This area is known for its fun and great food, often enjoyed in small restaurants from in the street assembled and disassembled every night. 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 234 metres; the Ohori (Ohori Koen), a pleasant city park in the centre of Fukuoka. Fun fact: on 20 December 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.