Spending time in Fukuoka・Sightseeing

Enjoying your Fukuoka sightseeing

STAY

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

DAY.1

AM10:00

Arriving at Hakata Station!

Store your luggage at the hotel immediately and start your Fukuoka trip!

JR Hakata station has recently been renewed as “JR Hakata City” and is becoming known as a hot spot.
It is a 10 minute walk to Hokke Club Fukuoka.
Store your luggage before checking-in and your trip begins

AM10:30

Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden

Where the locals of Fukuoka go for a lazy afternoon

The Zoo and Botanical Garden is located in Minami Koen in central Fukuoka.
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.

Information

Address
1-1, Minami Koen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Phone number
092-531-1968
Distance from hotel
Approximately 13 minutes by car / 15 minutes by bus

PM12:00

Hakata Daruma Flagship Store

The dense soup and barikata thin noodles are enough to make you faint

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.

Information

Address
1-8-25, Watanabe-dori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Phone number
092-761-1958
Distance from hotel
Approximately 12 minute walk

PM1:30

Fukuoka Anpanman
Children’s Museum in Mall

Play and experience the world of “Let’s Go! Anpanman”

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.
Anpanman and his friends walk around inside the musuem. It is also filled with items that you can only find here!

Information

Address
Hakata Riverain Mall 5・6F, 3-1, Shimokawabatamachi, Hakata, Fukuoka-shi
Phone number
092-291-8855
Distance from hotel
Approximately 11 minutes by car / 20 minutes by subway or on foot

PM3:30

Marine World Umi no Nakamichi

Intensely beautiful with a lot of photo-op spots!

Reopen after renovations to the entire facility in April 2017.
Focusing on the seas of Kyuushuu and the waters of each of the region’s seven prefectures
Sea lion & dolphin shows, large tank feedings, and seal feedings are popular attractions.

Information

Address
18-28 Saitozaki, Oaza, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Phone number
092-603-0400
Distance from hotel
Approximately 35 minutes by car

PM5:30

Hotel check-in

Welcome to Hokke Club Fukuoaka!

PM6:00

Echigoya

Fukuoka local cuisine! Enjoy a nice & fresh “motsunabe” hot pot

At the Echigoya restaurant, you can enjoy fresh motsunabe, a Kyoto-style yuzu peppered fried tofu with white miso, green onions, and cabbage hot pot stew for dinner.
Finish up by having your fill of chanpon or zousui!

Information

Address
3-11-17-1F, Hakata Ekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Phone number
092-413-8934
Distance from hotel
Approximately 2 minute walk

PM7:30

Fukuoka Tower

A relaxing time of good fortune for mind, body, and soul in this twinkling night view

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.

Information

Address
2-3-26, Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Phone number
092-823-0234
Distance from hotel
Approximately 21 minutes by car / 26 minutes by bus

Relaxation time at the hotel

AT HOTEL

PM8:30

Baths

Man-made hot spring “Quasi-Natural” relax with Komeiseki Onsen®

Unwind and stretch your legs in a large bath and be healed from the sightseeing and fatigue of the day.
There is no higher luxury than the relaxing personal time of soaking your entire body in the calming, warm waters!

Information

Operating hours
Men & Women
Evening: 15:00~25:00 / Morning: 06:00~10:00

SLEEP TIME

Back in your room

Going to bed after a satisfying first day of your trip. Rest and look forward to enjoying tomorrow!

How to spend your second day

DAY.2

AM7:30

Ohori Park

Enjoy a refreshing morning walk or jog

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.

Information

Address
Ohori Park, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Phone number
092-741-2004
Distance from hotel
Approximately 15 minutes by car / 10 minutes by subway

AM8:30

Breakfast

After returning to the hotel, time for breakfast!

At the Lotus Restaurant enjoy a variety filled breakfast buffet! With local delicacies available as well as a menu to choose from, savor the ample flavors while gathering energy for today!
With local dishes from Fukuoka, burdock root & tempura udon, vinegared motsu and other dishes ready to order, you can take delight in the abundance of flavors this region has to offer!

Information

Address
Place Lotus Restaurant
Charge(tax included)
1,320 yen
Operating hours
6:30~10:00
(Please arrive by 9:30)

AM10:00

Check-out

Leaving the hotel and enjoying Sapporo again!

AM10:30

Rakusui-en

Come to an urban oasis

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.

Information

Address
2-10-7, Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Phone number
092-262-6665
Distance from hotel
Approximately 2 minute walk
Garden Operating Hours
9:00~17:00
Garden Holidays
every Tuesday (or the following day in the case where that day is a national holiday)

AM11:30

Fukuoka Prefectural Art Museum

Enjoy Fukuoka artwork

The musuem 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.

Information

Address
5-2-1, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Phone number
092-715-3551
Distance from hotel
Approximately 15 minutes by car/ 25 minutes by bus

PM1:00

Canal City Hakata

Have lunch here! A shopping mall where you can enjoy the entire day

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.

Information

Address
1-2, Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Phone number
092-282-2525
Distance from hotel
Approximately 7 minute walk

Tourist Attractions

SIGHTSEEING

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

Rakusui-en

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

Fukuoka Anpanman
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

Ohori Park

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

Fukuoka Tower

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