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【Fukuoka】 7 Sightseeing Spots in Fukuoka Area! Have a good time in one of Japan's greatest cities!

【Fukuoka】 7 Sightseeing Spots in Fukuoka Area! Have a good time in one of Japan's greatest cities!

2021-11-11 Management office

Hello. In this article, I would like to introduce 7 sightseeing spots in Fukuoka area. The Fukuoka area is one of the largest cities in Japan, next to Osaka and Tokyo, and invites a great number of tourists from outside the prefecture. While the food is delicious, there are also a variety of fun spots where you can do some solid sightseeing and make some great memories. This article is a must-see for many people.

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, introduced first, is a famous spot that is indispensable for both the history and sightseeing of Fukuoka Prefecture. It is well known to many people outside of the prefecture, and many go out of their way to visit. There are many shrines with the name "Tenmangu" throughout Japan, but this Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is one of the most prestigious and popular among them. It is a one-of-a-kind sightseeing spot that you should not miss when you travel to Fukuoka.

A shrine dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the god of learning! A must-see for students taking exams, etc.!

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the god of learning, who is highly recognized in history textbooks. The building itself is of high value as an important cultural property in Japan, but the god of learning, Sugawara no Michizane, is also very well known, and we hope you will take advantage of it. The shrine is also a place of great interest to students preparing for entrance examinations, and many of the prayers displayed inside the shrine are for academic success. Many people come to the shrine to pray, especially in the winter when examinations are just around the corner and during the Hatsumode (New Year's visit to the shrine) season. Whether you are looking for a blessing for your studies or not, this is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Japan. Please visit and experience its atmosphere.

Name: Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
Address: 4-7-1 Zaifu, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Telephone number: 092-922-8225
Official website: https://www.dazaifutenmangu.or.jp/  

Fukuoka PayPay Dome

This is one of Japan's leading baseball stadiums. It is home to the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks and is famous as a spot where you can see the best baseball in Japan. The stadium is owned by SoftBank, a very large corporation, so the facilities are very expensive, and you can enjoy professional baseball games with great power. It is a place where those who are interested in baseball, as well as those who are not so interested in baseball, can enjoy their time in a kind of ball park.

You get to enjoy baseball and all the other activities that go along with it!

This is one of the largest dome stadiums in Japan, with a capacity of nearly 30,000 people. The sight of so many people watching the same sport, happy or sad, is truly breathtaking and powerful. Although it is a dome stadium, it is the only one in Japan where the dome on the roof opens and closes several times a year, allowing baseball games to be played under a blue sky like outdoor stadiums. The ballpark is also home to SoftBank's state-of-the-art technology, such as "Pepper-kun," which adds to the atmosphere of the stadium. Visitors can enjoy watching the next generation of baseball games while being exposed to state-of-the-art technology.

Name: Fukuoka PayPay Dome
Address: 2-2-2 Jigyohama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Telephone number: 092-847-1006
Official website: https://www.softbankhawks.co.jp/stadium/index.html 

Marinoa City Fukuoka

Marinoa City is a so-called commercial facility with many restaurants and outlets. Various facilities are concentrated here to meet the needs of many people. It is a truly wonderful commercial facility that, like Fukuoka Prefecture, faces the sea, where you can also enjoy the freshness of the sea breeze and a sense of openness. It is a spot that you will definitely want to visit with your family, as there are plenty of attractions that can be enjoyed by everyone from children to adults.

One of the largest outlet malls in Kyushu! You can do whatever you want!

This facility, which claims to be one of the largest outlet malls in Kyushu, boasts facilities that live up to its name. It can be said that many of the restaurants, stores, and other consumer activities are concentrated here, and the facility is so satisfying that even if you were given all day to spend, it would not be enough. In addition, events are held at different times of the year, and children can enjoy themselves at shows and hands-on activities. If you visit with your family, you can be sure that each of you will have a happy time. This is a one-of-a-kind spot that is valued by both locals and tourists alike.

Name: Marinoa City Fukuoka
Address: 2-12-30 Odo, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Telephone number: 092-892-8700  
Official website: https://www.marinoacity.com/  


Itoshima is a sightseeing spot full of a sense of openness, where you can feel the abundance of nature in Fukuoka Prefecture. It is well known throughout Japan, and is a favorite destination for many people. The Genkai Sea, which is the representative nature of Fukuoka Prefecture and appears as a phrase in the team song of the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, is located nearby, giving it a high sense of openness.

A resort-like atmosphere at your fingertips! You can get in touch with nature, including the sea and mountains!

Itoshima here is an open nature spot where you can enjoy a resort-like atmosphere while still being in Japan. The most notable feature is a large waterfall called "Shiraito Falls. The waterfall is well known throughout Japan, and when you see it up close, you will be enchanted by the roaring sound of the powerful waterfall. Bicycle rentals are available, so you can forget about civilization and enjoy running around Itoshima on your own feet.

Name: Itoshima
Address: 1-1-1 Maebaranishi, Itoshima City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Telephone number: 092-323-1111
Official website: https://www.city.itoshima.lg.jp/ 

Marine World Uminonakamichi

This is the largest aquarium in the Kyushu region and a wonderful spot for families to enjoy together. Fukuoka Prefecture is a rich coastal area, and this sublimates its climate into entertainment and a valuable learning opportunity. Featuring the Kyushu region's oceans, this place has a very touristy feel that allows visitors to learn about the unique local soil and climate.

The Kyushu region's oceans are recreated in an aquarium!

Kokura Castle

This is a historical building that is representative of Fukuoka Prefecture. While it is well known and admired by history buffs, it is surprisingly hidden from the general public. It is a must-see historical landmark in Kokura, a city that is representative of Kitakyushu, and should be visited as a Japanese person.

You can feel the breath of its long history, dating back to the Warring States period!

Kokura Castle was built in 1610, right in the middle of the Warring States Period, and is a popular spot for visitors to enjoy the breath of history and power of this long-standing castle. Inside the castle, you will find not only the architectural style and battle equipment as they were in those days, but also a museum-like facility where you can learn about the history of Kokura and the surrounding area, and a museum-like facility where art works from the past to the present are displayed. The museum is also equipped with a garden and a café. Inside, there is a garden and a café, where you can spend a relaxing and peaceful time. In general, the museum is recommended for people of all ages.

Name: Kokura Castle
Address: Katsuyama Park, 2-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Telephone number: 093-561-1210
Official website: https://www.kokura-castle.jp/  

Kitakyushu Manga Museum

The Kitakyushu Manga Museum, the last museum we will introduce here, is a spot that attracts both domestic and international attention as a place where visitors can experience Japan's Cool Japan in abundance. It is a very curious place where visitors can learn about the history of various Japanese manga works and related items, and it is a place that can be enjoyed by both children and the elderly. The city of Kitakyushu, where this facility is located, is the birthplace of Leiji Matsumoto, the author of "The Galaxy Express 999," and as such is one of the places where manga culture flourished.

You can experience the colors of manga with your whole body! Too interesting spot!

At this facility, you can learn the basics of manga through various events and facilities. There are many fascinating events, such as a section that focuses mainly on Leiji Matsumoto and "The Galaxy Express 999," which I mentioned earlier, as well as a walk-through section where you can learn how manga is made, and a section that takes you back in time to show you the history of manga in Japan. There are many fascinating events. This is a place where manga lovers, as well as those who do not have a deep knowledge of manga, will find much to discover, be shocked by, and learn from. Come visit and learn more about the Japanese culture of manga.

Name: Kitakyushu Manga Museum
Address: Aru Aru City 5F and 6F, 2-14-5 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone number: 093-512-5077
Official website: https://www.ktqmm.jp/

In closing

Thank you for reading this far. In Fukuoka Prefecture, while there are quiet spots where you can feel the nature and history, there are also many entertainment spots where children can have fun. We hope you enjoy your time in Fukuoka Prefecture while visiting various sightseeing spots.

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