If you are going to the Kyushu Islands and more precisely to Fukuoka, we would like to recommend you a few ryokans, or Japanese inns. These accommodations are perfect if you are looking for experiencing Japanese traditional culture and if you are not so interested in the latest modern conveniences. Comparing to the other means of accommodation in Japan, ryokans are relatively inexpensive.
Our first recommendation is Kashima Honkan because it is a very old building (from the Taisho period), where you can experience the actual traditional Japanese house lifestyle. In fact, this house was a candidate for the Tangible Cultural Property in Japan 2007! It is quite centrally located in Fukuoka City and, therefore, is convenient for travelling around.
You can wear the traditional Japanese night clothes called Yukata, you’ll have a private shower and you can have access to the beautiful Japanese garden. There are also a laundry and WiFI available.
Hakata Museum is very near and so are several shrines and Shofukuji Temple!
This Ryokan is pretty close to Sumiyoshi Shrine and Shofuen Park. It is also conveniently located near Kyushu Energy Museum and Tochiji Temple. However, the great thing about this Ryokan is its restaurant which offers amazingly delicious food for dinner!
This ryokan is conveniently located near the restaurant and shopping district, and every place of interest is walking distance away.
It has superb facilities such as a family room, luggage storage room, a lounge, a coffee shop and many more!
Even though the prefecture of Fukuoka is not the most common touristic place on the Kyushu Islands, you can still find several interesting shrines, temples and even museums, such as the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum.
You can also relax at Chikugogawa Onsen or explore Dazaifu Prefectural Natural Park, or even cruise down Yamagawa river on board of gondola-type boats. And, of course, you should definitely try the local foods!
Fukuoka is also known to be an internationally-oriented city because it is very close to South Korea and South-Eastern Asia.
We hope you’ll enjoy the traditional Japanese styles during your travel!
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