Other Sightseeing Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Hakata Port Tower
    216 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Chikkouhonmachi 14-1
    This tower symbolic of Hakata Port was built in 1964. The observation deck 70 meters above ground is free for public use, and from there one has a 360-degree panoramic view of Hakata City, Hakata Port, and the boats that go to and fro across the sea. At night it is crowded with people who come to see the illuminations and the sea lit up in beautiful, bright colors.

    Unfortunately, this is not a review as we didnt get to go up the tower to catch the evening view (which we think would have been great). Reached the tower only to find it closed, with a note on the...

  • Mojiko Retro Observation Room
    234 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Moji-ku Higashiminatomachi 1-32
    The observation deck is located on the 31st floor of a high-rise condominium designed by Kisho Kurokawa, one of Japan's leading architects. You can enjoy the view while sipping a cup of tea.

    It is an observatory in Mojiko Retro area. The elevator takes you to the top floor quite slowly, and on arrival you pay the entrance. Unlike many other places of this kind, their entrance is quite...

  • Fukuoka Tower
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashisawaraku Momochihama 2-3-26
    The tallest seaside tower in Japan at 234 meters high. The tower is distinguished by the 8,000 equilateral triangle half mirror panels cladding the exterior. The observation deck is 123 meters above the ground. One floor below, there is a lounge with one wall completely paneled with glass; here visitors can enjoy lunch or dinner amidst a stunning view. Famous as a spot for romantic partners, visitors can also buy heart-shaped padlocks here which are said to tie two people together when their names are written on it and the lock is closed.
  • Kokura Castle Garden
    111 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushikokurakitaku Jounai 1-2
    A cultural facility consisting of a restored suburban villa located close to Kokura Castle in Kokurakita Ward in Kitakyushu City. There is a tatami mat room which can be used for tea ceremony sessions as well as a Japanese style room with Japanese style seats where visitors can enjoy matcha powdered green tea. The garden itself, a pond strolling garden, offers visitors beautiful, seasonal scenery.

    As Japanese gardens go, this one is such a disappointment. It is very small, its only notable feature is the pond, and it is sadly uncared for. They have a nerve to charge for admission when they do...

  • Rakusuien
    71 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Sumiyoshi 2-10-7
    A traditional Japanese pond strolling garden located in a corner of an office district in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. The garden is situated on the site of a villa built by the Hakata merchant Shimozawa Zen'emon Chikamasa in 1906. After World War II, the villa was used as a ryokan inn, but in 1995 it was transformed into a Japanese garden by the city of Fukuoka. The garden's name is derived from the former name of the ryokan, which was called Rakusuiso.

    It is a lovely Japanese garden, which is located near JR Hakata station. It is not big, but every element of Japanese garden is present. The entrance fee is very modest:just $1. There is also a tea...

  • Mojiko Retro Area
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Minatomachi
    Moji Port opened in 1889. As a base for trade with the continent, it is said that close to 200 foreign passenger boats entered the port every month in its golden age, and it was full of shops belonging to maritime companies, trading companies, and shops for overseas travelers. In addition to those buildings which evoke a nostalgic atmosphere, the Mojiko Retro Area has become an urban sight-seeing area with new art galleries and commercial facilities. Visitors can fully savor the romantic ambience of Japan’s old Taisho period with a mix of Japanese and Western influences.
  • Tenjin Chikagai
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 2 underground 1-3
    This is an underground shopping area in Fukuoka City’s Tenjin District opened in 1976. Comprised of iron, brick and stone, it was constructed to give the impression of a 19th century European village townscape. The large underground area has a total length of 600 meters and is comprised of 12 avenues filled with 150 shops and restaurants. Locals have nicknamed it “Tenchika.” It offers convenient access as it is connected to trains and buses, the principal modes of public transport.
  • Kanmon Tunnel Footpath
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Moji-ku
    A 780-meter long subterranean pedestrian tunnel that connects Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Prefecture and Shimonoseki City in Yamaguchi Prefecture. From the entrance you'll take an elevator underground where you can then cross the under the Kanmon Strait on foot. Midway you'll pass an underwater sign marking the prefectural boundaries, an uncommon sight in Japan. By showing the commemorative stamps available on either side of the tunnel you'll receive the Kanmon TOPPA! Commemorative Certificate.
  • Mt. Sarakura Observation Deck
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushiyahatahigashiku Ogura Ogura 1481-1
    An observation deck 622 meters above sea level on Mt. Sarakura offering a sweeping view of the Kitakyushu region. The nightscape viewable from the deck has even been selected as one of the New Three Major Night Views of Japan; the sight of the sparkling Kitakyushu industrial area has even been called the “10 billion dollar night view.” Journey up the mountain by cable or slope car to enjoy the wondrous sight.
  • Narufuchi Dam
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    Fuguri-cho, Ashiya-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture
    A dam situated along the Narufuchi River in Kasuya County, Fukuoka Prefecture. The dam is notable for the conical green roofs on the management office and other buildings. The surrounding area is maintained as Seiryu Park, and visitors can enjoy barbecuing in a lookout plaza or playing in a shallow river in the entrance area. There's also a walking path around the area for visitors to stroll along.
  • Sugi no Baba Street
    1 Reviews
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    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.


  • Blue Wing Moji
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Higashiminatomachi
    A 108-meter long drawbridge located in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Famously known as one of Japan's largest pedestrian bridges, it allows those crossing its length to enjoy views of the Kanmon Straits and the majestic Kanmon Bridge. Also a recognized sweetheart's spot, the bridge is visited by couples, locals, and tourists of all kinds.
  • Fukuhakudeai Bridge
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Nishinakasu ・ Hakata-ku Nakasu
    A 78.2-meter long bridge located in Tenjin Central Park in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. Symbolized by its Hakata Promenade, the bridge connects the Tenjin and Nakasu areas. A sightseeing destination which sees many tourists crossing its length, the bridge is also outfitted with parasols modeled after the folk song of Kuroda Bushi as well as a statue of the Three Apprentice Geisha.
  • Akama-juku / Karatsu-kaido
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    Fukuoka Pref. Munakatashi Akama
    This area, located in Munakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture once prospered along the Karatsu Kaido (a series of main roads built throughout Japan during the Edo period) as one of the 21 post station towns of Chikuzen (Fukuoka). Much of the area's old townscape remains untouched and visitors can view historic sake breweries as well as the childhood home of the founder of the Idemitsu Kosan company. The Daidogei (street performance) Festival, Kaido Festival, and other events are also held here, and the area attracts many locals and tourists alike.
  • Yanagawa Tachibana-tei Ohana/Tachibana Gardens
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    Fukuoka Yanagawa-shi Shinhokamachi 1
    A nationally-designated scenic place of beauty, the Tachibana Garden Shoto-en Garden has been on the grounds of the residence of Yanagawa clan leader Tachibana family since the Edo period. Shoto-en Garden was made in 1910 by 14th Earl Tomoharu Tachibana, and is a pond garden surrounded by black pines. The pond garden features islands large and small, as well as rock islands, to represent the ocean, and is surrounded by roughly 280 black pines, making for a perfect picture of grace. It is located about 10 minutes by car from Yanagawa Station on the Nishitetsu Omuta Line.
  • Sazae-san Dori
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    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Sawara-ku Momochihama
  • Yame Fukushima no Shirakabe no Cityspace
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    Fukuoka Yame-shi Motomachi
  • Murasakigawa 10 Kyo
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Kokurakita-ku
  • Hifumiyo Stone Bridges
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    Fukuoka Yame-shi Joyomachi Kitakawauchi
    Throughout Joyo Town, Yame City, there are 13 stone bridges that were built between the Meiji and Taisho periods. Of these the Sengyoku Bridge, Yoriguchi Bridge, Daise Bridge, and Miyagahara Bridge are all arched stone bridges featuring one arch, two arches, three arches, and four arches respectively. Thus, collectively, they are called the Hifumiyo Bridges (Hi-Fu-Mi-Yo being Japanese for One-Two-Three-Four). Individually each are known for their beautiful scenery and how they interweave with the surrounding nature.
  • 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.

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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