Proud of its 2,000 year history, the city of Fukuoka has always been a gateway to Asia. Located opposite Korea and China, it is here where the continental culture penetrated the archipelago. Nowadays, this modern city is the eighth city of Japan, but it has managed to preserve its cultural and historical heritage, sharing space with administrative and economic centers. Previously, there were two cities, Fukuoka, the stately village, and Hakata, the commercial city. The two joined in 1889, but still today is often called Hakata. Nearby we can find mountains, onsen (spas), beautiful maritime coasts and numerous parks. Fukuoka combines the dynamics of a big city with a culture and environment that allows visitors to relax. It appears regularly in the top positions of Asian cities with better quality of life.
The oldest shinto shrine in Fukuoka was created in 757, but the current buildings date back to 1587. It is the starting point of the Yamakasa festival, whose ships are permanently exhibited.
10 minutes walk from Gion station.
El templo está formado por la sala principal, reconstruida después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, y por una pagoda de 55 metros de altura.
This sanctuary, dedicated to the protective deity of the sailors, is one of the oldest in Kyushu. The current buildings, which date back to 1623, are typical of the architect Sumiyashi zukuri.
15-minute walk from JR Hakata Station
Games in Kukuoka
HIGASHIHIRAO PARK HAKATANOMORI STADIUM
The stadium has a capacity of 22,563 and is home to the Avispa Fukuoka soccer club. The stadium is located in a large sports park that houses several tennis courts, running tracks, archery facilities and baseball diamonds. It has hosted rugby matches in the
2008 Pacific Nations Cup and the 2013 Asian Five Nations. The stadium is accessible by bus from Hakata Station (several lines).
|MATCH NO||DATE||POOL||MATCH||KICKOFF TIME|
|11||Thursday, Sept. 26||B||Italy vs. Canada||16:45|
|19||Wednesday, Oct. 2||C||France vs. United States||16:45|
|36||Saturday, Oct. 12||A||Ireland vs. Samoa||19:45|