Highlights of Fukuoka

Visit some of the highlights of Fukuoka Prefecture

By Robert Kodama   Nov 30, 2017 - 2 min read

Overview

Fukuoka Prefecture is a wonderful place located in the south of Japan. Read on to discover some of the biggest draws of this prefecture.

Gyorakuen (魚楽園)

Kahogekijyo
Kahogekijyo

This small traditional Japanese garden located in Kawasaki Town was established by Sesshu, an artist who traveled to China in his late forties. Be sure to keep an eye out for the unique carvings of fish that can be spotted on the buildings within the garden.

Kaho Theater(嘉穂劇場)

Kahogekijyo
Kahogekijyo

Kaho Theater is a traditional performing arts venue located in Fukuoka Prefecture. It was initially designed to be a recreational space for workers employed in nearby coal mines, but now hosts kabuki performances open to all throughout the year. If you are ever in Iizuka City, you would be wise to catch a performance in this charming traditional setting.

Tonkotsu Ramen (とんこつラーメン)


Picture provided by Fukuoka City

One of the highlights of visiting Fukuoka Prefecture is the chance to taste its famed local dish: Tonkotsu Ramen. This ramen is characterized by a pork broth that perfectly complements the ramen noodles and vegetable toppings, and there are plenty of establishments serving this dish dotted throughout the prefecture.

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Robert Kodama

Robert Kodama @robert.kodama

Travel writer & photographer based in the Kansai region of Japan. Regional Partner for JapanTravel for the Osaka region.