Top 30 things to do in Fukuoka according to TripAdvisor

Fukuoka,  locating in the northern shore of Japan’s Kyushu Island, is modern, a sizable city of Fukuoka Prefecture of Japan. Subways can get you go around the famous spots of the city, providing transportation between Hakata, Tenjin, Fukuoka International Airport, Meinohama, and Nishijin that you’ll find the Fukuoka Tower and the baseball ground of the Softbank Hawks: Fukuoka Yahoo Dome.The city is well known for its ancient temples, beautiful beaches and modern vast shopping malls, including Canal City. Maizuru Park contains ruins of 17th-century Fukuoka Castle. The central Hakata district contains Tōchō-Ji Temple is a home to a 32.8 feet high wooden Buddha and the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum, describing the daily life back in the Meiji and Taisho period (1868-1926). Today, let’s check the top 30 things to do and places to go for your trip plans to Fukuoka.

Ohori Park
Ohori Park
This is a park rich where you can spend a relaxing day. There is an art museum possessing a jewel collection, a Noh stage featuring traditional Japanese entertainment, and stylish cafes and restaurants.
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Tenjin Underground Shopping Center
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center
An underground shopping center where travelers can shop or move about without having to worry about rain. Convenient for buying the latest fashion items and souvenirs.
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Kushida Shrine
Kushida Shrine
The Yamakasa, a National Important Folk Cultural Property, is permanently exhibited at this shrine. It is an impressive shrine also known for blessing us with a youthful and long life.
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Nokono Island
Nokono Island
Easily reached from Fukuoka by a 10 minute ferry ride, it is a relaxing island that can be enjoyed by the whole family. You can choose from a variety of activities on the island, from a tour of the flower fields to having a barbeque or playing sports within a natural environment.
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Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Filled with blossoms throughout all four seasons, this is a nationally managed park where the family can enjoy a whole day. There are amusement facilities, a pool for the kids, an aquarium, and a campground.
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Fukuoka Tower
Fukuoka Tower
A 360 degree panoramic view can be enjoyed from the observation lounge at the top floor. The blue sky and sea, and the city of Fukuoka spreads out below, and it is a place where you can enjoy a different view depending on whether it is day or night.
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Tocho-ji Temple
Tocho-ji Temple
A temple with many highlights such as the country’s largest wooden seated statue of Buddha, the “Rokkaku-do” building (only open to the public once a month), and the recently built 5 story pagoda.
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Nakasu
Nakasu
Enjoy the popular entertainment district lit up with neon lights. There are the famous “yatai” food stands and the “yataibune” boats to enjoy the Nakasu nightline after dusk. There are also the shopping streets with the atmosphere of a downtown of old.
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Fukuoka City Museum
Fukuoka City Museum
This museum explains the distinct history and lifestyle of Fukuoka, created from cultural exchanges with other Asian nations. Culture that emerged from the Eurasian continent and the Korean peninsula are exhibited.
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Nanzoin Temple
Nanzoin Temple
Not only famous for the spectacular Nehanzo, the temple is also known for a miniature version of the 88-temple pilgrimage through Shikoku as well as good fortune from raffles so that 1.3 million visitors come annually.
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Hakozaki Shrine
Hakozaki Shrine
One of the three great Hachiman shrines in Japan. Its main hall, worship hall, and the stone “torii” gate (the Sakuramon Gate) are Important Cultural Properties. Hakozaki Shrine has a heritage and history deeply associated with the Imperial family.
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Marinoa City Fukuoka
Marinoa City Fukuoka
A huge shopping mall that brings together popular brand-name outlet shops and major specialty stores, Marinoa City Fukuoka is in the perfect location facing the sea with a Ferris wheel as its symbol.
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Canal City Hakata
Canal City Hakata
Adults and children can enjoy a full day going through the duty-free shops, the popular character goods stores and the Ramen Stadium which has amassed ramen shops from all over Japan including the island of Kyushu.
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Asahi Beer Hakata Brewery
Asahi Beer Hakata Brewery
Tour the manufacturing process starting with the ingredients of Asahi Beer and then through the bottling and canning stage before sampling 3 kinds of beer for free.
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Itoshima
Itoshima
There are plenty of sightseeing spots and highlights including trendy areas of cafés from where you can view the superb scenery of the sea, tours of excellent scenic spots and temples/shrines, a ramen factory, a sake brewery and a salt workshop.
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Shiraito Falls
Shiraito Falls
Along with the beautiful waterfall, this is a famous place of scenic beauty with 300-year-old maple trees and 100,000 hydrangeas. It’s a family-friendly spot with activities such as fishing and somen nagashi.
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Raizan Sennyo-ji Daihioin Temple
Raizan Sennyo-ji Daihioin Temple
Famous as a place for the fall colors, the temple is also well worth a visit for the beautiful courtyard, the wooden standing statue of the Senju Kannon, and the statues of the 500 disciples of Buddha on the mountainside.
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Kawachi Fuji Garden
Kawachi Fuji Garden
Kawachi Fuji (Wisteria) Garden which boasts one of the largest spaces of its kind in Japan has wisteria which are over 100 years old, 22 breeds of blossoming wisteria and areas of the most beautiful wisteria trellises in the nation that have even garnered notice overseas.
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Yatai (Food stalls)
Yatai (Food stalls)
The yatai are the places which will entice you to float in easily with their delicious aromas. With ramen, yakitori, oden, teppanyaki and other treats on the popular menus which are loved by the locals, you could eat all of them up.
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Forest Adventure Itoshima
Forest Adventure Itoshima
An athletic facility where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors as if you’ve become as a bird as you slide from tree to tree on a harness and rope
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Akizuki Old Town
Akizuki Old Town
The beautifully scenic Akizuki is a historic town which has retained its castle town appearance from 800 years ago where you can feel at ease from merely taking a stroll and taking in the sights.
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Dazaifu Tenman-gū
Dazaifu Tenman-gū
Dazaifu Tenman-gū, which is built over the grave of Michizane Sugawara who was a scholar, politician and man of culture, is the head shrine for 12,000 shrines nationwide. Visitors come from all over Japan to pray for academic achievement.
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Hakata-za Theater
Hakata-za Theater
A theater that is designed to provide service down to the finest details. Popular programs that are changed monthly are presented, and before the performance, genuine kaiseki cuisine and box lunches are served.
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Ichiran no Mori
Ichiran no Mori
With a garden along with the ramen factory and museum, the tonkotsu ramen which changes on a weekly basis that can only be sampled here is extremely popular.
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Kitakyushu Bank Retro Line Sightseeing Train at Moji Port (Shiokaze)
Kitakyushu Bank Retro Line Sightseeing Train at Moji Port (Shiokaze)
A trolley train using an abandoned line which provides a relaxing short trip along the coast while feeling the sea breeze. With an excursion ticket, take a tour around the Kanmon Strait which separates the islands of Honshu and Kyushu.
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Kōmyōzen-ji Temple
Kōmyōzen-ji Temple
The contrast between the green of the trees and moss and the garden of white stones is beautiful. During the autumn when the 300-year-old maple trees change color, the secluded area in Dazaifu City becomes even more elegant.
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Kokura Castle
Kokura Castle
A symbol of Kokura City that was restored after the war, the castle is a facility to learn of the history of Kokura and the customs of the Edo Era for children and adults to enjoy.
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Kyushu Railway History Museum
Kyushu Railway History Museum
A railway museum to observe and experience exhibits such as CCD camera-equipped large-scale railway models, a genuine simulator and a mini-railroad that can be driven.
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Mataichi Salt Works, Kobo Tottan
Mataichi Salt Works, Kobo Tottan
Tour a salt workshop where you can come across delicious homemade salt made from the power of nature. It is also a hidden spot where there is a café where you can partake in dishes such as sweets using salt
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