Fukuoka Hotels Guide: Where to Stay in the Vibrant Heart of Kyushu

Fukuoka City is the largest city in the Kyushu region, formed by the merger of Fukuoka in the west and Hakata in the east. The name “Fukuoka City” was adopted, but the name “Hakata” has not disappeared. Fukuoka’s largest station is located in the eastern part of Hakata and is named Hakata Station, not Fukuoka.

For travelers, staying in hotels around Hakata Station and Tenjin is most convenient. These two places were originally the centers of Fukuoka and Hakata, respectively. Some people also choose to stay in Nakasu, the center of Fukuoka’s nightlife.

If you have purchased the JR Kyushu Pass or Sanyo San’in Northern Kyushu Pass and mainly use JR trains to travel around Kyushu, staying near Hakata Station will make travel more convenient.

For those who have purchased the SunQ Pass and wish to explore Kyushu by high-speed bus, or mainly visit Fukuoka city and nearby attractions like Dazaifu Tenmangu and Yanagawa, staying in Tenjin, the city area, is a good choice. It’s connected by Nishitetsu private railway to Tenjin, Dazaifu, and Yanagawa.

Accommodation & Attractions Map

Here’s a selection of Fukuoka hotels, focusing on key areas like JR Hakata Station, the commercial hub of Tenjin, and the nightlife center of Nakasu. These locations provide easy access to the city’s transportation network, shopping centers, and unique dining experiences, including the famous Yatai (Food Stalls). Whether you’re in Fukuoka for business, sightseeing, or culinary exploration, these accommodations offer a convenient starting point for your journey.

Selected Fukuoka Hotel Ratings & Prices

Hotel NameAreaPriceRatingCheck Availability
Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata StationHakata StationJPY 20,0008.40Booking.com
Comfort Hotel HakataHakata StationJPY 10,0007.60Booking.com
Hotel Nikko FukuokaHakata StationJPY 25,0008.60Booking.com
Miyako Hotel HakataHakata StationJPY 40,0009.05Booking.com
With The Style FukuokaHakata StationJPY 35,0009.15Booking.com
The Ritz-Carlton, FukuokaTenjinJPY 100,0009.0Booking.com
The One Five Fukuoka TenjinTenjinJPY 7,0007.95Booking.com
Hotel Oriental Express Fukuoka TenjinTenjinJPY 10,0008.35Klook
Hotel Monterey La Soeur FukuokaTenjinJPY 10,0008.10Booking.com
Hotel Resol Trinity HakataNakasuJPY 8,0008.45Booking.com
Hotel Okura FukuokaNakasuJPY 17,0008.75Booking.com

Hotels Around Hakata Station

Hakata Station is the largest station in the Kyushu region, with direct access to Osaka through the Sanyo Shinkansen and the starting point of the Kyushu Shinkansen, leading to southern Kyushu’s Kagoshima. For local transportation, both of Fukuoka’s subway lines have stations here, and it’s the only station where both lines intersect. The airport is just 6 minutes away.

The station itself is a large commercial complex with two department stores inside, and many shopping malls nearby, making dining and shopping very convenient.

Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station

  • Rating: Booking.com 8.1/10; Agoda 8.7/10
  • Price: JPY 18,000
  • Transport: Hakata Station 1min
  • Check Availability: Booking.com, Agoda

A comfortable hotel that reopened in 2019 after renovation. It’s one of the closest hotels to the Shinkansen, just to the left of the Hakata Station Chikushi exit. Underground access to the station is available. The room size is moderate, and there are self-service laundry facilities and a gym.

Comfort Hotel Hakata

  • Rating: Booking.com 7.2/10; Agoda 8.0/10
  • Price: JPY10,000
  • Transport: Hakata Station 1min
  • Check Availability: Booking.com, Agoda

A budget business hotel with direct underground access to JR Hakata Station. A 20-minute walk to Nakasu Yatai, free breakfast, and self-service laundry facilities. The hotel facilities are slightly outdated, but acceptable considering its location and price.

Hotel Nikko Fukuoka

  • Rating: Booking.com 8.4/10; Agoda 8.8/10
  • Price: JPY 25,000
  • Transport: Hakata Station 3mins
  • Check Availability: Booking.com, Agoda

A five-star chain hotel belonging to the Japan Airlines group. Convenient location with direct underground access to JR Hakata Station. Spacious rooms and new, clean facilities.

Miyako Hotel Hakata

  • Rating: Booking.com 9.0/10; Agoda 9.1/10
  • Price: JPY 40,000
  • Transport: Hakata Station 3mins
  • Check Availability: Booking.com, Agoda

A high-end chain hotel that opened in 2019. Across the street from Hakata Station, with subway access to Fukuoka Airport and Tenjin within 5 minutes. All rooms are over 30 square meters, stylishly decorated, with a rooftop pool and hot spring. It’s the most upscale hotel near Hakata Station, albeit slightly pricey.

With The Style Fukuoka

  • Rating: Booking.com 9.3/10; Agoda 9.0/10
  • Price: JPY 35,000
  • Transport: Hakata Station 6 mins
  • Check Availability: Booking.com, Agoda

A small boutique hotel near JR Hakata Station. Various room types suitable for families or groups. Among the larger rooms in the area, breakfast and lunch included, and a free mini-bar. Relax in the rooftop lounge at night and enjoy Fukuoka’s evenings. No self-service laundry facilities.

Hotels Around Tenjin

Tenjin is Fukuoka’s largest commercial area, filled with department stores and shopping malls. Like Hakata Station, it has direct subway access to the airport.

It’s also home to Nishitetsu‘s Fukuoka Station, offering quick access to must-visit attractions like Dazaifu Tenmangu. At the Nishitetsu Tenjin (Fukuoka) Station ticket counter, you can purchase tour packages to Dazaifu and Yanagawa, including round-trip tickets and a Punting Tour Ticket in Yanagawa.

For those seeking an even more comprehensive exploration, the Day Tour of Dazaifu & Yanagawa River Cruise from Fukuoka stands out. This one-day tour is accompanied by an English-speaking guide, starting directly from Tenjin, ensuring that language barriers don’t impede your enjoyment and understanding of the sights.

Nishitetsu’s main bus station in Fukuoka is also in Tenjin, and with the SunQ Pass, you can enjoy unlimited bus rides to destinations including Fukuoka city and major Kyushu cities.

Yatai (Food Stalls) are a must-experience culinary culture in Fukuoka, and one of the four major Yatai areas is near Tenjin Station. After 6 pm, you can see vendors setting up their stalls along the roadside. Tenjin’s Yatai are frequented by local office workers, offering an authentic Yatai culture experience.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka

  • Rating: New
  • Price: JPY 100,000
  • Transport: Tenjin Station 5 mins
  • Check Availability: Booking.com, Agoda

Opened in June 2023, this is the Ritz-Carlton group’s first hotel in Kyushu. Less than 15 minutes’ drive from Fukuoka Airport, Shinkansen Hakata Station, and Hakata Port. Modern design infused with traditional Fukuoka crafts like Hakata-ori, creating a calm atmosphere.

The One Five Fukuoka Tenjin

  • Rating: Booking.com 7.7/10; Agoda 8.2/10
  • Price: JPY 7,000
  • Transport: Tenjin Station 3mins
  • Check Availability: Booking.com, Agoda

A budget business hotel in a convenient location, 3 minutes’ walk to Tenjin Station. Although centrally located in Tenjin, it faces a small alley, providing a quiet environment. The hotel facilities are somewhat outdated, and the rooms are slightly small, but it’s affordable! Free toiletries are provided, along with a microwave, but no self-service laundry facilities.

Hotel Oriental Express Fukuoka Tenjin

  • Rating: Booking.com 8.0/10; Agoda 8.7/10
  • Price: JPY 10,000
  • Transport: Tenjin Station 3mins
  • Check Availability: Klook, Booking.com, Agoda

A new hotel opened in 2021, clean and tidy with new facilities. Great location in the center of Tenjin, with several Yatai across the street. The hotel has coin laundry. Booking through Klook is cheaper.

Hotel Monterey La Soeur Fukuoka

  • Rating: Booking.com 8.0/10; Agoda 8.2/10
  • Price: JPY 10,000
  • Transport: Tenjin Station 3mins
  • Check Availability: Booking.com, Agoda

A mid-range business hotel in a great location, 3 minutes’ walk from Tenjin Station, and 1 minute to the Yatai area. Rooms are not too small, and the facilities are well-maintained, making it a value-for-money choice. No self-service laundry facilities.

Hotels Around Nakasu

Nakasu is the center of Fukuoka’s nightlife, located between Hakata Station and Tenjin, within walking distance to both. Hotels of similar grades here are slightly cheaper than those in Hakata Station and Tenjin.

Attractions like Kushida Shrine, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and the famous Ichiran Ramen headquarters are nearby. Nakasu is also a Yatai(Food Stalls) gathering area, with many stalls prepared to serve foreign tourists and English menus available.

However, it’s not recommended for family travelers and those who prefer a quiet environment, as the area can be noisy and has some adult-oriented venues.

Hotel Resol Trinity Hakata

  • Rating: Booking.com 8.4/10; Agoda 8.5/10
  • Price: JPY 8,000
  • Transport: Nakasu-Kawabata Station 2mins
  • Check Availability: Booking.com, Agoda

Description: A business hotel, 2 minutes’ walk from the subway station, convenient for shopping. Rooms are not small by Japanese standards, but soundproofing is not particularly good. Not recommended for families with children due to the presence of adult-oriented venues on the street. Rooftop hot spring and coin laundry available.

Hotel Okura Fukuoka

  • Rating: Booking.com 8.7/10; Agoda 8.8/10
  • Price: JPY 17,000
  • Transport: Nakasu-Kawabata Station 2mins
  • Check Availability: Booking.com, Agoda

A five-star chain hotel, the most upscale in the area, located next to the art museum. A few minutes’ walk to the nightlife area, but the street facing the hotel is quiet, offering a peaceful retreat in a bustling area. Large rooms and exceptional service. Convenient walking distance to Yatai and Ichiran Ramen headquarters.

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