By Jessica Wright
Located in Hakata Bay and formed from a castle town, Fukuoka is the perfect mix of contemporary Japanese living and fascinating cultural heritage. A trip to the bayside city will inevitably mean days spent basking in the sun on endless strips of sandy beaches and nights bathed in the neon glow of the city streets, slurping down bowl after bowl of ramen. Modern-day Fukuoka is a compelling travel destination, with traditional float races, nearly 3000 shrines and delectable food choices. To ensure that you never find yourself wondering what to do in Fukuoka and to point you in the direction of some of our favourite finds, I’ve created this great guide for the top 10 things to do in Fukuoka. If you’re short on time, check out this compact, action-packed 24 hour itinerary. Whatever your travel situation, this guide to the top 10 things to do in Fukuoka, will help you experience the very kokoro (heart and soul) of Fukuoka.