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 about Tenjin as part of Day 4. Tenjin area has a terminal station of Nishitesu, which connects to Dazaifu and Yanagawa etc., so the area was as vibrant as Hakata station.
[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
* 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) [This article]
* Day 5: Fukuoka Airport
Following the previous post, I returned from Dazaifu area to Tenjin area. I had some free time before the evening, so I will go around the area.
Bayside Place Hakata
First, I visited “Bayside Place Hakata” by bus.
“Bayside Place Hakata” is a commercial facility located at Hakata Pier. The facility produces an waterfront atmosphere just like Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
The building over there was “Marine Messe Fukuoka”. GLAY, a Japanese famous rock band, held a concert today.
Also, there was “Hakata Port Tower” at Bayside Place Hakata, but unfortunately it was closed for renovation.
I returned to Tenjin area. Then, I visited “Acros Fukuoka”, a commercial facility, as I heard there was an outdoor observation deck (“Step Garden”) in it.
In the building.
I reached the Step Garden. In the north, I saw “Hakata Port Tower”.
Here is a view in the south.
In addition, there was a park called “Tenjin Central Park” adjacent to “Acros Fukuoka”.
Other Tenjin Snaps
I has some time before the evening, so I continued to walk around Tenjin area.
While around Hakata station was energetic, Tenjin area was also prosperous.
There were lots of department stores including Mitsukoshi, Sogo, Iwataya and Solaria.
Kego Park is a place where a winter illumination event is held and I stopped by it to check the venue in advance.
There was also Kego Shrine adjacent to Kego Park.
Motsu Nabe Showraku
Now I will have dinner. I visited “Motsu Nabe Showraku”.
I ordered a set meal. Here is an appetizer.
“Motsu Nabe”, the main dish.
After dinner, I will take evening photos in Tenjin area.
“Solaria Plaza”, a commercial mall operated by Nitetsu.
“Iwataya” is a famous local department store.
A shop of “Luis Vuitton”.
I wish I had enough money to buy products of “Luis Vuitton” 🙂
Another cut of “Solaria Plaza”.
In Kego Park, “TENJIN HIKARI SQUARE”, a winter illumination event, was held.
Visitors enjoyed taking photos.
A small steam locomotive was running.
I just took a photo of the steam locomotive before its departure.
Illumination events were held at other venues. For example, “2019 Fantastic Christmas” was held at Daimaru Fukuoka Tenjin Department Store.
In addition, in Fukuoka City Hall West Side Fureai Plaza, “TENJIN Christmas Market” was held.
Just like Halloween, Christmas Market has been recognized in Japan over the past years.
There were a variety of shops and eateries in the venue.
A foreign singer performed a show on the stage and sang several famous Japanese songs.
It’s something like a jewel, wasn’t it?
I left the Christmas Market and walked around Tenjin staton.
In Tenjin Underground Mall.
Then, I returned to the hotel and the fourth day of my Fukuoka trip was over.
That’s it for the article about Tenjin as part of Day 4.
Tenjin area has a terminal station of Nishitesu, which connects to Dazaifu and Yanagawa etc., so the area was as vibrant as Hakata station. This time, I booked a hotel near Hakata station as it was nearer to the airport, but you can move from Tenjin to the airport via subway directly as well, so if I have another chance to visit Fukuoka in the future, I may stay at Tenjin area next time 🙂
In the next article, as final article of the Fukuoka series, I will write about Day 5.
1 Bayside Place Hakata
2 Acros Fukuoka
3 Kego Park
4 Fukuoka City Hall West Side Fureai Plaza
5 Tenjin Underground Mall
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