Fukuoka Sights and Landmarks Guide, Japan
Few Great Fukuoka, Japan- Sights
Fukuoka has plenty to offer to the visitors with its traditional shrines and temples, historical parks and areas along with the most modern entertainment and shopping centers. The must-do in Fukuoka would be:
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No visit to Fukuoka is complete without a visit to its castle which even though is in ruins, still draws tourists if only for its stupendous views. It was built in the feudal days and was composed of 47 turrets of varying sizes. Today only a few stone walls and ramparts along with the Otemon Gate and Tamon Turret remain.
This shrine sees the maximum crowd during the months of January and September when its two festivals, Tamaseseri and Hojoya are held.
One of the most well-known shrines of Fukuoka is the Kushida Shrine which was founded in 757. It was built during the Hejan period for the commoners and honors the deity, Ohata Nushina-Mikoto. At present, it serves as the base of the major summer festival of Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival when locals and visitors alike throng the shrine.
Museums Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
This museum boasts of a collection of more than 1000 works of art including paintings, sculptures, prints and handicrafts. It is also a centre of art education.
The Fukuoka Dome and the Fukuoka Tower are landmarks in Fukuoka. Uminonakamichi Seaside Park and Marine World can make for wonderful excursions especially for children. The beautiful Ohori Park and Maizuru Park are oases of peace amidst the city buzz. While shopping madly don’t forget to make a beeline for the Yatai stalls during the evening.
These stalls sell ramen noodles, tempura and a host of other delectable food. And while on food, a visit to the Yanagibashi Coop Market may well become the highlight of the trip what with its many fish stalls displaying fresh fish and its unbeatable energy. If all this hectic running around gets too much, simply head for the Hakata Onsen Hot springs located in the heart of Fukuoka. And just to put up your feet and enjoy sweeping views of the port and the ocean and the outlying islands take a bus ride across the bay. Fukuoka’s many nightclubs and entertainment centers will keep the night birds well awake into the night and its many cafes can revive them in the morning.
Fukuoka can keep the visitors busy and entertained for many days to come with its city attractions as well as excursions from the city.
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