Fukuoka, in Fukuoka, is a city of approximately 1,400,000 people.
From here it's 130 miles (209 kilometers) to the northeast to Hiroshima and 130 miles (209 kilometers) to the northwest to Busan, South Korea.
This area is well known as a great destination if you love to shop so make sure you get your fix of retail therapy while you are here. Pick up a hot deal, indulge in a little luxury or just enjoy the atmosphere. In Canal City Hakata and Fukuoka Mitsukoshi Department Store there is a huge selection of wares to suit all tastes. If you don’t find what you need, there is more to be found at Hawks Town and Tenjin Core.
Fukuoka is a treasure trove of culture; you’ll find loads to explore within the rooms of these much-loved museums. For a thought-provoking day out, visit Fukuoka City Museum and Hakata Machiya Folk Museum. If your time is short, however, don't miss the Kyushu National Museum.
The Fukuoka area is a dream come true for those who enjoy places with historic significance particularly for those with a passion for religious buildings. Some of the most popular are the Tochoji Temple, the Shofukuji Temple and the Myorakuji Temple. Enjoy the contemplative quiet, admire the craftsmanship and learn about religious history in these beautiful buildings.
Let the kids run wild and enjoy some quality time together at popular family destinations like Fukuoka Marine World and Uminonakamichi Seaside Park. Laugh, play and be amazed at these two much-loved destinations for the young and the young at heart.
Thanks to the efforts of its creative community, Fukuoka boasts some popular performing arts institutes. The Hakata-za and the Acros Fukuoka Symphony Hall are two popular venues for those searching for a culture-fix.
Leave the busy streets behind and enjoy the sunshine in local parks and gardens such as Ohori Park and beautiful Maizuru Park. These are just two of the nicer botanical displays that visitors of all ages can visit while visiting Fukuoka.
Fukuoka is a great destination for art lovers so when you are in the area, make the time in your itinerary to visit the Fukuoka Art Museum and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. These are two exhibit spaces to take the family for a couple of hours of cultural exploration. Book a tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the beautiful exhibits in these cultural precincts.