An amazing blend of culture, food, architectural amusements, a rich heritage, sprawling shopping centers and nightlife, splendid beaches, and authentic cuisine give all the reasons to plan a visit to Fukuoka. It is a popular tourist destination and the seventh-largest bustling city in Japan. The ancient temples, shrines, and castle ruins are some of the highlights of this place. With places like The Canal city, Sanatorium, Daimyo district, and Shingu Port, visiting Fukuoka comes across as a quirky tale too even with the historical essence.
The must-visit places here are:
- Learn about the Kushida Shrine
As the city is known for its unbelievable heritage structures, one of the best places to visit is the Kushida Shrine. It is a great historic shrine that has undergone reconstruction after a fire incident. It is located in a busy city – Hakata which is vibrant and famous for delicious food mainly – Hakata ramen. You will find three cranes around a well in the shrine. It is believed that the water, although it has natural salts, offers youthfulness. Another famous spot to visit here is the Kazari Yamakasa – the festival floats. These are exhibited during the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival. With many other attractions, this shrine is a cultural spot that goes into a travel journal.
- Tenjin with its unique attributes
Planning to visit Tenjin during Christmas, then don’t forget to join the Christmas fun at Fukuoka City Hall West Side Fureai Plaza. It is an extravagant event with an amazing variety of food, drinks, mulled wine, Christmas decor items, etc. It is a perfect place that lights up in the evenings to bring the Christmas cheer. Also visit the Tenjin underground shopping mall, which is a European-style building. The design and the chic decor welcome visitors with a comfortable atmosphere. This massive place is 590 meters across the north to the south of downtown Tenjin. It is a beautiful yet chirpy place with fashion boutiques, cosmetics shops, delectable gourmet, and many more things to explore. It is more than a subway shopping place. Next is the Tenjin Nishi street which is a must-visit as it boasts of offering reputed fashion stores alongside some local trendsetting stores. Get the famous Japanese Tempura and Ramen as you glance through the local culture and specialties.
- Nokonoshima Island Park
Defined as an urban oasis, this beautiful park is situated in the business area of Osaka. It pioneered as a public park that separated two rushing rivers- Dojimagawa and Tosaborigawa. It invites many visitors from all over the world. The visitors find calmness in the lush greenery and splendid landscapes. One of the iconic Rose gardens which include nearly 300 types of roses, all of them perfectly grown to decorate the river is a beautiful spectacle. Since it is in the central city of Osaka it is a perfect place to relax and have a pleasant stroll on the well-designed path across the river. Nakanoshima-Koen Kensaki Fountain is a wonderful attraction especially during the nights when it illuminates, which makes the passers-by stop and watch the mesmerizing view.
- The Cascading – Shiraito Falls
Do you love the sound of splashing water with a scenic view? If yes, you must see the natural beauty of Shiraito Falls. This is one of the most stunning waterfalls in Japan. The cascade is nearly 150 meters wide, and the wondrous spring water of the volcano flows through the cliff. It is a beautiful sight with milky white streams of water rushing down the hazel-colored backdrop. The visitors enjoy the walking trail as the base of the waterfall is an access point from the road. Not only the epic beauty, but the visitors also get to do some quick shopping through the trail as there are many souvenir shops lined through the walking path. Another epitome of beauty – the Otodome Falls is nearby making it a must-visit for summers especially. At this time the winter snow melts down Mount Fuji because of this the tourists enjoy the lush greenery and during other seasons the leaves change.
From love for food, and historic monuments, to lush foliage and ‘cats’ this place is a must-see for all the travel enthusiasts. It is a paradise for food lovers and nature lovers. It is a great place to visit all year round with its ample festivals, exotic appeals in different seasons, and vibrant nightlife.