Due to it's proximity to mainland Asia, Fukuoka has been a gateway to southern Japan
for a long while.
In fact this city is closer to Seoul than it is to Tokyo
PLACES TO VISIT
Nakasu / Tenjin (Main Image)
Nakasu is the busiest street on Kyushu
, located in the eastern part of Fukuoka City, and between the Naka-gawa and the Hakata-gawa rivers
. About 3,500 restaurants stand close together in Nakasu, street stalls line the Naka-gawa River
, and large-scale shopping centers such as Hakata Riverain, cooperate with each other to produce the din and bustle of the amusement district.
Tenjin is a gorgeous area, with the seemless integration of business and shopping streets
. Large department stores, boutiques, and composite multi-function buildings are concentrated here. Fashionable coffee shops, restaurants, and everyday goods stores have been opening one after another.
Momochi Seaside Park
The Waterfront is located alongside Hakata Bay
extending between the Chikkou ramp and the Momochi ramp of the Urban Expressway. The site is an amusement theme park
filled with futuristic architecture
, which is divided into several zones such as the Seaside Momochi, Hawks Town, and the Bayside Place Hakata Pier
At the Seaside Momochi, a futuristic city space zone, the 234-meter-tall Fukuoka Tower
is covered with 8,000 pieces of half-reflecting mirror, illuminated in all kinds of colors depending on the season
. There is a coffee shop atop the tower
overlooking the city of Fukuoka and Hakata Bay. You can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view