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Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Explore popular tourist spots

Our hotel is surrounded by tourist attractions ranging from popular leisure spots to places known for their scenic beauty.
Make a plan that matches your mood and get the most out of your trip.

JR博多駅
JR HAKATA STATION
About 7 minutes walk from the hotel

As the biggest station in the Kyushu region It's said that all lines in the prefecture stop at Hakata Station. The station makes a great base to explore Japan as it's conveniently connected to the whole region and the rest of the country, with the Fukuoka City Subway offering a 5 minute ride to the airport. The region boasts a strong food culture and this is evident within the station building there are plenty of shopping areas and restaurants, where you can grab authentic Hakata cuisine and souvenir snacks.

キャナルシティ博多
CANAL CITY FUKUOKA
About 5 minutes walk from the hotel

The Canal City shopping complex is the hub of fashion in Fukuoka, it's home to cosmetics, clothing, home goods and a whole variety of different stores. There are also wide variety of restaurants including Japanese, Chinese and European cuisine as well as casual ramen joints and chic cafes. You can even find a movie theater and amusement facilities. The shopping complex is architecturally unique as a lively canal runs through the site where fountains are used to signal the time, this bustling waterway is host to daily events and live music.

櫛田神社
Kushida Shrine
About 10 minutes walk from the hotel

Known as 'Okushida san' by locals, this temple is located in Hakata and enshrines three gods; Kushidagu, Daishingu and Giongu. This temple is best known for Hakata Gion Yamakasa, a traditional Japanese fastival which takes place in July every year, this lively festival has been designated as an Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage and important national cultural heritage. The Yamakasa, elaborate decorated floats which are paraded through the city on the shoulders of local residents, are on display at the shrine throughout the year.

承天寺
Jotenji Temple
About 10 minutes walk from the hotel

This temple was opened by Enni, a monk from the Kamakura era, and is said to be the birthplace of Udon and Soba noodle making. The monk Enni brought powder grinding techniques from Sou, an ancient Chinese region, then dispersed the noodle making technique throughout Japan, changing the national cuisine dramatically. The monk Enni is also closely linked to the origin of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival, as during epidemics the monk would be carried out through the city on an alter, splashing sacred water to purify the region. During the festival in July, Kiyomichi, round sacred paths are creating before the temple to allow the Yamakasa floats to be turned around infront of the temple as an act of dedication.

東長寺
Tochoji Temple
About 10 minutes walk from the hotel

This temple belongs to a group of Kyushu Shingonshu, a sect of Buddhism. It is said that Kobodaishi, who undertook religious training in an ancient region of China, began to develop Mikkyo religion here in Japan. This temple is the oldest temple established by Kobodaishi in Japan, and was once located along the sea coast. The temple was relocated by Kuroda Tadayuki, the second feudal lord of Chikuzen Fukuoka, and remains in the same place to this dat. The temple is home to a famed Heian era statue of a multiarmed daity which is recognized as one of Japan's Imortant National Cultural Properties and the Rokkkakudo building designated as a Cultural Property by Fukuoka City.

筑前國一之宮 住吉神社
Chikuzen No Kuniichinomiya Sumiyoshi Shrine
About 15 minutes walk from the hotel

This is the oldest temple among the 2200 Sumiyoshi shrines that exist across Japan and is used to worship and pray for luck, safe travels, protecting ships and warding off evil spirits. The main hall is registered on the list of nationally important cultural propertyies as it was constructed in the early Edo period by Kuroda Nagamasa, the first feudal lord of Chikuzen Fukuoka. The temple's unique construction is called Sumiyoshi Tsukuri and we can find influences of an ancient shine contruction in the Hameita-bari (a clapped-wood lining) walls painted with whitewash and the straight gabled roof.

博多座
HAKATAZA THEATER
About 15 minutes walk from the hotel

Hakataza is Kyushu's largest theatre dedicated to plays, and is found next door to the Hakata Riverain, amusement complex. The theatre offers a wide variety of plays including Kabuki, Musicals, Takarazuka, original pieces and so on, but the theatre is also home to restaurants and food stalls where you can appreciate local seasonal cuisine through a wide variety of bento boxes and limited edition goods and snacks.

天神エリア
Tenjin area
About 15 minutes on foot and by bus from the hotel

Department stores and clothes shops line the street in Kyushu's best downtown area, which includes Kyushu's largest underground shopping mall and a long-standing shopping street. Furthermore, it has many spots that allow you to experience Fukuoka's historical backgrounds, such as Suikyo Temmangu Shrine that worships Michizane Sugawara, recognized as a god of learning; Fukuoka castle ruins and lastly, the Fukuoka Red Brick Culture Museum and Kihinkan Hall, which have been designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

福岡タワー
Fukuoka Tower
About 35 minutes on foot and by bus from the hotel

Department stores and clothes shops line the street in Kyushu's best downtown area, which includes Kyushu's largest underground shopping mall and a long-standing shopping street. Furthermore, it has many spots that allow you to experience Fukuoka's historical backgrounds, such as Suikyo Temmangu Shrine that worships Michizane Sugawara, recognized as a god of learning; Fukuoka castle ruins and lastly, the Fukuoka Red Brick Culture Museum and Kihinkan Hall, which have been designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

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