Grand Hyatt Fukuoka is part of Canal City Hakata, the exclusive shopping and entertainment complex in the heart of the dynamic city of Fukuoka. The hotel is adjacent to Canal City Hakata and guests can get there from our lobby floor and basement 1.
This is the forth national museum in Japan after Tokyo, Nara and Kyoto. Located in Dazaifu City, it can be easily accessed by train from Nisitetsu Fukuoka Station. This museum is ten minutes’ walk from Dazaifu Staion.
Kushida Shrine is the tutelary shrine for the Hakata area. Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival is held here annually in July, and a decorated Yamakasa portable shrine is exhibited throughout the year. A large ginkgo tree at the shrine has been designated as a natural treasure.
Located across from the Kushida Shrine, this museum introduces the life and culture of Hakata mainly from the Meiji and Taisho eras. Traditional architecture, crafts and many other items related to Hakata are featured here.
Fukuoka Castle was built by Kuroda Nagamasa. He was appointed as lord of the Chikuzen feudal domain for his support of Tokugawa Ieyasu during the battle of Sekigahara. It is now located in Maizuru Park and loved by Fukuoka citizens as one of the best places to watch blooming cherry blossoms during spring.
During the era of the Dazaifu Government, many products were brought to this area from western Asia and European countries, as it was the gateway to Asian counties. 15% of the city has been identified as historical and many tourists visit Dazaifu Tenmangu and nearby historical spots.
Fukuoka is one of the most famous fruit production areas. Why not enjoy fruit picking in the fruit gardens of Fukuoka? Our concierge team will be delighted to assist with recommendations and advice.
From January to May: Strawberry (Amaou strawberry is a popular Fukuoka specialty)
July: Blueberry and peach
From August to September: Kyoho grape
From August to November: Japanese pear, fig and apple
From October to November: Kiwi and mandarin orange
From November to December: Persimmon
Located in the center of Fukuoka City, this park is a nice recreation area for Fukuoka citizens. There is a paved road for jogging and walking around its iconic pond. There is also a Japanese garden and a playground for children. From March to November, rental boats are available for rental at the boat house. The famous fireworks event is held on August 1 every year and is a seasonal tradition in Fukuoka.
Located in the east of Fukuoka City, Uminonakamichi is a seaside area loved by men and women of all ages. There is a seaside park which includes a zoo, playgrounds and gardens. Since it is an extensive park, cycling through it is also recommended. There is an adjacent aquarium, where people can enjoy watching attractive performances by dolphins and seals at a show pool facing Hakata Bay.
(20 minutes’ ship ride from Bayside Place Hakata Pier or Marizon to Uminonakamichi.)
Surrounded by Hakata Bay, Nokonoshima Island is a highly recommended spot for enjoying beautiful nature. There are playgrounds and a petting zoo, which are popular with families with children. Beautiful seasonal flowers are also an attraction of this island.
(Ten minutes’ ferry ride from Meinohama Ferry Terminal to Nokonoshima Ferry Terminal.)
Yanagawa is a seaside district located in the southwestern part of Fukuoka. Enjoy its old town scenery by cruising on a famous “Donko” boat. For lunch, why not try grilled eel, a Yanagawa specialty? Yanagawa will be full of people watching dolls during Doll Festival season in early spring. (50 minutes’ train ride from Nishitetsu Tenjin Fukuoka Station to Yanagawa Station.)
Yufuin is a very famous hot spring area located in the center of Oita prefecture. Enjoy its beautiful mountain scenery and relax by soaking in a hot spring.
(1 hour and 40 minutes’ car ride or about 2 hours and 20 minutes’ bus ride from Fukuoka.)