Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Fukuoka

Sitting proudly on the shores of Hakata Bay, Fukuoka is a city ablaze with the neon glare of the 21st century, moving at a slower and much more manageable pace than its better-known siblings from Honshu. There is plenty of Japanese flavours to be had here, both figuratively and in the very direct sense of the word, and a lot of uniquely local flair for those looking to cast their nets wider than the staples of Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka.

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Fukuoka Tower

Admire the lustre of the city from the 360 degree observation deck. The tower was built in 1989 as a monument of the Asian Pacific Expo and is 234 metres high and covered with mirrors.
Adresse: 2-3-26 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 823 0234

Fukuoka Castle

At the Fukuoka Castle you can see the few remains of this early 17th century hilltop castle. Although there isn't much left in the way of the original structure, the gardens and the view alone are worth the visit.
Adresse: Jonai, Chuoku, Fukuoka

Shrines and Temples

Marvel at the elegant beauty of the many shrines and temples dotting the city. Do not miss the Hakozaki Shrine, Kushida Shrine, Shofukuji Temple and the Tochoji Temple.

Fukuoka Art Museum

The Fukuoka Art Museum hosts current as well as permanent exhibitions of modern and pre-modern art. Here you can also visit the Kids Corner, eat at the restaurant and buy something in the bookshop.
Adresse: 1-6 Ohori-Koen Park, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 714 6051
Åpningstider: Closed Mondays


Just 45 minutes south of Fukuoka city you will find Yanagawa city, known for the waterway that crosses it in two directions. A trip on one of the small boats is a must, as well as a visit to Ohana, where you will find the Shoto Park. While in Yanagawa, try the delicious unage (eel) dishes which the city is renowned for.
Adresse: Yanagawa City
Transport: Nishitetsu Yanagawa Station


Rakusui-en is a beautiful traditional Japanese garden with colourful foliage, a waterfall and a restored Meiji-era teahouse. This is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll.
Adresse: 2-10-7 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 262 6665

Yu no Hana Onsen (Public Bath House)

Yu no Hana Onsen is a public bath house - great after a hard day’s sightseeing. Here you can sit back and soak away the aches and pains in beautiful natural surroundings.
Adresse: Nagahama 1-5-55, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 733 1126

Fukuoka City Museum

Fukuoka City Museum is a fantastic museum that gives an interesting insight into the history and culture of the area. The museum offers both permanent and special exhibitions.
Adresse: 1-1 Momochihama 3 chome, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 845 5011
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Sunday: 9.30-17.30

Hakata Machiya Folk Museum

Hakata Machiya Folk Museum offers interactive displays which showcase the life and times of the Meiji era (1868-1912). This is the place to visit if you want to learn more about the life and culture of Hakata.
Adresse: 6-10 Reizen-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 281 7761
Åpningstider: Monday-Sunday: 09.00-17.00
Transport: 15-minute walk from JR Hakata Station

Marine World Uminonakamichi

Marine World Uminonakamichi is an excellent marine park that gives meaning to the secrets of the sea. You will be able to see several different kinds of sharks, whales and dolphin shows here.
Adresse: 18-28 Nishi Tozaki, Higashi-ku, Uminonakamichi, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 603 0400

Nokonoshima Island

Nokonoshima is a really beautiful place. This island has great walks and cycling routes where you can enjoy the richness of the Japanese countryside.
Adresse: Nokonoshima
Telefon: +81 92 881 2494

Hakata District

The Hakata district is where you will find the bulk of small artisan shops in which you can purchase some fine handcrafted souvenirs. Your first port of call should be the Kawabata Shopping Arcade, in which there are a number of stalls selling all manner of goods.
Adresse: Hakata, Fukuoka

Fukuoka Festivals

There are two annual major events that bring international acts to the city and attract a large number of visitors. Dontaku takes place in the beginning of May and Yamasaka is a huge event lasting two weeks in July. If you are around at this time of the year make sure to check out what's on the programme.
Adresse: Fukuoka


Next to the Nishitetsu Kashiikaenmae train station you can find this small amusement park with entertainment for the whole Family. Step in and enjoy a full day of fun rides!
Adresse: 7-2-1 Kasumigaoka, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 681 1602

Ohori Park

Come here for an evening walk or join the active runners on the popular jogging track. This park provides a great opportunity to flee from the hustle of the city and enjoy a minute for yourself.
Adresse: Ohorikoen, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka

Shofukuji Temple

The oldest Zen temple in all of Japan (completed in 1195), Shofukuji boasts pleasant temple grounds which contain charming old Japanese buildings, along with a green park and pond. Entry is free of charge, but most buildings cannot be accessed by visitors.
Adresse: 6-1 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92-291-0775

Momochi Seaside Park

Momochi Seaside Park is a waterside development with cafes, restaurants, and beach volleyball facilities. It is also where one will find Fukuoka's easiest and fastest to reach city beach. The splendid Fukuoka Tower lies only a stone's throw away from the promenade.
Adresse: 2-4 Momochihama Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 822 8141


Be invited to a traditional Hungarian dance by a friendly robot, watch a robotic dog perform silly tricks (and have it face-identify you) or learn about how robots have been making life better for Japan's children and senior citizens at medical institutions and retirement homes at Robosquare, a mix of store and exhibition space for all things robotic. Now located at the Fukuoka City Science Museum.
Adresse: Fukuoka City Science Museum, Ropponmatsu, Fukuoka

Ume no Hana

Ume no Hana is a locally owned chain of tofu restaurants. Here you can choose from a great variety of delicious tofu dishes and a range of seafood dishes.
Adresse: 1-15-6 Tenjin Chuo-Ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 120 274 080


At this excellent fish restaurant you might, literally, have to “fish for your supper”- diners are supplied with their own equipment, and fish caught that way is ends up being a better bargain than regular items off the menu. The décor is simple yet elegant and you will marvel at the little details that will make your visit a memorable one.
Adresse: 1-4-15 Nagahama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 716 9988
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–8pm, Sat 11:30am–9pm, Sun 11:30am–8pm

Ichiran Ramen

Ichiran Ramen is the premier venue for trying Fukuoka’s speciality, tonkotsu ramen (noodles topped with a pork cutlet). Unlike some other types of ramen, the tonkotsu variety is cooked in a thick, flavourful broth, which takes nearly 12 hours to prepare. At Ichiran, diners are seated at separate booths, and orders are delivered to their booth's table directly from the kitchen, via an individual window.
Adresse: 2-2-1 Hakataekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 473 0810
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–8pm

Yatai Food Stalls

Do as the locals do and head for one of the many Yatai stalls set up along the streets. Delicacies on offer include ramen, yakitori, tempura, and oden.
Adresse: 13, Tenjin Kirameki Dori Building, Fukuoka


This sushi restaurant serves traditional seafood specialities with a modern twist. The friendly staff prepares excellent maki and skilfully arranges them on sharing plates. At Yamanaka you can dine in a cosy atmosphere and a luxurious setting.
Adresse: 2-8-8 Watanabe doori, Chuo-ku, Fukuokashi, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 731 7771

Yoshizuka Unagiya

If you're up for trying out something new, you should not miss the unagi experience of Fukuoka. Unagi is Japanese for "eel" an you can't find a better place for this speciality then Yoshizuka Unagiya. The skilled chefs prepare the dishes to your taste and the outstanding seafood quality will leave you wanting to come back for more.
Adresse: 2-8-27 Nakasu, Hakataku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 271 0700
Transport: 3 min. walk from Subway Nakasu-Kawabata Station Exit 5


One of the finest seafood restaurants in the city gathers long lines at lunchtime, and for good reason: lunch offers are exceptionally great value, and seafood is so fresh, diners can observe it still swimming in tanks inside the restaurant.
Adresse: 2 Chome-2-17 Daimyo, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 721 4624

Hyotan Sushi

This place is highly recommended by guests as it serves fresh fish and varied sushi. Indulge yourself in the wide offer of sushi platters and try out some of the more unusual ones, which include sea urchin, fish roe, scallops, and more.
Adresse: Tenjin, Chuo-ku Shintenkaku Bldg., Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 722 0010
Transport: Access from Nishitetsu Fukuoka Tenjin Nishitetsu Omuta Line (Tenjin) station

Tempura Hirao

Tempura Hirao is your place for high-quality seafood dishes, most deep-fried to a golden crisp. Grab a sushi plate and some sake for lunch or order a large dinner at a reasonable price. You won't forget an evening at Tempura Hirao.
Adresse: 2-4-1 Higashihirao, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 611 1666
Åpningstider: Daily 10:30am–9pm
Transport: Walk from Nanakuma line Noke Station


Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in a restored Meiji era teahouse set amidst beautiful gardens. The atmosphere is sure to calm you down.
Adresse: 2-10-7 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

Refuge Sky Cafe & Dining

Drink in the sights from the Fukuoka Tower whilst sipping on a cup of matcha. Macca, or "matcha", is a fine powdered high-quality green tea that is often used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies.
Adresse: 2-3-26 Momochihama, Sawara-ku
Telefon: +81 92 833 8255
Åpningstider: Daily 11am–9pm

Maison Kayser

Maison Keyer can be found in various locations across the globe. At their cafe in Fukuoka, you can hang out and have some baked bread and pastries, all freshly made daily.
Adresse: 1-4-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +92 718 3058
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–8pm

C'est très bon

C'est très bon is a French bakery in the heart of Fukuoka, offering authentic French baguettes as well as a wide array of other baked goods. There is space to sit down and enjoy your purchases, and you also have the possibility to have lunch here.
Adresse: 9-2 Gionmachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 283 2650
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–9pm


BROADWAY is a lively bar that plays a wide range of music (including live shows on Fridays & weekends, as well as nightly DJ sessions) and serves up a veritable feast of delightful drinks and juicy burgers.
Adresse: 3-8-10 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 724 5383
Åpningstider: Fri–Sat , Mon–Wed 11:30am–8pm, Thu 3–8pm

Voodoo Lounge

This late night bar hosts live acts and cool DJs. Voodoo Lounge is guaranteed to rock. Drop by with some friends or meet some new people inside.
Adresse: Tenjin Bld 3F, Tenjin 3-2-13, Fukuoka
Telefon: +92 732 4662

Juke Joint

Juke Joint is a music lovers’ dreams come true. Here you can pick your own music from the thousands of LPs lining the shelves.
Adresse: Maizuru 1-9-23, Chūo-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +92 762 5596

Drum Logos

Drum Logos is a popular live rock venue showcasing the best of local and national bands.The atmosphere here is usually very engaging, and you can expect a good time.
Adresse: 1-8-25 Maizuru, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka

Petrol Blue

Petrol blue is the kind of upbeat bar you want to spend hours in. Be it craft beer or cocktails, inside you'll have everything you need to have a good time. Enjoy the lounge music and relax on the cosy sofas.
Adresse: Daimyo, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 714 6786

Canal City

For that sleek air-conditioned shopping experience head down to Canal City, a shopping and entertainment complex that will cater to your every need.
Adresse: Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Telefon: +81 92 282 2525

Hakata District

The Hakata district is where you will find the bulk of small artisan shops in which you can purchase some fine handcrafted souvenirs. Your first port of call should be the Kawabata Shopping Arcade which stands as testament to the old city and in which there are a number of stalls selling all manner of goods.
Adresse: Hakata, Fukuoka


Products particular to the Fukuoka region include the Hakata Dolls, which are porcelain figurines decorated as beautiful kimono-clad women and Kabuki performers. Other well-known products to look out for include Hakata textiles and Hakata Champon, a peculiar sounding glass toy.
Adresse: 5-1-22 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 291 4141

Marinoa City

Here you can find about 200 shops and boutiques for a whole day (or more!) of shopping. High quality clothes, sports brands, high-end electronics as well as a number of cafes and restaurants to rest your feet can be found within. It's always a good idea to drop by Marinoa City.
Adresse: 2-12-30 Odo Nishi-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 892 8700

Kawabatadori Shopping Street

Near Canal City you can find yet another stunning shopping experience in Fukuoka. This indoor shopping street holds dozens of shops and boutiques vending Japanese crafts, traditional and modern fashion, and exotic foods. Come here to spend money and have a good time.
Adresse: Kamikawabatamachi Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

Yanagibashi Market

Whether you're a second-hand enthusiast or just like to buy cute little souvenirs, the Yanagibashi Market is for you. Here you will find all kinds of things form all over Japan, from clothes to toys and antiques. You won't leave this place empty-handed.
Adresse: 1-5-1 Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 761 5717
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday: 08.00-18.00

Solaria Plaza

Get high-end shopping right at the Tenjin metro-station. Solaria Plaza offers boutiques that will warm the hearts of shopaholics. Lose yourself in the latest fashion trends or get a new piece of jewellery in one of the many shops. You will come back for more.
Adresse: 2-2-43 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 733 7777
Åpningstider: Monday-Sunday: 10.00-23.00

Nagahama Fish Market

If you want to get an authentic Fukuoka market experience, drop by the Nagahama Fish Market. You can smell the hall from afar and find fresh and peculiar fish on offer. Take some photos or even pick up fresh seafood to cook on your own later.
Adresse: 3-11-3 Nagahama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 711 6414

Yodobashi Camera

Do you happen to need a new memory card for your camera, a back-up charging device for your phone or a fresh set of headphones? Then there’s no better place to go than Yodobashi Camera. It's know for an extensive stock of all kinds of electronic devices, good service and low prices.
Adresse: 6-12 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 471 1010
Transport: JR Hakata Station

Kanoha Mall Hashimoto

Nanakuma subway ends in Hashimoto Station, and this is where you can find one of the biggest malls in the area. The sophisticated design of the atrium and its wider offer of speciality shops make this shopping centre a favourite of locals.
Adresse: Nishi Ward, Hashimoto, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 928 11 5007
Åpningstider: Monday-Sunday: 10.00-21.00

Tenjin Chikagai

Tenjin Chikagai is an upscale underground shopping complex designed to look like a European-style arcade, with cobblestone floors and wrought iron lanterns. The streets stretch as far the eye can see, and the assortment of stores and cafes is extremely varied.
Adresse: Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka

JR Hakata City

It is impossible to miss the JR Hakata City complex - its 11 floors’ worth of shops and restaurants attract both city residents and visitors (the location right above Fukuoka's main train station, JR Hakata, is unbeatable). Check out the ground floor for food and souvenirs, and do not miss everyone's favourite Tokyu Hands.
Adresse: 1-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92-431-8484
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-9pm

Passport / Visa

Japan may be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of all European Union member states, Australia, Canada, the USA, as well as several other world countries. The up-to-date list of visa exemptions by country may be found at: Citizens of countries not listed as not requiring visa will need to apply in advance via a Japanese mission or consulate closest to them. Special visa requirements apply to citizens of China and the Philippines, as well as travellers visiting Japan as part of a cruise journey.

Fukuoka Airport

Fukuoka Airport is the city’s major airport. It is situated only 4 kilometres from the city. To reach the city you can catch one of the buses operating between the city and the airport. There is also a free shuttle bus operating between the Domestic and International terminals. Taxis and car rental companies are available at the airport. A taxi to the city takes approximately 15-20 minutes. Fukuoka City Taxi Association + 92 852 7111
Adresse: Fukuoka Airport, Fukuoka
Telefon: +81 92 483 7007

Best Time to Visit

Fukuoka really is a year-round destination, with even the winter months being not too cold for city sightseeing. If you plan to see the fabled Japanese cherry blossoms, plan your trip for somewhere around March and April, while the summer (June through August) brings warm, yet not uncomfortable temperatures.

Public Transport

You can easily get around Fukuoka by bus or the subway. Both the subway system and bus services are efficient and easy to use. To pay the fare, you will either need to purchase a reusable card at one of the ticket offices or a convenience store, or prepare exact change and drop it into the fare box next to the driver upon exiting (on buses). Individual subway tickets may be purchased from vending machines at station entries. The Fukuoka Tourist City Pass is a good option for tourists as it entitles one to unlimited rides on buses and trains during one day.


You can call for a taxi or pick up one at a designated taxi area. An orange sign in the front window means the taxi is available. Taxis in Fukuoka are very safe.


Letter boxes in Japan are yellow. Fukuoka Central Post Office:
Adresse: 4-3-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
Telefon: +92 713 2455


You can easily find a pharmacy in Fukuoka. Sogo Medical:
Adresse: 1 Chome−3−38, Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka


Country code: +81 Area code: 092


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