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Things to do in Fukuoka

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Canal City Hakata! The famous shopping mall in Fukuoka☆ Lots of shops and restaurants! ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Discount Store
“Shopping there is so fun. I'm sure you will find something interesting there. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Fukuoka tower is a popular place that is certified as a Lovers Sanctuary for couples in Fukuoka city. At night you can see all around the body of illuminated tower. We have some lighting pattern”
  • 21 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Dazaifu Tenmangu is a shrine built over the grave of Michizane Sugawara venerated by the Japanese throughout the country as the Tenman-Tenjin(the deified spirit of Michizane), or the God of literature or calligraphy.”
  • 24 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.”
  • 23 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.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“This smart museum displays artefacts from local history and culture. The pride of the collection is an ancient 2.3-sq-cm, 108g golden seal with an inscription proving Japan's historic ties to China.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“マリノアシティ福岡は、九州最大級のアウトレットモール。ファッション、インテリアのショップの他、アミューズメント施設も充実。福岡市からのアクセスも良好で、周辺は観光スポットとしても人気です。 ”
  • 9 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
History Museum
“九州国立博物館:東京・京都・奈良に次ぐ4番目の国立博物館。「日本文化の形成をアジア史的観点から捉える」とのコンセプトのもと、旧石器時代から徳川後期までの日本文化の形成についてを紹介。”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Bayside Place HAKATA is the entrance of the sea of the town of Hakata. It is prosperous in trade from old days. Bayside Place HAKATA has various shops and restaurants, hot spring facilities and is the tourist attraction where an event is performed flourishingly. There are many visitors from the foreign countries, too. The shopping in the duty-free shop in particular and the sightseeing of the port tower are popular.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Shrine
“Dazaifu Tenmangu is the Shinto shrine which is the most famous for Fukuoka Though it takes 40min by train from Hakata, this is a power-spot with the God of studying. Other than that, we have more things to try like Umegae-mochi (rice cake), dazaifu burger, pork buns with chopsticks, Japanese-modern style Starbucks, various kinds of seasoned cod roe and so on! If you have time, please try these things!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“You will love KIWAMIYA hamburg! I love it so much. Please try this restaurant.”
  • 9 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”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“beautiful park with lake and boat, also STARBUCKS, restaurants, yogurt ice cream shop ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Large appliances shop even in the most Fukuoka I am open until late at night. I also frequently used. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Ramen Restaurant
“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.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You will love KIWAMIYA hamburg! I love it so much. Please try this restaurant.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Nabe Restaurant
“I like this Motsunabe the best! You should try "HAKATA Motsunabe " when you come to Fukuoka. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“It is a shop of the very popular with locals. It is a waiting list and sold out. I am also very delicious love. Menu, Hangul, there are Chinese.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Staff equip you with fishing rods, bait and nets to fish your own tai (sea bream), hirame (flounder) and more, from tanks surrounding tables on boat-shaped platforms. When you catch something, they'll bang drums before taking the fish away to prepare to your taste: sashimi, grilled, fried etc. Kitschy, but fun. There are other izakaya-style dishes if fish isn't your thing.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lots of street stalls (屋台 Yatai) gather at this place. Popular both for local people and tourists.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“This TONKOTSU RAMEN restaurant has been ranked as Fukuoka's no.1 ramen many times. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

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