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About Fukuoka

Fukuoka, Japan's sixth-largest city, is a vibrant hub on the island of Kyushu. Originally a trading centre, the city has grown around its bustling harbour, and this is where most of the best places to stay in Fukuoka are still located. Well-suited to friends, families and couples as well as business travellers, our list of top recommendations includes something for everyone, whether you’re dreaming of a swish high-rise property or a chic boutique pad.

Formed in 1889 when the city of Hakata and the castle town of Fukuoka merged, this metropolis has a network of neighbourhoods with very distinct characters. All can be seen from the viewing platform of the impressive Fukuoka Tower. For a sense of the area’s heritage, visit the ruins of 17th-century Fukuoka Castle, the Tōchō-ji Temple and Sumiyoshi Shrine or the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum. Beautiful Lake Fukuoka, in the expansive Ohori Park, is a restful haven in the heart of the city, whilst Uminonakamichi Seaside Park is a lovely place for an oceanfront stroll.

Fukuoka is particularly well-known for its delicious traditional cuisine, excellent shopping and lively nightlife. Base yourself at one of the best places to stay in Fukuoka and head out to discover it all!

The Best Places to Stay in Fukuoka

For Boutique Chic

  • With The Style Fukuoka is a chic 16-bedroom hotel with a lovely courtyard swimming pool, bar and two restaurants. Brilliant for intimate weddings and events, this is also a romantic base for couples looking to explore the city. Very cool.

For City Style

  • Hotel Nikko Fukuoka is a modern hotel with eight restaurants, an indoor swimming pool and spa, and easy access to the city centre and the airport. Luxurious rooms have white and cream interiors and a classic feel. For business or leisure.
  • Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk offers fantastic ocean views from its waterfront setting. A huge high-rise with minimalist interiors, this is a swish choice for well-heeled holidaymakers as well as business travellers. The best suites have superb hot tubs.
  • Rihga Royal Kokura Kyushu promises sweeping city views from Kitakyushu area, north-east of Fukuoka. Expect great rates for a stylish city hotel experience, with excellent Chinese and Japanese cuisine and a large indoor swimming pool.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Tokyo's Haneda Airport before taking a connection on to Fukuoka Airport, a ten-minute bus ride from the city centre.
  • You may want to drive if you're exploring Kyushu Island independently. Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Travel during the summer, spring or early autumn, when temperatures range between 22 and 30°C degrees.



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Best Hotels in Fukuoka

  • Hotel Mei Fukuoka 36 rooms from £57

    Local exploring  -  There is a never ending supply of museums, parks and historical monuments to keep you busy
    Short break  -  Ideally located close to the Naka river and the eclectic nightlife of the Hakata Ward
    City Style  -  Minimalist modern styling with a real industrial-chic feel
    Value chic  -  Stunning accommodation at bargain basement prices
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    A modern lifestyle hotel close to Fukuoka's highlights. Exposed concrete and steel and chic industrial furniture give a modern minimalist aesthetic to both bedrooms and communal areas, plus there's a cafe lounge for coffee and snacks. A cool urban base that won't break the bank! See More

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  • lyf Tenjin Fukuoka 131 rooms from £52

    Local exploring  -  The hotel is just a five-minute walk to the train station so it's perfectly situated for discovering nearby areas
    Value chic  -  Bright, fun and modern accommodation close to plenty of attractions with a very reasonable price tag
    Groups  -  Friends or family travelling together will love the relaxed vibe and cool communal spaces
    Great walks  -  Imaizumi Park is just across from the property and a must-see in cherry blossom season
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    Located in the heart of Fukuoka, this hip hotel promises to be fun. Simple, compact rooms have a student vibe with bright wallpaper and funky artwork. There's a cafe bar, communal kitchen and a colourful lounge; even the laundry is a cool place to be! A high energy city stay at a low price point. See More

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  • The OneFive Villa Fukuoka (Hakata) 50 rooms from £75

    Local exploring  -  Optimal location on the banks of the Naka river. A multitude of local shrines and Fukuoka's canal district await you
    Value chic  -  Smart, contemporary rooms with a very reasonable price tag
    Local markets  -  Go shopping for all the weird and wonderful items that Fukuoka's street markets have to offer
    Sights nearby  -  Canal city Hakata is a short stroll from the property and a must-see when in Fukuoka

    A smart luxe for less property in central Hakata. Rooms are contemporary in style, some with river-facing terraces or floor-to-ceiling windows. Interiors feature plenty of exposed wood and moody lighting for a sophisticated allure. Perfect for business or leisure travel. See More

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  • 9 Hotel Hakata Fukuoka (Hakata) 44 rooms from £78

    City Style  -  Chic, contemporary Japanese style rooms, and modern industrial-feeling communal areas downstairs
    Families  -  The largest rooms can easily sleep up to four and area ideal for families or small groups
    Architectural  -  The futuristic exterior is a showcase of modern architecture
    Value chic  -  Modern Japanese style rooms with a very appealing price tag
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    A modern property that offers chic, comfortable accommodation in the Hakata district. Clean, authentically styled rooms with sleek lines and exposed wood and a contemporary feel. 9 Cafeteria serves breakfast daily. Close to nightlife and culture, an ideal city base and great value for money. See More

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  • Lamp Light Books Hotel Fukuoka (Kyushu) 16 rooms from £98

    Local exploring  -  Dive into Fukuoka's vibrant heart, where sleek urban vibes blend with a unique literary twist for an unforgettable city escape
    Walking distance restaurants  -  Discover culinary delights at Chikae Fukuoka, a 4-min walk away, for an authentic taste of Japanese Kaiseki cuisine
    Total relaxation  -  Indulge in the café's inviting ambiance, where books and coffee blend for a perfect leisurely afternoon
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historic Kego Shrine, just 6 minutes away, for a peaceful retreat and a glimpse into local religious practices
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    A bibliophile's retreat in Fukuoka's vibrant Daimyo district. Cozy, clean rooms amidst a world of books and a lively café atmosphere. Enjoy reading-inspired decor and modern amenities at this 3-star gem. An ideal getaway for book lovers and city explorers alike. See More

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  • Hilltop Resort Fukuoka 48 rooms from £83

    Total relaxation  -  The hotel offers a Digital Detox Special Stay. Ditch your phone and laptop and enjoy the spa, sauna and hot spring baths
    Romantic Break  -  Choose the Wellness Suite for a romantic stay with its sweeping views from the balcony and in-room spa treatments
    Groups  -  The Japanese Suite has two rooms that can be divided by sliding doors so is ideal for groups
    Restaurant  -  Hilltop Dining serves authentic Italian cuisine, plus there's a sushi restaurant and terrace garden option
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    A stylish hotel overlooking Fukuoka’s downtown. Rooms ooze serenity with warm wood and sumptuous soft furnishings. Wellness is paramount here with a relaxing spa, sauna and hot spring baths. There are three dining options, including Italian & sushi, plus a chic terrace. The perfect city sanctuary. See More

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  • Hotel Trad Hakata Fukuoka 209 rooms from £87

    Value chic  -  Elegant surroundings, sleek rooms and a gorgeous garden, plus an appealing price tag for a city centre stay
    Local exploring  -  The property is in close proximity to many cultural attractions making it a great base for sightseeing
    Great walks  -  Enjoy a stroll and take in the scenery at Ohori Park and Momochi Beach
    Restaurant  -  There's a spacious restaurant serving bento-style or plated food
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    A modern hotel in the centre of Fukuoka. Rooms are minimalist with clean lines and classic furnishings creating a relaxed vibe. The restaurant serves bento-style or plated dishes showcasing local and seasonal flavours, plus there's a lush and fragrant landscaped garden. A calming oasis in the city. See More

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  • Hotel Great Morning Fukuoka (Kyushu) 25 rooms from £125

    Local exploring  -  The area is known for its ancient temples, beaches and modern shopping malls — something for everyone!
    Total relaxation  -  Hotel uses natural materials and special air-con system to promote wellness and the best night's sleep
    Sights nearby  -  Nearby Kushida Shrine has attractions including largest otafuku mask in Japan and a fountain where people pray for eternal youth
    Great walks  -  Shofukuji, the first Zen temple built in Japan, has lovely grounds to walk in
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    Stylish hotel in the Hakata district, with everything designed around the optimum night's sleep! Think carefully chosen linens, windless AC systems and more. Rooms are simple but comfortable and suites have a kitchenette and personal sauna. The perfect environment for a refreshing city stay. See More

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  • The358 Sora Fukuoka 159 rooms from £101

    Total relaxation  -  There is plenty on offer for a chill out stay including a sauna and indoor & outdoor baths, plus a terrace with wonderful views
    Family  -  This hotel puts a fantastic focus on families with fun themed rooms for the kids, plus lots of ways to relax for the parents
    Families  -  This is a great location for families as it's close to Kashiikaen Amusement Park and Fukuoka Marine World
    Restaurant  -  The restaurant serves a wide range of Japanese and Western delights, including the specialty Genkai Nada Seafood Hitsumabushi
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    An Island City hotel with views of Hakata Bay. Rooms are minimalist and comfy with family suites having fun themes ranging from jungle to princess; some with bunkbeds and/or kids' play areas. There's a rooftop communal bathhouse, sauna, and indoor and outdoor soaking pools. Something for everybody! See More

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  • Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Gion Fukuoka 300 rooms from £106

    Local exploring  -  A perfect location for history buffs as the hotel's within walking distance of Kushida Shrine, Jotenji Temple and Tochoji Temple
    Short break  -  Anyone looking for a shopping fix will love the fact the hotel is close to Canal City Hakata with more than 250 stores
    Sights nearby  -  Discover the Tenjin area with its many shops and historical attractions
    Restaurant  -  Uoden serves the best of seasonal seafood
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    A modern hotel in the centre of Fukuoka. Pops of yellow and grey add colour to the fresh, spacious rooms, while communal areas are full of interesting art and artefacts. There's a stylish seafood restaurant, plus a communal bathhouse with indoor & open-air baths. All you need for a chic city stay. See More

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  • Garden Terrace Hotel Fukuoka 19 rooms from £123

    Romantic Break  -  Opt for the Sora Grand Suite on the top floor, an elegant space with a jetted tub and private terrace offering panoramic views
    Total relaxation  -  The nature-themed rooms have a sense of calm which is carried throughout the hotel in the refined communal spaces and terraces
    Great walks  -  The hotel is surrounded by Odo Park, ideal for a morning stroll or jog where you can appreciate nature
    Restaurant  -  There are two restaurants serving fresh, local fare. Choose between Teppanyaki and Sushi
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    A chic hotel a 30-minute drive from the centre of Fukuoka. The spacious rooms have themes reflecting nature which creates a serene feel; all have a terrace looking out to Hakata Bay. There's an elegant lounge, an outdoor pool, plus 2 restaurants where chefs perform in front of guests. A calm oasis. See More

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  • Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Nakasu Fukuoka 257 rooms from £124

    City Style  -  A warm ambience with clean lines, plush furnishings and subtle lighting. The communal areas make it an extra special stay
    Local exploring  -  A central location making it easy to access many areas of the city, both on foot and using public transport
    Restaurant  -  There is a Japanese restaurant famous for its variety of cooking methods using seasonal seafood purchased at Nagahama Market
    Sights nearby  -  The impressive Fukuoka Tower is within walking distance
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    Situated in the heart of Fukuoka, this hotel offers a chic escape. Spacious rooms are light and airy with sumptuous soft furnishings. There's an elegant entrance and lobby, a large public bath on the top floor, plus a ladies' terrace powder room which oozes glamour. A stylish oasis in the city. See More

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  • Miyako Hotel Hakata Fukuoka 208 rooms from £160

    Total relaxation  -  The spa takes up an entire floor complete with indoor onsen, an outdoor pool and its own waterfall
    City Style  -  A gleaming urban property with smart rooms and fab views
    Views  -  Take in the beautiful Fukuoka skyline from your room
    Restaurant  -  Choose between glamorous Somewhere Restaurant & Bar for french cuisine & views or the casual Lounge downstairs
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    A gleaming urban retreat, just 5 mins from Fukuoka Airport. Bright and spacious rooms and suites boast floor-to-ceiling windows for fab views, the best offer private furnished terraces. Somewhere Restaurant and Bar is a glamorous spot and the rooftop pool is perfect for chilling. Very chic. See More

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  • Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk Fukuoka (CHUO-KU, JA) 1053 rooms from £168

    Local exploring  -  Boasting a prime oceanfront location, adjacent to Fukuoka Yafuoku Dome, and with many other attractions within walking distance.
    City Style  -  A stylish city stay, with impressive contemporary interiors and sea views
    Designer Shopping  -  Find endless luxury stores at the underground Tenjin Shopping Center
    Other Activities  -  Watch a baseball game at the Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome.
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    A luxury hotel boasting an enviable city centre location with oceanfront views. Contemporary rooms are minimalist in style with plenty of glass, crisp white linen, luxurious bathrooms and the best have hot tubs. Expect efficient service and boundless facilities. Ideal for both business and leisure. See More

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  • The Blossom Hakata Premier Fukuoka (Hakata-ku) 238 rooms from £140

    Local exploring  -  It's in a busy central area with malls and noodle shops, plus the Hakataza Theatre and many temples and shrines
    Short break  -  The hotel is a short walk from JR Hakata Station so it's in the ideal location for a sightseeing break
    Restaurant  -  Nine Doors Restaurant & Grill serves seasonal fare with a blend of traditional Japanese and modern design
    Great walks  -  Enjoy a stroll through the nearby parks and gardens such as Fujita Park, Meiji Park and Rakusui-en Garden
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    A sophisticated hotel in the centre of Fukuoka. The interior is elegantly decorated with soft lighting and delicate artwork; it's worth considering the Hakata Floor with views and access to a sultry lounge. There's also a contemporary restaurant, plus gender-segregated bathhouses. A sleek city stay. See More

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  • Grand Hyatt Fukuoka Fukuoka 372 rooms from £141

    City Style  -  Splash out on the elegant Presidential Suite with its spacious living & dining areas, plus full kitchen and even a grand piano!
    Local exploring  -  Ideally situated to explore the many museums and historical shrines in the area
    Sights nearby  -  Take a step back in time at the Fukuoka Castle Ruins. In spring it's one of the best places to see the stunning cherry blossoms
    Great walks  -  Located in the centre of Fukuoka, Ohori Park is a lovely spot to take a stroll around the pond and enjoy the Japanese garden
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    This stylish 5-star hotel in the Hakata district is reminiscent of a luxurious cruise ship. Graceful wood-panelled rooms effortlessly marry East & West styles. Communal areas ooze sophistication; plus chic restaurants, a sultry bar and sleek pool. A wonderful blend of glamour & timeless elegance. See More

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  • The Basics Fukuoka (Hakata) 238 rooms from £183

    Local exploring  -  Located in the lively Hakata Ward, discover local attractions, shops and restaurants all along the banks of the Mikasa river
    City Style  -  Beautifully designed rooms and suites and the epic lobby library make this a very hip base
    Great walks  -  Nakahie Park is opposite the hotel and makes for a pleasant stroll
    Sights nearby  -  The Hiyoshi shrine is one of many beautiful shrines in the area
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    A new concept hotel/library hybrid situated next to the Mikasa river in Hakata. The luxurious rooms feature high-end modern comforts with plush beds, sleek wooden furnishings, original artworks and some seriously indulgent bathrooms. Why Not Restaurant serves breakfast daily. An urban haven. See More

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  • Hotel Nikko Fukuoka Fukuoka (Hakata-ku) 360 rooms from £223

    Local exploring  -  Excellent transport links to the airport, Hakata Station and the city's attractions
    Business meetings  -  Flexible spaces are brilliant for events and business meetings in the city
    Museums  -  Visit the Hakata Machiya Furusato-kan Folk Museum or the City Art Museum
    Great walks  -  Enjoy scenic strolls through the picterusque Rakusui-en Garden
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    A luxury hotel conveniently located close to both the airport and the city centre. Chic rooms are classic in style with large windows, crisp white linen and elegant antique furniture. A choice selection of 8 restaurants cover a number of world cuisines. An ideal base for either business or leisure. See More

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  • With the Style Fukuoka Fukuoka 16 rooms from £311

    Weddings  -  Brilliant for intimate weddings in the chapel, with guests partying & staying at the hotel
    City Style  -  A chic boutique hotel complete with contemporary artworks and lively poolside bar
    Museums  -  Discover the enormous Kyushu National Museum's vast collection
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the picturesque Ohori Park.
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    A chic boutique property set in the heart of the city. Contemporary rooms feature bright works of art, luxury bathrooms separated by a glass screen & small terraces. Boasting a patio garden complete with pool, a hip bar & two atmospheric restaurants. A fabulous choice for romantic breaks and events. See More

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  • Hotel Cultia Dazaifu Fukuoka 13 rooms from £635

    City Style  -  Rooms are modern and authentic, with deep colours, simple furniture and urban finishes to represent its surroudings
    Boutique  -  Urban style rooms, with simple decor, contemporary furnishings, exposed wooden beams and industrial style lighting
    Local exploring  -  Explore the city's shrines and monuments, and its history that dates back to the 7th century
    Restaurant  -  Fresh, local ingredients created into gourmet cuisine, with a creative French twist
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    Modern comfort meets traditional charm at this hotel in Dazaifu. Rooms are dotted throughout period buildings and are simple in design, with contemporary furnishing, urban style finishes and lovely greenery views. Savour exquisite dishes in the fabulous fusion restaurant. A chic city base. See More

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