The Fukuoka City Centre is located in the Central Ward of the heart of Fukuoka, the capital city of the Fukuoka Prefecture situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu. The City Centre is referred to as the Tenjin area and is a hotspot of shopping and entertainment, remarked for its modern architectural structures and high-end fashion brands.
ACROS Fukuoka is one of the most interesting attractions in the area, with its modern stairway shaped building covered in a hanging garden and rooftop trees, the complex itself housing Fukuoka Symphony Hall. Two of the most popular shopping interests include Tenjin Core and Mitsukoshi Fukuoka, offering young fashion designs and a cuisine paradise. Kego Park is an additional public interest, known for its traditional scenery and seasonal Christmas illuminations. Restaurant chains and nightclubs abound in Tenjin, supplementing evening appeal.
The Fukuoka Airport is situated near the Fukuoka City Centre, making for easy access by air. Subway stations in Tenjin connect the city centre to the rest of Fukuoka City, and many public buses offer transit routes from the Tenjin Bus Centre. Walking is a popular way of getting around the shopping and nightlife areas.
The modernisation of Fukuoka began in 1889 when the city of Hakata was absorbed into Fukuoka. The name of Fukuoka was retained although the Hakata portion of the city is still referred to accordingly.