Fukuoka Castle Remains, Fukuoka

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Perched on Fukusaki Hill in the downtown area, Fukuoka Castle Remains offers a scenic walk in wooded Maizuru Park, with the Naka River forming a natural moat. Once the largest castle in Kyushu, spanning 47,000 sq m (505,900 sq ft) and featuring 47 turrets, this early Edo-period complex was completely torn down during the Meiji restoration, as it symbolize the unwanted feudal past. Only ruined walls, some turrets, and a few restored gates remind visitors of its past magnificence. Visit the small museum documenting the history of the castle, whose remains can be reached by foot from Ohori Koen station. Plan to visit Fukuoka Castle Remains and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Fukuoka attractions using our Fukuoka trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Almost no tourists, was nearly empty. Can see and so it is. Teamlab event is held once in the evening.
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  • This is a really interesting place of great historical relevance for Fukuoka and Japan. Pity that most of the place is in ruins. You can get a nice 360 degree view of the surrounding area and the walk...  more »
  • It's a shame some castles are destroyed once conquered. I had the castle all to myself on a cool spring day, with cherry blossoms a couple of weeks from reaching full bloom. Could only use my imaginat...  more »

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As the largest city on the island, a hub of commerce, transport, and tourism, and a base for exploration of the wider region, Fukuoka offers plenty of accommodations to choose from. The most established hotels lie in Chuo Ward, the district closest to the port and on the western bank of the Naka River. Standard and luxury options abound in the this area and surrounding districts, offering a range of additional facilities to suit all tastes and budgets. Budget-conscious travelers will be pleased to find hostels and guesthouses throughout the city, but again, primarily in this central area.
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