Prefectural capital:Fukuoka City
Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture is the largest city in Kyushu. Economy, culture and transportation of Fukuoka have highly developed. One of the famous festival, The Hakata Dontaku has been held every year during Golden Week, from 3 to 4 May, attracting over 2 million tourists. And local foods such as motsunabe, mentaiko and Hakata ramen are very popular.
The Yawata Steel Works in Kitakyūshū City was built in the Meiji period, had led the Japanese heavy industry. It was formally approved as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015, as part of “Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining”. In addition, historic sites such as Dazaifu Tenman-gū, Fukuoka Castle Ruins and Kokura Castle are also popular.
*Prefectures of Japan