Hakata’s oldest shopping street has about 130 shops lining a 400-meter long arcade.
The largest city on the southern island of Kyushu, Fukuoka is a comfortable city with much more than delicious ramen to offer.
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This is a park with an artificial beach north of Fukuoka Tower. It is close to such landmarks as the public library, public museum and Yafuoku! Dome.
The name “Ōhori” means large trench and it derives from the fact that Kuroda Nagamasa, the old lord of Fukuoka, reclaimed the land which was facing Hakata Bay, and built it as a trench for Fukuoka Castle.
This is the largest underground shopping area in Kyushu, stretching close to 600 meters along the downtown area from north to south.
This busy market is full of fresh seafood and loved by Hakata locals as the “pantry of Hakata.”
Merchants of Hakata developed a festival called Dontaku from a traditional celebration ritual called Hakata Matsubayashi, the origin of which dates back 830 years.
A mere 12km in circumference, this island in Hakata Bay is a prime spot for relaxation for Fukuoka’s residents, and since it only takes 10 minutes by ferry from the terminal in Meinohama, it’s very accessible as well.