Get shopping done at Canal City Hakata, the largest shopping district in Fukuoka Prefecture, or visit Fukuoka Tower, the tallest seaside tower in Japan, where you can watch the sunset.
Maizuru Park contains numerous cherry blossoms that are lit up during the night. The lights not only illuminate the petals but also the walls of Fukuoka Castle. Enjoy the barbeque and street food options available at West Square.
Being a seaside city, Fukuoka is famous for seafood. Try saba sashimi (mackerel sashimi), which can be found fresh in Fukuoka.
Famous souvenirs from Fukuoka include Menbei (Fukutaro), a cracker mixed with mentaiko and squid or octopus. Fukuoka’s Amaou strawberries are also very popular throughout Japan and can be enjoyed in snacks like Hakata Kajuen Ichigo, a cookie-like sandwich containing Hakata Amaou strawberries and white chocolate.
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