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Fukuoka, located in the northern part of Kyushu, is a popular area with lively Hakata Station, Nakasu Yatai Street, known for its excellent local delicacies such as ramen, and delicious udon noodles. What's more, it's not far from Fukuoka Airport, so you can experience a variety of things there. In ...

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Introducing the charm of Fukuoka

Fukuoka Prefecture is the third most populous city in Kyushu after Tokyo and Osaka. It is located in the northern part of Kyushu.

Fukuoka is known as a compact city, and even though it is a large city, you can still feel nature.

It has also become known as a gourmet town, with fresh seafood, ramen, mentaiko, motsunabe, and other dishes, and has spread from Kyushu to the rest of the country.

It is also a town where food culture has flourished.

How to get from Fukuoka Airport International Terminal to the city center (Tenjin) by subway

By using the subway, you can easily access the city center without having to transfer from the airport. The subway has fewer stations than Tokyo, so it is easy to get on and off and you can quickly access the city center.

Terminal buses operate for both "international flights" and "domestic flights."

Subway tickets can be purchased at ticket counters. The one-way fare is 260 yen per adult. Of course, it is also a daily mode of transportation used by locals to commute to work or to get to the city center.

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Main areas in Fukuoka

1. Hakata Station

Hakatamen Kaido, located inside Hakata Station, is a restaurant district where famous Hakata Tonkotsu ramen shops are gathered. Why not try the flavors that even locals praise, from traditional seasonings to original, evolved ramen? Hakata Station has a variety of restaurants, not just ramen.

2. Tenjin

Tenjin is Kyushu's most bustling downtown area. The streets are lined with fashion buildings, long-established department stores, drugstores, and electronics retailers. If you take a step back and look around Tenjin, you'll find plenty of interesting sights that will make you wonder if you're really in Tenjin, including spots where you can get a glimpse of Fukuoka's history and parks where people can relax.

3. Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

The most famous spot in this area is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, which enshrines Sugawara no Michizane, known as the god of learning. The approach to the shrine is lined with many souvenir shops and restaurants, making it a popular area with foreign tourists. It is conveniently located and can be accessed from Hakata in less than an hour by bus or train.

4. Itoshima

There are many photogenic spots, such as palm tree swings that are popular among young women, and marine sports, so you can enjoy a day out. It is close to the city center and can be reached in about 45 minutes by train, making it a great place to go for a day trip.

Gourmet spots within walking distance of Tenjin recommended by locals

Fukuoka has a variety of gourmet foods and tourist spots.

In fact, there are still many gourmet spots in Fukuoka. Here are some of the favorites of Fukuoka locals.

I'd like to introduce you to a slightly deeper side of Fukuoka.

1. Oyafuko Street

The name " Oyakofuko Street" was originally given to this area because it was home to the two largest prep schools in the area, and was a place where students preparing for entrance exams for university entrance exams gathered. It has become more familiar and familiar to local residents than the name Tenjin Mancho Street. It is known as a bustling downtown area lined with restaurants, clubs for young people, karaoke, and other entertainment facilities.

There are many restaurants on this street, ranging from chain restaurants to hidden gems frequented by locals.

2. Daimyo

Daimyo is part of Fukuoka City's Chuo Ward and borders Maizuru to the north, Tenjin to the east, Imaizumi to the southeast, Kego to the south, and Akasaka to the west. It is located to the west of Tenjin, Kyushu's largest downtown area, and is an area with numerous select shops, apparel brand stores, second-hand clothing stores, restaurants, and multi-tenant buildings. On the other hand, old residential areas remain, and the narrow, winding roads give it a unique atmosphere different from Tenjin. It is a town centered on street shops and is known as a popular town among young people. There are also many izakayas and clubs, so it is lively even late at night, and it boasts of attracting customers from all over Kyushu, so there are many people on the streets.

About the former Daimyo Elementary School site

The South Building, which has retained the functions and character of an elementary school, serves as "Fukuoka Growth Next," a base for supporting startups and developing human resources, breathing new life into the area every day.

About Daimyo Garden City

The site area is approximately 11,900 m2. The face of the facility, the Fukuoka Daimyo Garden City Tower, is a high-rise building with 25 floors above ground and 1 floor below ground, and is home to Kyushu's first luxury hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Fukuoka. In addition, the layout of the high-grade office space, which has an exclusive floor area of ​​approximately 2,500 m2 per floor, and the conference facility with MICE functions has also attracted attention.

3. Nagahama

Facing Hakata Fishing Port, the Fukuoka City Central Wholesale Fish Market is located here. Along Nanotsu Street, 1-chome and 2-chome are located from the east, and 3-chome is located to the north. This is the place name that gave rise to the name "Nagahama Ramen". Nagahama Yatai Street will be revived in June 2023! There are some deep yatai (food stalls).

Pietro was born in Fukuoka! A little about Pietro

Fukuoka is home to many great gourmet spots, but what is not widely known is that Pietro originated in Fukuoka. Pietro is a company that began as a small Italian restaurant on Oyafuko Street.

On December 9, 1980, a small restaurant called "Yomen-ya Pietro" opened in an alley in Tenjin 3-chome, Fukuoka City. At a time when spaghetti was dominated by meat sauce and Neapolitan, the restaurant's concept was "what goes well with freshly cooked rice also goes well with freshly boiled spaghetti," and it incorporated ingredients such as mentaiko, takana leaf, and natto, fusing Japanese and Italian cuisine. The menu gradually became a hot topic, and by the first anniversary of its opening, the restaurant had queues of people waiting to get in.

Here's a little bit about Pietro.

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Pietro is a company that originated in Fukuoka and was founded in 1980. Since opening its restaurant "Western Noodle Shop Pietro" in Tenjin, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture on December 9, 1980, it has developed innovative menus that overturn the concept of pasta. Meanwhile, the dressings served at the restaurant became an explosively popular item and are now enjoyed on the dinner tables of homes all over the country. If you are visiting Fukuoka, be sure to stop by Pietro, both for sightseeing and as a souvenir!!

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