Fukuoka Hotels and Accommodation
(Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan)
With such a large influx of visitors every year, hotels can be found all around the city of Fukuoka, suiting all pockets and tastes. Ranging from business-style high-rise accommodation close to many prominent office blocks, to more family friendly hotels just a short walk away from the shopping centres and attractions, there is plenty of choice in Fukuoka in the way of accommodation.
Upon arrival at your hotel, you will usually be greeted by an English-speaking receptionist, making your check-in an easy affair.
Where to Stay
Many cut-rate corporate hotels reside close to Fukuoka's Hakata train station, although it is normal for a Saturday night stay to incur a small surcharge. Also in this part of the city are a number of top hotels and luxury accommodation options, including both the Hotel Nikko and also Hyatt Regency Fukuoka.
Further hotels are clustered in the appealing Hakata district and around the Canal City area, with the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka being amongst the best and known for its high-tech amenities and traditional Japanese garden, which is located on the hotel's rooftop. Competitively priced accommodation nearby is sited around the Nakasu district and includes the acclaimed Hotel Okura, which stands out amongst many others.
The Tenjin area of Fukuoka is always a popular place to stay and here you will find plenty of good, affordable accommodation, close to the lively Nishi-dori strip, while the Momochi and Nishijin areas each contain a good selection of hotels and other places to stay. In particular, Fukuoka's Momochi district offers attractions surrounding many of the hotels, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities.
The Sawara-ku area comprises the busy and vibrant districts of both Momochi and Nishijin, which are particularly tourist friendly and home to a good number of hotels, a selection of which are close to the Nishijin Arcade in particular. Fukuoka's Momochi district is especially attractive and heads in a south-westerly direction, offering accommodation in more suburban and rural areas of the city.
To experience some of Japan's most famous and unique accommodation options, why not consider a stay at one of the city's many love hotels, which are often easy to spot by their bright neon signs outside. Men only may find the capsule hotels a tight squeeze, but they are cheap and usually centrally located. The Hotel Cabinas Fukuoka along Ekimae is a good capsule hotel, while for more traditional accommodation, both the Super Hotel Hakata on Hakataekimae and the Hakata Riverside Hotel, close to the main night scene, come highly recommended.