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Things to do in Fukuoka

Best attractions to visit in Fukuoka

11. Seaside Momochi - Fukuoka

Seaside Momochi

Seaside Momochi is Fukuoka's modern waterfront located on reclaimed land along Hakata Bay. Seaside Momochi is home to several attractive amusements including beaches, museums and a variety of shopping and dining options. The main attractions are centered around Fukuoka Tower and the Hawks Town entertainment complex, which are located about one kilometer apart. In addition, Seaside Momochi is a 20 minute, 1030 yen ferry ride from Uminonakamichi Seaside Park across Hakata Bay. This beautiful place is one a the most visited place in the area.

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12. Shofukuji Temple - Fukuoka

Shofukuji Temple

Shofukuji has the distinction of being the first Zen temple constructed in Japan. It was founded in 1195 by the priest Eisai, who introduced the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism from China into Japan. The new teachings of Zen, which Eisai amassed during his travels in China, promoted meditation and discipline as the means to enlightenment and became very popular with the samurai class, which was exerting political power through the shogunate government based in Kamakura.

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13. Sky Dream Fukuoka - Fukuoka

Sky Dream Fukuoka

The Sky Dream Fukuoka was a Ferris wheel which operated at Evergreen Marinoa in the city of Fukuoka, Japan, from 2001 until September 2009. It stood 120 metres (390 ft) tall, making it the tallest Ferris wheel in Japan during its years of operation, and the tallest Ferris wheel ever built in Japan. This place is one of the most visiting place for tourism in the area. The gondolas were all air conditioned and accessible for wheelchair-users. One revolution took approximately 20 minutes.

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14. Tocho-Ji Temple - Fukuoka

Tocho-Ji Temple

Tochoji is a crowd pleasing temple with a 30 ton wooden Buddha and a pagoda in downtown Fukuoka.
The temple dates back to the year 806. Its main attraction, the largest seated Buddha statue in Japan only dates to 1992.The cemetery has the graves of several of the feudal lords who ruled Fukuoka in the Edo-era. Also interred in the cemetery is a priest known as Kukai who founded one of Japan's major schools of Buddhism.

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15. Uminonakamichi Seaside Park - Fukuoka

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, is a sprawling, family oriented public park located on a narrow peninsula across the bay from central Fukuoka. Uminonakamichi Seaside Park measures nearly four kilometers from end to end, and many visitors will find it too expansive to cover on foot. To make the park more easily explorable, there is a network of cycling trails, and bicycles can be rented at the entrance gates for 400 yen per three hours or 700 yen per day.

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