Tenjin is the downtown area of Fukuoka. It is well known for good shopping opportunities. With the presence of huge department stores and international fashion shops Tenjin has made Fukuoka the fashion capital of Kyushu. Fukuoka is the 6th largest city in Japan, but at 1.5M inhabitants it’s small enough that it has a single …
Nakasu is the “amusement” district in Fukuoka. This red light district is packed with bars, restaurants and other forms of “entertainment” industry. Let it be said straight away: Nakasu is a gritty area. It does however have a lot of character, tons of good restaurants and some great back alleys. It is also where you …
Tocho-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple located in Fukuoka. It is one of the major attractions within the city, and is a definite must-visit when in Fukuoka. In this post I will introduce you to a bit of the history of the place along with a walkthrough of some of the temples main attractions.
This is a hostel recommendation of The Life Hostel in Fukuoka and reflects my personal opinion about the facility.
By far, the main attraction at Nanzo-in temple is the huge reclining Buddha statue. This is what attracts most people, and admittedly the statue was also what attracted me in the first place, though Nanzo-in has many other things to offer (see my post about Nanzo-in).
Nanzo-in Temple near Fukuoka, Kyushu is best known for it’s gigantic reclining Buddha statue. The statue is said to be the largest bronze statue in the world. The temple itself does however have a very interesting history, which is worth telling.
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine near Fukuoka is a beautiful and very popular Shinto shrine. The shrine, which is dedicated to the scholar and politician Michizane (Tenjin) who lived over a thousand years ago, is very popular amongst students as a place to pray for luck in studies. In this post I talk about my visit to …
In this post I describe some options for how you get to Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine. There are a couple of ways make this trip. Head over to my post about Dazaifu to read more about the shrine.
Strawberry picking in Japan has become an attraction. In this post I talk a bit about Japans obsession with strawberries and my own experience at a Japanese self pick strawberry farm.
Fukuoka Tower is a 234 meter (768ft) tall tower on the west side of central Fukuoka city. It’s a tower which works only as an observation deck for tourists.