuoka

Fukuoka
Fukuoka, also known by its traditional name Hakata, is the largest city on the island of Kyushu and the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture. Fukuoka is a modern city with mainly new buildings...

FUKUOKA DISTRICTS

Mojiko Retro
Mojiko Retro is the historic Port of Moji precinct which features some old buildings including the Mojiko Station, which was completed in 1914 almost entirely made from wood. Mojiko Station ...

FUKUOKA MAIN CITIES and TOWNS

Dazaifu

Dazaifu
Dazaifu is a city close to Fukuoka with many attractions including Fukuoka National Museum, beautiful gardens and shrines. Dazaifu is the former capital of Kyushu....

Hakata

Hakata
Hakata is a major part of central Fukuoka. Japanese often refer to Fukuoka as Hakata. Hakata has several key features including Hakata Station (the main railway station and Shinkansen termin...

Kanda
Kanda is a coastal town in Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. Kanda is very close to large city Kitakyushu and is effectively a suburb of Kitakyushu....

Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu is a large city in Fukuoka Prefecture on the coastline of the southern island of Kyushu right near the main island of Honshu. Kitakyushu is famous for the Kokura Castle....

Kurume
Kurume is a city known for being the birth place of the Bridgestone Tire Corporation, who originally developed rubber covered tabi footware for the farmer to protect their feet from parasiti...

FUKUOKA CASTLES

Fukuoka Castle
Fukuoka Castle, also known as Maizuru Castle, was a hilltop style Japanese Castle adjacent to Ohori Koen (Park) in Fukuoka. Nagamasa ordered the construction of Fukuoka Castle in 1601. When ...

Kokura Castle
Kokura Castle is Japanese Castle in Kitakyushu Fukuoka Prefecture. Hosokawa Tadaoki ordered the construction of Kokura Castle in 1602. Between 1632 and 1860 Kokura Castle was controlled by t...

FUKUOKA LANDMARKS

Canal City Hakata

Canal City Hakata
Canal City Hakata is commercial complex built around an artificial canal, consisting of hotels, a theatre, a movie theatre, shops, restaurants, specialty stores and showrooms. Canal City Hak...

FUKUOKA OBSERVATION DECK or LOOKOUT

Fukuoka Tower
Fukuoka Tower is a 234 metre tower close to the seaside, features three observation decks for stunning views of Fukuoka. Fukuoka Tower, located at the center of the Waterfront area 'Seaside ...

Mojiko Retro Observation Room
Mojiko Retro Observation Room is on the 31st floor and provides a 180 degree view of the Kanmon Strait, Mojiko Port and views of the Mijiko Retro. Mojiko Retro Observation Room is in the Moj...

FUKUOKA TEMPLES

Komyozenji Temple

Komyozenji Temple
Komyozenji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Dazaifu near Fukuoka, features two styles of Japanese garden; a stone zen garden plus a stone and moss garden. Komyozenji Temple was established in ...

Mangyoji Temple

Mangyoji Temple
Mangyoji Temple, in Hakata (Fukuoka), is a Buddhist temple from the Shin sect. Mangyoji Temple was established by Shoku in 1529. Mangyoji Temple features the tomb of the nun, Meigetsu, who i...

FUKUOKA SHRINES

Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shrine

Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shrine
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine features some very beautiful Japanese gardens....

Kushida Shrine

Kushida Shrine
Kushida Shrine is a grand tutelary shrine, widely known as Okushida-san, in Hakata (Fukuoka). Kushida Shrine dates back to 757, when Emperor Koken reigned and Tairano Kiyomori designated Hak...

Sumiyoshi Shrine

Sumiyoshi Shrine
Sumiyoshi Shrine in Hakata (Fukuoka) is believed to be the first of the approximately 2000 Sumiyoshi Shrine throughout Japan. Sumiyoshi Shrine was officially designated in ancient times as o...

FUKUOKA MUSEUMS and ART GALLERIES

Kyushu National Museum

Kyushu National Museum
Kyushu National Museum is major museum just outside Fukuoka city in Dazaifu. Kyushu National Museum focuses on the historical interaction of the region with Asia....

FUKUOKA GARDENS and PARKS

Nishi Park
Nishi Park (Nishi Koen) in Fukuoka is famous for its 1,000 plus cherry blossom trees. Nishi Park is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Nishi Park also contains the Terum...

FUKUOKA LAKES and BAYS

Kanmon Strait
Kanmon Strait is the narrow body of water between the islands of Honshu and Kyushu. There are two rail tunnels, the Kanmon Pedstrian Tunnel and the one road bridge, Kanmon Bridge, which cros...

FUKUOKA BRIDGES

Kanmon Bridge
Kanmon Bridge is the toll road bridge which crosses the Kanmon Strait, the narrow body of water between the islands of Honshu and Kyushu. Kanmon Bridge starts in Moji Ward Kitakyushu on the ...

FUKUOKA AMUSEMENT PARKS

Space World
Space World is theme park based on space and science fiction, in Kitakyushu Fukuoka Prefecture. Space World even offers a space camp which includes use of the same equipment used to train NA...

FUKUOKA AIRPORTS

Fukuoka Airport
Fukuoka Airport, (IATA: FUK, ICAO: RJFF), is an international and domestic airport only 3km from Hakata Station in central Fukuoka. Fukuoka Airport is the fourth busiest in Japan, but is lim...

FUKUOKA TRAIN STATIONS

Hakata Station

Hakata Station
Hakata Station is the main railway station in Fukuoka. Hakata Station is the terminus for the Sanyo Shinkansen....

FUKUOKA SHOPPING

Bic Camera Fukuoka
Bic Camera Fukuoka is one of around 40 Bic Camera stores found throughout Japan, which dispite the name sell computers, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, plus of course cameras. Most...

Daiei Department Store Fukuoka
Daiei Department Store Fukuoka is one of the Daiei stores, a chain of department stores and supermarkets based in Kobe, but with over 3,000 stores all over Japan. Daiei Department Store Fuku...

Daimaru Department Store Fukuoka
Daimaru Department Store Fukuoka is one of the Daimaru Department stores found throughout Japan. Daimaru has a history going all the way back to Dia-Monjiya Store in Kyoto which opened in 17...

Mitsukoshi Department Store Fukuoka
Mitsukoshi Department Store Fukuoka is part of an international department store chain founded in 1673 with the yago (shop name) Echigoya. The Mitsukoshi Department Store chain has its headq...

FUKUOKA SURROUNDING ATTRACTIONS

Beppu

BEPPU
Beppu is a city on the island of Kyushu which is famous for its traditional Japanese bath houses, Onsen built around natural hot springs.

Kagoshima

KAGOSHIMA
Kagoshima, located on the south western tip of Kyushu, is frequently referred to as the "Naples of Japan", as it features a semi tropical climate, a bay side location and is dominated by a massive volcano, Sakurajima.

Kumamoto

KUMAMOTO
Kumamoto is a city on the island of Kyushu which is famous for its Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji Park, a beautiful Japanese garden.

Nagasaki

NAGASAKI
Nagasaki is the largest city and capital of the island of Kyushu. Nagasaki is famous for having an atomic bomb dropped on it, but it also has long and diverse history, much of which survived the bombing.

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