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Top 5 of Fukuoka in the summer by our Travel Angel, Yoann
This summer, set sail for the south! Our on-site Travel Angel, Yoann , advises you on the best activities to do in Fukuoka.
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The best places to see cherry blossoms in Fukuoka
Fukuoka, on the southern island of Kyushu, is one of the first places in Japan where the cherry blossoms flower. This year they will start to bloom around 21 March, 2020.
Tsunoshima is a small island located between the islands of Honshu and Kyushu, off the famous city of Shimonoseki, to which it belongs administratively.
Yahata was first a city in its own right, before forming in 1963, two small districts of the brand new city of Kitakyushu, on the island in the south-west of Japan.
Okawachiyama Pottery Village
Besides Karatsu and Arita, another small village has written its letters of nobility in the history of Japanese pottery.
IMS Building Fukuoka Tenjin
IMS Building Fukuoka イムズ: The IMS (Inter Media Station) building in Fukuoka is a multi-story shopping mall across from Tenjin Station.
The Fukuoka Top Ten
Unmissable places, great restaurants and local specialties, Yoann, our Travel Angel in Fukuoka, reveals his 10 favorite things to do there.
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park is a huge family-orientated park in Fukuoka City, Kyushu, featuring a wide range of flora and fauna and a lot of fun attractions for children.
Imagine: pink cherry blossoms and yellow rapeseed fields in the spring, fuchsia bougainvilleas plants in summer, the rose-red cosmos in autumn, and camellias and daffodils to brighten the winter.
North of Fukuoka, Hakata Port is a port which, in the image of the city, symbolizes the opening to the outside of the megalopolis.
The term Kaido (街道) in Japanese means a road, especially the old main roads of the Edo period. Fukuoka prefecture was and still is a relay point of this ancient route.
The Maizuru garden is the perfect place to do a hanami, spring picnic. It benefits every year from the magnificent spectacle of sakura cherry blossom.
Yanagawa: the Venice of Kyushu
Located in the southwest of Fukuoka prefecture, the city of Yanagawa, surrounded by hundreds of canals navigable in gondolas, is known as the Venice of Kyushu.
The Garden of Kawachi
A profusion of flowers, a multitude of colors, an intoxicating aroma and an enchanting atmosphere: Welcome to the Garden of Kawachi!
Fukuoka Castle: read a guide to Fukuoka Castle, a ruined castle located in the center of Fukuoka in Kyushu.
Saga Castle: read a guide to Saga Castle in Saga Prefecture in Kyushu which was the base of the Nabeshima clan during the Edo period of Japanese history.
At 234 meters tall, Fukuoka Tower dominates the city and Hakata Bay, and offers a romantic setting for lovers.
Mojiko Moji Port Guide
Mojiko (Moji Port): read a guide to the historic Moji Port in Kitakyushu where the historic waterfront has many 19th century and early 20th century buildings.
Kokura guide: read a travel guide to Kokura in Kitakyushu in Fukuoka Prefecture reinventing itself as a post-industrial city.
Kitakyushu guide: read a guide to the metropolis of Kitakyushu made up of the towns of Moji, Kokura, Tobata, Yahata and Wakamatsu.
Kaho Gekijo Kabuki Theater
Kaho Gekijo Kabuki Theater in Iizuka, Fukuoka prefecture is an historic, traditional kabuki theater that was built in 1931.
Karatsu Castle: read a guide to Karatsu Castle in Saga Prefecture, Kyushu, southern Japan.
Kokura Castle: read a guide to Kokura Castle in Kyushu. Kokura Castle is a reconstructed castle with beautiful grounds and museums nearby.
Hirado Castle: read a guide to Hirado Castle overlooking the picturesque bay in Hirado, Kyushu.
Fukuoka architecture: Fukuoka in Kyushu, southern Japan, has an international reputation for its contemporary architecture.
Shimonoseki: read a guide to Shimonoseki at the southern tip of Honshu, famous for its fugu and ferries to Korea.
Okawachiyama Imari Ware
Okawachiyama: read a guide to Okawachiyama near Imari in Saga Prefecture, Kyushu and its famous Nabeshima Ware and Imari Ware porcelain.
Fukuoka attractions: read a travel guide to Fukuoka's many fun attractions including Fukuoka temples, shrines, museums and shopping.
Yanagawa: read a guide to Yanagawa in Fukuoka Prefecture famed for its canals & delicious river eel.
New Fukuoka Tower Seaside Momochi
The 234 meter-high New Fukuoka Tower, located in the Seaside Momochi area of Fukuoka, is the tallest seaside observation tower in Japan.
Shikanoshima Island Fukuoka
Shikanoshima Fukuoka is a small island off the coast of Hakata in Kyushu. The Gold Seal of the Kan no Wa no Na no Kokuo was found here.
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