Spending time in Fukuoka・Sightseeing
Enjoying your Fukuoka sightseeing
The gateway to Kyuushuu and Asia, experience complete satisfaction in Fukuoka
With airports, seaports, bullet-trains and other railways, all modes of transportation are completely covered making Fukuoka the window into domestic and international commuting.
Due to being blessed with an abundance of nature, you can enjoy food fresh from the mountains and sea. Furthermore, with dishes such as ramen, udon noodles, and hot pot stews to enjoy, Fukuoka is certainly the “Treasure House of Food”.
How to spend your first day
Welcome to Hokke Club Fukuoaka!
Relaxation time at the hotel
How to spend your second day
Canal City Hakata
Restaurants, a movie theater, ramen stadium and all kinds of stores are gathered within the extensive 43,500m² premises. There is also a flowing river, and in the center at the Sun Plaze Stage there are live shows and concerts held every day.
■Approximately a 7 minute walk from the hotel
Located on the northern side of Sumiyoshi shrine, this is Japanese-style garden with pond a encircled by a pathway. It is the former villa of Shimozawa Zen’emon Chikamasa, a Hakata merchant, and the tearoom built by Chikasa has been restored as cafe.
■ Approximately a 2 minute walk from the hotel
Hakata Daruma Flagship Store
Since the well-reknowned, traditional Hakata ramen shop Hakata Daruma Ramen was established in 1963 during the Showa Era, the porkbone soup made with the “yobidashi” method that makes use of iron kettles with no openings to cook all at once is thick with a striking flavor. It is a treasured taste that the store bases it’s reputation on unflinchingly and protects without exception, and you can taste the distinctive blend in the savory feeling of the texture even from the superfine noodles. Visited my many celebrities, the inside of the shop is overflowing with signatures. It has customers coming from all over the country not to mention regional locals.
■Approximately a 12 minute walk from the hotel
Children’s Museum in Mall
The Fukuoka Anpanman Children’s Museum in Mall commercial facility on the 5th & 6th floor of the Hakata Riverain Mall is a musuem that expands the world of the animation, Anpanman. Dance shows and arts & craft classes are held every day.
■ Approximately 11 minutes by car / 20 minutes by subway or on foot from the hotel
Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden
There are 520 animals from 110 species and 2,600 types of flowers that number over 19,000 approximately at the zoo and garden respectively. The Asian Tropical Valley zone’s behaviour exhibits that approach the real-life territory of leopards, sun bears, and Asian small-clawed otters is particularly popular.
■ Approximately 13 minutes by car / 15 minutes by bus from the hotel
Fukuoka Prefectural Art Museum
The museum collects works from artists with connections to the Fukuoka prefecture, and the results of research studies are also presented in special exhibits and collections. There is also a high-definition vision gallery where you can appreciate famous works on an impressive, large screen.
■ Approximately 15 minutes by car / 25 minutes by bus from the hotel
When Nagamasa Kuroda was built Fukuoka Castle, he used the cove that was already there as a moat. During the Showa era in 1929, it opened as Prefectural Ohori Park. There are Japanese gardens, rental boats, a noh theatre and other facilities on the park grounds which is an oasis of water and green.
■ Approximately 15 minutes by car / 10 minutes by subway from the hotel
At a height of 234m, the exterior of this equilateral triangle-shaped tower is covered in over 8,000 one-way mirrors. Also, you can take the elevator half-way up to the observation deck where Fukuoka city spreads out below in an unbroken panorama.
■ Approximately 21 minutes by car / 26 minutes by bus from the hotel
Fukuoka PayPay Dome
Japan’s first and only all-weather stadium equipped with an retractable roof. It is the home of the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks baseball franchise.
■Approximately 20 minutes by car / 30 minutes by bus from the hotel