Fukuoka is Kyushu’s largest and Japan’s sixth largest city. If you look at the map, it’s much closer to the Asian mainland and Korea then to Tokyo. Since quite a long time, Fukuoka serves as an important harbour city for Japan. Fukuoka was made of two parts, the port city of Hakata and the old town of Fukuoka. Nowadays the central JR station of Fukuoka and the port of Fukuoka still use the name of Hakata.
I stayed a couple of days in Fukuoka, today I’d like to show this city in 20-ish pictures.
Do you like ramen, the Japanese noodle soup? If you are a big fan of ramen, you must have heard of Hakata Ramen. Many say it is the best pork bone broth ramen (tonkotsu) in Japan. Hakata is a ward of Fukuoka city. This Japan’s sixth-largest city, capital of Kyushu Island, is well known for its various and tasty ramen. You can find both chained and independent ramen stalls easily at every corner of the city.