Fukuoka is a booming, cosmopolitan city on the northern shore of picturesque Kyushu Island that offers a fascinating glimpse of Japan’s dynamic culture. The attractions here are numerous – you can check out a J-Pop concert, step back in time at Fukuoka Castle and the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum, unwind on Keya beach, and catch a baseball game at Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome.

    Of special note is the famous Hakata ramen, which draws hungry travellers in droves to the open-air yatai (food stalls) in the back alleys of Nakasu. Fukuoka is also a great gateway for exploring the rest of Kyushu, where curious travellers can journey around active volcano craters on Mount Aso, tour Japan’s first Zen temple (Shofukuji Temple), and ease into a hot spring bath in Ureshino Onsen.

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      The best markets in Fukuoka are great for those looking to go shopping like a local. These venues include the city’s bustling fish markets, charming flea markets, and off-the-tourist-path farmer’s markets. Located right on the Genkai Sea, it’s no surprise that the seafood sold at markets here is fresh and abundant. While exploring these traditional marketplaces, you...

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    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Fukuoka

      Hakata, Nakasu, Tenjin and Fukuoka are packed full of varied nightlife spots. The city of Fukuoka is popular with tourists from all over the world, and here you'll find convenient options such as tickets for food stall tours and taxis that provide Hakata ramen tours. There are lots of great clubs too, making Fukuoka an ideal destination if you want...

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