Fukuoka Tower in Hakata Area

Fukuoka Tower Guide

Fukuoka Tower is a 234-meter tall tower located in the Hakata area of Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan. Its approximate latitude and longitude are 33.5917° N, 130.4228° E.


Fukuoka Tower was opened in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Fukuoka city. It was designed by Nikken Sekkei and features a unique triangular shape with a slender waist.

Observation Deck

The main attraction of Fukuoka Tower is its observation deck, which is located at a height of 123 meters. From here, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Fukuoka city and the surrounding area. On a clear day, it is even possible to see as far as the island of Tsushima.


Fukuoka Tower is also known for its colorful lighting displays. The tower is illuminated every night with different colors and patterns, depending on the season and special events. The colors are changed using a computer-controlled LED lighting system, which can create a variety of effects.


The tower has several facilities for visitors, including a souvenir shop, a restaurant, and a café. The restaurant, called Tower Dining, is located on the 5th floor and serves a variety of Japanese and Western dishes. The café, called Sky Lounge, is located on the 6th floor and offers a selection of drinks and light snacks.


Fukuoka Tower is easily accessible by public transportation. It is a 10-minute walk from Nishijin Station on the Fukuoka City Subway Kuko Line, or a 15-minute walk from Tojinmachi Station on the Fukuoka City Subway Nanakuma Line. There is also a bus stop near the tower, served by several city bus routes.