Top 20 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Fukuoka 2023

Synonymous with progress, entertainment, and culture, Fukuoka perches on Kyushu Island’s northern shore in Hakata Bay. The Japanese city today is a result of the amalgamation of the former cities of Hakata and Fukuoka in 1889. 

Fine museums, cultural events, riverside parks, magnificent theaters, award-winning architecture, historical monuments, Buddhist temples, and eclectic food markets line the cityscape. 

Climb up to Fukuoka Castle to have a sweeping view of the cityscape from a 17th-century hilltop. Dig into prehistoric and archaeological relics at Kyūshū National Museum. Pray to become a life-long learner at Dazaifu Tenman-gū, a shrine dedicated to the god of education. Skip stones at Ōhori Park before heading to the exquisite Japanese gardens nearby.

With such a jam-packed itinerary, you’ll need a comfy place to retire to at night. From sleek modern hotels to quirky boutiques, here are my top cool and unusual hotels in Fukuoka, Japan (in no particular order)

1. Miyako Hotel Hakata – a trendy, sleek and contemporary design hot spring hotel located in an impressive modern building

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Situated a mile from the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Miyako Hotel Hakata is one of the most in-demand hotels in Fukuoka due to its convenient downtown location, top-end amenities, and personalized service. 

Housed in a spectacular building steps from Hakata train station, this contemporary hotel offers accommodation in genteel rooms with mini-fridges, coffee makers, sitting areas, and flat-panel TVs. 

Among the upscale amenities you’ll enjoy here are a cocktail lounge, a rooftop pool with a hot tub, gender-segregated bathhouses with geothermal water, a cafe, and an airy restaurant. 

Address: 2 Chome-1-1 Hakataekihigashi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0013, Japan

2. Henn na Hotel Fukuoka Hakata – a fun, crazy and quirky hotel where you’re checked in by robotic dinosaurs 

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I found a seamless amalgamation of fun, quirkiness and minimalism at this mid-range hotel housed in a high-rise building less than a mile from Kagami Temmangu Shrine. 

After being checked in by dinosaur robots (yes really!), there are seven types of unique accommodation options to choose from; all of which are equipped with premium amenities including flat-panel TVs, coffee makers, safes, and mini-fridges.

I recommend a Quadruple Room or Triple Room if you are visiting the city with family. Single Rooms should be fine for solo travellers. 

Belonging to a chain of Japan’s most loved hotels, Henn na Hotel puts you close to many popular attractions and great dining options. 

Address: 5-chōme-4 Nakasu, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0801, Japan

3. THE LIVELY FUKUOKA HAKATA – a ultra-hip and very Instagrammable modern hotel perfect for design-loving influencers, Millenials and Gen Zs

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Presenting a unique side to Japanese hospitality, The Lively stands proud as Fakuoka’s first lifestyle hotel. Upscale lodging, excellent dining, and innovative amenities – this does not even begin to cover what this place offers. 

Snug rooms come equipped with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, plush sofas in the sitting room, coffee makers, and bunk beds. 

The onsite restaurant perfectly combines authentic Japanese cuisine with hip dining. There’s also a grand lobby bar, a stylish work lounge, and an event space. 

Address: 5 Chome-2-18 Nakasu, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0801, Japan

4. Garden Terrace Fukuoka – a cool, chic and trendy upscale all-suite hotel overlooking Hakata Bay

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Looking over the exquisite Hakata Bay, Garden Terrace Fukuoka is an all-suite hotel with a sleek restaurant, a sushi bar, a chic lounge, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool among other amenities. 

Kaleidoscopic suites have minibars, kettles, flat-screen TVs, sitting areas, terraces with whirlpool tubs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. I woke up to beautiful views of the bay every day. 

The Fukuoka Tower and the Fukuokashi Seaside Park are within a 6-minute drive from the hotel. 

Address: 2 Chome-3-55 Odo, Nishi Ward, Fukuoka, 819-0001, Japan

5. With The Style Fukuoka – a unique and cool boutique hotel which mixes a traditional open-air design with a chic and funky vibe

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Boutique charm, traditional design, and modern amenities define this chic hotel located a mile from the Kushida-jinja Shinto shrine. 

In the heart of the hotel is a large courtyard with a towering water feature, surrounded by three storeys of guest rooms on all sides. Inside the rooms, you’ll find original artwork complementing classy decor and high-end amenities. 

Standard rooms come with flat-screen TVs, complimentary minibars, and wireless Internet, while suites offer sitting areas, spacious bathrooms with free-standing tubs, and balconies that overlook the courtyard. 

Onsite dining options include a steakhouse, a Mediterranean restaurant, and a cocktail bar. Guests can also enjoy outdoor seating around the magnificent water feature in the courtyard.

Address: 1 Chome-9-18 Hakataekiminami, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0016, Japan

6. Hotel Mei Fukuoka Tenjin – a funky lifestyle boutique hotel with a bright and cool industrial chic design

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A wonderful assortment of fine food, luxurious accommodation, and engaging socials await vacationers at this ultra-modern hotel in the heart of Fukuoka. Its proximity to the city’s shopping and dining hotspots makes it even more popular among travellers. 

The lodging experience at Hotel Mei comprises industrial-chic rooms with details like exposed pipes and unpolished cement walls. The amenities, on the other hand, do not reflect a sliver of rusticity with flat-panel TVs, mini-fridges, and premium bedding featured in every room. 

Upgraded units take hospitality to another level by offering soaking tubs, loft bedrooms, bunk beds, balconies, and well-equipped kitchens. 

A refined cafe with a real flowers wall serves amazing coffee and cocktails onsite. 

Address: 2 Chome-16-19 Haruyoshi, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0003, Japan

7. The358 SORA – a sleek, chic and contemporary hotel featuring Insta-worthy views of Hakata Bay

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Affording the views of the lovely Hakata Bay, The358 SORA boasts an impressive array of minimalist rooms decorated with traditional furniture and tatami mats. 

Flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and kettles are featured in all rooms, while upgraded units have bunk beds, living rooms, kids’ play areas, and/or kitchenettes. Family suites come in different themes, ranging from princess to jungle. 

The most attractive feature of this hotel, in my opinion, is its rooftop bathhouse which includes a sauna as well as indoor and open-air soaking pools with bay views. 

Address: Japan, 〒813-0017 Fukuoka, Higashi Ward, Kashiiteriha, 6 Chome−6−5

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8. goom Fukuoka Tenjin – a funky and unique all-suite design hotel with a cool and creative vibe

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Bringing together serenity, warmth, and comfort, goom Fukuoka Tenjin is a perfect home away from home located in Tenjin District steps away from the city center. 

The cozy apartment comes with a bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a private bathroom, and a balcony. With two large double beds, the apartment can sleep up to four adults and two children. 

Not only is this place close to downtown shops and eateries but is also in proximity to Fukuoka’s most popular attractions, such as the Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art.

Address: 810-0041 Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Chuo-ku Daimyo 1-9-8, Japan

9. LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL Fukuoka – unique and creative booked-themed accommodation 

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As the name implies, LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL is a bibliophile’s sanctuary where you get to travel the world of books. It sits on a lively street about a mile from the Fukuoka Art Museum with Tenjin Central Park reachable within a 13-minute walk. 

The modest interior of the hotel exudes a homely vibe. Unassuming rooms are outfitted with kettles, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs; some even have balconies. If you are traveling with your family, you should stay in a family room which comes with a sleeping loft 

Grab a book from the onsite bookstore and head over to the cafe to enjoy your favorite coffee while reading. 

Address: 1 Chome-15-22 Daimyo, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0041, Japan

10. ZONK Nakasu Deaibashi – a trendy but relaxed aparthotel perfect for longer stays

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Located in a bustling commercial area, ZONK Nakasu Deaibashi is a down-to-earth aparthotel within walking distance of the Canal City Hakata shopping center.

Relaxed units at this straightforward hotel come with sofas, kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs, and balconies with city views. One-bedroom apartments also have living rooms with dining areas and can sleep up to six people. 

Address: 810-0801 Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Hakata-ku Nakasu 4-5-6 VORT Nakasu, Japan

11. Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Nakasu – a dark, sleek and sexy design hotel offering superb decor features

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Yet another high-end chain hotel in Hakata Ward, Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Nakasu is probably the best of its kind, especially because of its top-notch service. 

With a variety of unique accommodation options to choose from, you can easily find a cozy retreat for yourself. I recommend Accessible Double for couples, while Superior Twin may be best suited for friends traveling together. 

Though onsite dining is available, I found the nearby noodle shops better. 

Address: 810-0801 Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Hakata-ku Nakasu 5-5-1, Japan

12. lyf Tenjin Fukuoka – a bright, funky and quirky chic hotel makes a perfect base for traveling Millenials and Gen Zs

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Sitting across the street from Imaizumi Park, lyf Tenjin Fukuoka provides you with a unique opportunity to enjoy unparalleled local experiences in the heart of the city. 

Compact rooms feature white wallpapers, incredibly soft bedding, and a dorm room vibe. Standard studios come with smart TVs, en suite bathrooms, and kettles, while suites also have mini-fridges and microwaves. 

Communal spaces include a cafe/bar, a kitchen, and a hip lounge. 

Address: Japan, 〒810-0021 Fukuoka, Chuo Ward, Imaizumi, 1 Chome−2−13 2F

13. Agora Fukuoka Hilltop Hotel & Spa – a cool and contemporary boutique hotel set high on a hilltop offering fabulous views

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Set on a gorgeous hilltop in a residential area, Agora Fukuoka Hilltop Hotel & Spa is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a quiet place away from downtown. 

Rooms are decorated warmly to exude an air of tranquillity. You can look forward to a broad range of in-room amenities, including coffee makers, mini-fridges, complimentary Wi-Fi, and TVs. 

In addition to first-rate accommodation, the 4-star hotel features a continental restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, a stylish Japanese eatery, a rooftop bar, a luxury spa, a fitness room, a boutique, and a library. 

Address: 1 Chome-1-33 Terukuni, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0032, Japan

14. Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Gion – a chic and refined upscale boutique hotel with quirky design details

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If you’re looking for a value-for-money place to stay in Hakata Ward, Mitsui Garden Hotel Fukuoka Gion may be an excellent choice. It sits across from a shopping mall about three miles from the 17th-century Fukuoka Castle.

Elegantly designed rooms offer a wide array of amenities, including flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, coffee makers, and sitting areas with sofas. 

Enjoy Japanese classics at the onsite restaurant, next to which is a sleek bar with a well-curated selection of local liqueurs. There’s also a communal bathhouse with open-air and indoor baths and saunas. 

Address: 2 Chome-8-15 Hakata Ekimae, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0011, Japan

15. The Luigans Spa and Resort – a serene and stand spa resort located in Higashi Ward and offering a private beach

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Enjoy a truly amazing vacation surrounded by the sea, greenery, sky, and light at this resort hotel in the Uminonakamichi Seaside Park. With a chic spa, a gigantic swimming pool, and thoughtfully appointed rooms, The Luigans Spa and Resort is hands-down one of the best hotels in Fukuoka. 

In-room amenities include en suite bathrooms with spa baths, flat-screen TVs, electric kettles, fresh linens, and sitting areas. 

Onsite dining options include three eateries: The Lounge on the Water offers a continental breakfast buffet and Western a la carte dishes, Genkai dishes out Japanese meals prepared with local ingredients, and Steakhouse Medium Rare is where you can enjoy Teppanyaki grills. 

Address: 811-0321 Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 18-25 , Saitozaki , Higashiku, Japan

16. THE BASICS FUKUOKA – a grand upscale hotel with the wow-factor set opposite Nakahie Park 

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If you want a regal touch to your vacation, THE BASICS FUKUOKA may be a great option for you. The hotel is set in an impressive building with a rotunda and a stately interior. 

You’ll be full of awe as you step into its grand, well-illuminated lobby with a library. Rooms here are no less impressive than the hotel’s lobby. Genteel rooms boast traditional carpets, stylish furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, and mini libraries among other amenities. 

Among the hotel’s top-end facilities are a gym, a coffee shop, and a ritzy restaurant. 

Address: 2 Chome-14-1 Hakataekihigashi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0013, Japan

17. Candeo Hotels Fukuoka Tenjin – a relaxed but trendy place which is one of the best places to stay in Fukuoka

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World-class amenities, traditional Japanese style, and intuitive service come together at Candeo Hotels Fukuoka Tenjin to provide you with an experience that you will talk about with your friends and family for the rest of your life. 

The relaxed hotel sits less than a mile from ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall cultural center, with Tenjin-Minami subway station accessible within a 4-minute walk. 

Tasteful rooms at the 3-star hotel include coffee makers, work desks, flat-panel TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel also has a spa area and a 24-hour coin-operated laundry station. 

Address: 5 Chome-14-5 Watanabedori, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0004, Japan

18. THE BLOSSOM HAKATA Premier – an upscale boutique hotel which mixes modern and traditional a 6-minute walk from Hakata railway station


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Promising exceptional hospitality with a polished restaurant, a gym, and gender-segregated bathhouses, THE BLOSSOM HAKATA Premier caters to every desire of their guests. 

Understated rooms are fitted with en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, tatami areas, premium bedding, and floor-to-ceiling windows with city views. If you upgrade, you can enjoy complimentary access to a private lounge with a bar. 

The 4-star hotel stands on a buzzing road lined with restaurants and commercial buildings. 

Address: 2 Chome-8-12 Hakata Ekimae, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0011, Japan

19. Hotel Wing International Hakata Shinkansenguchi – a trendy and functional hotel with creative booked-themed decor located in a lively and fun area

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Perched on a vibrant street lined with trees, Hotel Wing International Hakata Shinkansenguchi offers a comfortable holiday experience while putting you close to some of Fukuoka’s most prominent places, such as the 8th-century Kushida Shrine.

Unfussy rooms are decorated with multi-colored walls and have all basic amenities, including flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, kettles, and free Wi-Fi. 

There’s also a casual lounge, a communal bathhouse, a library, and coin-operated laundry facilities. 

Address: 1 Chome-17-17 Hakataekihigashi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0013, Japan

20. Baikoen – a unique villa with a garden and a terrace located about 2 km from Fukuoka Castle

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This posh villa, located two miles from Momochihama Beach, combines homey comfort with business amenities to offer vacationers an all-inclusive stay with easy access to many of the city’s top attractions. 

The modern exterior goes well with the streamlined spaces inside, including two well-appointed bedrooms, a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a Japanese-style kitchen, two bathrooms with bathtubs, and a small garden. 

Address: 810-0035 Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Chūō-ku, Baikōen, 2−9−10, Japan

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