Picture perfect Fukuoka

Both charming and beautiful, Fukuoka offers spectacular vistas and endless beauty. From its dazzling seas, wild forests and rugged countryside to tiered rice fields of shades of green. Around a corner you might find a quirky giant chair; or a quaint tea house nestled within a city. There are perfectly landscaped gardens and residences steeped in history and tradition. Travel back in time and step into elaborate shrines and temples with the colours of nature for a backdrop. From blooming plum and cherry blossoms to bright florals and vivid autumn leaves; every season is painted with colour.

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Check out our top ‘Instagrammable’ spots in Fukuoka

Mt. Hiko

At 1,200 metres above sea level and just a two-hour drive from Fukuoka, Mount Hiko is one of Kyushu’s most scenic hikes. Revered as holy ground as a pilgrimage route for ascetic Buddihist monks. The challenging 17km journey is worth it for the snowy wonderland in winter and vivid fall colours of autumn.

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Follow the colourful red torii gates and make your way to Ukiha Inari, a shrine celebrating the gods of prosperous business, abundant crops, sake brewing, health, longevity, and scholarship. And what a view at the top, all the way to Harazuru Hot Springs if the weather is clear, and another fantastic place to see the cherry blossoms in spring.

Kawachi Wisteria Garden

A whimsical wisteria tunnel for magical moments. Boasting 22 different species of wisteria and not just one but two tunnels.

Shiraito Waterfalls

Stand in awe of this stunning 30 metre waterfall on the Itoshima Peninsula. A 300-year-old maple tree, considered a Fukuoka Prefectural natural treasure is situated in front of the falls.

Photograph provided by Fukuoka City.

Rakusuien (Japanese
Garden and Tea Pavillion)

Tucked away in the backstreets of the city is a garden oasis and tea pavilion where visitors can experience a tea ceremony.

Photograph provided by Fukuoka City.

Maizuru Park

A relaxing spot with a variety of flowers in all seasons and home to the ruins of Fukuoka Castle.

Buzen Big Chair

Visit Fukuoka for the cherry blossoms in spring, but come early and be delighted by the riot of colours with plum blossoms, purple wisteria, and poppies.
Sunflowers & dahlias fields in summer; golden hues of yellow, orange and red leaves in autumn. The colours of Fukuoka are not to be missed.

Futamigaura Itoshima

The small seaside city is less than an hour from Fukuoka City. Pose at sunset in the heavenly torii gate with wedded rocks behind.

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Nokoshima Island Park

Enjoy views of Fukuoka City across Hakata Bay from Nokonoshima Island. Blooming flower gardens in all seasons offer the perfect day trip and background for your photos

ACROS Fukuoka

Head to ‘ACROS Mountain’ for some respite in a garden oasis known as the ‘Step Garden’. This rooftop garden cascades down revealing natural wonders on each level home to 120 different varieties and 50,000 plants. This 14-story garden was selected as one of the top 10 best high-rise and rooftop green spaces in the world by CNN!

Akizuki Old Town

A historical town scape, stood still in time. ‘Little Kyoto of Chikuzen’ continues to reflect its castle town appearance from centuries ago. Take in the shrines and memorial grounds of the Akizuki Castle Ruins and wander the blooming cherry tree lined streets in spring or falling autumn leaves.