Fukuoka

Restaurant Guide in Fukuoka

Fukuoka prefecture is located in the northern Kyushu region. The capital city of Fukuoka is the largest city in Kyushu with approximately 1.5 million people. The temperature difference in winter and summer is extreme as well as regional differences. In winter, it snows even in flat land areas, and over 60 centimeters of snow falls around Tsukushi mountain ar

eas. The prefecture faces the Genkai Sea to the north, the Suo Sea to the east, and the Ariake Sea to the southwest. In the Sea of Genkai, mackerel, horse mackerel, squid, flounder, and puffer fish are caught, while in the Suo Sea, plaice, flounder, Japanese tiger prawn, and blue crab are caught. On the other hand, in the Ariake Sea, seaweed culturing is thriving. There are many steel industry and manufacturing companies and factories in the Kitakyushu industrial region that centers around the city of Kitakyushu. Also, the city of Kurume is thriving in manufacturing of rubber products as the base of the Bridgestone Corporation. In the agricultural sector, production of strawberries such as the varieties Hakata Toyonoka and Amao is the second highest in Japan. In addition, production of wheat is the second highest and that of chrysanthemum is the third highest in Japan, respectively, and rice is also grown here. The city of Fukuoka is extremely convenient for transportation access, and the JR Hakata Station is only a five-minute subway ride from the Fukuoka Airport. Tenjin district, the largest downtown area in Kyushu, is always crowded. Nakasu district is an amusement area with an array of specialty menu stalls such as ramen. Throughout the year, many worshippers come to the city of Dazaifu to visit Dazaifu Tenmangu where the God of Learning is enshrined. The Itoshima Peninsula in the western edge of the prefecture is known for its various historical sites and the scenic view of the “Meoto Iwa of Futamigaura” (couple’s rock of Futamigaura). Of the festivals in Fukuoka, the most famous are Hakata Dontaku held in May every year and involving two million people and Hakata Gion Yamakasa in July with over 700 years of history. As for local signature dishes, Fukuoka ramen, motsunabe, mizutaki are well-known, and “spicy cod roe” is the most popular souvenir.

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