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Shopping Centre
“Canal City is a large shopping and entertainment mall around Fukuoka. It is called the "city within the city," it boasts numerous attractions including shops, cafes, restaurants, a theatre, game center, cinemas, two hotels, and a canal, which runs through the complex. It is built with a distinctive fanciful style, with many curving sculptures and fountains. The city of Fukuoka hardly visible, to create an atmosphere like an oasis away from the rest of the town.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Discount Store
“A general discount store offers everything from home appliances to daily necessities. You can find souvenirs ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“The intimate Kushida-jinja, municipal Shintō shrine of Hakata, traces its history to AD 757 and sponsors the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Matsuri, in which storeys-high floats make their way through the streets. The shrine has displays of Hakata festival floats on the grounds, and there's one float visible outside for those just wanting to gawk before moving on. A one-room local history museum covers the festival, plus displays swords, ancient pottery and more.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“Ichiran ramen are loved by Fukuoka's people most! I like very much, too! You like the taste of the soup, the hardness of the noodles and the amount of the garlic, and can customize.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Church
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“The Fukuoka Dome is a multipurpose dome stadium with a retractable roof located at Jijiuhama, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture. The building area is 69,130m2, the highest place is 83.96m and is equivalent to a 7-story building on the ground, and the largest in the dome stadium is Japan.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Bayside Place Hakata is a commercial complex around Fukuoka. A market offering fresh seafood and vegetables, a hot spring facility, and a variety of shops offering souvenirs. There is also a restaurant themed on a wonderland and you can enjoy a whole day here. Here you can also see about 3,000 sea animals of 30 kinds, from turtles to small pretty tropical fishes swimming around in the aquarium. You can also go to Hakata Port Tower.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Art Museum
“On the upper floors of the Hakata Riverain Centre (博多リバレイン), this large museum houses the world-renowned Asia Gallery, and additional galleries for special exhibits (admission fee varies) and artists in residence. Changing exhibits cover contemporary works from 23 countries, from East Asia to Pakistan”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“It is a park where you can spend a relaxing time, such as running or riding a boat. It is also a popular park for locals. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“This shrine is dedicated to the gods of Sokotsutsuo-no-kami, Nakatsutsuo-no-kami and Uwatsutsuo-no-kami and it was officially designated in ancient time as one of the high ranked shrines. It was once admired as the greatest shrine of Chikuzen area (northern part of the present Fukuoka prefecture). The surrounding area was originally a cape at the mouth of Nakagawa River flowing into Hakata Bay. It was worshipped as a tutelary shrine of navigation. The gods were also worshipped as gods of Japanese poem (waka) and ancient famous poet Sogi visited this shrine to pay respect to the god. The straight shaped roof of the main hall of this shrine is one of the specific features of ancient architectural style, very contrastive to the later Buddhist style. The main hall is designated as a national treasure and the copper axe and sword of the shrine are designated as important cultural properties of the prefecture. 全国に二千以上あると言われる「住吉神社」の中でも、博多は最も古いものとされ、日本三大住吉のひとつと言われています。 境内は、まるで絵画のような想的な森林世界。 特に参道の両脇に植わっている巨木の存在感は特筆もので、これぞ日本の風景という神々しい空間を演出してくれています。 また、初代福岡藩主:黒田長政が再建した“住吉造”の本殿は、仏教伝来前の古代建築様式を今に伝える貴重なものとして国の重要文化財に指定されています。 ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Department Store
“THIS is one of the biggest shopping mall in fukuoka. there are many kinds of clothes there. especially girls”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 2
“Nakasu is the busiest street on Kyushu, located in the eastern part of Fukuoka City, and between the Naka-gawa and the Hakata-gawa rivers. About 6,500 restaurants and Bars Kareoke stand close together in Nakasu, street stalls line the Naka-gawa River, and large-scale shopping centers such as Hakata Riverain, cooperate with each other to produce the din and bustle of the amusement district.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Museum
“The Fukuoka Art Museum is currently undergoing renovations and is closed until March 2019”
  • 7 locals recommend
Zoo Exhibit
“Walk past the many fashionable shops on Josui street and you will find the Fukuoka City Zoological Garden, which is a part of Minami Park. The zoo is a half century old and is now undergoing new renovations set to take 20 years. The zoo is divided into 5 corners. See endangered species such as gorillas and Oryx leucoryxs, and Raggiana Bird of Paradise, which are rare to see anywhere else in Japan, among the other 120 species. In the botanical garden, there are 2600 kinds of plants including dove trees. The panoramic view of Fukuoka city from the Ferris wheel is a great feature of the garden as well.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Theatre
“hakataza is place where make event, like ''kabuki''. not every day. so you should check out what day is the ''kabuki event'' on internet. if you see the event, you will get feeling history of japanese.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Colorful children's play area in the mall. There are plenty of participatory products and dance shows are often held.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nabe Restaurant
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“I like this Motsunabe the best! You should try "HAKATA Motsunabe " when you come to Fukuoka. ”
  • 7 locals recommend