Fukuoka-shi Travel Guide

Sleep

There are several hotels located around Hakata Station, as well as the Gion area, Nakasu, and Tenjin. Hotel options range from capsule hotels and reasonably priced western hotel rooms to more expensive tourist hotels.

Budget
Fujisaki Pine Heights2-3-26 Yayoi Sawara-ku Fukuoka-shi. check-in: 10AM; checkout: 10AM. Fujisaki Pine Heights International Guesthouse is located 10 minutes walking from Fujisaki subway station (exit 1) and offers affordable, spacious private tatami rooms (20.30m2) with private bathroom and toilet. The comfortable common area with TV and DVD player, dining room and kitchen can be used by all tenants 24/7. Coin laundry machines are available. Both short stay and long stay (6 months+) possible. Direct access to and from Tenjin, Hakata and Fukuoka Airport by subway. Prices: 1,750/night, 51,000/month up from 7 days to 6 months, 6 months+ 39,200/month. No credit cards accepted.
ESPA Hotel (pronounced "ess-pa"). A capsule hotel about an 8 min walk south of Hakata Station. Pleasant conditions (for a capsule hotel), an excellent spa, jacuzzi and sauna area, 24 hr restaurant as well as massage facilities available. About ¥4,000/night including spa entry, no tattooed customers allowed.
Personal Hotel Omiya. Standard doubles for ¥4,800 at last check, and bookable online. Simple but cute, quiet and clean. Located <1 min from Yakuin Station, 7-Eleven, and a large grocery. However is on the Nanakuma line - not much there for tourists, transferring to the more useful Kuko line requires a 5-10 min underground walk along a long shopping corridor connecting the lines. .
Fukuoka Youth HostelPhone: +81 92 473-4555Hakata-ku, 6-7-23 Hakata-eki Minami, (subway Hakata). This hostel is part of the Japan Youth Hostels group and seems very new. The rooms range in price from 3,300-3,700 and are much bigger than the ones at Khaosan. The downside is that it's about 15 min further away from the Hakata station by foot and lacks the social atmosphere, that can be found at the Khaosan. No check-in until 4PM, but they'll let you put your bags in the room while you wait.
Green Inn Capsule Hotel, Tenjin District, a bus ride from JR Hakata station. This places you within walking distance of the best entertainment areas in Fukuoka. Ask at JR Station Tourist Info for details. Its nice to have a walk home after drinking. Taxis are pricey.
International Hostel Khaosan FukuokaPhone: +81 92 92 404-6035Hakata-ku, Hiemachi 11-34 (subway Hakata), about 15 minutes walking from Hakata station, but a bit further away from the central area. The first hostel in Fukuoka city. Dorm from 2,400. Free Wi-Fi.
Media Cafe Popeye (internet cafe), multiple locations, e.g. in the Bus Terminal building next to Hakata station as well as in Tenjin. An internet cafe that offers free drinks, razors, tooth brushes, and a shower. Check in between the hours of 10PM to 8AM with options of staying 5-10 hrs. 5 hrs stay will cost ¥1,200 where as 10 hr stay is ¥2,600.
Hotel Cabinas If you can read Katakana letters you should be able to spot the big red sign reading カプセル (kapuseru) opposite you, slightly to the right, just as you leave Hakata Station. If you walk (cross over the big road, turn right at Starbucks, and it's immediately after 7-Eleven), it shouldn't take more than 3 min to get there. No women, or tattooed customers, allowed (you might get away with it if you have small/nonobvious tattoos, but it's a rule and they could throw you out for it if spotted). Big, clean and nice facilities. A standard capsule is ¥3,800, and capsules located in their own private rooms cost more; conversely various discounts can be used (buying a membership card, showing the "Offers" page on their website on your phone when you check in) to get the price down to around ¥2,900. There are some English speaking staff, but it seems most of them know a lot of basic hotel-related nouns in English. Free Internet available on the 1st floor (2 PCs) and 2nd floor (5 or so PCs, plus Ethernet sockets where you can plug your own in). Check-in is from 4PM and check-out is before 11AM. If you book the next day's stay when you check out, they'll let you leave your luggage in your locker all day. Be warned, checking out late will cost you ¥500/hr (¥700/hr after 4 hours). All services within the hotel (restaurant food/drinks; massages/body care) are paid for using your capsule number/key wristband, you settle your bill when you check out.
Mid-range
Fukuoka Floral Inn NishinakasuPhone: +81 92 735-1100Chuo-ku Nishi-Nakasu 5-10 (subway Nakasu-kawabata). Small but clean and quiet rooms, free Internet in lobby. Triples from 7800.
Comfort Hotel Hakata Next to Hakata station. Rooms start at from ¥6,000. Free Internet (Ethernet cable in room), breakfast included. Smoking rooms smell are smoky, but non-smoking rooms are not.
Splurge
With The Style1-9-18 Hakataeki-minami, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-Shi, Fukuoka 812-0016 JapanPhone: +81 92 433-3901Fax: +81 92 433-3903A Ryu Kosaka designed upscale boutique resort. Italian dining, Japanese nabe, bar scene, rooftop outdoor spa and an intimate private stay guest lounge. The rooms are spacious and elegant with private balconies, stocked with a complementary mini-bar. English speaking staff
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka1-2-82 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-kuPhone: +81 92 282 1234Large bathrooms. Near to Hakata and Fukuoka train stations and the airport. Plenty of shopping and entertainment at Canal City.
Hyatt Regency Fukuoka2-14-1 Hakataeki Higashi, Hakata-KuPhone: +81 9 2412 12344 star hotel with 3 restaurants.

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