Sightseeing Spot Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Sugi no Baba Street
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Asakurashi Akidukinotori
    A road in Asakura City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Known as the ''Little Kyoto of Fukuoka,'' this former castle town area is surrounded by mountains and pure streams. Extending out from the Akizuki Castle Ruins, the road is lined with some 200 cherry trees on either side which form a gorgeous 500-meter-long tunnel of blossoms in spring, making the area a top cherry blossom viewing destination. The Akizuki Spring Festival is also held here in April. At night, the area is lit up with electric lights, giving visitors the chance to enjoy a magical landscape quite different from that of the daytime.

    This street used to be the Main Street in Akizuki, which leads to Akizuki castle. Once Samurais walked on this road. Now it is a very pleasant promenade for tourists, especially in spring when cherry...

  • Sakurai Futamigaura
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Itoshimashi Shimasakurai
    "Located approximately 25 minutes from the Maebaru Interchange on the Nishi-Kyushu Expressway, it has been selected of one of the Japan's 100 Best Beaches, and is one of the scenic spots representative of Itoshima City. It is also a scenic spot to see sunsets at the Genkai Pass, which has been selected as having one of the Japan Sunset Best 100, and it is also called ""Yuhi no Futamigaura"" (sunset Futamigaura) in contrast to ""Asahi no Ise Futamigaura"" (sunrise Ise Futamigaura). It is famous for the ""Meoto Iwa"" (Wedded Rocks,) which rise about 150 meters off the coast with a white torii gate, and you can see the sunset between the two rocks on the summer solstice. The large sacred Shinto straw festoons between the rocks are replaced every May during the spring tide."
  • Kirin Beer Park Fukuoka
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Asakurashi Mada 3601
    The location of Kirin Beer's Fukuoka plant, where visitors can take a tour of this factory and learn about the wonders and secrets of beer. After the plant tour, visitors can sample freshly made beer and soft drinks. The facility also has a restaurant patterned after a south German farm and a flower garden where, in the fall, visitors can enjoy the spectacular sight of some 10 million cosmos flowers blooming.
  • Triple Water Wheel
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Asakurashi Hishino
    An unusual serial water wheel situated along a canal reservoir supplied by the Chikugo River. Consisting of three waterwheels in line with each other, the system is still operation even today. The largest of the three is 4.8 meters tall. The waterwheels are made of quality pine, bamboo, evergreen oak, and cedar wood. Visitors can see the wheels in action during the rice planting periods in mid-June and early October. During the midterm drying period from late July to early August, the wheels are stopped. During the Obon holidays, the wheels are lit up at night, creating a magical scene for visitors to enjoy.
  • Amagi Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Asakurashi Bodaiji 79
    Known to locals as ''Maruyama Park,'' facilities include a fountain and floating pier as well as a playground and large grass lawn children can play on. Also a renowned cherry blossom destination, in spring Yoshino cherries bloom in profusion around the central Maruyama Pond, attracting a great many visitors come to enjoy the flowers.
  • Kurogi no Ofuji
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Yameshi Kurogimachikurogi 5-2
    A massive wisteria plant said to have been planted by the hands of Naganari-shinno (Imperial prince) and located on a historic site in Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Some 620 years old, the plant has been designated a National Natural Monument. The Yame Kurogi Ofuji Matsuri (Wisteria Festival) is held here when the flowers are in bloom each year in April, attracting large numbers of visitors.
  • Mitsutake Bairin Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushikokuraminamiku Tsujimitsu
    Located approximately 15 minutes or four kilometers away from the Kurume-Minami Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway via Prefectural Route 61, this is the most famous spot for plum blossoms in the Kitakyushu area, where about 350 red and white plum blossoms bloom throughout the site that is about one hectare. Starting from plum trees planted on land that was the tea garden of Goshoji Temple in commemoration of Emperor Showa, it was leased by Kitakyushu City and opened in 1979. In the flowering season from late February to mid-March, there are stalls selling handmade agricultural products. The Mitake Bairin Plum Festival is held every Sunday in late February, and it is crowded with many people.
  • Okagaki Town (Takakura, Togiri, Ebitsu, Jobata, Utsura, Hara) Fireflies
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Onga-gun Okagakimachi Takakura Togiri Ebitsu
    Okagaki Town in Onga County is home to rich natural environment with clean air and is a known habitat for fireflies. You can see the fireflies flitting about the waterside at night in various locations around town from mid-May to mid-June. During this season the town holds the Firefly Festival.
  • Miyanojin Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Kurume-shi Miyanojin 5-12-1
    "A shrine in the Miyanojin region of Kurume City. The ""Shogunbai"" plum tree planted on the grounds of the shrine is said to have been hand planted by Prince Kanenaga who served as the head of the Office of the Subjugation of the West during the Nanbokucho period (1336-1392). It is the largest plum tree in the city. The best time to visit is usually mid-March."
  • Gyoja Cedars
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Asakura-gun Tohomura Koishiwara
    Giant cedar trees located in the Shukudaira National Forest. There are over 300 cedars more than 200 years old surrounding the Gyoja-do Hall in which En-no-Gyoja, founder of Shugendo mountain asceticism, is enshrined. They are called Gyoja Cedars as they were planted by the practitioners of Shugendo. Amongst them the Daiou-Sugi (Great King Cedar) stands over 50-meter tall and is estimated to be 600 years old.
  • Nanrinji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Asakura Miyano 86
    A temple in the Miyano district, Asakura City. The temple was founded in 806 CE by the monk Saicho, founder of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism. The temple's principle object of worship, a seated statue of the Yakushi Nyorai Buddha, is said to have been carved by Saicho and is a designated Important Cultural Property of Japan. From late March to early April the weeping cherry trees in front of the main hall come into bloom.
  • Tanigawa Plum Grove
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Yame-shi Tachibanamachi Tanigawa
    A well-known plum grove in the Tanigawa area of Tachibana-machi, Yame City. Almost 30,000 white plum trees are spread out over a hillside grove covering nearly 80 hectares and the best time to catch them in bloom is from mid to late February. The Yume Tachibana Plum Viewing Event is held in concert with the blooming season. Also, worth visiting is the Bamboo Lantern Illusionary World in which a wine cellar near the plum grove that was used as a wartime hangar is illuminated and opened to the public.
  • Taishojin Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Iizuka-shi Rakuichi 1-14
    A park in Rakuichi, Iizuka City. The park covers Mt. Taishojinyama which is said to be where Minamoto no Michinaka assembled his forces when he was given the imperial order to suppress the rebellion of Fujiwara no Sumitomo in 941. The Taishojin Star Dome observatory is located on the peak of the mountain. The park is also a well-known location for sakura cherry blossom viewing being home to nearly 2500 Yoshino Cherry trees. While the trees are in bloom the park hosts the Taishojin Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • Yakiyama Highland Flower Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Iizuka-shi Yakiyama 1148-21 (Yakiyama Animal husbandry Center
    A park in Yakiyama, Iizuka City. Formed around the idea of cultivating flowers and trees the park is home to a wide variety of different flowers that bloom throughout the seasons including azaleas, hydrangeas, fragrant olives, hill cherry, and more. Between late February and March nearly 1500 plum trees come into bloom.
  • Dante no Hiroba (Handshake Square)
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku Jigyohama 2-2-2 PayPay dome 3F Deck Surrounding area
    A plaza located within the Fukuoka PayPay Dome. Located near the 3rd floor deck area the plaza has a monument containing life-size replicas of hands directly modelled from celebrities of all walks of life including actors, film directors, musicians, sports stars, and more.
  • Senbonso Garden
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Wakamatsu-ku Koishi
    A Japanese style garden in the Koishi region. Originally a natural garden maintained by a local individual after the owner passed away local volunteers cared for the garden and planted plum trees and other plants. The 30,000-tsubo (nearly 100,000 square meters) plot is now home to a variety of seasonal plants including almost 1,000 plum trees as well as hydrangeas, ginkgo trees, and more. Attached to the garden is a houseplant botanical garden.
  • Showaike Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Kokuraminami-ku Kusami
    A park in Kusami, Kokuraminami Ward. The park was established on a plot next to a dam formed lake. The park is a well-known spot for cherry blossom viewing with nearly 1,200 Yoshino Cherry trees that bloom during the spring. The blooming trees seem to surround the lake and have gained the name Showaike no Senbonzakura (Countless Blossoms of Showaike).
  • Shirakidani Plum Grove
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Yahatanishi-ku Hata
    A famous plum grove in Hata, Yahatanishi Ward, Kitakyushu City. The grove is located upstream from the Shiraki Reservoir and is home to nearly 1,200 plum trees covering 30 different varieties. From early February to mid-March you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the plum grove in bloom.
  • Mural of the Battle of Dannoura between the Minamoto and Taira Clans
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Moji-ku
    A mural located within Mekari Park. The mural depicts the Battle of Dannoura, a battle that occurred in 1185 between the Minamoto clan and the Taira clan across the strait on the opposite shore. It stands three-meters tall and 44-meters long and is made with Arita-ware ceramic tiles. From the park you can look out across the Kanmon Strait and the island of Honshu.
  • Former Kura Uchi Tei
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Chikujo-gun Chikujomachi Kamifukano 396


Fukuoka Areas


The most northerly of Kyushu island’s prefectures, Fukuoka comprises castle towns, seaside parks, and Hakata ramen, one of Japan’s most famous noodle dishes. Whether due to its good location or its unique charm, the prefecture’s capital, Fukuoka city, has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the country - a close-knit community, a thriving food scene, and accessible nature combine for irresistibly laid-back city vibes.

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