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.
Located in the heart of Fukuoka City, Maizuru Park is a park built on the site of Fukuoka Castle, symbolized by the site of Fukuoka Castle. There is a comprehensive sports ground and various sports facilities in Maizuru Park, which can be used for daily exercise. The park is surrounded by natural beauty and is a beautiful park known for its cherry blossom spots. Every spring, visitors to the flowers are in constant stream.
The Uminonakamichi Seaside Park is located to the north of Fukuoka Tower. In the middle of the beach, there are restaurants, wedding halls, and marine sporting goods stores. It is full of urban atmosphere and is both lively and chic. In the summer, many people come here to enjoy the summer sea and beach. It is popular as a resort for beach volleyball, beach football and other sports. Also nearby are the Fukuoka City General Library and the Fukuoka City Museum, which attract many people.
The Fukuoka Dome is the largest indoor baseball field (with retractable roof) in the world. The baseball field is currently used for other sporting events as well as concerts.
The site of Fukuoka Castle is located on the west side of Nakagawa River and east of Otsuka Park. It is a historical site designated by the state and is also known as the “Dancer City” and “Shicheng”. It is said that Kuroda’s long-term political success in the battle of Guanyuan was enshrined as the lord of the 520,000 stone in front of the building. From the 50th anniversary of the Qing Dynasty (1600), Kuroda’s long government spent seven years building the city. The whole city belongs to the large-scale Pingshan City. Due to the war and various destructive factors, there are only stone walls such as Damenmen and Chaojian. There are remains such as the main entrance in the city, and it is open for visitors in the name of Maizuru Park.