What to do and see in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan: The Best Places and Tips

December 18, 2017 Cedrick Jardin

Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan, from Asia region, is best know for Natural History Museums. Discover best things to do in Fukuoka Prefecture with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History

2-4-1 Higashida, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu 805-0071, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 93-681-1011
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 156 reviews

Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History

Reviewed By IchiroTA - Fukuoka, Japan

There is an admittance fee of 500 yen for adults and 200 yen for children. So cheap. The exhibition covers a wide range, form the process of evolution to Japanese local and historic culture, so both adults and children will be able to have a good time there. Its souvenir store is also good. You can buy stone samples, cute stuffed toys, including some strange ones, and boxes of local confectionery.

2. Ohori Park

1-2 Ohorikoen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0051, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 92-741-2004
Excellent
40%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 1 reviews

Ohori Park

Reviewed By TDR825 - Quezon City, Philippines

Date of visit: Dec 26, 2017 / Weather temp: 7 degrees
This park is beautiful and well-maintained. Nothing much to see but if you are looking for a peaceful and quiet stroll, this is the place to go to.
It’s a big park with a huge lake in the middle. Boat rentals were available but it was closed during our time of visit.
There is a small coffee shop just a few feet away from the entrance.

3. Nanzoin

1035 Sasaguri, Sasaguri-machi, Kasuya-gun 811-2405, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 92-947-7195
Excellent
47%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 142 reviews

Nanzoin

Foreiner's group cannot enter our temple. Selfie stick can not be used. Keep quiet. URL on this tripadviser is not ours.

Reviewed By Lam N - Singapore, Singapore

Surprising that this place is not mentioned more widely in tourist guides, as it is one of the better visits in Fukuoka situated about 45 minutes from Hakata Station: Peaceful scenery, a 41m-long reclining statue of the Buddha, with relics of the Buddha and his first disciple Ananda (gifted by Myanmar), boxes containing ashes of over 4,000 people.

4. Miyajidake Shrine

7-1 Miyaji Motomachi, Fukutsu 811-3305, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 940-52-0016
Excellent
47%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
11%
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4.5 based on 134 reviews

Miyajidake Shrine

Reviewed By Keizo - Kawasaki, Japan

As the sunrise is expected to be 7:18 a.m., I took the first subway train from Ohori Koen, the first JR train from Hakata and the first bus from Fukuma to reach there around 6:00 a.m. Though it was cloudy and rainy, I could see the straight road line from the shrine to the sea and imagine the sunset along the road twice a year(one is sometime later October). There are many smaller shrines sitting at the backside of the main shrine. A shrine after a shrine with many red torii gates were a kind of maze and I could not see all of them.

5. Munakata Grand Shrine

2331 Tashima, Munakata 811-3505, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 940-62-1311
Excellent
39%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 183 reviews

Munakata Grand Shrine

Reviewed By IchiroTA - Fukuoka, Japan

We went there for Shichi-go-san (a festival to pray for the healthy growth of young children) and enjoyed the chrysanthemum show. If you are interested in Japanese flowers, visiting there in this season is highly recommended. Another recommendation is to walk through the road to Takamiya-saijo, the ceremonial place. You can enjoy the mysterious atmosphere and the silence in the forest there.

6. Yanagawa River Boat

Takahata, Yanagawa 832-0065, Fukuoka Prefecture
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4 based on 127 reviews

Yanagawa River Boat

Reviewed By Cheong C - Singapore, Singapore

I came at the best timing when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. There are also plum and peach blossoms along the canal banks. It was a fairly cloudy day and the temperature was around 17 degrees, it was cooling and comfortable.
The hour long boat ride was very enjoyable and serene. It was also very fascinating to see so many types of plants and flowers along the way. The bonus was seeing a snake resting on the branch of a trees, less than a metre away from our boat. Some women on the boat were totally freaked out.
The free shuttle bus provided by the boat company was full load, so do arrive early to ensure that you can board the bus, especially the last bus.
There are four boats company to choose from, so come and shop around first before deciding which one to pick. I chose the one next to the bridge, with rows of cherry blossoms, just because the boat boarding point is so instagram worthy. Hahaha...

7. Dazaifu Temman-gu

4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu 818-0017, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 92-922-8225
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 1 reviews

Dazaifu Temman-gu

16th Century Shrine, Popular With Students Praying For Acdemci Success; Colorful Flea-market.

Reviewed By Alexander G - Singapore, Singapore

Generally a tourist spot; it is present in virtually all brochures covering Fukuoka. The place itself is a shrine to a Japanese deity of learning. Those who want to have a taste of Japanese spirituality may find this a good example of it. The grounds of the shrine itself are beautiful, with Chinese-inspired Bridges and gardens; however, as we visited in winter, there wasn't much foliage to make the scenery especially appealing. Perhaps it would be better to visit the area in times other than winter. Crowds are often present, but they are generally bearable.

8. Kitakyushu City Kawachi Fuji Garden Wisterias Blossom

2-2-46 Kawachi, Yawatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu 805-0045, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 93-652-0334
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

Kitakyushu City Kawachi Fuji Garden Wisterias Blossom

In the spring, the Kawachi Fuji Gardens open their Wisteria tunnels to the public. Wisteria, lauded in Japanese poetry, bloom strongest between April and May. The Kawachi Fuji Wisteria are especially lovely, as the hundred-year old trees are arranged to blossom around domes and trellises, with clusters of flowers hang down in delicate rows, leaving only patches of streaming sunlight in between. The magical sight attracts visitors from all over the world. Over twenty species of Wisteria compose the two main tunnels, one 260 feet long, and the other 720 feet long. Each features an explosion of petals from lavender to deep royal purple, with bursts of pink, blue, and white in between.

Reviewed By ETflyer - Fukuoka, Japan

We visited on 29 April this year. That was the first day of admission at 1,000 yen. We payed 500 yen per person at the entrance gate. Unlike 2016 season, the garden rents car park nearby, probably from an onsen facility. We parked our car and walked to the garden and stayed for 1.5 hours. A little early for the peak, but we enjoyed the bloom. On 1st May, the admission was raised to 1,500 yen. We saw shuttle bus coming and leaving quite often, with nearly full of passengers.

9. Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

18-25 Saitozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0321, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 92-603-1111
Excellent
40%
Good
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Satisfactory
14%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 354 reviews

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

Business hours March 1st thru October 31st / 9:30-17:30 November 1st thru End of February / 9:30–17:00 *During the pool opening period / 9:30-18:30 Regular holidays The first Monday of February and the next day. The year-end and New Year's holidays (Dec 31-Jan 1) Admission fees ①Adult (age 15 and over) ¥410 ②Senior (age 65 and over) ¥210 ③Child (elementary through middle school) ¥80 ④Preschooler(under elementary school age) Free Uminonakamichi Seaside Park is an extensive leisure park where you can enjoy seasonal flowers. Many events are held here in each season; Flower Picnic (spring), Rose Festival (early summer and autumn) and Cosmos Festival (autumn). Come to the Sunshine Pool in summer, the largest resort pool complex in the western Japan. You can also visit this urban resort park empty-handed and enjoy day camping with a rental barbecue outfits. Other features here at this large urban resort facility include Marine World, the aquarium with 350 kinds of fishes and The Luiganz, ocean view resort hotel. Inside the site, there is also an amusement park Wonder World, which has 23 kinds of attractions including a large Ferris wheel and a large trampoline, Kujiragumo Fuwanpoline.

Reviewed By mabei0123 - Tsukuba, Japan

To go to this Park, take a JR train bound for Moji-Kou from Hakata Station and transfer to Kashii line bound for Saitozaki at Kashii Station, and take off at Uminonakamichi Station. Rent a bicycle because the park is really huge and there are so many different bicycles to rent. The park is great for kids to see the animals, birds, and flowers of all kinds. It's a great place to visit with your family.

10. Kamado Shrine

883 Otomoyatani, Uchiyama, Dazaifu 818-0115, Fukuoka Prefecture +81 92-922-4106
Excellent
40%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 111 reviews

Kamado Shrine

Reviewed By Zac C

It's around the back of Temangu Shrine. It's worth going up to see this especially if you are yearning for a little exercise. The place is quiet and devoid of tour groups. The walk up also rewards you with the best display of Sakura if you are lucky.

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