Fukuoka is the capital of Fukuoka Prefecture. It is a city with two centers. The older area is called Hakata which used to be a city until it was merged with Fukuoka. Hakata has the main transport station. The other center is Tenjin, the social epicenter of Fukuoka. Financial operations and entertainment centers are in Tenjin. The city has 3 subway lines so it's relatively easy to get around. There's a day ticket if you have several places to visit within the day. This can save you money.
The city looks modern. Most edifices look new and the people are friendly. It has a population bordering 1.6 million. Located in the southern island of Kyushu facing the Genkai-nada Sea in the west, the city is about 1,087 kilometers from Tokyo, and 611 kilometers from Osaka.
I opted to stay in Hakata where my hotel is because I wanted easy access to transportation. For travelers with a busy itinerary, I would recommend the same. It's easy to visit Tenjin and Nakasu by subway from Hakata. Tenjin is just a stop away.
In this post, I am sharing some photos while walking around Fukuoka at night.