FUKUOKA

Nokonoshima Island Park: Where flowers bloom all year round

Nokonoshima Island Park is more than your typical park. Not only you can enjoy and relax with your family or friends in this small nature-rich, full of amenities island park, but you can also enjoy a variety of seasonal flowers blooming all year round. The Location and Getting There Nokonoshima Island Park, a natural park…

Yatai in Fukuoka: good food, new friends and great conversations

One of the many things that caught my attention when I came to Fukuoka, Japan, was these lines of food stalls on the sidewalks which open in the early evening. I had my eyes caught especially by the food stalls which line up the edges of Nakasu River. fukuoka-now.com/ Fukuoka City is famous all over…

Munakata City −more than just a typical residential area of Fukuoka

I lived in Munakata for a year and I can say that I found my home away from home in this small but lovely city. Munakata (宗像) is a city in Fukuoka Prefecture which is located in between two big cities – Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. It is about a 40-minute train ride from Hakata Station…

Fukuoka: City on the Water

Location Last August, I had the pleasure of traveling to Fukuoka with some friends. Although not as well-known worldwide as Osaka, Kyoto or Tokyo, this prefecture in the region of southwestern Japan called Kyushu, is easily one of the most enchanting in the country. drscdn.500px.org/ As you travel southwest on Japan’s main island of Honshu,…

3 Recommended Ryokans for Your Fukuoka Trip!

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…

Get Cozy on the Vibrant Hakata Street in Fukuoka!

As one of the major cities of Kyushu, Fukuoka sees it’s fair share of tourists all year round. Whether you are just passing through or having an extended holiday, this well-situated hotel will be your first port of call when booking accommodation. Location The Hakata Green Hotel Number 2 (there are several in the Green…

Discover Fukuoka The Kyushu Island Queen!

You heard about Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima for sure, but what about Fukuoka? Where is it located in Japan? Is it as nice as the other big cities I mentioned? Fukuoka City in Fukuoka Prefecture is located in Kyushu, one of the four main islands in Japan. The other three main islands are Hokkaido,…

A trip to Naritasan Jibo Kannon Temple

I live in Kumamoto and whenever I have to travel abroad I need to go to Fukuoka Airport. From highway a large statue is visible near Kurume and I always wanted to explore the place where the statue is present. Last yearend vacation with some friends I started for this place. We went by car…