10 Things To Do In Fukuoka

10 Things To Do In Fukuoka

Fukuoka City (福岡市 | fukuoka shi)

Fukuoka is a city located in the southern region Kyushu.

There’s much to do in Fukuoka, from shopping to food to sight-seeing, you’ll be spoilt for choices.

As the sun sets, billboards and street stalls light up the concrete jungle, transforming it into a vibrant and lively scene.

1. Shopping at Kawabata Shopping Street (上川端商店街 | kamikawabata shotengai)




Modest selection of retail shops and restaurants. (See full post here)

2. Hunt for Hakata Ramen (博多ラーメン | hakata raamen)


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Fukuoka is well-known to be the birthplace of the ramen chain Ichiran (一番 | ichiran).

3. Chillout at a Night Street Stall (屋台 | yatai)




Most of the yatai is situated in the southeast of Nakasu island. (See full post here)

4. Visit the Yanagibashi Rengo market (柳橋連合市場 | yanagibashi rengo ichiba)




The market is pretty small consisting of just a single main lane. (See full post here)

5. Day trip to cat island! (相島 | ainoshima)




Be greeted by resident 猫ちゃん the moment you disembark from the ferry. (See full post here)

6. Outlet shopping at Marinoa City


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Shop for your favourite brands at great discounts.

7. Visit the ruins of Fukuoka Castle ruins


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The castle grounds has been transformed into a garden. The castle keep had not been rebuilt and in place is a vantage point overlooking the city.

8. Canal City


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Huge modern shopping centre in the heart of Hakata.

9. Immerse yourself in a Motsunabe Hotpot (もつ鍋 | motsunabe)


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Popular dish in Fukuoka featuring a hotpot with beef or pork offals, the most common being beef innards (ホルモン | horumon).

10. Savour mentaiko (明太子 | mentaiko)


Seasoned pollock roe served grilled, with spaghetti or on its own.



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