If you are a fan of the eastern exotic places, then Fukuoka is a must visit. Unique dishes, temples, festivals and castle ruins are only few of the places you will see while visiting Fukuoka. Visit one of Japan’s largest cities with 1.5 million residents and hundreds of tourist that arrive annually.
If your trip is long enough, you will be able to also visit China and Korea which are relatively close. There are so many tourist attractions here that you will have to make a thorough plan.
Nakasu is a very interesting place that is surrounded by two rivers in the centre of Fukuoka. It is considered to be one of the most important Fukuoka attractions especially because you get to feel the atmosphere and learn all about this foreign culture. You will get lost within its narrow streets, and the hundreds of neon lights will travel you far away.
The Castle Ruins
The ruins you will visit here belong to one of the largest castles in Japan. It had 47 turrets and a large moat system. These tourist attractions are preserved over the course of time, and around the castle, a beautiful park has been created. The preserving team has managed to recreate many of the castle’s buildings and walls so that you can experience the complete story.
Canal City Hataka
If you are up for a little shopping experience, you can visit the Canal City Hakata, a colourful mall that has been set in the centre of an artificial canal. It is one of the largest malls in the world, and you can definitely spend hours or days inside of it. Hotels, restaurants, and stores are all here for your own convenience.
Taste Hakata Ramen
One of the major tourist attractions of Fukuoka is a traditional dish called Hakata Ramen. If your stomach is up for it, then you should definitely stop at a stand and ask for this dish. It contains straight noodles and creamy pork. If you like Japanese cuisine you will absolutely love this dish. You can’t say you saw all Fukuoka attractions if you haven’t tried this meal during your stay.
Sumo Kyushu Basho
If you are planning to visit during November, then you will have the amazing chance of viewing one of the most important Fukuoka attractions. One of the six biggest and national tournaments of Sumo is taking place right here. The biggest starts of this sport will attend this tournament for sure. This tournament lasts for weeks, so make sure you have your tickets, sit back and enjoy this unique spectacle.
This is a rather exotic and mystical city that many Japanese tourists visit every year, as well as from all over the world. If you want to stay away from the crowded exotic places and explore a whole new city, then this is the place for you. Fukuoka will amaze you with its great potentials and beauty.