I traveled to Fukuoka, in mid December. While Fukuoka has an image of gourmet town, it has also tourist spots more than I expected. In this article, I will write Fukuoka City Museum and Momochi Seaside Park etc. as part of Day 2. In particular, I was able to take photogenic photos at “Momochi Seaside Park”.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Fukuoka with ANA
* Day 1: Ohori Park and Nakasu
* Day 1: Canal City Hakata (Illumination)
* Day 2: Marinoa City Fukuoka
* Day 2: Fukuoka City Museum and Momochi Seaside Park [This article]
* Day 2: Fukuoka Tower (Illumination)
* Day 3: Marine World Uminonakamichi
* Day 3: JR Hakata Station
* Day 3: JR Hakata Station (Illumination)
* Day 4: Dazaifu Tenmangu
* Day 4: Kyushu National Museum
* Day 4: Tenjin (Illumination)
* Day 5: Fukuoka Airport
Fukuoka City Museum
Following the previous post, I moved from Marinoa City Fukuoka to around Fukuoka Tower. First, I visited “Fukuoka City Museum”.
“Fukuoka City Museum” is a municipal museum opened in 1990. It exhibits historical materials mainly related to Hakata and Fukuoka.
The museum has an open ceiling space.
Fukuoka used to prosper as a key junction of trade and a replica of the ship at that time was displayed.
Uniforms of Nishitetsu Lions, which used to be one of the Japanese professional baseball teams during the 1950s.
Current Fukuoka city.
Talking of Fukuoka, “Hakata Gion Yamakasa” is a famous festival and the museum has a special corner for it.
A portable shrine.
An elaborate diorama.
Momochi Seaside Park
I left “Fukuoka City Museum” and this building adjacent to the museum was “Fukuoka City Public Library”.
“Fukuoka Tower” was visible over there.
I will visit “Fukuoka Tower” later.
I passed “Fukuoka Tower” and came to “Momochi Seaside Park”.
The park had a commercial facility called “Marizon”, which included a wedding hall.
This is “Uminaka Line”, which is a high-speed vessel connecting between “Marizon” and “Umi no Nakamichi (Marine World)”.
As the park faced a sea, I was able to enjoy such a beautiful scenery.
A tall building over there was “Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk” and there was “Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome” near it, so I will go there.
As there was a pedestrian walking path, it was comfortable to walk around.
Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk
I walked for about 10 minutes and reached around “Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk”.
I just stopped by the lobby lounge of the hotel. It had an open ceiling space, which created a liberating atmosphere.
There were a variety of shops around the lobby lounge.
Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome
Adjacent to “Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk”, there was “Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome”, which is the home stadium of Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.
It was an off-season of the Japanese professional baseball league when I visited the ballpark, but the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks shop was opening.
I moved to the central gate of “Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome” and saw lots of visitors.
I wondered “Is there any event today?” and found a concert of “GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE”, a Japanese dance group, would be held this evening.
Although there was lots of time before the concert began, many visitors had already gathered.
MARK IS Fukuoka Momochi
Near “Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome”, there was “MARK IS Fukuoka Momochi”, a shopping mall.
I visited “Denver Premium” in the mall to have an early dinner.
I ordered Angus sirloin steak.
Then, I will visit “Fukuoka Tower”, as the final destination of the second day.
That’s it for the article about Fukuoka City Museum and Momochi Seaside Park as part of Day 2.
“Fukuoka Tower”, which I will visit later soon, is the most famous tourist spot in this area, but there are also other attractive sightseeing spots such as “Fukuoka City Museum” and “Momochi Seaside Park”. In particular, if it is sunny, you can take photogenic photos at “Momochi Seaside Park”, so I recommend it 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Fukuoka Tower as part of Day 2.
1 Fukuoka City Museum
2 Momochi Seaside Park
3 Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk
4 Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome
5 MARK IS Fukuoka Momochi
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