Top 10 things to do in Hakata Area

  1. Hakata Ramen

    Address: 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0001

    Hakata Ramen is a must-try dish when visiting Fukuoka. This hearty noodle soup is made with pork bone broth and thin, straight noodles. You can find it at many restaurants throughout the city, but some of the best places to try it are in the Hakata area.

  2. Tocho-ji Temple

    Address: 2-4 Gokusho-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037

    Tocho-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple that was founded in 806. It is home to a 10-meter tall wooden statue of Buddha, which is the largest of its kind in Japan. The temple grounds also feature a five-story pagoda and a beautiful Japanese garden.

  3. Yatai Food Stalls

    Address: Various locations throughout Hakata

    Yatai are traditional food stalls that can be found throughout Fukuoka, but they are especially popular in the Hakata area. They offer a variety of delicious street food, including yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), oden (a type of Japanese hot pot), and takoyaki (octopus balls).

  4. Fukuoka Tower

    Address: 2-3-26 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka 814-0001

    Fukuoka Tower is a 234-meter tall tower that offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding area. It has an observation deck on the top floor, as well as a cafe and a gift shop. At night, the tower is illuminated and looks particularly beautiful.

  5. Kushida Shrine

    Address: 1-41 Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0026

    Kushida Shrine is a Shinto shrine that was founded in 757. It is famous for its summer festival, which features large floats that are paraded through the streets. The shrine grounds also feature a beautiful garden and a museum that showcases the history of the festival.

  6. Canal City Hakata

    Address: 1-2 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0018

    Canal City Hakata is a large shopping and entertainment complex that features a canal running through the center. It has over 200 shops and restaurants, as well as a cinema, a theater, and a game center. The complex is also known for its colorful light displays.

  7. Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival Museum

    Address: 4-16 Reisen-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0039

    The Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival is a famous summer festival in Fukuoka. The festival museum showcases the history and traditions of the festival, as well as the large floats that are used in the parade. Visitors can also try on festival costumes and participate in traditional games.

  8. Hakata Traditional Craft Center

    Address: 3-6 Reisen-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0039

    The Hakata Traditional Craft Center showcases the traditional crafts of the Hakata area, including Hakata dolls, Hakata textiles, and Hakata pottery. Visitors can watch artisans at work and purchase souvenirs to take home.

  9. Hakataza Theater

    Address: 2-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0027

    Hakataza Theater is a traditional Japanese theater that hosts kabuki and other performances. The theater was built in 1996 and features modern amenities, but still maintains a traditional atmosphere. Visitors can purchase tickets to see a performance or take a backstage tour.

  10. Ohori Park

    Address: 1-2 Ohori-koen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0051

    Ohori Park is a large park that features a large pond, walking paths, and a Japanese garden. It is a popular spot for picnics, jogging, and relaxing. The park also hosts various events throughout the year, including concerts and festivals.