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Fukuoka (福岡市 Fukuoka-shi?) is a Japanese city in Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.[1] It is the capital city of the prefecture.[2]

It has been recognized as a city designated by government ordinance since 1992.[3]


A short distance is there from Dazaifu and the Fukuoka area to Hakata-wan (博多湾). Hakata-wan was the landing site of the Mongol invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281.[1]

Fukuoka is known for its football team, Avispa Fukuoka; and it is also known for its baseball team, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.


Fukuoka is on the northwest coast of Kyushu.[1] It is about the same distance from Tokyo as it is from Shanghai or Seoul.[4]

Fukuoka City is divided into 7 wards.

Related pages


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Fukuoka" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 218.
  2. Nussbaum, "Fukuoka-ken" at p. 218.
  3. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, (2011); Table 1 [PDF 6 of 14]; doi:10.1155/2011/692764; retrieved 2012-12-7.
  4. Williams, Ingrid K. "Uncovering the Secrets of Fukuoka," New York Times (US). August 24, 2012; retrieved 2012-8-29.

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