Experience a vibrant port city with Silk Road ties


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Rising above Hakata Bay in a gateway city that in centuries past was host to mariners, monks, and merchants of the Silk Road trade routes, The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka today welcomes travelers who come to enjoy the urban renaissance of a capital celebrated for its lively mix of old and new, delightful parks and street-stall food culture, and of course, the Ritz-Carlton legacy of fine hospitality and sophisticated design.

Guest Activities
Unique Experiences

Present-day Fukuoka has long served as a gateway between southwestern Japan and other Asian lands. From the earliest recorded time, Hakata Bay was both a jump-off and entry point for Silk Road trade routes. Indeed, the silk connection lives on today in the textile known as Hakata-ori, a weaving tradition that was first brought to Japan from China in the thirteenth century. Learn more about this textile art and other connections unique to our destination with our carefully curated guest activities. Reservations may be placed up to 5 days before the desired date. Kindly note that these activities are arranged upon request and are subject to availability.

Ritz Kids®
Ritz Kids® Night Safari

The Ritz Kids® Night Safari invites young guests to set up camp in their room together with our mascot Leo the Lion. Little explorers can build a felt-toy campfire, sleep in a tent, and, once the lights are turned down, explore every nook of the room with a portable lantern. Be sure to pick up one of our child-friendly cameras before venturing out the next day to Fukuoka Castle and Ohori Park.

Ritz Kids® Hakata-Ori Crafts

In this hands-on workshop, young guests are invited to let their imaginations soar by creating figures from the fabric remnants of Hakata-ori kimono. Kids will be shown how to create their original charms by pasting the silk scraps onto wooden forms and then drawing faces on them. They’ll learn the pleasure of making something new out of material that might otherwise have been thrown away.

Dontaku Girl and Yamakasa Boy

Fukuoka has a number of colorful festival traditions that have been passed down over the generations. Two of the more famous are the Hakata Dontaku event held in May and the Hakata Gion Yamakasa celebration in July. Original plush toys dressed in costumes associated with these annual festivals are available for purchase at The Ritz-Carlton Spa on our 24th floor.

On-Site Outlets
Spa suite with two beds

The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Nestled above the city in serene spaces on the 24th floor, The Ritz-Carlton Spa in Fukuoka unites holistic treatments with sublime service for a true city escape. Offerings by the world-renowned ESPA are designed to quiet the mind and revitalize the body.

Phone:   +81 92-401-8804
9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Appointment required
Fitness Center

Fitness Center

Enjoy city views while training on smart equipment by the world-leading fitness brand, Technogym.

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Pool Lifestyle with Talent


Indoor pool (with charge)

Mon-Sun : 6:30 AM-10:30 PM

Local Attractions
Ohori Park

Ohori Park

Ohori Park, located in the heart of Fukuoka, is one of Japan’s premier urban oases and is just a 15-minute stroll from the hotel. Loved by Fukuokans as a place where people, nature, and art unite, it has a broad lake that can be crossed on foot, plenty of birdlife, and is home as well to the Fukuoka Art Museum. Also within the park are a Japanese strolling garden and a Noh theater.

Jyotenji temple

Jotenji Temple

In the historic district a few subway stops from the hotel stands Jotenji, a Zen temple established in 1242. Its history is closely tied to the transmission of silk-weaving techniques from China and the development of the Hakata-ori style. Sentotei, the dry landscape garden, evokes the Genkai Sea that links this locale with the Chinese mainland. A full view of it is opened to the public each fall.

Jyotenji temple

Kushida Shrine

Two subway stops from the hotel is Kushida Shrine, which can easily be combined with Jotenji Temple on a tour of local sights. The home shrine of both Hakata Ward and the annual Gion Yamakasa Festival held in July, Kushida is also notable for its 1,000-year-old ginkgo tree, said to have special powers for matchmaking and longevity. This iconic tree is featured in the artwork of our Bridal Room.

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shurine

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

For a longer excursion and an experience steeped in tradition and lush photo opportunities, pay a visit to Dazaifu Tenmangu, a 45-minute journey by train from the hotel. One of Japan’s most important shrines, this sanctuary is associated with the patron deity of learning. Three footbridges represent past, present and future, and visitors in February and March may see the 6,000 plum trees in bloom.

Food stall

Yatai Food Stalls

Fukuoka is famously one of the few cities in Japan where open-air food stalls, or yatai, are still found. The classic offerings are ramen, yakitori, gyoza, and oden (a kind of stew), though some owners cook up western-style fare. Pull up a stool to huddle with others over beer or sake, enjoy a chat with the owner, and tuck in to a hearty meal and an experience of local nightlife like no other.

Tochoji temple

Tochoji Temple

Tochoji Temple is the first temple established in Japan by Kobo Daishi, a legendary priest whose ninth-century exploits earned him the posthumous title “Grand Master of Buddhist Teaching.” The seated wooden statue of the Buddha here is one of the largest in the country at nearly 11 meters in height. As many as 5,300 tiny Buddha carvings are enshrined on the walls behind it.