Culture of Fukuoka. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Despite the fact that Fukuoka doesn’t feature an abundance of historical monuments and cultural centers, excursion fans won’t get bored in the city. One of the major historical sites here is Fukuoka Castle Remains located on one of the highest hills. Powerful fortifications were built in the 17th century; modern travelers can see only a small part of surviving elements of the building. Next to ruins begins scenic Maizuru Park; a walk through it will give a lot of impressions. These beautiful places would be great for admiring city views.
Fukuoka is one of the ten largest cities in Japan. This is an important cultural, political and economic center. For centuries the city has been famous as an important trading port. Because … Open
Not far from the main train station there is the unique Sofuku-ji Temple, the oldest of its kind in the country. The temple was founded in 1195; it has perfectly preserved to this day and has a great value from an architectural point of view. The main building houses the religious artifact, Korean bell of bronze; it has been brought to the temple on the first day of its foundation.
Among the most visited cultural institutions remains Hakata Machiya Folk Museum acquainting visitors with features of handicraft and national traditions. Among its exhibits there are hundreds of unique handicrafts, traditional costumes and jewelry, musical instruments and other items that were used during national holidays and festivals. Copyright
National food may seem exotic for many travelers. Small street stalls, yatai, are especially popular among guests of Fukuoka. There buyers are offered the most simple and affordable treats. … Open
One of the major attractions is located in the picturesque Higashi Koen park. We are talking about the monument to the founder of the Nichiren Buddhism, whose achievements have played an important role in the development of local culture and religious traditions. Wonderful entertainment options will be offered by the modern area of ​​Momochi; it is famous for an abundance of unique futuristic buildings.
Literally every local building is a unique masterpiece of the modern architecture. The height of some skyscrapers is over 200 meters; upper floors of some buildings are equipped with excellent viewing platforms. Travelers who are not enough of local attractions are recommended to visit neighborhoods of the city. Nearby towns of Dazaifu and Hakodzaki are famous because of numerous historical attractions. The latest houses one of the oldest Shinto shrines.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Fukuoka and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Fukuoka and surroundings

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Iconic cultural sights of Japan

The National Bunraku Theater in Osaka is an amazing phenomenon of Japanese culture. In this theatre, you can see amazing puppet performances which are distinguished by a peculiar perception of this genre. You will never find such a unique kind of Puppet Theater as this anywhere else in the world. The repertoire includes a variety of performances. The Kabukiza Theater is another subject of national pride. The Japanese deeply revere the traditional aspect of their lives. The theater absorbed all elements of Japanese culture. Performances in Kabukiza highlight the rich decoration of costumes, unusual shades of make-up, depth and elaborate nature of the concept. … Open

What to visit during two-day excursion in Fukuoka

Fukuoka Tower
Where: 2-3-26 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka; Telephone: +81 (0)92 823 0234;
Fukuoka Castle
Where: Chuo-ku, Fukuoka; Telephone: +81 (0)92 781 2154;
Shrines & Temples
Telephone: +81 (0)92 725 9100 (Tourist Information);
Fukuoka Art Museum
Where: 1-6 Ohori-Koen Park, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka; Telephone: +81 (0)92 714-6051; Opening hours: Every Monday(except for Mondays which fall on a holiday, the following Tuesday will be closed). New Year’s Holidays:December 28-January 4;
More info: Riverboat boarding area;
Where: 2-10-7 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka; Telephone: +81(0)92 262 6665;
Yu no Hana Onsen (Public bathhouse)
Where: Nagahama 1-5-55, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka; Telephone: +81 (0)92 733 1126;
Fukuoka City Museum
Where: 1-1 Momochihama 3 chome, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka; Telephone: +81 (0)92 845 5011;
Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
Where: 6-10 Reizen-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka; Telephone: +81 (0)92 281 7761;
Marine World Uminonakamichi
Where: 18-28 Nishi Tozaki, Higashi-ku, Uminonakamichi, Fukuoka; Telephone: +81 (0)92 603 0400;

Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Fukuoka

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