17 Sights in Fukuoka, Japan (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Fukuoka, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 17 sights are available in Fukuoka, Japan.

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1. Nishi Park

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Nishi Park is a town in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, and is also the name of an urban park (Fuki Park) operated by Fukuoka Prefecture in a part of the town. Nishi Park as an administrative place name (a single town name without a chome setting) has already been labeled as a residence in the entire area. The area of the town is about 27.39 hectares, of which the area of the park is about 17.0 hectares. The population as of the end of September 2022 is 1,182. The postal code is 810-0061.

Wikipedia: 西公園 (福岡市) (JA)

2. Fukuoka Castle

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Fukuoka Castle Pontafon / CC BY-SA 3.0

Fukuoka Castle is a Japanese castle located in Chūō-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. It is also known as Maizuru Castle or Seki Castle. Completed in the early Edo period for tozama daimyō Kuroda Nagamasa, it has been decreed a historic site by the Japanese government.

Wikipedia: Fukuoka Castle (EN)

3. Kushida Shrine

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Kushida Shrine Pontafon / CC BY-SA 3.0

Kushida-jinja (櫛田神社) is a Shinto shrine located in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. Dedicated to Amaterasu and Susanoo, it is said to have been founded in 757. The Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival is centred on the shrine.

Wikipedia: Kushida Shrine (EN)

4. 東公園

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Higashi Park is a Fukuoka Prefectural Urban Park (general park) located in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka Prefecture, and is also an administrative place name (a single town name without a chome setting) that includes the park. Housing labeling has been implemented in all areas. It covers an area of 25.05 hectares. The population as of the end of September 2022 is 332. The postal code is 812-0045.

Wikipedia: 東公園 (福岡市) (JA)

5. Shoryuji Temple

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Shoryuji Temple wonderstory / CC BY-SA 2.0

Shoryuji Temple is a temple of Nichiren Buddhism located in Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The name of the mountain is Mt. Zhengxing. The former main temple is Kyoto Myokakuji Temple, Shinshi Hoen. In the precincts, there is the grave of Army General Genjiro Akashi (from the nearby daimyo town) and the monument of the headquarters of the Conquering Army of the Southwest War.

Wikipedia: 勝立寺 (福岡市) (JA)

6. 福岡県立美術館

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Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art opened in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1985. The collection focuses upon artists from Fukuoka Prefecture and Kyūshū more generally, and includes works by Koga Harue. The Museum's precursor, the Fukuoka Prefectural Cultural Hall (福岡県文化会館), which combined art museum with library, opened on 3 November 1964.

Wikipedia: Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art (EN)

7. Marine World Uminonakamichi

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Marine World Uminonakamichi is a public aquarium in Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is a member of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA), and the aquarium is accredited as a Museum-equivalent facilities by the Museum Act from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Wikipedia: Marine World Uminonakamichi (EN), Website

8. Ryuguji Temple

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Ryugu-ji Temple is a temple of the Chinzei school of the Jodo sect located in Reizei-cho, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Reizei-san. Its principal image is Sho Kannon.

Wikipedia: 龍宮寺 (JA)

9. 崇福寺

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Sōfuku-ji (崇福寺) is a Rinzai temple in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. Its honorary sangō prefix is Yokodakezan (横岳山). The temple was founded by the monk Tan'e (湛慧) in Dazaifu in 1240, but was moved to its present location in 1600 after it became the Kuroda family temple.

Wikipedia: Sōfuku-ji (Fukuoka) (EN)

10. 航空安全の碑

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航空安全の碑 Zone 49 Photography / CC BY-SA 2.0

Garuda Indonesia Flight 865 (GA865/GIA865) was a scheduled international flight from Fukuoka, Japan, to Jakarta, Indonesia via Bali, Indonesia. On 13 June 1996, Flight 865 crashed on its takeoff from runway 16 at Fukuoka Airport. Three of the 275 on board were killed in the accident.

Wikipedia: Garuda Indonesia Flight 865 (EN)

11. Shōfuku-ji Temple

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Shōfuku-ji Temple Pontafon / CC BY-SA 3.0

Shōfuku-ji (聖福寺) is a Rinzai temple in Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan. Its honorary sangō prefix is Ankokuzan (安国山). It was founded by Eisai with support from Minamoto no Yoritomo, and construction was completed in 1195, making it the oldest Zen temple in Japan.

Wikipedia: Shōfuku-ji (Fukuoka) (EN)

12. 野方遺跡

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The Nogata Ruins are a complex archaeological site of the late Yayoi period and the early Kofun period located in Nogata, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It was designated as a national historic site on June 27, 1975 (Showa 50).

Wikipedia: 野方遺跡 (JA)

13. 光雲神社

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光雲神社

Terumo Shrine (光雲神社) is a Shinto shrine in Fukuoka City. Latterly located in Nishi Park in the Chūō-ku ward of the city, the shrine and all contents were destroyed in 1945; a reconstruction in modern materials was erected in 1966.

Wikipedia: Terumo Shrine (EN)

14. Najima Seaplane Airport Ruins

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Najima Seaplane Airport Ruins

The Nishishima Mizukami Airfield (Nijujyohikojo) is a water airfield exclusively for water aircraft near the mouth of Tatara River in Tatara Village, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture (now 1-1 Nashima, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City).

Wikipedia: 名島水上飛行場 (JA)

15. 丸隈山古墳

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丸隈山古墳

The Marukumayama Kofun is a circular mound located at the foot of Mt. Koso in Shubunji, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is designated as a national historic site as one of the "Imajuku Kofun Group".

Wikipedia: 丸隈山古墳 (JA)

16. Iwami Shigetaro Birth Place

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Iwami Shigetaro Birth Place

Kanesō Usuda was a warlord from the Sengoku period to the early Edo period. His nickname is Hayato Tadashi. Served Toyotomi Hideyori. The predecessor of Kaneso is said to be Jutaro Iwami, who is known for his lectures.

Wikipedia: 薄田兼相 (JA)

17. Tōchō-ji Temple

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Tōchō-ji Temple Pontafon / CC BY-SA 3.0

Tōchō-ji (東長寺) is a Shingon temple in Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan. Its honorary sangō prefix is Nangakuzan (南岳山). It was founded by Kūkai in 806, making it the oldest Shingon temple on the island of Kyushu.

Wikipedia: Tōchō-ji (EN)

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