Festivals and other events are held on the streets of Fukuoka throughout the year. These visitors are greatly pleased to find Fukuoka an open and friendly city.
Catch glorious city views from Fukuoka Tower's 234-metre-high observation room near Momochihama beach, a 15-minute taxi ride away or a 30-minute bus ride away. Enjoy quiet contemplation at Shofukuji, Japan's first Zen temple, 15 minutes' walk from ANA Crowne Plaza Fukuoka.
New Sensation Entertainment "Canal Aqua Panorama" in Canal City: One of the largest 3D projection mappings in Japan is at the space of a canal and fountain "Sunplaza". The images are projected on the facility's wall and glasses that are equivalent to 2500-inch, with water screens, sound effects as if listening in a concert hall and lightning effects. Enjoy the exciting entertainment!
Our Guest Relations Manager at ANA Crowne Plaza Fukuoka will tell you about May's Dontaku Festival when colourful parades create a carnival-like celebration. In July, Yamakasa Festival, loincloth-clad competitors race with floats on their shoulders. Our staff are well informed about nearby shopping areas and places of interest in Fukuoka and within the nearby areas.
Why don't you enjoy a "Yatai" food stand in Nakasu? Fukuoka's open air food stands, Yatai, are possibly the city's best known symbol. Yatai can generally seat about seven or eight people and provide an atmospheric, outdoor environment to enjoy various foods that are generally simple and filling. The best place to find them is Nakasu, along the river.
Don't go home without feasting on Fukuoka Tonkotsu Ramen Noodles in the lively outdoor ambience of a Nakasu food stall, a 10-minutes walk away. Melted pork bone marrow is the base for the distinctive, rich broth. Other signature dishes are hot pot, grilled chicken skewers and Motsunabe.