Fukuoka

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address Grand Hyatt Fukuoka Hotel, 1-2-82 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku lat long directions phone +81 92 282 1234 tollfree fax hours price content Itineraries Hakata *From Hakata Station, head to the Machiya Folk Museum for a glimpse of the Hakata way of life. It's about 15 min

-19:00, if you are looking for some refreshment before dinner. Learn There are several schools for studying Japanese in Fukuoka. *

price content Short-term Japanese school for foreigners, offering intensive Japanese courses, internships, and marine sports. *


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; is the debut single released by Japanese pop (pop music) singer-songwriter Yui (Yui (singer)). It was released on December 24, 2004 under the indie label Leaflet Records, and was limited to 2,000 copies in Yui's home area of Fukuoka. Both tracks were later featured in other releases from Yui after her major debut with Sony Music Japan. "It's Happy Line" was republished in her "Good-bye Days" single and was also used as an insert song for the movie '' Midnight Sun


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he re-emerged as a veteran of Korean folk music. His early recordings were re-issued on CD and he performed live. His 1997 performance in Fukuoka, Japan was released as his 6th CD. His 7th album ''Age of Reason, Age of Treason'' was recorded in New York in 1999. In 2000 he formed a band with Lee Woo-chang & Kim Do-gyun,a leading guitarist in the Korean metal scene, and released the albums ''Eternal Sorrow'' (2000), ''Source of Trouble'' (2002) and ''The Hurt'' (2004).


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multiple award-winning commercial developments around the globe. Jerde has grown into a multi-disciplinary firm with offices in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Amsterdam, and Dubai. The firm is sought after for its ability to create destinations and memorable experiences for people that attract millions of visitors through its innovative design and planning approach. To date, nearly 1 billion people visit Jerde-designed places each year. Jon is also a graduate of the USC School


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multiple award-winning commercial developments around the globe. Jerde has grown into a multi-disciplinary firm with offices in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Amsterdam, and Dubai. The firm is sought after for its ability to create destinations and memorable experiences for people that attract millions of visitors through its innovative design and planning approach. To date, nearly 1 billion people visit Jerde-designed places each year. Jon is also a graduate of the USC School


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- Munakata (Munakata, Fukuoka) - Fukutsu (Fukutsu, Fukuoka) - Koga (Koga, Fukuoka) - Shingu (Shingu, Fukuoka) - Fukuoka - Onojō (Onojō, Fukuoka) - Dazaifu (Dazaifu, Fukuoka) - Chikushino (Chikushino, Fukuoka) - (via Saga Prefecture) - Kurume (Kurume, Fukuoka) - Hirokawa (Hirokawa, Fukuoka) - Yame (Yame, Fukuoka) *Saga Prefecture His decision not to swim will leave the 400m Freestyle event open to other swimmers for the first time in seven years. The 400m has been ''his


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Daigaku Tanki Daigakubu * ;Catholic schools * Sophia Fukuoka Junior and Senior High School International relations Fukuoka has seven sister cities.


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as ramen stalls (yatai), shopping, pubs, hostess bars, rooftop beer gardens in summer, one last surviving movie theater, and sex trade. The neon lights on the Naka River are famous with over 60,000 visitors a day, and it has the busiest street in Kyushu. * The '''Gion''' area has several historical shrines and Buddhist temples, including the 8th century '''Kushida Shrine''', starting point for the annual Gion-Yamakasa Festival, '''Tochoji''' with its 10.8 meter wooden Great Buddha, and '''Shofukuji''', Japan's first Zen temple. * Visit the '''ACROS''' building is Tenjin Chuo Park. ACROS has a rooftop garden which is open during the day until 16:00, and makes for a good view of the city. The building has a terraced roof that merges with the park and contains some 35,000 plants representing 76 species. Just east of ACROS is the former Prefectural Guest House, featuring turn of the century architecture. * Especially on weekend nights, the street that comes alive with youth activity is '''Oyafuko Street''' in Tenjin, which also has several ex-pat bars. It's only 400m long but swells with young people at night. * Just northwest of Oyakuko St. is '''Nagahama''', famous for Hakata's Nagahama ramen, with stalls (yatai) that get set up daily to handle the locals who are proud of their ramen. You will most likely smell it before you see it, and if you want a true Fukuoka experience is definitely worth a look if not a full meal. * Tourists visiting Fukuoka should not miss the beautiful '''Ohori Park''' located 2 stops west of Tenjin on the subway. The park has a 2 km jogging track that is popular with locals throughout the year. Also, next to Ohori Park is Maizuru park, featuring the ruins of Fukuoka Castle and a good view of the city. * About ten minutes on foot north of Ohori Park is '''Nishi Park''', a hilltop park with quiet walking trails, a shrine, an ocean and city view, and in springtime with over 3000 cherry trees is one of the finest places to see cherry blossoms in Kyushu. *'''Fukuoka tower''' (福岡タワー) This tower is 234 m and the entrance fee is ¥800, and the view from the tower is magnificent. In Christmas and the Star Festival (Tanabata) on July 7, this tower is decorated. During the rest of the year the view is best at night time. This is an iconic symbol of Fukuoka. There is a restaurant which commands a ¥300 sitting fee in addition to the meal. The menu is limited and the food is mediocre at best. * Near the Fukuoka Yahoo Japan Dome, is a stretch of beach known as Momochihama, where visitors can enjoy a bit of swimming and sun. While the water isn't as clean as the waters further west and east in Fukuoka, you can still take a refreshing dip. There are a few lovely patio restaurants and bars which are an ideal location to watch the sun set. The area behind the Seahawk Hotel is good. It's less crowded during the summer. thumb Momochi Beach (File:Seaside-momochi-2.jpg) * Tucked into a building near Fukuoka Tower, you can find ROBOSQUARE. Admission is free, once inside you can see and play with different kinds of robots as well as watch some of the engineers at work. Be warned however, that despite the imposing sounding name ROBOSQUARE only consists of one medium sized-room with a few robotics exhibits and some toy robots and is primarily aimed at children. Some English explanations are now available. *'''Atago Shrine''' is a hidden gem near the Muromi Subway Station, with a superb view of the city and Hakata Bay from a hilltop. You can also see many storks that fly by and nest in the area. Walk west from the subway station across the Muromi Bridge until you see the Atago torii gate with the stairs heading up. Alternatively there is a side road you can walk up if you don't like stairs. *'''Nokonoshima''' is a small (about 12 km around) island in the middle of Hakata Bay and offers some splendid hiking, swimming, and camping. It is easily reached by a 10 minute ferry ride from the Meinohama Port. It also has the Nokonoshima Island Park (¥1000) that has several well manicured gardens and fields of flowers that vary by the season. * If you are visiting in November, be sure to check out the sumo matches held in Fukuoka. You are bound to see some of the sumo wrestlers out on the streets doing a bit of tourism as well. * Kabuki theatre is also an experience worth checking out. Check times and prices at the Hakata-za near Nakasu. If you don't want to stay for the whole show, or don't have so much money to spend, you can watch part of a show for about ¥800. Ask at the ticket office. * Noh theatre is also a cultural experience that some may not want to miss. There is a Noh theatre in Ohori Koen. Many of the performances are free, get more information at the Rainbow Plaza (IMS building 8th floor). Don't worry, if you fall asleep during the play, it's almost expected. It's all part of the Noh experience. * Visit the Tenmangu Shrine in Dazaifu, just 30 min from Tenjin. This shrine is popular with students as it is dedicated to Sugawara-no-Michizane who was deified as Temman Tenjin or Kanko, the god of culture and scholars. You can get there from Fukuoka Tenjin Station, Nishitetsu line. About ¥390. See the link at the bottom of the page. * Commons:Category:Fukuoka, Fukuoka


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Fukuoka

is the capital city (Cities of Japan) of Fukuoka Prefecture and is situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan.

Ranked 12th of the world's most livable cities in the global affairs and lifestyle magazine ''Monocle (Monocle (lifestyle magazine))'' in 2013, Fukuoka was praised for its green spaces in a metropolitan setting. Quality of Life Survey 2013 - Monocle Film Affairs It is the most populous city in Kyushu, followed by Kitakyushu. It is the largest city and metropolitan area west of Keihanshin. The city was designated on April 1, 1972, by government ordinance (City designated by government ordinance). , with 2.5 million people (2005 census), is part of the heavily industrialized Fukuoka–Kitakyushu zone as well as Northern Kyushu.

As of July 2011, Fukuoka is Japan's 6th largest city, having passed the population of Kyoto. This marks the first time that a city west of the Kinki region has a larger population than Kyoto since the founding of Kyoto in 794. In ancient times, however, the area near Fukuoka, the Chikushi region, was thought by some historians to have possibly been even more influential than the Yamato (Yamato Province) region.

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