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Since ancient times, Fukuoka has been Japan's gateway to Korea and China. For a taste of local history, the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum has many artifacts and exhibits. See traditional shrines and temples in the Hakata Ward.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
If you're up for a bit of local history, check out the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum. There you'll explore a 150-year-old home filled with authentic everyday objects. Or watch artisans create the famed Hakata-ori cloth - used for kimono (obi) sashes and sumo loincloths.
Catch a fly ball at one of the world's most innovative baseball stadiums - the Fukuoka Dome. Home to the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, this stadium seats 48,000, has a retractable roof and houses the world's longest bar with over 600 feet of whistle-whetting bliss!
Most people have tried ramen. You know, those tasty "just add water" noodles you can buy for a dime in any supermarket? Well, Fukuoka is known throughout Japan as the place to go for fresh ramen noodles. The best ramen stalls are the ones with a big crowd out front, but the great price and satisfying slurp will make it well worth the wait.
It's hard not to find boutique or window-shopping opportunities in Fukuoka. But if you want local crafts like the popular clay Hakata dolls or silk obi sashes, be sure to stop by the Tenjin district.
Japan's official currency is the yen. ATMs are plentiful and major credit cards are usually accepted.
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