Best Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi, Japan

Fukuoka is unbelievably urban, with two city centers (Hakata and Tenjin) despite having quite a rich feudal part. Most of the feudal heritage was torn down in the Meiji era in the 19th century. Heritage-wise, all that's really preserved are innumerable shrines with deep significance to the city's and Japan's history. Most of the best ones are in the Gion area.

The city really appreciates its green spaces. It has a plethora of parks, the crowning jewel of which is Ohori, closely followed by Maizuru and Nishi. All of these are really beautiful in springtime, during cherry blossom season. The beaches along the harbourside are fun, but not spectacular. There are a couple of attractive islands offshore that you can access by ferry.

There's a lot of shopping to do. A good percentage of city's main attractions are incredible shopping areas, malls and arcades. Nightlife is good, but there's no one single bar or pub or club that is objectively great.

If there's anything at all in the things to do that really sets Fukuoka apart, it's the food. The city's cuisine is phenomenal, and if a traveller happened to arrange their itinerary around the best way to eat their way through the city, they'd likely have an incredible experience.

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  1. Ohori Park

    # 1 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 507 times in trip plans
    Ohori Park

    Tags: Garden, Park, Walking Area, Lake

    Address: 1-2 Ohorikoen, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 810-0051, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    When a city is as urbanised as Fukuoka is, lush green spaces are a welcome and rare retreat. This makes the landscaped fields of Ohori Park the city's most precious attraction. Beautiful and welcoming...Read more

  2. Tenjin Underground Shopping Center

    # 2 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 497 times in trip plans
    Tenjin Underground Shopping Center

    Tags: Restaurant, Entertainment, Mall, Shopping Center

    Address: Japan, 〒810-0001 Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka, Chuo Ward, Tenjin, 2 地下1・2・3号

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Running under Watanabe street, this is the most popular shopping mall in the city. The 150 shops and a handful of restaurants are arranged around a cobblestoned street with soft, cool lighting. It's a...Read more

  3. Kushida Shrine

    # 3 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 387 times in trip plans
    Kushida Shrine

    Address: 1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0026, Japan

    Timings: 04:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    This shrine, dedicated to the goddess Amaterasu, is the city's oldest. It was built in 757. Locals are much more enamored with it than tourists, as it is thought to be the guardian temple of the city....Read more

  4. Fukuoka Tower

    # 4 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 382 times in trip plans
    Fukuoka Tower

    Tags: Landmark, View Point, Tower, Observation Deck

    Address: Japan, 〒814-0001 Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka

    Timings: 09:30 am - 10:00 pm Details

    The 234-metre tower is the tallest seaside tower in Japan.  The 8000 half-mirrors that cover the tower gave it the name of 'Mirror-Sail'. Visitors actually have three different observation decks ...Read more

  5. Nakasu

    # 5 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 477 times in trip plans
    Nakasu

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Entertainment, Neighborhoods

    Address: Nakasu, Fukuoka, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Leave the kids behind when visiting this entertainment district. Located on an island on the Naka River, and founded as a recreational area for local samurai and merchants a few centuries ago, the nei...Read more

  6. Nokonoshima Island

    # 6 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 119 times in trip plans
    Nokonoshima Island

    Tags: Island, Nature

    Address: Nokonoshima Island, Fukuoka, Japan

    Timings: 05:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    Out in the middle of the Hakata Bay is the city of Fukuoka's second most favourite natural space - the Nokonoshima Island. The main attraction on the island is the park in the hills, a beautiful area ...Read more

  7. Tochoji

    # 7 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 335 times in trip plans
    Tochoji

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0037, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Though the building you see today is a modern granite construct, the original temple in this location was built in the early 9th century. It is dedicated to the monk Kukai, an important figure in the ...Read more

  8. Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

    # 8 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 159 times in trip plans
    Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

    Tags: Garden, Theme Park, Walking Area

    Address: 18-28 Saitozaki, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 811-0321, Japan

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    This theme park is great, if a little strange. It's so large at 540 hectares, that half the times it feels totally deserted. The size also makes walking from one attraction to the other highly impract...Read more

  9. Marine World Umino-nakamichi

    # 9 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 237 times in trip plans
    Marine World Umino-nakamichi

    Tags: Aquarium

    Address: 18-28 Saitozaki, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 811-0321, Japan

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Some quick facts about this aquarium that focuses on the marine life in the warm waters of Tsushima.70 tanks, with three massive ones from 720 to 2000 cubic metres of water. The smallest of the large ...Read more

  10. Maizuru Park And Fukuoka Castle Remains

    # 10 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 399 times in trip plans
    Maizuru Park And Fukuoka Castle Remains

    Tags: Park

    Address: Jonai, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 810-0043, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    During the Edo Period, this park was part of the grounds of the Fukuoka Castle, of which only a few scattered ruins remain, walls and turrets, and the remnant of the castle moat has become the lake of...Read more

  11. Hakozaki Shrine

    # 11 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 229 times in trip plans
    Hakozaki Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: 1-22-1 Hakozaki, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0053, Japan

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The shrine, dedicated to the kami Hachiman and also the Emperor Ojin and Empress Jingu, is considered to be a national cultural property. The first Prime in the location was built in 923; The structur...Read more

  12. Fukuoka City Museum

    # 12 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 160 times in trip plans
    Fukuoka City Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Japan, 〒814-0001 Fukuoka Prefecture, one hundred Sawara- ku, Fukuoka 3-1-1 Hamamatsu

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    This is quite likely the best place to first visit during our trip of the city. The museum tells the history of the city in 11 separate galleries - these are the permanent exhibitions rooms, which mos...Read more

  13. Hakata Hankyu

    # 13 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 207 times in trip plans
    Hakata Hankyu

    Tags: Cafe, Mall, Shopping Center

    Address: 1-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0012, Japan

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Cosmetics, apparel for both men and women, a supermarket, an excellent cafe, a delicious food hall - these are all packed into one location at this shopping mall. The mall is connected to the Hakata S...Read more

  14. Sumiyoshi Shrine

    # 14 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 238 times in trip plans
    Sumiyoshi Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: 3 Chome-1-51 Sumiyoshi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0018, Japan

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    During ancient times, those hoping to travel by sea to Japan and China would sometimes take a pilgrimage first, to the three main Sumiyoshi shrines around Japan. This was the last shrine of the pilgri...Read more

  15. Nishijin Shopping Street

    # 15 of 158 Things To Do in Fukuoka-shi | Added 151 times in trip plans
    Nishijin Shopping Street

    Tags: Street Market

    Address: Nishijin Station, 2-1 , Sawara-ku , Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 814-0002, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Going to the mall is still relatively new in Japan. Before sleek shopping complexes were a things, people in Fukuoka went to shopping streets like this one. You may want to visit it before it dies out...Read more

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