Fukuoka

The port of Fukuoka is located on the south-east side of the Island of Kyushu, a prosperous seaside town surrounded by mountains.

This area is known for its fun and great food often enjoyed in small restaurants that are assembled and disassembled every night on the street. The most famous dish is the Mentaiko, native to Korea, consisting of cod roe pickled in salt and pepper in varying degrees of spiciness. There are many attractions to visit for fun, culture, and spirituality: Shofukuji, the first Zen temple built in Japan; the Fukuoka Tower, the tallest coastal Tower of Japan at 767.72 feet; the Ohori (Ohori Koen), a pleasant city park in the center of Fukuoka. Fun fact: on December 20, 1994, in Fukuoka, Frank Sinatra performed the last concert of his career.

Not to be missed:

• The Ohori (Ohori Koen)

• The ruins of Fukuoka Castle

• Shofukuji, the first Zen temple built in Japan.