Located in Fukuoka city, Kushida Shrine is regarded as the most important shrine in the area. Every summer, the shrine hosts the Yamakasa Gion Matsuri, the biggest festival in Fukuoka, attracting people from far and wide. On the last day of the festival, 26 individuals take part in a race where they carry giant floats through the streets in a spectacular display.
Fukuoka Tower is Japan's highest seaside tower and the signature building of Fukuoka. Covered by 8,000 one-way mirrors, the tower is designed to be a triangular pillar that shines at both day and night. There is no better nighttime view in Fukuoka and the building's 360-degree, floor-to-ceiling windows make the bright lights of this seaside town more impressive than ever. Visitors can also visit the cafe, sit back, and enjoy the evening!
Datun Park is located in the west of Fukuoka City. The park is built around the moat of Fukuoka Castle. Facilities such as the Japanese Garden, Noh Hall, Fukuoka City Art Museum, and restaurants are available in the park. It is one of the few water parks in Japan, with a pond that connects four green islands with a bridge. The poolside is filled with weeping willows and swaying rhododendrons, adding a beautiful atmosphere to the park. The fireworks meeting with Otsuka Park as the venue is also one of the events of the Fukuoka people in the summer.
Yatai are open air food stands quite popular in Fukuoka. Yatai generally seat about seven or eight people and provide a relaxing outdoor environment in which to enjoy various foods. There are dozens of yatai scattered across Fukuoka, but the best place to find them is on the southern end of Nakasu Island. Dishes tend to be small and easy to consume. Popular stands can feature long lines during peak hours on the evenings and weekends. As a recognized site in Fukuoka, you must visit the yatai if you’re visiting the city.