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Things to do in Chuo Ward

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“Canal City Hakata! The famous shopping mall in Fukuoka☆ Lots of shops and restaurants! ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Discount Store
“Shopping there is so fun. I'm sure you will find something interesting there. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“The intimate Kushida-jinja, municipal Shintō shrine of Hakata, traces its history to AD 757 and sponsors the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Matsuri, in which storeys-high floats make their way through the streets. The shrine has displays of Hakata festival floats on the grounds, and there's one float visible outside for those just wanting to gawk before moving on. A one-room local history museum covers the festival, plus displays swords, ancient pottery and more.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“Ichiran ramen are loved by Fukuoka's people most! I like very much, too! You like the taste of the soup, the hardness of the noodles and the amount of the garlic, and can customize.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Church
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“The Fukuoka Dome is a multipurpose dome stadium with a retractable roof located at Jijiuhama, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture. The building area is 69,130m2, the highest place is 83.96m and is equivalent to a 7-story building on the ground, and the largest in the dome stadium is Japan.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Bayside Place HAKATA is the entrance of the sea of the town of Hakata. It is prosperous in trade from old days. Bayside Place HAKATA has various shops and restaurants, hot spring facilities and is the tourist attraction where an event is performed flourishingly. There are many visitors from the foreign countries, too. The shopping in the duty-free shop in particular and the sightseeing of the port tower are popular.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Art Museum
“On the upper floors of the Hakata Riverain Centre (博多リバレイン), this large museum houses the world-renowned Asia Gallery, and additional galleries for special exhibits (admission fee varies) and artists in residence. Changing exhibits cover contemporary works from 23 countries, from East Asia to Pakistan”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“beautiful park with lake and boat, also STARBUCKS, restaurants, yogurt ice cream shop ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“This shrine is dedicated to the gods of Sokotsutsuo-no-kami, Nakatsutsuo-no-kami and Uwatsutsuo-no-kami and it was officially designated in ancient time as one of the high ranked shrines. It was once admired as the greatest shrine of Chikuzen area (northern part of the present Fukuoka prefecture). The surrounding area was originally a cape at the mouth of Nakagawa River flowing into Hakata Bay. It was worshipped as a tutelary shrine of navigation. The gods were also worshipped as gods of Japanese poem (waka) and ancient famous poet Sogi visited this shrine to pay respect to the god. The straight shaped roof of the main hall of this shrine is one of the specific features of ancient architectural style, very contrastive to the later Buddhist style. The main hall is designated as a national treasure and the copper axe and sword of the shrine are designated as important cultural properties of the prefecture. 全国に二千以上あると言われる「住吉神社」の中でも、博多は最も古いものとされ、日本三大住吉のひとつと言われています。 境内は、まるで絵画のような想的な森林世界。 特に参道の両脇に植わっている巨木の存在感は特筆もので、これぞ日本の風景という神々しい空間を演出してくれています。 また、初代福岡藩主:黒田長政が再建した“住吉造”の本殿は、仏教伝来前の古代建築様式を今に伝える貴重なものとして国の重要文化財に指定されています。 ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Department Store
“THIS is one of the biggest shopping mall in fukuoka. there are many kinds of clothes there. especially girls”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 2
“Nakasu is the busiest street on Kyushu, located in the eastern part of Fukuoka City, and between the Naka-gawa and the Hakata-gawa rivers. About 6,500 restaurants and Bars Kareoke stand close together in Nakasu, street stalls line the Naka-gawa River, and large-scale shopping centers such as Hakata Riverain, cooperate with each other to produce the din and bustle of the amusement district.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Museum
“The Fukuoka Art Museum is currently undergoing renovations and is closed until March 2019”
  • 6 locals recommend
Zoo Exhibit
“The Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden (福岡市動植物園 Fukuoka-shi Dōshokubutsuen), also known as the Fukuoka City Zoological Garden, is a zoo and botanical garden established in 1953 and located within Minami-koen (En: "South park").”
  • 5 locals recommend
Theater
“hakataza is place where make event, like ''kabuki''. not every day. so you should check out what day is the ''kabuki event'' on internet. if you see the event, you will get feeling history of japanese.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Colorful children's play area in the mall. There are plenty of participatory products and dance shows are often held.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nabe Restaurant
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“I like this Motsunabe the best! You should try "HAKATA Motsunabe " when you come to Fukuoka. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Ramen Restaurant
“Ichiran ramen are loved by Fukuoka's people most! I like very much, too! You like the taste of the soup, the hardness of the noodles and the amount of the garlic, and can customize.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Nabe Restaurant
“I like this Motsunabe the best! You should try "HAKATA Motsunabe " when you come to Fukuoka. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Staff equip you with fishing rods, bait and nets to fish your own tai (sea bream), hirame (flounder) and more, from tanks surrounding tables on boat-shaped platforms. When you catch something, they'll bang drums before taking the fish away to prepare to your taste: sashimi, grilled, fried etc. Kitschy, but fun. There are other izakaya-style dishes if fish isn't your thing.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lots of street stalls (屋台 Yatai) gather at this place. Popular both for local people and tourists.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“This TONKOTSU RAMEN restaurant has been ranked as Fukuoka's no.1 ramen many times. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This Ichiran is always crowded, but if you're here for the famous ramen, you might as well line up! Another famous ramen restaurant, Ippudo, is also just around the corner though! $”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The hamubuger steak shop which is popular among Korean travelers. This becomes vacant from Hakata Station store.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lounge
“Enjoy views of Hakata and Canal City across the Naka-gawa through giant windows in this pretty dining bar. With lots of glass and mirrors, it's a flashy spot to make a first impression”
  • 5 locals recommend

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